Tips for Fresno families, individuals and married couples on a variety of counseling and therapy related topics.
Nov 15, 2018
Lots of people hear the words cognitive behavioral therapy and they immediately think of serious mental defects. But this is just not true. Cognitive behavioral therapy is making its way into everyday counseling sessions and into group discussion. It is just a different form of treatment. It is not just for those with serious mental health issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on a particular way an individual thinks and behaves to deal successfully with their emotional, behavioral and social issues. It is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the "here and now" rather than past events. CBT works by changing our behaviors and beliefs by learning new strategies to help cope with the issues and problems we currently face.
Oct 31, 2018
Have you lost hope? Has someone told you that your anxiety is chronic and you will always deal with the negative effects? Anxiety is natural. It has a functional purpose, but it can sometimes take over your life. When this happens, counseling is the best way to work with a professional and figure out the cause. Once you do that, it is time for change!
Let's say that you experience some kind of change in your life. Maybe the change is not so good. Obviously, it's going to be tough for you to adjust to this change. But let's also consider what might happen if you experience a good change. Even a good change can be difficult to adjust to.
Oct 11, 2018
There's no doubt that therapy can be one of the most effective ways to combat anxiety. Medication can keep the shaking and the racing heart at bay, but it can't teach you how to reshape your anxious thoughts into more rational ones. But for many people, getting help isn't as easy as it sounds.
Oct 04, 2018
When a person is living with anxiety or trauma-related disorders, he or she might commonly feel "stuck" in the past or the future. With anxiety and PTSD, it can be common to relive past moments and worry about future ones. When the anxiety is at its strongest, it can feel like sailing off into the stratosphere or being caught up in a cyclone. In a moment of intense anxiety or a panic attack, it can be difficult to feel as though you are rooted in the moment, or even rooted to yourself. Grounding skills can help.
Sep 27, 2018
If you have been looking for counseling services, you may have read information about how change is achieved in counseling sessions. You may have seen information about different counseling modalities, or types of therapy. Good therapy comes in all different shapes and packages, many of which are used very widely. CBT is one of these types of therapy.
Sep 20, 2018
Anxiety is a fear that feeds on itself. Unlike, say, disappointment, disordered anxiety does not go away on its own when left untreated. One of the most powerful ways of dealing with anxiety is through enlisting the help of an experienced professional. But there are also some things you can do on your own to help manage your anxiety in the in-between times.
Sep 13, 2018
One of the sources of anxiety for many people is work. And if you're a woman, you might experience even more anxiety if you're working on a predominantly male team. You might occasionally feel shocked at the sexist banter. Or you might feel left out when the other team members and potential customers go to all-male events. Or you might even feel like you're being subtly checked out in a way that can't exactly be called sexual harassment but isn't really comforting either. So what's a woman supposed to do?
Sep 06, 2018
Dogs can help remedy childhood anxiety. Certain types of anxiety such as social and separation seem to be particularly helped. It is possible that interaction with pet dogs often act as an icebreaker and stimulate conversation and interaction. This effect alleviates social anxiety through what is called the social catalyst effect. The companionship that dogs offer often alleviate separation anxiety and help strengthen attachment.