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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be,
it's the way it is. The way you cope with it
makes the difference."
-Virginia Satir

We Help You Cope When Life Changes

Life Changing Issues we can
address in Counseling

Although some of these issues can not be diagnosed as a Mental Illness,
if left unresolved they will have a negative impact on our emotional, psychological,
and social well being; possibly leading to mental illnesses such as Anxiety and Depression, or medical illnesses such as Hypertension and Heart Disease.
Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling Sessions are available.
Marital Issues
Couples commonly struggle with issues related to parenting and co-parenting, infidelity, finances, intimacy, and life transitions.  When these issues are left unresolved it can cause frequent disagreements leading to separation or divorce.  Through counseling, couples can learn to communicate their needs clearly and openly without resentment or anger, learn to process and work through unresolved issues, and learn healthy ways to resolve conflict.

Family Separation Due to Military Deployment

There is a lot of uncertainty that comes with being married to a Service Member.  Military spouses struggle with the stress and responsibility of multiple deployments, and their soldier having long extended work hours.  They worry about the safety and well being of their solider, they experience loneliness because they are separated from family members and friends, and they may feel frustration, self-doubt, and resentment if they have difficulty trying to accomplish personal education and career goals due to frequent PCS moves.  Adolescents and teens whose parents are Service Members may act out because of the anxiety or fear they feel due to the number of uncontrollable changes in their lives.  Military families may handle the stress of deployment by withdrawing from one another to avoid dealing with difficult situations.  They may experience feelings of sadness, anger, irritability, and anxiousness.  Regular counseling can help military families learn healthy ways to address their concerns, spouses are empowered to practice healthy stress management and self care habits, couples are taught effective communication and problem solving skills to enhance their relationship, and parents can learn new parenting techniques that will promote positive coping behaviors for their adolescents and teens.

"Never let a stumble in the road be the
​end of your journey."​
-Author Unknown
Loss and Grief
Grief can be defined as "the conflicting feelings we experience after we lose something or someone." 
The following life events may cause a sense of loss:  death of a loved one, divorce or separation, change in living conditions, change in income, change in health or the health of a family member, a child leaving home, and imprisonment.  When we lose someone we love it is common to experience feelings of overwhelming sadness, anger, and fear.  Through counseling young people and adults can learn healthy ways to process their grief and rebuild happiness after suffering a loss.

Trauma
When a person feels fear or threatened by an event or experience we call that event or experience a trauma.  These events generally involve serious injury, the threat of death, or witnessing an event that involves the death, injury, or threat of another person.  Some types of traumatic events that individuals may experience include:  sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, a serious accident or illness, being a victim of violence, being a witness of violence or death, bullying, loss of a loved one, natural disasters, and military/combat related trauma.  In therapy our clients are supported as they work to change their relationship to their traumatic experience and move through the healing process.


Chronic Illness
Counseling can help you navigate through the feelings of distress that you may have after you or your loved one has received a new medical diagnosis for a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, or cancer.  Our counselors work to empower clients and their loved ones to increase their resources, improve their stress management behaviors, and problem-solving skills so that they are better prepared to deal with the issues involved with having a chronic illness or caring for a family member with a chronic illness.

Tweens and Teen Issues
Growing up is hard to do!  Young people experience many challenges and they often don't know where to turn for help.  Dealing with issues like peer pressure, low self-esteem, social media, dating, and applying to college can have a significant impact on their overall well-being.  Our counselors provide clients with the support and skills they need to manage stress, and navigate through middle and high school successfully.  If you are parent considering therapy for your tween or teen because you are concerned about their mental health, err on the side of caution and contact us today. 
 
Other Life Changing Issues:
*Fertility Struggles

*Thoughts of Self Harm (24/7 NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE:        1-800-273-8255)
*Parent-Child Conflict
*Romantic Partner Conflict
*Panic Attacks
*Becoming an Empty Nester
*Academic and Career Challenges


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