Counseling Options 2016-11-11T19:18:51+00:00

Counseling Options

Crisis and Trauma

Crisis and trauma are always precipitated by an event. The reaction a person has to these events was not present before the event occurred. However, the person’s life experiences before the event will play a large role in how they respond to the event, their level of resilience, and how effectively they can cope with the crisis or trauma. Crisis and trauma interventions, then, often focus on providing coping skills and characteristics of resilience that the persons experience did not. Read more…

Grief Therapy

Grief is the process of adjusting to a loss. It is not a feeling, it is a process, which includes all possible feelings; sadness, pain, joy, hope, hopelessness…… However, adjusting to loss may be difficult depending on the relationship we had with the deceased, our future expectations for or with the deceased, and the situation surrounding the death of the deceased. When one or more of these aspects seems overwhelming, grief therapy is often helpful. Read more…

Anger Management

Anger is managed; it is not cured, eliminated or removed. Anger is a very important part of our ability to survive, and is an integral element of the ‘fight, flight, freeze’ response. However, people learn from their experience or the example of others, to trigger an anger response for other purposes; to control others, to get what they want, to push people away….. It is when these learned anger responses become self destructive, or destructive to others that it becomes a problem. This is when anger needs to be managed. Read more…

Addiction

For many, addiction begins as recreational behavior, but quickly becomes a coping strategy to self medicate the results of trauma, emotional wounds, other mental health issues or even medical issues. Therefore the treatment of addiction often includes treatment of the issue which created the need for self medication. Therefore, work with addiction is really not as easy as ‘just say no’. Read more…