Individual Counseling in Stuart, FL

Counselor in Stuart,FL

Individual Counseling

  1. Anxiety

  2. Depression

  3. Boundaries With Others

  4. Work/Life Transitions

  5. Grief

  6. Friendships/Relationships

  7. Emotional Abuse

  8. Trauma

 

Clients Can Expect To:

  • Gain greater confidence

  • Identify triggers for anxiety, anger, mood swings, etc.

  • Learn new skills (communication, stress tolerance, anger management)

  • Overcome past hurts or traumas

  • Understand your thoughts and feelings

  • Increase intimacy within relationships

  • Gain new perspectives on life

  • Learn how to create goals and achieve them

  • Find ways to handle relationship issues

  • Learn to take responsibility and move forward

 

Have you ever felt so down that you couldn't get out of bed? Do you find that you no longer enjoy your favorite past time? Have you slowly stopped meeting friends for coffee and social gatherings?

 

DEPRESSION These can all be signs of depression and if left unchecked can have serious effects on you, your relationships, and your family. It is ok to say you are not ok, but it's not ok to stay there. Our counselors help give you the tools to identify the triggers for your depression, help you process these in a warm, loving environment, and collaboratively create a plan that helps you feel more like yourself again and possibly even better. Whether your depression is due to recent loss, separation, a stressful parenting situation, past abuse, or boundary issues, we are here to help. You don't have to walk through this alone!

Do you find yourself worrying about every day things most of the day?  Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you often experience stomach upset or indigestion? Do you experience shaking, trembling, rapid heart beat, shortness of breath with no physical/medical cause?

Anxiety These can all be signs of Anxiety and can become quite debilitating over time. There are many forms of anxiety from Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, Social, Panic, Agoraphobic, and more. The good news is there is hope available. Anxiety is your body's attempt to keep you safe in a possible dangerous situation. The problem is that your mind and body are working too hard and have activated your body's fight or flight system when there is no real threat of danger. Counseling can help you learn how to recognize these signs, calm your mind and body, learn relaxation techniques, reframe your thoughts, and allow you to live life in freedom apart form anxiety.

Have you recently lost a loved one?  Are you experiencing crying spells, anger, or even emotional numbness? 

Grief/Loss Grief can manifest itself in a number of different ways for many different reasons. Including: recent death of a loved one, job loss, miscarriage, divorce, trauma, and more. The pain although a normal reaction can be overwhelming and each person responds differently depending on their own personality, family background, support system, and situation. Our counselors provide a safe place for you to share your unique story as you begin to rebuild, renew, and refresh your perspective on life.  We utilize solution focused elements and interpersonal interventions that help you walk through the stages of grief at your own pace while also providing encouragement, empathy, and hope for the future.

Have you experienced a horrific event? Have you been beaten down by someone constantly putting you down, calling you names, and isolating you? Have you been the victim of past abuse whether sexual, physical, or emotional?

Abuse/Trauma Recovery  Abuse and trauma can demolish your sense of self,  positive view of the world, and trust in others. These types of experiences can leave you feeling depressed, abandoned, beaten down, hopeless, damaged, dirty, or even numb. Some times people experience flash backs of the event/events or vivid dreams that keep returning. This can lead to isolation, depression, substance abuse, and more. It is important to seek out a competent counselor if you or someone you know has experienced trauma. Counseling can help you process, cope, and recover from your past hurts. The process is not meant to take you back to those moments to relive them, but to heal them.  No longer will there be an open emotional wound reeking havoc on your relationships, thoughts, and mood,  but in time there will be a healed scar no longer painful to the touch. Although we cannot change what has happened in the past we can help you safely process the event/events in a way that gives you victory over them and allows you to pursue your life in freedom.

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