Do you feel your use of alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, or other behaviors is uncontrollable? If so, you could be experiencing addiction, which is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsion, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness.
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. It can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. Control your anger before it controls you.
Do you have questions regarding your sexuality or sexual preferences? Gender research and issues are vital because sex, love, care, and reproduction are basic dimensions and rights in life, and yet, the meaning and behavior of gender is contested. You will receive guidance and support to help you with acceptance and change.
Grief is a normal and natural process that takes work to get through. It is not easy to let go of close relationships that have existed in our lives. Dealing with the emotions that occur in the grieving process takes much time and energy and is usually both physically and emotionally demanding. We can assist you with coping as you work through the process.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Through treatment, you will be able to have more control.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. PTSD can be experienced by anyone and goes way beyond the original thought of a veterans-only disorder.
Raising children is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world. It can also prove to be the one for which you might feel the least prepared. We can provide you with solid techniques in helping you become the best parent you can be, making for emotionally healthier children.
Personality disorders are long-term patterns of behavior and inner experiences that differs significantly from what is expected. The pattern of experience and behavior begins by late adolescence or early adulthood and causes distress or problems in functioning. They can include borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, paranoia, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder among others.
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, physical abuse, sexual abuse, family or community violence, or a natural disaster. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. Treatment will assist with working through the specific trauma as well as provide coping techniques.