Psychology Information (relationship)
Do relationship problems seem to plague you and undermine your calm and happiness?
It seems we can't coexist with our partners without the inevitable misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and disagreements. It's a natural part of the human experience to have relationship struggles.
Most of the time when we have relationship issues, our knee-jerk reaction is to blame the other person. We view our partner as the one responsible for our wounded feelings and reactions. It's his or her bad behavior and thoughtlessness that pushes our buttons and creates drama.
What are common relationship problems? They include:
In this article, you'll learn...
Unfortunately, most couples wait until the critical stage before they visit a counselor. This makes it less likely that the closeness and trust between the couple can be healed and restored.
If you see any signs of chronic difficulties between you and your partner, or you aren't able to navigate your issues on your own, go to a counselor right away.
Don't wait until your issues become so overwhelming that you've lost the desire to work on them. Put your relationship first by taking this necessary step.
Select for full article on Relationship from liveboldandbloom.com. The article includes: Communication is a top relationship problem, Active listening, Personal responsibility, Using “I feel” statements, Asking open-ended questions, Reflecting back, Using collaborative language, Taking time-outs When anger erupts, and more. Find out how West Hartford therapists, couples counselors, and psychologists can use counseling and psychotherapy to help with relationship problems.
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Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances, such as:
Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia) is a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years. A person diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder may have episodes of major depression along with periods of less severe symptoms, but symptoms must last for two years to be considered persistent depressive disorder...
Select for full article on Depression from National Institute of Mental Health NIMH. The article includes: Signs and symptoms, Risk factors, Treatment and therapies, and Medications. Find out how West Hartford therapists, couples counselors, and psychologists can use counseling and psychotherapy to help with depression.
Psychology Information (anxiety)
It's one thing to worry about traffic making you late for an important appointment.
Or about a heavy thunderstorm blowing down the big tree over your house.
Or about your teenager taking the car out alone for the first time.
These situations merit a bit of worry. A negative outcome is possible.
But if you are a chronic worrier, then you've experienced worry on steroids — the kind of worry that is your constant companion and puts your stomach in knots. It's the worry that cycles in your head like a worn out tape playing over and over again with the same dire messages about things that rarely come to pass.
Chronic worry is debilitating and exhausting, and it can lead to generalized anxiety and even a full-blown depression if the cycle isn't broken. It robs your peace of mind and joy in life, even when there is nothing unpleasant or difficult actually happening in your world.
Some worry is good when it is proportionate to the actual situation you are worrying about. It is part of our survival instinct and can prod us into finding solutions and protecting ourselves from danger.
But if your worry is out-of-proportion to the thing you are worrying about, or if you are worrying about the possibility of something happening with very little or no evidence that it will come to pass, then your worry is a problem. It can negatively impact your relationships, your career, and your overall health...
Select for full article on Anxiety and Worry from liveboldandbloom.com. The article includes: Why do worriers worry, Treatment for chronic worry, Worry awareness training, Coping with uncertainty, Challenging positive beliefs about worry, Problem-solving training, Imaginary exposure to core fears, and more. Find out how West Hartford therapists, couples counselors, and psychologists can use counseling and psychotherapy to help with anxiety.
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Call 860-206-4105, Psychologist CT License Number 001379
Specialty Issues: Relationship, Marriage, Trust, Communication, Self-Esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Eating, Stress.
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Be sure to talk directly with the therapist. If they are busy, they'll likely soon return your call. Talking with their receptionist, instead, will not give you the intuitive sense you need to make the appropriate choice. And in the unlikely event a therapist is not responsive, trust your intuition and move on to interviewing other professionals. NOTE: If you leave a message, be sure to slowly and clearly state your contact information. Say your first or full name, your main phone number with three-digit area code, and the best times you can be reached - at least three time ranges work best to avoid telephone tag.
The following is an interview format that is brief and designed to be comfortable, while highly informative. Asking SOME or ALL of the questions can help you effectively choose an appropriate therapist.
TO BEGIN THE INTERVIEW - simply say something like "I heard about you through (name the resource you used) and I'd like to ask a few brief questions about your services."
1 - What is your fee per session? Most therapists charge a certain fee per session no matter how many people attend with you. Psychiatrists are MD physicians. Having medical and medication expertise, they tend to charge higher.
If you qualify under financial hardship, ask the therapist whether they can help you on an affordablity scale. If you have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, ask if the therapist accepts them.
2 - How many minutes is your session? Most therapists provide 45, 50, 55, or 60 minutes per session.
3 - Is your therapy office located in an office building or in your home? Be sure you feel comfortable with the location.
4 - Ask any questions about personal requirements. For example: Does your office have wheelchair access?
5 - What areas do you specialize in? Get a sense whether the therapist has the appropriate expertise to effectively help you with your issues.
6 - How long have you been in private practice? Of course the more experience a therapist has, the more effective they may be. But also consider related experience prior to their private practice.
7 - Do you focus more on connections with the past and the family, or more in the present? Get a sense whether their therapy approach can effectively help you with your issues.
8 - Do you provide any training or techniques to achieve specific goals? Get a sense whether the therapist can help you learn to improve specific life skills, for example, how to handle stress, anger or communication.
9 - Do you tend to listen and offer careful insights, or be more interactive through frequent feedback, or directive by challenging and confronting more? Get a sense whether their therapy style can work effectively for you.
10 - What hours do you have openings? Upon choosing a therapist, be sure to reserve an opening within a week or two. Though it may not be on the day or time you prefer, the therapist will accommodate you as soon as possible.
TO END THE INTERVIEW - simply say something like "I appreciate your time, and when my research is complete I may call you to schedule an appointment."
IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS - trust your intuition. The therapist you feel the most comfortable with and who sounds the most competent is the one most likely to be appropriate for your needs and preferences.
And in the event, after one or more visits you believe the therapist is not appropriate for you, feel free to discontinue. You can always interview more therapists until you are satisfied with your choice. Carefully choosing your therapist will most likely get you the results you want and need.
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