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Individual Therapy is a counseling process which caters to your individual therapeutic needs one on one and incorporates several different interventions treatment styles and treatment modalities. You work with the therapist in a safe, caring and confidential environment to explore your feelings, beliefs, or behaviors while working through your challenges, trauma or pain. You identify the aspects of your life that you would like to change or better understand, set personal goals and work towards your desired change.
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married or partnered) works with a therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship that they would like to change. They then develop a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction, contentment, strengthen communication, promote intimacy and bonding and rebuild trust. By working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways.
Through Life Coaching we address matters having to do with career or personal goals and addresses obstacles that may be impeding you from growth and enhancement. You are empowered to move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give you the life you genuinely desire. You will be able to identify your goals and learn and implement skills that empower you to work towards reaching those identified goals. Interventions are designed for individuals at the crossroads who are dealing with life’s challenges (old and new). Coaching is conducted individually or in a group setting. We focus on learning skills that enable you to work towards surviving trauma, identifying healthy relationships, increasing self-esteem and assertiveness, improving parent/child relationships, identifying career goals or advancing, prioritizing finances and healthy and effective coping skills.
Family therapy is a counseling method that caters to the family. This is done by helping family members address specific issues that affect the psychological health of the family such as major life transitions, immediate family member struggling with an addiction, mental health diagnosis, medical issues, loss and grief, divorce, behavioral problems of children and adolescents and other immediate issues. Family counseling also helps family members improve communication, adjust to and or resolve conflicts by improving the system of interactions between the family members.
Group therapy is a counseling process in which a small group of people meet in a group setting with a group therapist to talk about a similar issue they have in common and are all struggling with. Under the direction of the group therapist members share and explore their feelings and behaviors, hear different points of views, learn coping strategies and receive encouragement and support from others facing similar issues.
Currently we hold a "Healing Narcissistic Abuse Support Group". This group is focused on giving survivors who have experienced Narcisstic abuse the tools and support that is needed to take their lives back and thrive!
t’s a daily struggle to get out of bed in the mornings. You don’t feel motivated or prepared to go about your day, whether that means taking care of your children, making plans with friends, or performing at work. You see the world through dark-tinted glasses and experience little joy in life. You feel hopeless and alone.
Depression is a very serious disorder that affects over 3 million people in the United States each year (Mayo Clinic, 2018). Depression impacts relationships, sleep quality, concentration, appetite, work functioning, and overall enjoyment and satisfaction.
Treatment for depression is tailored to your specific needs based on your symptom presentation. There is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment modality for depression so we combine elements of today’s most innovative and effective psychotherapy models. We work hand in hand with the client, as a team, to create a safe space for healing and recovery.
Constant worry. Insomnia. Racing thoughts. Fear or dread. You have difficulty concentrating at work, and you don’t feel present around your family and friends. You experience regular headaches, digestive issues, body pains, or fatigue that is unexplainable by medical illness. You are suffering from anxiety.
If you are experiencing anxiety that interrupts your daily life, kindly know that you are not alone. 40 million adults in the United States experience anxiety symptoms regularly. Fortunately, we are well-trained in treating anxiety. Working with us will allow, you will develop awareness of triggers, utilize coping strategies, and engage in mindfulness exercises such as meditation. We endeavor to provide creative, personalized interventions that are tailored to your particular needs and have found Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to be one of the most successful treatment models for rapid relief. We help you discover how to feel better while providing a safe space for your healing process to begin.
You’ve been impacted by trauma, either an event you experienced or one you witnessed. This could refer to, Sexual assault, Abuse, Violence, Accident/injury, Illness, or Sudden death. Your brush with trauma causes you to feel overly alert and reactive when you are reminded of the traumatic event. You often feel restless, have trouble sleeping, and may experience frequent nightmares. You face fear and anxiety regularly. You feel hopeless about the future because you don’t see an end in sight to your suffering.
There is a bright future in sight for those afflicted with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. We can help you overcome these symptoms while guiding you through the process of grief and healing. Through therapy, you can build greater awareness about the situations that upset you and learn how to engage in relaxation strategies to remain calmer when exposed to traumatic reminders. You may also be encouraged to connect with other trauma survivors to help you feel less alone. Building a skill set to address your trauma with and developing a support network can enable you to get back into the world again.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is the modality that we use to treat trauma.
Are you prone to outbursts of yelling, crying, or hitting things? Have you noticed that anger is negatively impacting your relationships at large? Do you often feel controlled by your emotions and want to learn how to manage your reactions?
Anger is a common emotion that is often triggered by external events beyond our control. Although we cannot control outside events and circumstances, we can learn how to respond to these events in healthier, more productive ways. Therapy teaches you anger management strategies that are successful at helping individuals gain control over their emotional reactions. Anger management treatment provides tools to decrease the intensity of your anger through relaxation and disengagement techniques, gain coping skills for stressful situations, and develop the awareness to self-regulate your own emotions. We tailor our treatment to your specific needs and preferences, allowing you to quickly benefit from results
We don’t always recognize abuse in relationships right away. Abuse can be subtle and happen over time, leaving you feeling hurt, isolated, and unsure of yourself. Perhaps you are being gas lighted into thinking you’re “crazy” when you catch your partner lying or cheating. Or, maybe your partner won’t take no for an answer about sex and it’s become easier to give in rather than upset them.
