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It’s Complicated

Life is about relationships– relationships with family, friends, co-workers, spouses, significant others, and our Higher Power if your beliefs include this entity.

Life is enriched by relationships. Research shows that healthy relationships can improve our emotional and physical well-being. Likewise, if our relationships are troublesome and chaotic, our quality of life is greatly affected.

If you are experiencing any or all of the following signs or symptoms, behavioral health services may be helpful.

  • Inability to maintain relationships
  • Inability to keep close relationships
  • Communication problems in your relationships
  • Arguments with your spouse or significant other
  • Lack of trust in relationships
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Codependence

If you have questions or comments, please contact me today by visiting my Contact Me page or calling 940-218-6632.

 

Is counseling for me?

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the therapist and patient, and the particular problems you are experiencing. There are many different methods that may be used to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things that are discussed – both during sessions and at home. Licensed professional counselors (LPC), LPC-Interns, psychologists and social workers have professional training in conducting mental health treatment. You have the right to inquire fully about the credentials, education, and experience of your therapist. Your treatment is provided by a licensed member of the counseling mental health profession.

Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience. Response to therapy is different for each client and should be discussed on an ongoing basis with your therapist. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, energy, and money, so you should be thoughtful about the therapist you select.

The Magic Wand

Have you ever wished you could find a therapist who has a magic wand that, with one wave, could rid you of all your problems? Most people want the easy way, a soft landing, and a quick fix to life’s difficulties. I know this because there have been times in my life when I wanted just that, but experience has taught me that the easy way was not usually an option.

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It’s Complicated

Life is about relationships– relationships with family, friends, co-workers, spouses, significant others, and our …

Is counseling for me?

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the therapist and …

The Magic Wand

Have you ever wished you could find a therapist who has a magic wand that, with one wave, could rid you of all your problems? …