Specialties: Including but not limited to Child and Adolescent Counseling, Young Adult Counseling, ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Addiction, Adoption, Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Career Counseling, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Infidelity, Learning Disabilities, Life Coaching, Marital and Premarital, Narcissistic Personality, Obesity, Obsessive-Compulsive, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity, Sleep or Insomnia, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Teen Violence, Transgender, Trauma and PTSD
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Coping Skills, Life Transitions, Mindfulness,Marital and Pre-marital counseling, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality, Stress Management, Trauma/PSTD, for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Specialties: Including but not limited to Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Depression, Cross Cultural Difficulties and Awareness, ADHD, Parenting Skills, Teen and Adolescent Concerns, Coping Skills, Positive Change, Bullying, Attachment Issues, Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, PTSD and Trauma, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal and Relational Conflicts, Marital and Relationship Matters, Anger Management, Stress Management, Women’s Issues, Grief and Loss, Eating Disorders, LGBTQ Community Struggles
Specialties: Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Body Image, Coping Skills, Couples, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQ, Life Transitions, Men’s and Women’s Issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting Issues, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexuality, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma and PTSD
Specialties: Including, but not limited to: Child, Teen/Adolescent, Adult, Individual, Family Therapy, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, Internet Addiction, Gambling, Sexual Addiction, Video Game Addiction, Anger Management, Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Emotional and Behavioral Issues, Impulsivity, Chronic Pain, Domestic Violence, Grief, Bipolar, Depression, Dual Diagnosis, PTSD and Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-harm, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Divorce, Relationship Issues
If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:
I know that what I’m about to address does not represent a scientific treatise. It’s strictly anecdotal, but it begs examination. Namely, the frequency of people – prospective clients – who seek out a therapist but subsequently bail out after one or two…… or no sessions, often without a word or behind somewhat transparent explanations. What scares people away from a potentially positive growth experience? (No, it’s not me. It happens to my colleagues as well.) We in the field are well aware that there exist different “stages” of readiness to change, to examine oneself. The most prominent model describes 6 Stages of Change ranging from Precontemplation to Contemplation to Preparation to Action to Maintenance (Prochaska & DiClementi, 1977). The decision to change, more specifically, to find a professional to help you pursue change can be daunting. It often involves a dance – a series of approach / withdraw actions which eventually leads to picking up the phone and making the call. There is also a burgeoning body of research literature on early termination. Countless studies look at the whys and wherefores of clients pulling out of an ongoing therapy regimen before goals have been reached. Reasons abound from ethnic and cultural issues to breaches of the therapeutic alliance to financial issues. So we, as professionals, are provided reams of research woven into our training which explain how to raise our awareness of the various factors that drive clients away from therapy.
Portrait Health Centers Specializing in Diagnosing and Treating Depression, Attention Deficit Disorders, Nutritional Needs, and Learning Differences in Children, Adults & Seniors