Benefitting From Counseling
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Benefitting From Counseling

Unfortunately, I had a pretty traumatic childhood. My parents were always fighting, and I was faced with trying to decide what to do about my own personal feelings. When I got older, I knew that I needed to do something to relieve the stress that I was feeling even many years later, so I started focusing on going to counseling. My first few appointments were a little nerve-racking, but the counselor worked hard to make me feel comfortable. I was really impressed with how gentle and kind she was, and I felt really great about the progress I was making. This blog is all about benefiting from counseling.

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Benefitting From Counseling

  • Open-Ended Questions To Ask A Loved One In Hospice Care

    28 October 2016

    The time that a loved one spends in hospice care can be both horrible and wonderful for everyone involved. While the person who is facing the last days of their lives may be facing many different emotions, they may also be feeling a sense of joy at the celebration of all the years that they lived. Here are some questions that you may want to ask a loved one who is in hospice care to get to know them on a deeper level.

  • 3 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help You Control Depression

    27 October 2016

    If you suffer from depression, you may have several treatment options including medication and a variety of therapies. One type of therapy that may be beneficial depending on your personal experiences with depression is occupational therapy. Occupational therapy helps individuals define meaningful tasks in their everyday life and then engage in them in order to overcome a variety of mental health and cognitive issues. Below are three aspects of occupational therapy and how they may help you manage your depression.

  • Does Your Spouse Like Things Their Way? Could This Turn Abusive?

    27 October 2016

    When you get married, you might notice that your spouse begins acting in ways that you weren't expecting. For example, they might be very persistent that things go their way. While you want to accommodate their needs, there's a chance that they may be overly controlling, which could lead to serious problems. Why Spouses Are Controlling So your spouse likes to choose dinner or always wants to watch their television shows.

  • Co-Parenting Counseling Helps Remove Conflict For The Sake Of Your Children

    27 October 2016

    Just because the relationship between you and your spouse has ended in divorce doesn't mean that either of your relationships with your children have to suffer. But some divorced couples have difficulty cooperatively sharing in the responsibilities of raising their children following divorce. If you need help, co-parenting counseling is an option when one or both of you find it hard to keep personal feelings separate from parenting issues. How Co-Parenting Counseling Can Help

  • Behind The Beer Shades: Uncovering Your Reasons For Drinking And The Cause Of Your DUI

    27 October 2016

    Before you receive a DUI, or just after you have received your first DUI, you may want to consider DUI counseling from a location such as the Counseling Center of Illinois. This type of counseling exists to help people like yourself discover why you drink and why you drink to excess, as well as to help you understand and accept the causes of your DUI. DUI counseling may also work to help you reduce your DUI charges in some states, since participating in counseling shows your willingness to change and accept responsibility and your willingness to seek treatment for your mental health problems.