Anxiety is a fear the mind creates that doesn’t seem to slow down or let up. It can be related to one topic or many and is based on something bad that could happen now or in the future. Anxiety without limits can a leave a person feeling overwhelmed, fatigued, and exhausted. With the right coping skills, anxiety can be managed and controlled.
Depression is an experience that many people will have, especially when going through difficult times. However, major depressive disorder is a mental health condition that affects people in a way that they need extra support. Depression can impact someone emotionally, mentally and physically. Through counseling, a person can learn how to cope with depression and be sure their basic level needs are met.
Trauma is the exposure to seriously stressful and often life threatening situations. Many people who have experienced trauma have an overwhelming thought that something is very, very, wrong but have no ability, capacity, or understanding of how to stop it. There are some who have gone through traumatic experiences and assume everyone goes through things like that. So for many years, they don’t realize they have gone through trauma at all. La Luz Counseling is here to help with that.
CBT is a type of approach that focuses on changing a person thinking towards the world, rather than expecting the world to change. By focusing on the things we can control, it helps to have a sense of empowerment that leaves us feeling motivated and capable of feeling different. Through CBT you catch the negative thinking and distortions that sound like that truth, but actually aren't (ie: "I'm never going to be good enough," "I'm not loveable.")
Is a type of therapy approach that helps clients live in the moment, cope with their emotions and finds ways to build healthy relationships. DBT can help a person take control of their emotions and not the other way around. DBT will also focus on ways to be more aware of themselves and other people around them so they can build good healthy relationships.
Trauma therapy is form of therapy used with people who have gone through a traumatic experience or experiences. Contrary to popular belief, talking about tough things that have happened to you in the past CAN help to feel differently. While it doesn't change WHAT happened to you, it can change how you feel about it and how to cope with triggers of it.