I am Donnie, a counselor and owner. My specialty is helping individuals, couples, and families achieve their life goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Mount Pleasant, MI
Counselors can help you become better communicators, develop strong relationship skills, and improve your family’s happiness. Keep in mind that the average couple waits 6 years before seeking therapy. This is a lot of time to let problems fester; at this point, troubled relationships are difficult to save. Instead, it's best to acknowledge problems early and seek therapy as soon as possible. Problems with relationships are not limited to romantic ones, even though that’s the most popular reason
Depression can happen at any age, but often begins in adulthood. Depression is now recognized as occurring in children and adolescents, although it sometimes presents with more prominent irritability than low mood. Many chronic mood and anxiety disorders in adults begin as high levels of anxiety in children. Examples of evidence-based approaches specific to the treatment of depression include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT).
Anxiety disorders can be treated in a variety of settings, depending on the severity of symptoms and the interventions required for safe care. In most cases, anxiety disorders can be treated effectively with counseling interventions, which are recommended as the first-line treatment. We begin with low-intensity, minimally intrusive interventions and move to more high-intensity, invasive therapies. Common treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)and relaxation techniques.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.
Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is a type of short-term therapy that is used to improve attachment and bonding in adult relationships.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a fairly new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy. It's growing in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD often occurs after experiences such as military combat, physical assault, rape, or car accidents.