Addictions can make you behave in a way that is unlike your normal nature and can cause multiple problems with family, school, work, social and spiritual aspects of life. We have counselors with extensive training and experience in substance abuse and other addictions. Counseling is often needed to gain abstinence and learn coping skills to maintain long term recovery. Our approach is warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, and will compel you to work towards lasting change in your life.
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Having multiple life stressors can impair your ability to manage your emotions, thoughts and behaviors, making you susceptible to anxiety. This can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, excessive worry, obsessive thoughts or actions, separation anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks or irrational fears and beliefs. In counseling, we can determine what your life stressors are and how to reduce or eliminate them. You can learn techniques to combat the irrational thought process and expectations that are linked to anxiety. You will be able to work through life events that have created anxiety for you.
Unmanaged anger can be frustrating and devastating in relationships. Counseling can teach the skills to manage your anger without being verbally or physically aggressive. Identify what triggers your anger and learn coping skills to manage the situation leading to a positive outcome. Learn relaxation techniques, mindfulness skills and improve your communication with others. You can learn how to express yourself so you will be heard by others without resorting to aggressive speech or behaviors. By choosing to learn about yourself and making desirable changes you can have healthy relationships.
When you think of grief and loss you are typically referring to the loss of loved ones, yet we experience grief when children leave home, loss of career, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of a pet, loss of financial stability, miscarriage, loss of a job, retirement, etc. Coping with loss can be an overwhelming experience which includes many emotions. Avoiding feelings of sadness prolongs the grieving process, which can lead to issues with overall health and well being. Counseling can help you heal, by acknowledging the pain, finding new meaning and moving on in life.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) commonly affects both children and adults. Symptoms can include limited attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior and can be treated through talk therapy and sometimes medication. Untreated ADHD can contribute to decreased academic performance, difficult relationships and low self-esteem. We offer both testing and non-medication interventions.
Pre-marital counseling is available to explore expectations and needs in conflict resolution, core values, personal needs, hot buttons, past hurts/trauma, financial decisions, previous children, family events/holidays/celebrations, career moves, family planning, parenting, family, in laws, romance/intimacy, social interactions, religion, household chores and any other topics you identify. Counseling can improve relationships by gaining insight into your partners’ and your own behaviors. Determine what makes yourself and your partner feel loved. You can have healthier communication, productive conflict, a deeper relationship, more intimacy and a satisfying relationship with your significant other. Through the investment of counseling you can improve your ability to communicate with your significant other. Divorce counseling available to help you continue to work together to parent your children, even after a divorce.
Trauma can be caused by something you have experienced or witnessed happening to someone else. Some examples are; personal tragedy, violence, natural disaster, rape, domestic violence, acts of war and significant losses. Individuals respond differently and there is no right or wrong way to feel after traumatic events. Counseling can help you work through the feelings of pain, fear, sadness and grief, whether the event happened recently or many years ago. You have the ability to heal and move on from these events.