Individual Counseling For Children, Teenagers & Adults
Tailored to meet the personal needs of the individual.
Other times, a situation may present itself that calls for extra support or a neutral party in order to reach a solution. In individual counseling, Rachel is able to focus on a specific person and the emotional, relational, psychological, or spiritual problem. Common issues that bring an individual into counseling may include: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, behavioral issues, social skill deficits, or academic problems. Rachel can help you explore your issues and work with you to find practical solutions.
Highly effective with younger clients.
Unfortunately, children also experience the same stressful situations as adults. The difference is, children may lack the vocabulary to adequately “talk through” a problem situation or traumatic event. When this is the case, play therapy is used to process a painful or traumatic situation in the child’s life. In play therapy, toys are children’s words, and their language is play.
To involve the entire family dynamic in counseling.
Individuals have an impact on their surroundings, just as their surroundings have an impact on them. Family therapy focuses on the family dynamic and ways to improve that relationship. By focusing on healing and strengthening the family relationship, families can become more productive supports for each other.
When behaviors demand attention.
Sometimes behaviors are the reason for seeking counseling. Underlying issues need to be discovered to determine what is eliciting these problem behaviors. With these issues unearthed, a treatment plan can be developed and behaviors can be managed, with a positive, proactive approach.
Chronic Illnesses and Gastrointestinal Disorders
Adjusting to a Chronic Illness
When a chronic illness diagnosis is received, adjustment is always required. Rachel treats the anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, relational issues, and self-esteem issues that come along with the diagnosis. Rachel educates her patients on how to cope with and manage stress, anxiety, and frustrations while acquiring skills for a successful life. She enjoys promoting self-esteem and self-awareness in her patients, helping them cope with illnesses in a positive way.
Compulsive Sexual Behavior
When Impulses become Compulsions
In our society, sexuality is everywhere we look. Pornography, "hookup" apps, and affair opportunities are helping creating a pandemic of unhealthy sexuality and relationships. Compulsive sexual behavior can come in the form of uncontrollable impulses that are unmanageable and demand attention. Often times, patients try to stop these behaviors and cannot, or behaviors can escalate in dangerous ways. Results can include personal harm or injury, relationship trouble, or an array of other problems.
Partners of Persons with Sexual Addiction
Focusing on the overlooked pieces
The chief remark of partners is, "the addiction is getting all of the attention, but I am still hurting." Rachel has a heart for the overlooked pieces addiction leaves in its wake. This oftentimes includes partners who may not have known the addiction existed before it came to light. Rachel's program for partners mirrors the practice's program for addiction, and is designed to pick up the pieces of a broken heart while creating a new, healthy normal.
Learning from each other
Group therapy bears a remarkable resemblance to the outside world, except for one distinguishing characteristic: safety. In groups, we can practice conversations, activities, interventions, conflict, etc., in the comfort of a safe place, surrounded by support. We can learn from others in the group as we learn about ourselves.
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