Women's Mental Health Concerns
- 1 out of 5 women in the U.S. experience mental health concerns that can be treated. Everyday circumstances can pile up to the point they become serious causes of depression, anxiety, stress, physical health issues, unhappy relationships, and poor self-image.
- Common factors:
- Changes in thought patterns or feeling hopeless
- Stress-induced physical ailments: heart issues, headaches, anxiety
- Physical and emotional outcomes of chronic relationship problems
- Over a life span every person encounters the challenges that each stage of development brings. We cannot always know how life will turn out, but we can encourage an environment for positive human flourishing.
- Socioemotional development
- Cognitive development through the lifetime
- Resilience through divorce, career changes, retirement or grief
- Although our culture continues to encourage all people to fit into the norms of societal acceptance there is a strong movement for greater self-acceptance, personal awareness, and body positivity. With the purpose of rewiring thoughts, feelings, and emotions toward
- more positive actions and reactions, it is also possible to become attuned to positive body image through
- Critical thinking
Faith-Based Growth and Flourishing
- When there is greater understanding of self, one has more freedom to determine the next actions they will take. Whether a person is motivated by their faith or by the desire for more life satisfaction, human flourishing has been a focal point of happiness for centuries.
- Through spiritual beliefs a Christian counselor can use the fruit of the Spirit and other biblical values to approach the ebbs and flows of life. Interestingly, both psychologically and theologically confront all people with deep questions like
- Who am I?
- Why am I like this?
- What is the answer
- How will I change
Pre-Marital Counseling SYMBUS and Prepare/Enrich Certified
- Cognitive processing
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- After any type of great loss, the grieving process brings healing. Although it is common to avoid the intense emotional pain of loss, grief changes the brokenness of a hurting soul. Avoidance is a natural reaction to pain and is supported by our culture. It is not often that we are taught to grieve. Most people do not have a model for grief when they need it. Grief is a part of life that is unavoidable, and you do not have to walk through your grief alone. The most known stages of grief therapy are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Recently a sixth stage has been added, finding meaning after loss. The pivot point in grief is when hope and healing begin, and new pathways are open.