Counseling isn't just for "people with problems" anymore. Although many people wait until things are going wrong to get counseling, the truth is that counseling is as much about wanting "more" as it is about fixing a problem. Wanting to be more balanced, outgoing, happy, peaceful, productive or assertive are great reasons to seek counseling. At Well Beings, we can certainly help you change course if you are stuck or heading in the wrong direction, but our primary purpose is not only to help you fix a problem, but to enable you be more of who you want to be. Through our counseling and wellness strategies, we can help you work toward the "more" you want.
We use many counseling strategies to help you feel better, gain confidence and reach your goals. These include evidence-based counseling strategies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapies (MBCT). We also emphasize psycho-education and wellness education to help you improve your knowledge and provide you with practical wellness tools you can use to achieve your goals. We are well-versed in Twelve-Step, SmartRecovery and Dharma Recovery programs for addiction recovery. All counseling therapies and strategies are trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive.
Many life challenges do not involve mental-illness. However, when a mental illness is present, we assess and treat mood and behavior disorders such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, alcohol and substance use disorders, eating disorders, and behavioral addictions. We also work with individuals diagnosed with personality disorders. Whether we have a mental illness or not, we can all benefit from strategies that improve our lives.
Counseling works best when the brain is healthy and functioning well. Of course, by the time most of us seek counseling, we feel we are not functioning well at all. We often don't know where to start in finding a solution. Assessing mind-body wellness can be a critical piece in helping you find a solution. A wellness evaluation, including a food-wellness assessment, can give your counselor valuable information about your your overall health and wellness, and consider strategies that can enable you to approach counseling and the process of change with a sense of optimism and hope.