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Treatment of Depression
Depression is more than just sadness. People with depression may experience a lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, significant weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleeping, lack of energy, inability to concentrate, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
Treatment for Anxiety & STRESS
Anxiety can cause physical changes like increased blood pressure, sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat. People with anxiety may avoid certain situations out of worry. Stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship problems, a spouse's death or other serious situations. Stress can also damage your physical health.
Communication is a key piece of a healthy relationship. Couples therapy involves improving the communication pattern within the couple. In couples therapy the emphasis is on helping the partners understand the projection they have toward each other, while learning from the feedback they share about their own feelings in a neutral setting. The therapist is involved in analyzing and offering feedback about the interactions the couple is having, and makes suggestions about ways to improve it.
In individual therapy, the individual is engaged in a self-reflective process on his or her emotions and behaviors. Many of the topics discussed in individual therapy have been mentioned in other parts of the website. Each individual, with help of the therapist, determines what issues are relevant to them.
CHILD / DIVORCE ADJUSTMENT
The manner in which parents resolve conflict has been determined to affect child adjustment. Chronic, unresolved conflict is associated with greater emotional insecurity in children. Fear, distress, and other symptoms in children are diminished when parents resolve their conflicts and when they use compromise and negotiation methods rather than verbal attacks.
Child / Adolescent
Child/Adolescent treatment typically begins when parents, teachers or school counselors notice that children aren’t functioning as well as they could. Psychotherapists can help children cope with such problems as anxiety and depression, hyperactivity, conflicts with parents and stressful events like divorce or a parent’s death.
Adjusting to change can be difficult, as even positive life transitions can cause stress. Over the course of a lifetime, a person can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, including marriage, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, but they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life can also cause stress.
Relationships require work. Simple, everyday stressors can strain any type of relationship from co-workers, to students and teachers, to friends or siblings. Sources of stress may threaten the stability of the relationship. Most relationship problems are manageable, but when challenges are left unaddressed, tension mounts, poor habits develop, and the health and longevity of the relationship are in jeopardy.
Gay & Lesbian Issues
People who identify as lesbian, gay or any other orientation or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Issues associated with one’s sexual, romantic, or gender identity or for concerns related to mental health, require finding a qualified mental health professional who has experience and familiarity with the challenges members of the LGBTQIA community often face.