The children of alcoholic families tend to take on various roles (caretaker, victim, clown, etc.)
in order to cope with dysfunction in the family, and tend to carry on these roles in new relationships as they
transition into adulthood. These behaviors and perspectives can create problems in the new relationships.
destructive anger can lead to problems in just about every area of your
life. It is not always easy or possible to get rid of, or avoid,
the things or people that anger you, but you can learn to control your reactions and develop healthier ways of
relating to the stressors in your life and to other people.
It is normal to experience some anxiety in our lives. In general, it helps one cope with
challenges and problems. But when anxiety becomes excessive and irrational, it can become a disabling disorder.
Depression is a serious medical illness. It's about feeling "irritable" and/or "down" and "hopeless" often,
and it can affect your thinking and your behavior. In some cases, it may prevent you from participating in your
usual daily activities, and may even make you feel
as if life is no longer worth living.
Grief and Loss
Grief is a deep emotional response to loss, and may take many months to resolve. It could be for a loved one, a friend,
or even a pet. The wounds of grief may never
completely heal if they are not actively dealt with, and may surface later in the form of physical and emotional
Marriage and Relationships
Marriage counseling (or couples therapy) supports couples, married or not, to more successfully communicate and negotiate,
to appreciate each other and to learn better ways of relating in general.
Many people feel that parenting is one of the most difficult responsibilities in the world. It requires a lot of skills that
learn in school and may not have learned from our own parents. Many parents can benefit from coaching and guidance to help
reduce conflict, increase emotional availability and to improve the overall quality of parent-child relationships.
The quest for personal growth and fulfillment is different for every individual, depending upon our goals and perspectives.
Some important aspects of personal growth are self-knowledge, patience, and more willingness to embrace life's challenges
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be a cluster of ongoing symptoms in response to extreme trauma that cause impairment in
your social life,
work, or other areas of functioning. Symptoms may include nightmares and flashbacks, numbness and avoidance of reminders of
difficulty sleeping, hypervigilance, and irritability.
Low self-esteem can drag you down and hold you back in almost every aspect of your life:
relationships, work, even your physical health. Psychotherapy can help raise your self-esteem to a healthy level,
even if you've been suffering from low self-esteem since childhood.
Stress is a normal mental and physical reaction to many of life's challenges. But, daily stress is common for many people
and it can lead to serious and chronic health problems.
Substance Abuse Recovery
People abuse substances for a variety of reasons, and usually those reasons don't disappear when an individual begins the
recovery process. Psychotherapy increases the chances of an ongoing and successful
recovery by helping to identify and resolve these issues.
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