Individual Counseling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Discussions in therapy are deeply personal and it is important that you feel comfortable and trusting. We will help you craft an approach to therapy that fits your unique needs.
TRAUMA & PTSD
Trauma is an individual’s response to witnessing or experiencing a frightening event, such as a natural disaster, sexual assault, military combat, life-threatening illness, injury, or accidents or other crime or abuse. Symptoms of trauma vary greatly by person. A person who has experienced trauma may develop depression, substance use disorder, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
After experiencing trauma, a person may develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which includes feeling depressed and anxious for an extended period of time, as well as experiencing recurrent, frightening dreams or intense emotions about the event; feeling disconnected from others; and avoidance of places, people or memories that relate to the event. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing with focused therapy.
Anxiety- a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. It is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities. It can also disturb sleep and appetite; tiredness and poor concentration are common. Depression is a leading cause of disability around the world and contributes greatly to the global burden of disease. The effects of depression can be long-lasting or recurrent and can dramatically affect a person’s ability to function and live a rewarding life. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Anger becomes problematic when it last too long, it’s too intense, it’s too frequent, it masks other feelings, it disturbs family members and /or work relationships, it begins a destructive cycle that often cannot be controlled and it hurts people. If you or someone you know struggles with Anger issues, you are not alone. There is help available.
When it feels like the issues in your family are too big for you to handle it may be time to see a therapist. The therapist can assist you with finding new ways to manage struggles, conflicts, and challenges.