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     Individual Counseling Issues                 (Click on words below)

Stress & AngerDepression, AnxietyAddictions or CompulsionsMarital or Couple,   Christian Counseling      Sexual OrientationOCD Obsessive Compulsive DisorderADD / ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder

 Stress & Anger

           We tend to experience stress when we are not able to meet certain expectations on a reoccuring basis.  We may be facing a crisis like the loss of a home from a tornado.  We may experience loss from a job or losing someone we love. Other times stress comes by not meeting the demands at work.  Other times the circumstances changes at home and we find it hard to meet the expectations of our spouse or significant other or children.  Stress can also come from a lack of finances or a combination of the above.  We can also face stress when we don't have what we thought we would have by a certain point in our life.  Some refer to this as a midlife crisis.  See if you can relate to any of symptoms of stress listed below.  If one or more of the symptoms interferes with your life and throws your life out of balance you could benefit from some counseling.

Common Symptoms of Stress:

  • Loss of a spouse
  • Loss of a job
  • Loss of heath
  • Death of a loved one
  • Death of a pet
  • PTSD  Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Unable to meet expectations at work
  • Unable to meet expectations of family life 
  • Financial difficulties
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger outbursts
  • Anger management
  • Angry at self
  • Difficulty Coping
  • Wondering who I am
  • Hard to find balance in life
  • Not enough emotional support from other people
  • Wore out emotionally
  • Little patience
  • Feel like on a treadmill
  • Confusion
  • Apathy
  • Sarcasm
  • Critical of others and Self
  • Hard to keep a positive attitude
  • Defensive with others
  • Frequent arguments
  • Little or poor sleep
  • No time to exercise
  • Eat irregular or poorly
  • Gaining weight
  • Feeling blue or discouraged
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) winter time blues
  • Worry lot
  • Procrastinate

If you or someone you know have 2 or more of these symptoms call for a more indepth assessment of the person and situation.   Help is just a phone call away.  Counseling can be provided for more difficult emotional issues.  Coaching can be used where the emotional issues do not appear to be that excessive.  Or where the person prefers to be self pay and not go through insurance.

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   Depression Issues

  • Sadness
  • Crying Spells
  • Excessive Anger or rage
  • Loss of Sex Drive or Libido
  • Excessive Guilt or remorse
  • Self-Pity or Self Loathing
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Losses in Life
  • Grief
  • Melancholy
  • Eat too much or too little
  • Appetite changes
  • Fatigue, tired all the time
  • Everything seems hard or difficult
  • Focus or concentration difficulties
  • Sleep issues: too much, too little, interrupted sleep, can't get back to sleep
  • Aches- joints and back
  • Frequent headaches
  • Fears
  • Procrastination
  • Feeling blocked in getting things done

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  Anxiety Issues

  •  Worry about what might or might not happen
  • nervousness
  • Feeling gittery inside
  • Feeling restless
  • Hard to focus on one thing or sit still
  • Racing thoughts
  • Panic attacks
  • Feeling out of control
  • Exessive fears....what if?
  • Phobias...everyone is out to get me.
  • Doubts preoccupy your mind
  • Inhibitions keep you from doing
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  Addictions or Compulsions
       When we depend on something more and more in order to feel better or escape from a reality we don't want to face
       we call this an addiction.   If we have to do something in a particular way or order before we can go onto the next thing
       we call this a compulsion. 
Some of the common addictions are as follows:

  • Codependency
  • Relational Addiction
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Tobacco Addiction

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   Couples/Marital Therapy

This is a process of determining how each is perceiving the problem and finding the best way Img24.jpgof helping each partner achieve their goals in the relationship. Typically the couple works on their communication skills in order to clarify their words and bring an understanding to their behaviors.  Many times it is helpful to have a mediator to interpret and clarify things for each person in order to assist the communication process.  If the relationship is too conflicted it may be necessary to work on some individual issues with each person before the couple is brought back to work on their relationship together in therapy.

