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What We Treat

The Basics

The “bio” part of this theory asserts that some people are born more sensitive to emotional stimuli than others. They’re genetically predisposed to feeling emotions more strongly or picking up on subtle emotions that others do not detect.

This high level of sensitivity can quickly lead to intense moods and emotional overload, often coming out of nowhere and hitting like a ton of bricks. The inability to regulate these emotions can lead to impulsive behavior and strong reactions to emotional triggers.

The "Social Component"

The “social” component of the model relates to a person’s environment, including our relationships as well as our general society, which often encourages us to show some emotions and hide others.

The feedback from the environment can be invalidating at times, signaling that our emotions are wrong, that we are overreacting, or that we “should” feel differently and push away the negative thoughts.

Additionally, our environment can reinforce our out-of-control emotions if people give in to them.  We come to learn that they are effective in getting what we want. 

Tell-tale Signs You or a Loved One May Need Help

We Can Help:

If you or a loved one are struggling with some of the above challenges related to emotion regulation, we are here to help. The gold standard treatment for people experiencing pervasive emotion dysregulation is Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT. DBT is a therapy that focuses on finding a middle path, or dialectic, between acceptance and change. 

The Mental Health Conditions We Treat:

Eating disorders are mental health conditions that affect individuals of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They’re characterized by abnormal eating behaviors that can significantly impact physical and emotional health.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a common experience that many people face at some point in their lives. It’s a feeling of unease or worry that can range from mild to severe and can manifest in different ways.

Addiction

Addiction is a complex and often misunderstood disease that affects millions of people around the world. Common signs of addiction may include secretive behavior surrounding substance use.

Depression

Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that affect individuals of all ages, genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They’re characterized by abnormal eating behaviors that can significantly impact physical and emotional health

Black, Indigenous, & People Of Color (BIPOC)

As a therapy practice, we understand the importance of mental health and wellness for individuals from all backgrounds. We provide a safe and supportive space for clients to work through their challenges and achieve their goals.

Emotional Dysregulation

Emotional dysregulation is a common issue that many individuals face, yet it’s often misunderstood and overlooked. It refers to the inability to manage one’s emotions effectively, resulting in intense and often unpredictable emotional responses.

LGBTQIA+

We will always strive to create a more inclusive community. All of the therapists at the Counseling Center Group believe that each client is the expert on their gender identity and authentic self, but may need a safe place to explore this freely.

Life Transitions

Life transitions can be both exciting and challenging. Whether you’re starting a new job, moving to a new city, or experiencing a major life change like marriage or parenthood, navigating these transitions can be stressful and overwhelming.

Mood Disorders

Health professionals use the term mood disorder to describe all types of depression and bipolar disorder. Mood disorders include major depression, dysthymia (dysthymic disorder), bipolar disorder, mood disorders induced by general medical conditions, and substance abuse disorders.

 

Relational Issues

We are human and built to connect to others. Yet so many of us feel unconnected and lonely, struggle with lack of intimate relationships or feel unfulfilled with the relationships we have. Relationships may include our intimate partner (or wish to have one), our friendships, and all of the other relationships we may have with family, colleagues, and in the community.

 

Social Skills

Social skills do not come naturally to everybody​ especially people who are diagnosed with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and other neurodivergent disorders. We can assist with decreasing the anxiety related to social interactions, improving communication skills,  reaching objectives, maintaining relationships, and prioritizing self-respect in interpersonal situations

 

Suicidal and Self-Harm Behaviors

At CCG, we pride ourselves on effectively treating those who need it the most. We understand that suicidal and self-harm behaviors as attempts to escape from intolerable pain. While many people experience these thoughts, there are other ways to address even the most unbearable anguish and despair.

 

Trauma

Trauma can have a profound impact on an individual’s emotional and physical well-being. Whether it’s the result of a single event or ongoing experiences, trauma can lead to feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness.

 

We Can Help.

If you or a loved one are struggling with some of the above challenges related to emotion regulation, we are here to help.

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