Events such as death, divorce, having a child, or losing a job can all be life-changing. Sometimes it takes months or years for individuals to feel normal again after something major has happened to them. When an adjustment seems very intense or seems to take a long-time to move forward with, counseling will help.
Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse
The misuse of a mood-altering substance. Some indications of a substance abuse problem: (1) recurrent use resulting in a failure to fulfill major obligations at work, school, or home; (2) recurrent use in situations which are physically hazardous (e.g., driving while intoxicated); (3) legal problems resulting from recurrent use; or (4) continued use despite significant social or interpersonal problems caused by the substance use.
We all experience being anxious from time to time - symptoms include heart racing, breathing changes, and muscle tension. When we become anxious for no apparent reason this can mean that we are dealing with something that is very bothersome, but we do not know the reasons why. Talking with a counselor helps us to identify concerns, and manage anxiety.
Multiple and/or major changes and demands can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope.
An irresistible impulse to perform an act over and over again is called a compulsion. Examples include repeatedly washing of hands, repeatedly checking things such as locks or doors, arranging items in a certain order, performing tasks a certain number of times, or collecting (hoarding) things that are of little value.
Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, reduced interest in activities, lost energy levels, and difficulty concentrating or paying attention that lasts for longer than 2 weeks.
Grieving may be associated with the death of someone, the ending of a significant relationship, the loss of a job, or any significant loss.
This is seemingly uncontrollable thoughts that disrupt an individual from performing everyday tasks or functions.
Increased conflict, poor communication, and betrayal of trust can severely harm, or end, important relationships.
The sense is that one is not good enough. Constant self-criticism.
Physical and Emotional Stress
The normal response to any perceived danger, threat, or hazard whether real or imagined.