Typical problems that bring about marital or couples therapy:   stress.jpg Stress, Time Together, Intimacy Issues, Financial Stress, Personal loss, Divorce, Remarriage, Parenting.

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   Christian Counseling

Often times people will call and ask for a Christian Counselor or ask for Christian Counseling.  I have had affiliations with local pastors, churches, the Meier Clinic and New Life Ministries.  I am acquainted with their teaching and materials.  They have many resources to use which can be helpful in dealing with the topics of codependency,  Jerky (abusive) behavior,  raising children,  depression, anger, healthy boundaries, safe relationships, genetic predispositions for mental illness, spiritual development, devotionals, recovery Bible for addictions, and books on sexual purity for men and resources for the women that suffer from their husband's sexual addiction.

Feel free to call or email if you are interested in seeking Christian Counseling.  I would be happy to talk with you or answer questions you may have about how I could be of service to you at this time.

Common Symptoms that tend to bring people in for Christian Counseling: 

  • Premarital counseling
  • Stormy engagement
  • Doubts before marriage
  • Unequally yoked with spouse
  • Spiritual Confusion
  • Sexual Purity issues or sexual addiction
  • Sexual / Gender Orientation
  • Control issues
  • "Something must be wrong with me" thinking.
  • Marital or couple arguments or fights
  • Relationship Abuse
  • Anger at self or at God
  • Unforgiveness
  • Holding unto grudges
  • Grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Wanting to make peace with your past
  • Excessive guilt or fears
  • Lack of trust in God or others
  • Avoiding doing the right things
  • Anger at authority figures or God
  • Life out of balance
  • Can't stop having affairs
  • Can't trust anyone
  • Hard to talk about your feelings
  • In a Crisis and needing someone to talk to
  • Needing freedom in Christ
  • Needing to be set free from spiritual strongholds
  • Inability to pray
  • Isolating your true self from others
  • Anger in excess for the situation
  • Spiritual dilemmas
  • Need for inner healing
  • unresolved issues from the past
  • past sexual or physical abuse
  • feeling anxious no matter how much you try to trust God

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   Sexual Orientation

How we see ourselves is important to our own self identity.  Some individuals have problems with feeling comfortable
with their own feelings of attraction to the same or opposite sex. Therapy is a safe place to process those feelings and
develop a comfort level with how they see and feel about themselves and others.

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 OCD is a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes a person to worry or ruminate about a particular thing or idea and must do something to illeviate the obsession with a compulsion.   OCD is treatable without medication but medication can bring much needed relief sooner than ongoing cognitive behavioral therapy.  Common ruminations or thoughts include counting, cleaning, checking, spiritual fears or worries or sexual  type fears.  Typically an OCD person has the thought "I wonder if.... this might happen?" or What if....this or that happens?"  OCD can make it difficult to maintain consistent employment, social activities, and marital relationships.  Often times OCD has accompanying depression which also must be treated.  People with OCD worry what others think and fear being "found out" about their unusual thoughts or behaviors.  They work very hard to try to maintain a sense of normalcy for themselves and in front of others. 

Therapy is used to address the obsessions and compulsions and change the thinking to make the brain accept more normal thoughts and behaviors.

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Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity is more common these days.  Teachers and parents are more aware of the common symptoms of hyperactivity,  difficulty staying on task, wanting to move from thing to thing, and finding it hard to do normal school activities like take notes and pay attention and listen.  Boredom with academics, feeling sleepy without activity, and impulsive anger or agitation seem to accompany the students and adults with this disorder. 

Attention Deficit Disorder can make it difficult for children and teens to successfully complete homework on their own.  Often times they need many reminders and structure to keep them on task.

Medication,  nutrition, environment, structure,  parental relationships, type of discipline, self perception, and therapy can all play a part in helping the the person with ADD/ADHD.

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