There are a variety of reasons people consider beginning therapy. One of the most common reasons is an awareness that something in one’s life is not working, causing emotional upheaval. Sometimes it’s a crisis or loss that can occur without warning, sometimes it involves watching a child or family member who is struggling, maybe a relationship is deteriorating, or coping skills that use to work are no longer working anymore. Some common issues that lead people to therapy are:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • unresolved childhood issues
  • past abuse and trauma
  • grief and loss
  • family conflict
  • parenting issues
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-esteem issues
  • major life stressors (i.e. loss of health, divorce, and other life-changing events)

All of these issues are not only greatly amenable to treatment, but lead to overall enhancement of well-being and empowerment. Treatment modes include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, 3-5-7 Grief and Loss (Darla Henry), Journaling, Guided Imagery and Relaxation, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies.

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