Many of us will experience situations that we may not be able to resolve on our own. All forms of emotional and relational stress, including anxiety, depression or behavioral issues are simply extensions of normal human experience. A willingness to understand rather than criticize or judge is the first step toward reducing the burden of emotional pain.
The goal of treatment is to learn about what your stressors are trying to tell you and develop and strengthen the healthy aspects of your personality so that they can bring into balance the natural obstacles we all experience at one time or another.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
But are not limited to
- Self-Destructive Life Patterns
- Chaotic Relationships
- Anger Management
- Relationship Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
- Self-Esteem / Self-Worth
- Sexual Addiction/Porn Addiction
- Substance Abuse
Dr. Craig M. Hands
This particular way of relating to one‘s self and the world is associated with regular feelings of sadness, self-criticism and a need to be perfect. When faced with painful life problems such as being rejected or mistreated, these individuals feel that it must be their fault.
When one talks about the self we are actually referring to multiple aspects or dimensions of what appears to be one self- the self you recognize in the mirror each morning. In actuality we all have multiple selves. These selves generally work as a unit to address certain needs we have.
Our family influences the way we interact and communicate with others. Family Therapy is focused on each family member, both individually and as a group. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family’s circumstance.
For some people what best describes their relationship with the world, themselves and others, is one of anxiety. Typically such individuals have no idea of what they are anxious about and except to describe their daily life as being enveloped in a state of global “free-floating” anxiety. This state is frequently described as the experience of being “nervous” all of the time.