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    I post insights that I have here about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and various techniques that I've used to help people. Cool as that is, you gotta make your own choices. Its no replacement for professional advice or counseling, so just bear that in mind before you go taking my advice.
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Counseling Specialties

Anxiety Management and Reduction
I used to suffer from anxiety attacks myself. I used to have chest pains, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. However, over time I have developed tride and true methods to manage my anxiety, to the point where it doesn’t bother me much at all. I’ve shared these methods with others, and as a result, I’ve helped a lot of people overcome these same things. Mostly, this has much to do with recognizing what is and what isn’t in your control. Most people who get anxious are worry about and/or trying to control things they can’t control. So they freak out about it. I help people take that energy they would normally spend freaking out about stuff, and pour it into things they can control.

The Result: more productive, less anxious people and more happy lives!

Relationship Counseling
Let’s face it. Relationships are not easy. If they were, the divorce rate wouldn’t be high, and divorce lawyers would be out of a job. I’ve had my fair share of bad relationships, and I know what its like to be cheated on. I’ve also been happily married for 6 years now, and that is still going strong! So I know, to some extent, what works and what doesn’t. In my work with people I’ve begun to understand what it is that causes them to get into the the pitfalls of relationships, mostly because I’ve had enough relationship experience to relate to these situations, and apply my training appropriately.

I also call it down the middle. If you’re looking for someone to be on your side to gang up on your spouse, that’s just not me. I do however, look at both sides of the coin, and recognize where both sides can fix the problem. If I do see where someone is going wrong, I will call it out. That unsettles some people, but I’ve found that this approach has helped more than hurt.  🙂

Parental Counseling
Working with parents on how to help them raise their kids is something I’m passionate about. Raising human beings is harder now than it has ever been in my opinion, which is why I don’t have any children myself. I know, I know, where do I get off helping parents when I’m not a parent myself? Because I can appreciate the sacrifice and dedication it takes to raise these human beings so that they don’t do anything that will cause them to die or end up in jail. This involves making good choices, and sometimes when parents are in the emotions of disciplining their children they don’t make the best choices. More often than not, a child’s behavior patterns can be the result of the cause and effect relationship between how the child acts and how the parent responds to those acts. By being an outside party, not having raised the child myself, I can think about their behavior in, well, behavioral terms, and help parents implement a strategy to help reduce the problems they’re having.

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