Individual therapy is commonly sought when presenting issues become "unmanageable." Some common reasons individuals seek therapy are when they are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief & loss, anger, and challenging life circumstances. With the right therapeutic approach and counsel, some people may find brief therapy (six to twelve sessions) with a solution-focused approach helpful. Other times, presenting issues tend to run deeper and become more complex. When you come to your first session, we provide a thorough, comprehensive assessment to examine the issues you are facing. We will be able to advise within the first meeting whether brief therapy is right for you, or if more intensive therapy is needed. Your treatment will be tailored and individualized to meet your unique needs.
No relationship is "perfect." It is normal for all partners to have conflicts, hardships, and challenges. Being able to overcome struggles is an important component of sustaining a meaningful, balanced, and rewarding relationship. If you've become "stuck" in trying to solve a relational/marital issue, couples therapy may be an appropriate service. We are experienced in helping couples develop and implement strategies to find solutions that work for their unique needs.
Families commonly seek services when there has been a dispute, tension, or when communication issues are unresolved and may have reached what feels like a breaking point. Family therapy can help each individual improve communication, resolve conflicts, and learn new ways of relating to or identifying with other members of the family unit. Family therapy can help strengthen bonds and create ways in which each family member finds support, love, and encouragement.
Advanced Trauma Therapy
According to the National Trauma Institute and the Centers for Disease Control, trauma is the third leading cause of death across all age groups. Trauma is defined as "a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically" (www.goodtherapy.org). An easier way of understanding this concept is that trauma is any terrible life event that has occurred. If you have experienced a traumatic event, but were unable to recover (emotionally, psychologically, work/interpersonal issues), it may mean the traumatic event has not had the proper time to process. The therapists at Heber Springs Counseling are trained in treating complex trauma issues and PTSD. We used research-based techniques that have proven successful in treating children, adolescents, and adults.