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Men and women, ages 16 and up are welcome to seek treatments for the majority of personal mood and anxiety issues, unwanted habits and addictions, and conflicted relationships.
Changes, Loss, and Grief
Change is a part of life, and though it can bring excitement or sadness, much of the time change can be painful. Sometimes, changes are referred to as life transitions and include moving away for job or school, changes in employment, breaks in relationships, and any hugely altering events that involve birth, life-threatening illness, or death. As humans we don’t tend to react well to most changes; in fact, it is a part of life that change tends to be hard.
Addictions and Habits
Routine alcohol use is often found in cultures that accept alcohol as a mainstream beverage. For example, you might observe a prevalence of alcohol use in some European and Asian countries. However, alcohol abuse is recognized as excessive drinking compared to just occasional drinking and is hallmarked by an individual’s unsuccessful attempts to cut down.
Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are complex in origin. There is no one reason that explains them. Mood issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and several types of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder are commonly associated with one or more eating disorders.
Gambling, as true with substance addiction, can lead to secondary physical and mental illnesses. Sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, problems with concentration and interpersonal conflicts in one’s home and work environment are frequently found to be co-occurring. Sexual dysfunction, elevated blood pressure, body pain and fatigue, inflammation and digestive issues are also among the physical issues reported. Financial distress is a common result and stressor.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD
OCD is defined as a mental preoccupation with an unresolved issue, where the affected person feels the urge to engage in some type of physical or mental activity in order to alleviate the perceived threats of that preoccupation. The trouble is that the more one thinks about it, the more anxiety one has, but there is no real relief no matter how much thinking is done. It is like a train running on a circular track, running fast and getting nowhere but exhausted.
Social Anxiety Disorder (Shyness)
Social anxiety is about feeling awkward in social settings, having a challenging time making friends, finding it hard to secure dates, or feeling concerned about others’ judgmental views. One of the most captivating feelings of human beings is fear of humiliation. Humiliation is often at the core of social inhibitions where the affected person dreads being made fun of, disregarded, or even punished for reasons beyond their control.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Successful treatment of PTSD cannot be accomplished by one type of medication or one type of manualized treatment approach. The patient’s own account of the trauma, what it says about them then and now, and how they believe their lives are affected and changed can help lead the way to a client-centered treatment.
Chronic Pain/Chronic Health Management
More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is pain that has gone on for more than six months and is not being effectively treated by medication or medical interventions such as injections or surgery. Pain is important in the survival of human beings. It signals danger and lets us know that we should take measures to keep ourselves safe.
However, when pain is chronically a part of our lives, it leads to frustration, fear, sadness and isolation. Pain itself is no longer the only source of discomfort. The negative emotional and situational aspects of pain also affect us.