Hello! I am Alexandra Rivera a Bilingual (English/Spanish) LPC-A WELCOME!
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Frisco, TX
Supervised by Mysti Hively LPC-S
Family therapy is a type of treatment designed to help with issues that specifically affect families' mental health and functioning. It can help individual family members build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system. Some of the primary goals of family therapy are to create a better home environment, solve family issues, and understand the unique issues that a family might face.
Over the course of a lifetime, a person can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Some of these changes, such as marriages, births, and new jobs, are generally positive, although they may be accompanied by their own unique stressors. Other major life transitions, such as moving, retirement, or entering the “empty nest” phase of life may cause a significant amount of stress. Those who find themselves experiencing difficulty coping with life transitions may find it helpful to speak
Anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion, and you might experience higher anxiety levels before a first date or before giving an important presentation. However, when a person feels consistent and overwhelming anxiety, it might become a mental health condition. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental health conditions characterized by excessive fear, worry, and apprehension.
It is a non-directive form of talk therapy, meaning that it allows the client to lead the conversation and does not attempt to steer the client in any way. This approach rests on one vital quality: unconditional positive regard. This means that the therapist refrains from judging the client for any reason, providing a source of complete acceptance and support (Cherry, 2017). One important aspect is that the therapist must exhibit unconditional regard: accept and care for the client as they are.
CBT therapists emphasize what is going on in the person’s current life, rather than what has led up to their difficulties. A certain amount of information about one’s history is needed, but the focus is primarily on moving forward in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, patients/clients are helped to develop coping skills and achieve the change needed.
Addiction is a chronic illness. People who have it are likely to relapse. Once you’re through detox, you’ll probably need lifelong treatment that includes counseling and possibly medication. Counseling is a mainstay of substance abuse treatment for many people. Psychotherapy can also treat other mental health conditions that often play a role in substance abuse.