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Alleviating Your Emotional Hurt with Therapy


Alleviating Your Emotional Hurt with Therapy


Much like a physical injury, an emotional wound can also be healed when you receive the right treatment. Although it can be more complicated to ease emotional pain, it doesn’t mean it can’t be healed. Some people are skilled at hiding their pain. Others opt to engage in self-destructive activities such as drinking alcohol, excessively spending, or indulging in sweets for the purpose of numbing the pain. Some may resort to anger and revenge as a means of “getting even” with the source of their pain and hurt. There are many ways to approach our emotions, not all have to be negative.


Revealing the Truth about Emotional Hurt

There are a myriad of things that can hurt you emotionally. You may have been hurt by a distressing event such as the death of a loved one, unemployment, or a broken relationship. Regardless of the cause, your emotional pain can leave you hurting. It can be very understandable to feel angry, sad, bored, agitated, frustrated, disrespected, abandoned etc. You may even find yourself wanting to inflict self-harm as a means of putting an end to all the struggles. Many individuals will report experiencing symptoms of depression in conjunction with emotional pain. Some of these symptoms can include the before mentioned thoughts of self-harm, sad mood, low energy and motivation, appetite and sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating and lack of enjoyment in things you had previously enjoyed.

Emotional hurt can also manifest in physical symptoms. What you consider as health problems such as hypertension or lowered immunity could be the side effects of your emotional stress. At times, you may feel better, but only for a while. You may find that almost anything can trigger the pain all over again. Your emotional pain can be a powerful reminder of your human vulnerability.


Reinforcing Your Defense

There may be no need to hide your pain. It may also be of no help to indulge in something self-destructive to alleviate your pain, for after the temporary pleasure, you can feel you’re hurting again. There may also be no sense in fighting back to hurt others the way they hurt you. You have another option: therapy. In fact, when the symptoms are too overwhelming, therapy may already a necessity in helping you to become emotionally stronger and better able to manage the pain.

Healing can take time. But, when you’re able to acknowledge the pain, you may realize that treating your wounds is not something you wish to manage on your own. This may be a really big battle and no matter how you fight back, you may benefit from professional reinforcement to help you get through.


Therapy as the Response to Your Pain

To begin healing your emotional wound and treating any associated symptoms of depression, it can be important to find an ally. Finding an experienced therapist whom you can trust can be necessary in establishing a quality relationship vital to successful treatment. There are independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling ServicesFuquay-Varina, NC available, with whom you can feel confident to talk about your thought and feelings openly. Voicing out your worries can be healing in itself because it feels good to know someone is listening, and the painful symptoms that can come with emotional pain may not be something you wish to ignore. Call CCS now to request an appointment.

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Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

Counties: Wake County NC

Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC, Apex NC

Zip Codes: 27501, 27502, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27592

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Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC
602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

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  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC