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Can Therapy Really Help Me or My Family?

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Can Therapy Really Help Me or My Family?

 

Good psychological and emotional well-being is essential to overall health. As a person with positive mental health you have the ability to realize your potentials, handle life’s normal stresses and challenges, work productively, build strong relationships and make meaningful contributions to society. The foundation to effectively function and create measurable consequences in life is a sound psychological and emotional health.

Being emotionally and psychologically healthy doesn’t exempt you from experiencing problems, difficulties or crisis. Like everyone else, you or someone in your family may go through disappointments, failures, illnesses, losses, and changes. While these difficult situations are normal ingredients of life, they can cause grief, anxiety, depression, and other negative moods. Maintaining your mental health is the key to have balanced emotions even during bad times.

 

When Your Psychological and Emotional Health is Threatened

Have you ever been in search for answers, but failed to find any? Were there times you felt depressed, anxious, sad, or overwhelmed for vague reason? Is life too stressful or do you find it not pleasurable living anymore? Are you trapped in the idea that you can handle your distressing condition alone?

At times when you have psychological and emotional issues, the thought of solving them by taking medication is often seen as the best resort. If only it can banish everything instantly! Know that these problems have multiple causes and treating them with pills is not an overnight cure. Medication may ease certain symptoms, but the underlying source remains. Your relationship is still in disarray; you continue to exhibit undesirable behavior; you have difficulty figuring out how to go about living. What you need is therapy to reap long-lasting benefits that go beyond symptom relief.

 

When Relief from Supportive People Ends…Therapy Helps

Talking about what you feel and think is important in making you feel better. Voicing your worries and being listened to is healing and it reduces what’s weighing you down. It always feels good to have supportive people, such as family and close friends, to care for you and help you find a new perspective. Their help comes handy when you’re in the middle of a difficult situation. It’s valuable to have them as shoulders to cry on or arms to hold on.

However, the people around you may not always be able to provide the help you need, whether it’s for your relationship problems, job stress, trauma, grief, self-doubt, or every day concerns. It may benefit you to talk to a therapist who can help you unlock difficulties, overcome emotional challenges, and achieve a positive outlook to effect productive changes in life. Therapists are professionally-trained to listen and to help you understand your underlying issues. They will then help you work through them so they no longer interfere in your life. Professional counseling is also often sought by those wanting to live a more fulfilling life.

 

Seeking the Right Kind of Therapy

At the onset of the counseling session, the therapist will decide the type of therapy or counseling based on your feelings, goals, and expectations. Different kinds of therapy are available and the therapist will match the most appropriate approach based on the symptoms and the underlying causes. Some therapists may use more than one therapeutic technique in treating your concern. Below are some of the most common types of therapy.

  • Behavior Therapy or behavior modification therapy is the kind of treatment that aims to change potentially unhealthy or destructive behavior. Therapists use this method to replace bad habits with good ones, applying the rewards and reinforcement system for positive behavior.
  • Child Counseling varies in terms of emotional, psychological or behavior concerns of the patient. Some interventions may share the same approach, but the treatment methods can be different depending on the child’s condition. Child counseling generally relies on communication as the basic tool for stimulating positive changes in feelings and behavior. Parenting sessions and family sessions are an invaluable tool for change.
  • Cognitive Therapy is also known as cognitive behavior therapy. It focuses on changing the way of thinking to improve the feelings and actions, even if the situation can’t be modified. This therapy helps in managing negative thinking patterns that create distressing feelings and behavior.
  • Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling is for couples in a committed relationship to help them solve relationship or marital issues together, build healthy communication, and learn to work out individual differences. ** Note that if insurance pays for this, one person must have symptoms that meet criteria for a diagnosis (the patient). Health insurance will only pay for this kind of counseling if this counseling will improve the health/mental health of the patient.
  • Family Counseling is aimed to resolve concerns and conflicts that exist within the family. It involves treating one or several members of the family to identify the cause of conflict in the system and address them appropriately.
  • Individual Therapy is sometimes called psychotherapy where you and the counselor will work together to explore negative thoughts and feeling, sensitive issues, and self-destructive behaviors. The counselor will work on developing your confidence to enable you to move forward and make positive changes.

 

Acknowledging the Need for Help

The first step to improving your psychological and emotional state is to recognize the need for professional help. If your condition doesn’t improve despite your consistent effort to feel good, it’s time to seek the help of a credible professional with experience and training on different types of therapy. It takes courage to overcome the feelings of shame or fear to get the help that you need. In fact, you don’t have to be diagnosed with any serious mental health concern to consider therapy. You can turn to therapy to talk about what bothers you and address them.

  • If you desire to improve your ability to interact and relate to your spouse, children, siblings, or colleagues, counseling can help you recognize and treat the difficulties that deter pleasant relationships.
  • If you’re struggling with angry thoughts, had experienced a loss, or in the mire of grief that debilitates you from functioning normally, talking to a counselor can help you beat negative thinking that spawns depression. Counseling is useful in gaining greater ability to survive the tough period in your life.
  • If you’re a victim of abuse or staggering from a traumatic event with feelings of helplessness, anger, or guilt, counseling will develop an environment where you can feel safe and have better control over your thoughts and emotions.
  • If your child demonstrates a repeated pattern of undesirable behavior, it is best to seek the intervention of a professional to help prevent the conduct into intensifying as lifetime chronic behavioral disorder and self-harm.

These and other various emotional and psychological concerns can be alleviated through therapy. Actively participating during the counseling sessions and being open to new ideas may eventually result in improved mood and confidence, stronger relationships, effective communication, reduced stress level, better grief and anger management, and achievement of personal goals. Therapy provides the tools for transforming your or a family member’s life positively.

 

The Search for the Right Therapist

When you decide to seek counseling, you may feel overwhelmed in getting started because no particular type of therapy is effective unless you’re able to find a professional you can trust and feel comfortable talking to about sensitive subjects or intimate secrets.

Essentially, the factors to look for when searching for a therapist include experience, training, knowledge in different treatment orientations, credentials, and the sense of bond between the two of you. The therapist who can provide you with the feeling of safety and support will ultimately be your partner in your way to recovery.

 

Becoming a Better Person through Therapy

Recovery is a process that involves some twists and turns, and even relapses. Some habits, especially if they are deeply entrenched, are difficult to break. Be patient and don’t lose hope. If you seek help from Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC, the independently contracted counselors will see to it that they’ll be with you from Day One until you or your loved one has fully bounced back from the emotional or psychological adversity. Certainly, there is a counselor at the Fuquay-Varina office who can meet your needs and provide the proper therapeutic approach to boost your mental health.

Becoming a better person is not a distant possibility because help is just a phone call, text or email away. Consider making an appointment now and let Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC prove how therapy can benefit you or your family.

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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

We are located at:

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?

  • Call: (910) 624-6973 (Fastest way to schedule)
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  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • 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, domestic violence, 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

  • Diane M. McKnight, MA, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, ATR

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Trauma/PTSD, Adult Survivors of Abuse, Grief and Loss, LGBTQ Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Couples/Relationship Issues, Marriage Therapy, Major Life Transitions/Adjustments, Spirituality Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, 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