It is safe to say that a majority of us have definitely moved away from the notion of “survival of the fittest.” We have found ways to scare people and shoo them away without laying a finger on anyone. We have actually gotten very creative with it.
Anger in families is very common, as families consist of individuals, each with their own feelings. Based on the dynamics of the family system, anger could be a tool used to intimidate, assert very firmly a person’s rights, and to protect.
Anger, often experienced and expressed as a negative emotion can, through therapy, be transformed into positive energy and even promote healthy and closer bonds/relationships.
Boundaries help with dealing with anger. It will eventually disarm the “aggressor,” and often, not reacting is a powerful weapon against anger.
If you’re ready to take control of your anger, make an appointment with us today.
Today the word depression seems to be used to describe when someone is feeling sad. Though sadness is a part of feeling depressed, someone who is experiencing depression can also be feeling hopelessness, isolation, fear, guilt, anger, nothingness, and more.
In other words, someone experiencing depression can feel like they are treading water, barely holding on without drowning. Some can even feel so stuck they become numb.
For those of us who haven’t experienced depression, it can be natural to believe positive thoughts can cure depression. Therapy can help by developing more of a positive self-worth, gracious self-talk, and relief from the constant feeling of drowning.
When you’re ready to talk to about your struggles with depression, we’re here. Make an appointment to speak with one of our qualified therapists.
Disturbing experiences in life can happen unexpectedly. They often leave a lasting impression on us. We can feel unsafe, vulnerable, betrayed, fearful, for weeks, months and sometimes years after the event.
Your brain and body seem to lock the experience, leaving you unable to heal and move beyond. EMDR helps unlock those experiences so the brain and body can do what its naturally designed to do—heal.
Break free, find hope, and move beyond those disturbing life experiences with EMDR therapy. Learn more about EMDR when you make an appointment with us today.
When puberty hits, it can be difficult to know what is normal for a teen to experience, and when it might be time to seek resources like therapy.
A great place to start is by paying attention to your teen’s daily life, and asking yourself some questions like:
Does my teen open up about what’s going on with them?
Does my teen have friends?
How is my teen doing at his/her school, work, and/or extra circular activities?
If you notice any changes, you can call a mental health professional and they can help give guidance about how to best help you and your teen. Getting professional help for a teenager is a sign of care, not of failure.
Here are a few signs your teen may need help right away.
If your teen is struggling at home, school, or in his/her community, such as frequent tardies or absences, a drop in grades, or isolation from friends, your teen may need to see a therapist. Other struggles include:
If you have noticed that your teen is worried and overwhelmed with their performance at school, or stays away from social settings, making an appointment with a therapist may help. Other struggles include:
Angst can be a normal part of growth for teens. However, if your teen is explosive, violent, or aggressive, they need help immediately, including:
If you notice harmful behavior such as drug or medication use, cutting, excessive risk taking or thoughts of suicide, you don’t have to handle that on your own. We have trained professionals that can help.