- Medication Management
As the owner of The Mighty Acorn Counseling, I strive to help those in need of counseling in most areas. Your value is priceless.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Columbus, OH
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is "thinking therapy". The broader end goal is to change how the brain thinks about, reacts to, decides on, & relates to the highlighted subject. Whether that subject is addiction, anger, stress, or even something as passing a certain location while driving, we can use CBT to help the brain associate that topic differently. Re-association ultimately assists the brain to automatically deal with triggers, one trigger at a time.
Addiction counseling can mean multiple things (i.e. substance abuse, gambling, codependency, video games, internet, etc.). The techniques provided in sessions depends on the addiction, the root, the dual-diagnosis (i.e. depression or trauma), etc. Instant gratification is usually the first hurdle. By establishing goals and a treatment plan, small victories (& the energy put forth achieving them by the client) create opportunities to strive for the long term & large victories. Let's start small.
Every new client begins with psychological evaluation. This first session is important to open up the possibility of determining the main area for psychotherapy and in allowing each client to give details (in their own words) on topics that are integral for treatment. With an assessment as the starting point, small/short-term (and sometimes larger/long-term) goals are established. A small goal, along with detailed information, opens the door to effective mental health treatment.
Yes, I counsel on anxiety. But that is a very broad statement. Anxiety is very complex and completely individualized. The symptoms of an anxiety disorder can be misjudged as another mental or behavioral health disorder - or even as a physical disorder. Anxiety disorders can be scary, painful, emotional, and so much more. Although I cannot make anxiety disappear instantly, I do help guide my clients to relief that best suites each individual need.
Substance use disorder is a real mental health disease. It should be viewed as a disease. People do not choose their diseases and this disease (nor any others) discriminate by income, ethnicity, age, etc. Substance use disorders do not just go away or get better instantly. It takes time, talking, listening, knowledge, and a lot of skills. It doesn't matter the stage of your disease, the important piece is to keep trying day by day.
You matter. Depression is real. There is no one specific depression pinpointed program that is designed to help everyone the same. The first step is important. Making the appointment. While in my sessions for depression, it is okay to just talk about your day or to get into detail about everything. Sometimes just talking to someone without stigma beliefs or judgement is the best start to having peace of mind. I understand how very real depression is for anyone suffering in their own way.