"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
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Be Your Best Self!
Marriage is not a noun,it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
- Barbara De Angelis
Should I See A Therapist?
Should My Child See A Therapist?
So how do you know when it’s time to take action and call that professional counselor or therapist? As a rule of thumb; if you’re unhappy, if you’re not as productive as you want to be, or if obstacles exist between you and your goals, it’s a good idea to seek professional advice.
Significant life events — such as the death of a family member, friend, or pet; entering foster or kinship care, divorce or a move; abuse; trauma; a parent leaving on military deployment; or a major illness in the family — can cause stress that might lead to problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, and academic or social functioning. In some cases, it's not as clear what's caused a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stress, sulky, or tearful. But if you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts.
Often, children have used up their own problem-solving tools, which makes them misbehave and act out. One of the most effective modalities that we utilize is Play Therapy. Play Therapy allows a trained play therapist to assess and understand children's play and help them learn how to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns.
A main advantage to individual counseling is the way in which it facilitates a very intense personal relationship between you and the therapist. This allows you to explore and play out interpersonal patterns that may influence other close relationships throughout your life without the same complications that exist in friendships, family relationships, and other significant interpersonal relationships.
Marriage and Couple Counseling
All couples have conflicts or disagreements. But the difference between a happily married (aka committed) couple and an unhappy union most frequently involves the ability to discuss and resolve differences in a positive manner that respects the interests and needs of each individual.