Living Better Counseling Services
Alcoholism Dual Diagnosis Infertility
Sedative, Hypnotic or Anxiolytic Dependence Women's Issues OCD
Drug Dependence Self-Esteem Life/Work Balance
Grief and Loss Depression Relationship Issues
ADHD Mood Disorders
Anger Management Trauma
Behavioral Issues Opioid Dependence
Bipolar Disorder Family Discord
Individual, Couple, or Family Therapy
When receiving services at Living Better Counseling we support individuals, couples, or families explore how they can live each day better than the last. Together, we can define what is getting in the way of Living Better by setting goals and therapeutically work through issues in a safe, warm, and secure environment. Whether you are experiencing job stressors, living day to day, relationships issues, chemical dependency, or chronic mental health concerns we can address issues interfering with daily functioning.
Living Better Counseling offers 6 week group therapy sessions in a variety of group therapy topics. This month we will be providing a teen self esteem workshop.
Peer Consultation Groups
Living Better Counseling believes in collaboration and connection with other community providers. Once a month LBC hosts peer consultation groups for local psychotherapist to come together and network with one another.
Living Better Counseling offers quality supervision to MSW registered interns seeking supervision for licensure.
When receiving services at Living Better Counseling, each person and situation can be addressed using a variety of treatment techniques. It is important as a consumer, that you have some basic knowledge of the treatment you will be receiving. Read below to learn about treatment techniques you may experience at Living Better Counseling.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
The philosophy of Living Better Counseling is to think better, feel better, and live better. This can be achieved through the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques or CBT. CBT is based of the idea that an individual’s cognitions or thoughts can potentially be errors in thinking that fuel mental health problems such as depression. These thought errors are also know as cognitive distortions or thought distortions. When an individual carriers several thought distortions they can influence an individuals behaviors and emotions negatively causing anxiety, depression, drug use, low self confidence, or any self defeating behaviors.
When receiving CBT at Living Better Counseling, the individual and the therapist work together to examine thought patterns that may be repetitive, know as automatic negative thoughts. These thoughts potentially sabotage success and happiness, which may make someone feel sad or anxious. Once the automatic negative thoughts are extracted, they can be replaced with different thoughts which the individual rehearses to create healthier thought patterns. With healthy thought patterns in place less distressing thoughts occur and less self defeating behaviors exist causing one to think better, feel better, and live better.
Client-Centered Therapy is used to help improve self-esteem, assist in helping you develop a sense of control that comes from within yourself, help you become more open to experiencing new possibilities in your life, and develop increases flexibility with outlook and copping styles. These objectives can be achieved by the therapist following the lead of the individual and regard you as your own expert on your own life and experiences. The role of the therapist is to provide a genuine, warm, supportive and caring environment. Which you can figure out your own problem and the key to resolve issue through self-actualization.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT was developed to treat individuals experiencing overwhelming emotions and symptoms of boderline personality disorder. Recent research has confirmed successful application of DBT for the treatment of eating disorders. The word “dialectic” refers to the examination of contradictory thoughts one might have and accepting them all at the same time. One of the primary techniques of DBT is to learn how to accept yourself, with all of your problems, while simultaneously acknowledging that basic changes need to be made if your life is going to improve.
CBT and DBT have similarities by exploring thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT looks further into the interaction between the individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and by identifying how they interfere with an individual’s life and relationships. DBT can help reduce or eliminate suicidal and self harming behaviors by developing a set of skills that help reduce emotional reactivity, problem solve, improve relationships, improve control of self destructive behaviors, and help tolerate emotional discomfort.
Bibliotherapy is a type of therapy that uses a book to aid in exploring and/or solving issues you may be experience during the therapeutic process. Selecting reading material relevant to current life situation can serve as a healing experience during adverse times. Bibliotherapy was developed to work in conjunction with traditional therapy. At any given moment during therapy I may assign chapters or an entire book to use in conjunction with talk therapy. Below are several suggested readings in various therapeutic topics. Click on images below to find out about book or purchase.
Solution-Focused Therapy or SFT, is a practical brief form of therapy that spends little time speaking about a detailed history of your problem, analyzing its origins, or giving a diagnosis. Instead SFT, is a collaborative process that moves your life toward a goal that you value. Through therapeutic collaboration between you and the therapist we explore past accomplishments by distinguishing steps necessary to bring about change. The purpose of SFT is to increase insight that the individual is more resourceful and capable of dealing with problems than they give themselves credit for, they just have to be reminded of their skills and success.
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