What is Counseling?
Sometimes counseling is called psychotherapy, therapy, psychological counseling, psychiatry, or clinical social work. The essential ingredients to a good counseling experience include having: A licensed, trained, experienced counselor to work with, and a trusting, comfortable relationship with your counselor. We encourage you to ask for a counselor with whom you are comfortable, and who has experience in working with the types of issues you need help with. Please ask our office to transfer you to another counselor if you feel you do not have “the right fit” at first. We have many trained and qualified counselors on staff with a variety ...
What is Depression?
Depression is a very common condition that impacts people of all ages. If you feel sad, hopeless, irritable, tired, have difficulty concentrating, or have sleep or appetite problems, and these problems persist over time, you may be depressed. New mothers are also especially at risk for postpartum depression in the first year following the birth of a new baby. Our counselors can help determine if you are depressed and provide you with effective counseling. Please also see this link to the National Institute of Mental Health for a summary on depression: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-easy-to-read/index.shtml
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is worry that goes beyond a normal reaction to stress. If your anxiety interferes with your life, or is excessive, you may benefit from counseling to alleviate your anxiety and help you to enjoy life more fully. There are many types of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder (panic attacks), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and phobias. Treatment has been proven to be very effective for anxiety disorders and can include relaxation and breathing techniques, and other cognitive-behavioral treatments. Please also see this link to the National Institute of Mental Health for a summary on anxiety: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
What happens when I make an appointment?
When you call to set up an appointment, our office staff will help assign a counselor who is a “good match” for you. Your insurance and payment information will be taken over the phone, and an appointment time set up. Appointments are 45 minutes in length. When you arrive for your appointment, your counselor will greet you and show you to a private office. Our offices are casual and comfortable. You and your counselor will meet together for the duration of your appointment to discuss the concerns you have, and what might be done to help you find solutions. Your counselor ...
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