Relationship abuse takes on many forms, some of which are more transparent and recognizable than others. Types of abuse include: Physical, Sexual, Verbal/Emotional, Psychological, Financial, or Cultural/identity-based.
Perhaps you find yourself trapped in a cycle of abuse and are afraid to reach out for support, or simply don’t know where to turn. We can direct you to the resources and support you need to stay safe and protect yourself, family, or loved one from abuse. In therapy, we will develop safety plans while addressing the emotional impact of abuse to allow the healing process to begin. There’s no better time to take back control of your life. Let us safely help you.
Do you and your partner seem to disagree on everything, from small to significant issues? Does your relationship lack compromise, empathy, or understanding? Are you struggling with raising your children and feel overwhelmed when you have to make decisions about their well-being? Have you noticed that your children have been affected by a recent change? Does your partner or co-parent live in another city or country, making it difficult to resolve issues and remain connected?
Parenting, co-parenting and family issues are common in every household. It can be challenging to agree on parenting strategies or practice positive conflict resolution strategies, and sometimes you need extra help. Family counseling can benefit you and your loved ones through:
• Minimizing the impact of relationship issues between parents and caregivers on children
• Resolving disagreements
• Recovering from work, incarceration, or immigration-related separations
• Applying useful behavioral strategies with your children
You feel ashamed and embarrassed about your struggle with addiction. You or your loved one has been enduring an ongoing battle with alcohol or substance abuse that has destroyed relationships and caused significant stress. You no longer know how to face your addiction, or you are a friend or family member of an addict at a loss for how to help your loved one.
Support is an essential component when facing substance addiction or recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. At Prevail and Progress Counseling , our therapists endeavor to enable you to surpass recovery challenges by building a sturdy support system. If you struggle with addiction, we will assist you in finding local centers to aid in your treatment and recovery, including:
• Support Groups
• Nutritional Advice
• Psychiatrists and Physicians
We are well-trained in evidence-based practices of addiction treatment that will help you improve your understanding of addiction, learn coping skills to manage triggers, decrease stress and mental tension caused by substances, and reach your physical and emotional goals without letting addiction control you.
We also offer supportive counseling services and resources for the families and loved ones of alcohol and substance users. If someone in your life struggles with addiction, our therapists will teach you how to navigate healthy boundary-setting practices and stress management strategies to protect yourself while being supportive.
If you are currently having difficulty resolving conflict with someone important in your life, therapy can provide the support and guidance necessary for resolution.
Therapy can help you work through disagreements, communication problems, a recent medical diagnosis, an upcoming transition such as divorce, or any reoccurring conflicts you may be experiencing. With the help of one of our therapists, you can acquire strategies for conflict resolution including assertiveness training, relaxation techniques, mediation, improved problem solving, and better coping skills.
Are you currently undergoing a major life adjustment and need some extra support? Stage of life adjustments refer to common transitions that occur across the lifespan. Your life stage adjustment may take the form of:
• School Stage Transitions
• Starting a New Job
Significant life change can be stressful and may cause symptoms such as increased anxiety, sleep difficulty, mental or physical tension, irritability, and sadness. With assistance from our team of psychologists and therapists, we can help you navigate your transition to your next stage of life while providing support and the necessary coping skills to adjust well.
You feel like an outsider at work or school because you struggle to connect with others. Parties and social gatherings make you particularly nervous. You struggle to maintain conversations with people and worry that you are not interesting or socially appropriate.
At Lotus Counseling Center, we know it can be difficult to know what to say or do around others. Social skills may become impaired as a result of developmental disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning issues, relational style, trauma, depression and anxiety. We provide psychological services aimed at improving a person’s ability to engage in social situations in a healthy way.
Therapy techniques that build social skills include:
• Conversational Skills
• Role Play
• Relationship Coaching
• Practice in the Real World
Learning appropriate social skills lays the foundation for a lifetime of meaningful relationships and better functioning in many spheres of life. Don’t put your social life on hold any longer; seek counseling today.
Do you face particular issues that are unique to life as an African American or Black Individual? Are you seeking a supportive and culturally-sensitive therapist who can understand your individual challenges?
At Prevail and Progress Counseling, we strive to remain aware of the particular stigmas and prejudices faced by the Black community. We value and acknowledge the impact of racial identity within the therapeutic process.
Do you feel singled out or underestimated because of your race, culture, gender, or identity status? Do people make pre-judgments about your personality or ability based on your appearance? Have you been victimized due to your minority status? Do these difficult experiences weigh heavily on you, affecting your mood, and coping strategies, even interfering with opportunities to get ahead?
Minority stress is a very real issue that significantly impacts members of minority groups on a daily basis. Interpersonal prejudice and discrimination based on race, culture, or identity are some of the main causes of minority stress. Poor social support systems, low socioeconomic status, and our political atmosphere cause minority individuals to experience high levels of stress. Examples of minority groups who may be likely to experience minority stress include:
• Racial Minorities
• Differently-able Individuals
• LGBTQIA+ community
If you find that you are experiencing stress related to being a minority, therapy can help you through providing support, building a community, and practicing stress management strategies to reduce the impact of minority stress on your day-to-day life. Build on your own resilience with help from Prevail and Progress Counseling