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Issues Therapy can Help

Therapy can help individuals, couples, and families overcome many of the issues that they face in life. Professional psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers can often provide the therapy that their clients need to find more effective ways to communicate and cope with challenging life situations.


Depression

Depression is marked by a persistent sadness that often interferes with daily activities and quality of life. Some symptoms include loss of energy, suicidal thoughts, irritability, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating.

Most counselors prefer using cognitive-behavioral therapy to help their clients learn thoughts and behaviors that help them cope with negative perspectives that often create depression. They might also recommend drug therapy in combination with psychotherapy.

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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias can cause symptoms such as panic attacks, heat palpitations, stomach distress, sweating, and feelings of dread.

Cognitive-behavioral and drug therapies have high success rates for patients experiencing these problems. Many therapists also encourage their clients to expose themselves to anxiety-producing stimuli to show them that feelings of extreme danger and distress are unfounded.

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Stress Management

We all experience stress at some point in our lives. Some experience it more than others. When stress becomes too much, it can interfere with your life. There are ways to control and manage your stress through therapy.

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Anger Management

Excessive, uncontrollable anger can lead to relationship difficulties and problems with the law. Anger management therapy helps individuals learn to cope with negative feelings and find effective ways to express their feelings without resorting to anger. Most anger management therapists help their clients find more effective ways to communicate with others. This often requires cognitive restructuring to change thoughts that feed anger and relaxation techniques that make it possible for the person to distance himself or herself from the anger and approach situations from a calm standpoint.

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Teen Issues

Many teenagers face complicated issues in their lives such as depression, eating disorders, low self-confidence, and substance abuse. Different types of therapy are designed to address specific teen issues. Since many teen issues like depression and substance abuse occur simultaneously, counselors often use a variety of techniques to help teens cope with life situations and their changing roles in the world.

Some common techniques for teen issues include interpersonal communication therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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Divorce Recovery

Divorce can undermine the self-worth of every family member, which often results in a litany of problems such as substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Divorce recovery uses individual and group therapy to help individuals adjust to the changes in their lives by learning effective ways to challenge negative thoughts and healthy behaviors that encourage them to cope with difficult feelings. Interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapies are often used to address the concerns of divorced, or divorcing, couples and other family members that such a life change affects.

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Marriage Issues

The heart of many marriages issues lies in poor communication, so counselors often use communication therapy to help their clients learn effective ways to talk to each other and understand what their partners are saying. Active listening is the most popular technique in marriage counseling.

Marriage issues can include financial problems, infidelity, substance abuse, and sexual difficulties. Couples therapy gives individuals in a relationship the opportunity to speak freely in a safe environment. Depending on the specific issues involved, some counselors will also encourage couples to receive individual therapy to address behaviors that cause problems in the relationship.

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Emotional Issues

Regardless of when it occurred, a traumatic experience can leave emotional issues and memories that will follow you for years. The good news is that you can heal, move on, and regain control of your life.

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Life Transitions

Life is made up of a series of changes, transformations, and movements. These changes are what force us to develop and grow as individuals. But even when we know that these life transitions are for our own benefit, can they can stiff be very difficult to deal with emotionally.

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Self Improvement

Self improvement is a self-guided effort to improve and empower yourself. Whether that means intellectually, emotionally, financially, physically (or a combination thereof) is completely up to you.

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