SERVICES & COUNSELING
It is a common misconception that one should only seek counseling services if they have a specific reason or issue they would like to resolve. However, therapy can benefit anyone, at any stage of their life. Being proactive about one's mental health is preventative and is an avenue to assure one's well-being, their relationships, and their overall quality of life.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
While anxiety is certainly part of daily life and be common, there are instances when anxiety can be so consistent that it prevents you from living to your fullest potential.
Anxiety can manifest itself in the form of irrational dread for everyday interactions and situations, and in what are commonly known as panic attacks. If your anxiety reaches the point where it is interfering with your daily activities, then you may be dealing with an anxiety disorder.
If your anxiety is persistent and overwhelming on a regular basis, we can help you develop tools to manage and overcome this disorder.
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this.
We at Thrive Counseling want to help you learn how to process and learn how to recognize signs that you're becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a productive way.
Anger management helps you recognize frustrations early and resolve them in a way that allows you to express your needs and keeps you calm and in control.
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.
ADHD can last into adulthood. Some adults have ADHD but have never been diagnosed. The symptoms can cause difficulty at work, at home, or with relationships. Symptoms may look different at older ages, for example, hyperactivity may appear as extreme restlessness. Symptoms can become more severe when the demands of adulthood increase.
Depression causes feelings of persistent sadness and sometimes isolation. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function. Depression can occur at any time and without a specific reason or due to a life event.
When we think of trauma, we often think of catastrophic isolated events, however this is not always the case. Trauma may occur as a result of experiences including loss and grief, exposure to a chaotic or unhealthy environments, or life events including job loss, infidelity, divorce, bullying, neglect, or abuse.
THE TWO MOST COMMON TYPES OF TRAUMA ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Multiple, repetitive or prolonged disturbing events such as repeated witnessing of community violence or multiple treatments for an illness.
Multiple, chronic or prolonged disturbing experiences most often of an interpersonal nature such as family violence or neglect. Relationships involve an expectation of safety and when that is lost, trauma occurs.