Have you ever walked into a social situation where a divorced couple is there, perhaps with new partners or even new spouses, and the tension is palpable, stress and discord so apparent that it makes you want to leave immediately?
Or perhaps it’s a close friend or family member that has gone through a divorce so filled with anger and hostility that the two individuals have become people you no longer recognize.
When encountering or experiencing these angst-filled divorces, one quickly realizes that the marriage is over, but the relationship, however contentious, continues.
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) and other psychologists recommend divorce counseling or therapy, a relatively new therapeutic concept designed to re-structure relationships between partners and spouses. Professional counselors are trained to help couples shift their relationships from an emotional bloodbath to more of a non-emotional, practical relationship. These counselors or therapists are licensed mental health practitioners specializing in helping couples set ground rules for constructive ways to engage and get along – essential for creating a sense of peace and well being.
This is a type of peace that almost all professionals agree is imperative when children are involved. Children remember the pain and discord of acrimonious divorce battles long after the divorce – into their own adulthoods – sometimes necessitating later counseling or therapy to work through these troubling memories. And divorced parents who respect and treat each other well model a form of cooperation that teaches their children valuable life skills.
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- Selecting the right medication and treatment plan based on the individual’s needs.
- Inform / educate the person involved in the action and effects of the prescribed drug.
- Changes in medications prescribed based on unique causes if patients fail to adhere to the drug.
- Side effects are addressed with full sympathetic attention when a person reports about them.
Suicidal tendencies are the propensity for a person to have suicidal ideation or to make suicide attempts.
Making the choice to go to couples counseling can feel like a very big step. It involves admitting that things are not perfect in your partnership, which is often tough to do and scary to admit. And if you are not particularly familiar with what therapy is all about, it can feel mysterious and confusing, not to mention it can involve considerable effort — finding an appropriate provider, figuring out insurance and other financial aspects of the commitment, coming up with a time to fit into everyone’s schedule. Often, the idea of seeing a marriage or couples therapist sits on the back burner, with one or both parties thinking that it may be a good idea, but also feeling unsure of how to proceed — and of whether their specific problems can really be helped.
To help demystify the process, I’ve outlined some common issues that indicate that a couple could potentially benefit from seeing someone. It’s important to remember that most therapists, both for couples and individuals, offer some version of a free consultation to let you decide whether they might be a good fit for you. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions — the earlier, the better — so that if it’s not a good match, you can move on.
Everyone’s relationships are different. But sometimes we face similar issues.
Whatever you’re going through in your relationship, it can be comforting to know that you’re not alone. Our counselors have put together some practical tips to help you with the most common relationship problems.
Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
“Dysphoria” is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with your normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities.
People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that their gender does not match their biology.
For example, a person who has a penis and all other physical traits of a male might feel instead that he is actually a female. That person would have an intense desire to have a female body and to be accepted by others as a female. Or someone with the physical characteristics of a female would feel her true identity is male.
Feeling that your body does not reflect your true gender can cause severe distress, anxiety, and depression. “Dysphoria” is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with your normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities.
Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function.
Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy — a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health professional. Through sex therapy, you can address concerns regarding sexual function, sexual feelings and intimacy, either in individual therapy or in joint therapy with your partner. Sex therapy can be effective for individuals of any age, sex or sexual orientation.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It focuses on individual psychotherapy and group skills to help people learn and acquire new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT is inclusive of skills such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences, i.e., make the unconscious conscious. It is only having a cathartic (i.e., healing) experience can the person be helped and “cured.”