What is counseling all about and how can it help me and my family?


Well that's simple, you have tried it your way and unresolved issues continues to resurface. Starting counseling with A Prospering Vision, we can walk together to take a deeper look at the "stuff" that have been causing stressful days in your life. My areas of specialty targets exactly the problems that have been causing you to lose sleep.





 


DEPRESSION

-Am I depressed??

-Do I feel sad all the time??

 From time to time we can all feel sad, miserable and fed up. While these are understandable reactions to upsetting or stressful events and experiences, it is also quite reasonable to experience them for no reason at all. But if they persist, they can be signs of depression.

Depression comes with many faces, with typical symptoms including lack of motivation, difficulties in concentration, pessimism, sleep disturbances, irritability, crying, suicidal thoughts, social withdrawal, changes in appetite, loss of sex drive and lack of enthusiasm and pleasure.

If you are suffering from depression, you won’t find easy or quick relief. Your feelings of sadness can continue for weeks and months, and interfere significantly in your relationships, employment, and health. It’s time to act on this matter!

Counseling for Depression

It’s important to remember you’re not alone and help is only a phone call away. Stop reading and call me, now! You deserve to feel better because there are many things you have to conquer in this life.

We can work together to explore the causes of your depression and low mood. We can also help you decide whether you might benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, which focus on lifting the spiraling cycles of depression and depressed mood.

ANXIETY

-Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, panicky or tense??

-Do you feel stuck and stagnant because of your "nerves"??

We've all come across a dangerous or stressful situation which provoked feelings of panic, anxiety and fear in us. These feelings are completely natural and usually don't occur often. However, if you have an anxiety disorder, these feelings occur regularly and can strike at any time, causing distress and leaving you feel powerless and out of control.

Anxiety can produce unpleasant side-effects like sweating, tension and avoidant behavior, and if unattended can cause difficulties in your relationships, at work, and in your mood. If this sounds like your experience, then know that you are not alone; anxiety is one of the most common reasons that people seek therapy.

Counseling for Anxiety -

At A Prospering Vision, I will work with you to explore the possible causes and triggers of your anxiety – including those created by employment, relationships and past experiences – and work with you to develop effective coping strategies. I will also help with a personalized plan to bring about healthy change and explore techniques and tools that will help you manage stressful situations in the future.

Anxiety presents itself in many different forms:

This includes generalized anxiety (characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and non-specific worry), as well as panic disorder, OCD, phobias, and post-traumatic stress (where anxiety tends to be focused around a specific issue or event).

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Why am I still struggling with my past??

I feel like I can’t move forward.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after any traumatic event. A traumatic event can be defined as an event where we can see that we are in danger, or where we witness other people dying or being injured; however, even hearing about an unexpected death or injury of a close friend or family member can lead to PTSD. Not everyone will develop PTSD after a traumatic event, but many will experience symptoms in the short term.

How do I know if I have PTSD? 

The symptoms of PTSD will usually develop immediately after the traumatic event; however, in some cases the onset of symptoms may be delayed by weeks, months and sometimes even years. In PTSD, there may be times where symptoms seem to slip into remission, which brings with it a false sense of security only to bring disappointment when symptoms return to the same initial level. The symptoms of PTSD can be separated into three main core symptoms and then other additional symptoms:

          Re-experiencing. This can be in the sense of either flashbacks or nightmares, and can be so realistic that you actually feel as if you are reliving the traumatic experience. You not only experience the event again in your mind, but may also feel the emotional and physical sensations associated with the event again, such as smell, fear and even pain.

Avoidance. This occurs when it is too upsetting to relive the experience over and over, therefore you distract yourself by avoiding anything, anyone or anywhere that reminds you of the trauma.

 Hyper-vigilance. This is known as constantly ‘being on guard’; you find that you cannot relax at all and are constantly alert and on the lookout for danger. You may find it particularly difficult to sleep, and other people may notice your jumpiness and irritable state. 

Other symptoms may include:

Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Substance and Alcohol misuse and/or Physical symptoms such as sweating, headaches, dizziness, shaking, chest pain and upset stomach


Please contact us today to schedule an appointment or click the link below to schedule your first appointment.

https://www.therapyportal.com/p/prospering  

Call: 860-776-4780  

Email: e.caldwell@aprosperingvision.com