Individual Counseling, also called psychotherapy, is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
In therapy they to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects etc…
Anxiety Counseling is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals manage their feelings of anxiety and getting those feelings under control so that they may live as close to a normal life as possible. There are several types of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s ability to lead a normal life.
An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness. For people with anxiety disorders, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be crippling. Psychotherapy attempts to help individuals to manage their feelings of anxiety by getting those feelings under control.
Bereavement & Grief Counseling
Bereavement & Grief Counseling is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people cope with grief and mourning following the death of loved ones, or with major life changes that trigger feelings of grief (e.g., divorce, or job loss).
Crisis Counseling is to help an individual to restore some sense of control and mastery after a crisis event or disaster. It is not unusual that in a crisis or disaster event an individual’s normal coping capacities are taxed. Individuals can become overwhelmed emotionally and may have difficulty with problem solving and other coping skills.
Feelings of sadness are a normal part of life. These feelings usually last only a few hours or days before they gradually disappear on their own.
When feelings of sadness last two weeks or longer, affect most areas of your life, and stop you from enjoying the things you usually like, you may be experiencing depression.
More than 1 in 20 people will have serious problems with depression each year. Depression is very common in young adults. More than 1 in 10 experience a problem with depression in any year. Even more young adults experience high levels of emotional distress.
If you are depressed, it’s important to talk to someone you trust such as a friend or family member. Consider seeking the help of a professional who knows how to help with depression. Some people feel awful but do not realize that they are having problems with depression.
Depression can be treated successfully. Getting help with depression allows people to get their life back to normal quickly.
PTSD Counseling (post-traumatic Disorder) is the type of counseling provided to individuals who have had traumatic experiences. Individuals suffering from PTSD may include individuals who fought in wars, rape victims, and those who suffered abuse. Today, there are good treatments available for PTSD. When you have PTSD, dealing with the past can be difficult. Instead of telling others how you feel, you may keep your feelings bottled up. But talking with a therapist can help you get better. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of counseling.
Research shows it is the most effective type of counseling for PTSD. The VA is providing two forms of cognitive behavioral therapy to Veterans with PTSD: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. There is a similar kind of therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) that is used for PTSD. Also, medications have been shown to be effective. A type of drug known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which is also used for depression, is effective for PTSD.
Spiritual Counseling is a type of counseling that focuses on a person’s spiritual side. There are a couple reasons why a person may consider spiritual counseling. First of all, they may seek out a spiritual counseling in order to explore or solidify their own personal spiritual beliefs.
Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance Abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.
Trauma Counseling is a form of counseling provided to those who suffered a trauma or traumas. Trauma refers to the body or mind being overwhelmed by traumatic events. Psychological trauma in particular occurs as a result of a distressing event that leads the sufferer to question their beliefs while destroying their assumptions of trust. If you have experienced a traumatic event, you may feel socially disconnected and somewhat numb, leading to feelings of isolation.
On top of this, you may find yourself feeling more afraid and vulnerable than before the event. Psychological trauma is the mind’s reaction to an event and not everyone will react to the same event in the same way – for example, some people would find falling from a height traumatic, while others choose to jump out of planes for fun. Trauma also affects people in different ways and for some, the symptoms take weeks, months or even years to surface. Regardless of its source, an emotional trauma contains three common elements:
it was unexpected;
the person was unprepared; and
there was nothing the person could do to prevent it from happening.