Individual & Family Counseling

Individual Counseling in Erie, PA

When you come in to meet with a counselor, you will discuss your strengths, weaknesses and concerns in order to establish what you want to achieve during therapy. Together with your therapist, you will define your treatment and the best approach for you. You may choose cognitive therapy, anxiety therapy, EMDRdrug and alcohol counseling, marital counseling and referrals to physicians for medication evaluation and management as part of your individual counseling.

Because we are not physicians, we do not prescribe medicine. However, we will work closely with your primary care physician and a psychiatrist, if necessary, to coordinate your care.

Individual Counseling Erie, PA
Q: What is PTSD?
A: PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a mental disorder that sometimes develops in persons who have experienced a traumatic event, such as military combat, or have been the victim of sexual assault. Symptoms can include anxiety, nightmares, depression, anger, daytime flashbacks, and paranoia. Counseling can help a person suffering with PTSD to resolve the past experience and move on with their life in the present.

Q: What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
A: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. It is characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the associated anxiety or by a combination of such obsessions and compulsions. Some common symptoms of the disorder include excessive washing or cleaning; repeated checking; extreme hoarding; preoccupation with sexual, violent or religious thoughts; an aversion to particular numbers; etc.

Family & Individual Counseling Sessions

When individual members of a family are dealing with emotional issues, the entire family can be affected by that person’s distress. It is often helpful to approach the situation with a family systems approach. In this way, spouses’ and children’s needs are taken into consideration. Even a silent member of the family may show their distress in quiet ways that don’t call attention to their pain. By involving spouses and children, healing can occur across the family.

Depression Therapy Erie, PA

We can help families dealing with all of the following emotional issues and more:

  • Work-Related Stress
  • School-Related Stress

  • Development Stress
  • Loss of a Job

  • Loss of Family Members
  • Loss of Financial Standing

For more information on Marriage and Family Counseling please visit:
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

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