Services at Resurgence Counseling
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Meet the Team
How Can We Help?
Often individuals come in to see us because they are noticing themselves forming bad habits to cope with anxiety and stress.
We use a combination of talk therapy with solution focused skill building to help you feel more in control and balanced.
Learning to manage symptoms related to anxiety such as irritability, racing thoughts, excessive worrying, and difficulty sleeping can help you feel like you have control again. Therapy is a safe place for developing a plan to help with a qualified professional trained in effective therapy techniques such as cognitive behavior, dialectical behavior, and motivational interviewing.
Finding ways to cope both effectively and without compromising your overall health can be tricky but not impossible. Symptom management begins with finding the areas of your life that anxiety is present. Then finding ways to eliminate or manage the symptoms depending on your lifestyle and preferences.
Trauma Related Issues
When things happen to us that compromise our safety, security, or wellbeing we can have a hard time moving through the feelings associated with the trauma. Sometimes it is chronic headaches, perfectionism, people-pleasing, poor boundaries, or even isolation that make us realize we need help. Sometimes we have found things in this world that are great at taking care of the negative feelings (alcohol, food, sex, shopping…) but long-term can cause health or other negative issues.
Trauma work takes place mostly in the office setting unless you and the therapist decide telehealth is appropriate as well. Using a person-centered approach to treatment planning, you and the therapist find the best treatment approach to help achieve your goals.
Finding yourself in the throes of alcoholism or addiction can be one of the hardest battles to win and you shouldn’t be expected to do it alone. We use cognitive-based approaches as well as motivational interviewing to help you figure out the best treatment approach.
We also work with substance use within the family unit as this disease does not just affect the individual but instead everyone around them.
If you are like most indiviudals you have more to-dos and less time in your day. We can work on finding margin in your days and helping you take back your hours that feel lost to chaos daily. Developing new coping skills and processing through life stressors are both effective in helping you identify how you wish to live and making the plan for it. Therapy is a safe place for developing and discuss this plan with a qualified professional trained in effective therapy techniques such as cognitive behavior, dialectical behavior, and motivational interviewing.
It’s hard to be healthy when working in the helping profession. These demanding roles require special attention to work-life balance. The headaches, the restless nights, and the racing thoughts all feel like a rite of passage until you find yourself hating your job or you just don’t have any desire to care any longer. Sometimes we find things in this world that are great at taking care of negative feelings (alcohol, food, sex, shopping…) but long-term can cause health or other negative issues. You didn’t go to school to burn out within 5 years so let’s get things back on track.
Why Choose Us?
We will develop your treatment plan with your goals in the first few sessions. This is what will drive sessions but are not set in stone so if life changes we can adjust accordingly.
We pull from a myriad of therapies, modalities, and research to present best practices for treatment. We are deeply committed to staying on top of best practices and new research in treating mental health disorders.
You are in the drivers seat of treatment and have the power to change course at anytime. Your entire course of treatment should make sense to you.
Common Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms
You are stressed out at work and find it hard to shut it all down when you go to sleep. You notice that drinking a few drinks does the trick….. except when you wake up you have a headache, and the stress is still there. Or you find yourself overeating in your car in between meetings to make yourself feel better which works while you are eating but then you feel guilty and shameful for eating so much. The coping strategy gets rid of the trigger or stressor for that moment but will come with adverse side effects and often unforeseen consequences.
This all becomes very problematic when it impacts your functioning such unable to concentrate at work, no energy to play with your kids, preoccupation with the coping strategy, or it becomes ineffective all together in helping. Below are some common categories of maladaptive coping skills.
Recognition-seeking or Status-seeking: Overcompensates through impressing, high achievement, status, attention-seeking, etc.
Excessive Orderliness, Obsessionality: Maintains strict order, tight self-control, or a high level of predictability through order & planning, excessive adherence to routine or ritual, or extreme caution. Devotes extreme amounts of time to find the best way to accomplish tasks or avoid adverse outcomes.
Compliance, Dependence: Relies on others, gives in, seeks affiliation, passive, dependent, submissive, clinging, avoids conflict, people-pleasing.
Addictive Self-Soothing: Avoids by using addictions involving the body, such as alcohol, drugs, overeating, excessive masturbation, etc.
Psychological Withdrawal: Copes through dissociation, numbness, denial, fantasy, or other internal forms of mental escape
Social withdrawal, Excessive autonomy: Copes through social isolation, disconnection, and removal. May demonstrate an exaggerated focus on independence and self-reliance, rather than involvement with others. Sometimes retreats through private activities such as excessive tv watching, reading, recreational computing, or solitary work.
Compulsive Stimulation-seeking: Seeks excitement or distraction through compulsive shopping, sex, gambling, risk-taking, physical activity, novelty, etc.
There are a lot of reasons why someone may delay coming into therapy.
I had a bad experience in therapy and am afraid of it happening again!
First, let me say that I am deeply sorry you had a bad experience in therapy. I would like to believe that all of my therapy counterparts are just as badass as me and interested in feedback but I know this is not the case.
I am always curious about what I can do to help alleviate any stress upon entering therapy again. I cannot take back the bad experience but I assure you that I will do everything to make this one a better one. I aim to help everyone feel comfortable, supported, and helped in their time with me.
Therapy takes forever to work
Our clients on average report feeling a decrease in symptoms after the second session and many have completed their goals by the 3-4 month mark.
Therapy is super expensive
Therapy is an investment in you and your future. If our fees do not seem doable for you then there are other agencies or resources to utilize. Please make sure to look at all options before discounting therapy.
Therapist are going to judge me or tell me how to live my life
No, that sounds exhausting and I don’t have the energy for all of that. There is no room for judgment because we are focusing on you getting to where you want to be not my opinion on your life choices.
Therapy is for suicidal or sad people
Well I mean individuals who are suicidal or sad are more than welcome in therapy but therapy is set out to help a lot more people than that! The focus is on behavior, thought patterns, and action.
Therapist are stuffy or unapproachable
I can only answer this for myself but I really aim to be relatable, approachable, and down to earth. My authenticity and bluntness are characteristics that friends, family, and clients alike comment on. You will find me in leggings, cussing, and laughing if we do sessions together. The other therapists within the office are just as down to earth although probably aren’t as funny or cuss as much.
Have A Question?
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital