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DEPRESSION "down in the dumps", that feeling of the soul feeling empty, lonely, despair: something called "cognitive behavior therapy" DOES work! Let's explore how your very real and painful situation can be benefited from this dynamic and effective strategy. Whether it be a painful breakup from a former love, a death you have not been able to get over or just a persistent feeling of "aloneness." The feeling of depression is one of the most common and distressing emotions. Do you feel you cannot "cope with even one more thing?" Some people pull away from others into a cocoon of loneliness...as if a black curtain is falling down somehow in the end. Experience freedom and a NEW way of living and enjoying your life!

ADDICTION: "everyone alters their mood" as early as infancy we are fascinated by the spinning mobile above our cribs, the merry-go-round, our feeling of "fitting in" in a crowded room with a "drink" Most individuals that have tried to cut down or cease their drinking or using of substances have been so BEATEN DOWN BY JUDGMENTS to "just say no" and yet it has not been that easy for them...It is as if no one really understands. You can move at the pace you are ready to move, incremental steps can be monumental- a pace of "tackling" your addiction(s) of small steps IS SUCCESS. Be prepared to BE HEARD AND TAKEN SERIOUSLY IN A RESPECTFUL ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT JUDGMENTS OR ANOTHER "SERMON." Harm reduction psychotherapy WORKS in the treatment of addictions whether it be alcohol, substances, food, or behaviors.

TRAUMA Untold numbers of people have suffered sexual abuse, earthquakes, fires, floods, deaths and indescribable pain. Many carry this pain with them a lifetime. The sense of dread that eventually it will "win" over their lives is unbearable. Some of the most dramatic breakthroughs come with trauma. It is as if our "readiness to heal" is lying dormant. Therapy modalities such as EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing), REBT (rational emotive therapy) as well as DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) can be drawn upon to produce solution focused and results oriented change! Come out of the darkness, take a risk to find some salve for those emotional wounds - "the tree of life yielded fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations (Rev. 22:2)

ANXIETY "a persistent or transient feeling of fear, dread, nervousness in social situations" The kind of problem that holds so many back from their full potential. Anxiety often seems to be present for no apparent reason. Let's explore AT YOUR PACE AND READINESS this "ball and chain" called anxiety. Anxiety and some mood disorders are actually the most responsive to therapy of most disorders...so there is HOPE!
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