Professional Counseling

Mental Wellness – Talk Therapy

Contrary to popular misconception, you do not have to be “crazy,” desperate, or on the brink of a meltdown to go to therapy.  As a Mind-Brain Ambassador and licensed psychotherapist, I offer secular and non-secular therapeutic intervention to  Individuals, Couples, and Ecumenical leaders and those in the spotlight of their industry.
 
Most people can benefit from therapy at least some point in their lives. Sometimes the signs are obvious—but at other times, something may feel slightly off, and you cannot figure out what it is. So you trudge on, trying to sustain your busy life until it sets in that life has become unmanageable, Before it gets to this point, here are five signs you may need help from a pro:
1. Feeling sad, angry, or otherwise “not yourself.”
Uncontrollable sadness, anger, or hopelessness may be signs of a mental health issue that can improve with treatment. If you’re eating or sleeping more or less than usual, withdrawing from family and friends, or just feeling “off,” talk to someone before serious problems develop that impact your quality of life. If these feelings escalate to the point that you question whether life is worth living or you have thoughts of death or suicide, reach out for help right away.
2. Abusing drugs, alcohol, food, or sex to cope.
When you turn outside yourself to a substance or behavior to help you feel better, your coping skills may need some fine-tuning. If you feel unable to control these behaviors or you can’t stop despite negative consequences in your life, you may be struggling with addictive or compulsive behavior that requires treatment.
3. You’ve lost someone or something important to you.
Grief can be a long and complicated process to endure without the support of an expert. While not everyone needs counseling during these times, there is no shame in needing a little help to get through the loss of a loved one, a divorce, or significant breakup, or the loss of a job, especially if you’ve experienced multiple losses in a short period.
4. Something traumatic has happened.
If you have a history of abuse, neglect, or other trauma that you have not adequately dealt with, or if you find yourself the victim of a crime or accident, chronic illness or some other traumatic event, the earlier you talk to someone, the faster you can learn healthy ways to cope.
5. You cannot do the things you like to do.
Many people find that painful emotions and experiences keep them from getting out, having fun, and meeting new people. This is a red flag that something is amiss in your life.
 
If you need assistance, ask for it. You can believe in God and therapy.

 

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Professional Counseling Rates

ONE TO ONE THERAPY SESSION 30 MINUTES
$175.00
Individual one-on-one therapy, often referred to as psychotherapy, involves meeting with a therapist individually to guide the client through solving current problems, to reduce internal suffering, which often causes problematic behavior. One-on-one therapy can help to break down barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being.
GROUP & FAMILY SESSION 60 MINUTES UP TO 4 INDIVIDUALS
$600.00
Group and Family communication is an evolving and complicated issue for most families. In Family therapy sessions help with issues like divorce, financial problems, grief, depression, stress and substance abuse.
PREMARITAL COUNSELING SESSION
$325.00 per person
Partners seeking counseling before marriage may find that premarital counseling can help them better understand their expectations about marriage and address any significant differences in a safe and neutral environment Pre-marital counseling can help partners prepare for marriage or other long-term commitment.
MARITAL & COUPLE COUNSELING SESSION
$500.00
Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways

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resource information

Emergency: 911
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Crisis Text Line: Text “DESERVE” TO 741-741
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line – Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
TransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org – 877-565-8860
Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com

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