Therapy is all about what’s going on with you and your inner demons. Research has shown that putting your worries into words has a significant therapeutic effect on the brain, you know it to be true. People are social creatures and talking about our troubles with our friends and family can help blow off steam. In so many cases however, we find our friends and family are ill-equipped to help us cope. In this blog we will be sharing valuable information to help you get through your mentally and emotionally difficult times, enjoy.
Coping with Stress
Coping can take many different forms. A person can cope by using a problem-focused or an emotionally-focused approach. A problem-focused approach is when the person attempts to change the stressor responsible for the distress. This form of coping is not always an option. Emotion-focused coping is used when a person must endure the stressor. This type of coping … Read moreRead More
Stress and its Stages
Stress is defined as “the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it”. These demands that cause the body to react and adapt can be positive or negative. The body’s biological response to stress occurs in three stages: The alarm reaction (AR) stage, the stage of resistance, and the stage of exhaustion. … Read moreRead More
Is it time for couples counseling?
Many couples struggle with the idea of counseling for different reasons. One reason is that starting counseling confirms there is a problem. Recognizing a problem can be very difficult. No one wants to admit there is something wrong with their relationship. It can be especially difficult to admit if you see all your friends doing … Read moreRead More
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is this approach right for me?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a clinical approach that helps people change their distressing circumstances by first changing the thoughts causing them. Chances are that if you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, lack of assertiveness, or adjustment issues the underlying thoughts are contributing in some way. One … Read moreRead More
Learn to Deal With Life’s Challenges
Acralys Diaz-Gonzalez opened ADG Marriage & Family Therapy to provide people a comfortable space where self-reflection and growth could take place. A licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), Acralys has been a practicing psychotherapist for ten years. Helping clients cope, find breakthroughs, and achieve personal growth is her passion. Promising personalized care, Acralys prioritizes client goals throughout therapy.