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ISSUES & NEEDS

If you’ve landed here, you are likely going through some life challenges and are seeking for solutions and support.

There are many reasons why someone wants to seek therapy. It can be from everyday challenges or support to accomplish a goal, to dealing with big life challenges like mood dis oorders, personality disorders, medical disorders, life stressors, and so on.  Whatever the reason is that you’ve landed here, you’re brave for taking the leap and doing your research. We hope this list of common issues as well as articles and blogs help.  If you’d like to schedule a session with one of our therapists, our client care team are here to help you.  

Specialized Types of Therapy

There are countless types of Therapy and it can become overwhelming if you’re looking to start therapy.  Some fall within a category of age or life status. While others fall into a cateogory of modalities and therapy approaches. While there are many beyond this list, here are some of the most common types and modalities.

If you’re looking for a therapist in Champaign, Urbana or Tuscola or are open to Remote/Video Therapy then you can explore our therapists and reach out to our client care team to schedule youre appointment.

Art Therapy

A set of techniques and perspectives that use artistic expression as a means of communication, therapeutic work, and assessment.

Christian Counseling

A therapeutic approach utilizing Christian teaching and consistent with Christian beliefs.

Couples/Marital Therapy

Working with couples to facilitate communication, solve problems, experience greater intimacy, and gain new insights. 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

A therapy that uses bilateral stimulation, right/left eye movement, or tactile stimulation, repeatedly activating opposite sides of the brain, releasing emotional experiences that are “trapped” in the nervous system, which is particularly effective in treating such presenting issues as chronic pain, phobias, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders and poor self-image, stress, worry, stage fright, performance anxiety, and recovery from sexual abuse and other trauma.

Family Therapy

Therapy involving members of a family all meeting together with a therapist, identifying relationship dynamics, with problematic patterns being replicated, offering the opportunity for exploring alternative choices.

Group Therapy

Therapy consisting of a group of individuals bonded by a common intention and meeting together with a therapist or co-therapists, providing opportunities for insight and self-expression, in the context of authentic and empathic give-and-take with others, often focused on a particular presenting issue or a common characteristic.

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Play Therapy

A type of therapy often used with younger children in communication and resolution of issues takes place in the context of play activity, with unobtrusive participation by a play therapist.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

a form of psychotherapy that uses modifications directly at the most basic sensorimotor level (rather than modifications at the conscious goal-oriented behavioral level) as a primary entry point in processing trauma, to resolve the limitations of behavior, thinking and feeling caused by trauma.

Types & Benefits  of Therapy

Articles/Blogs

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Throughout the years there have been many theories and modalities to assist in mental health services. One of the more popular in use today is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also referred to as CBT.  CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes...

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How To Benefit From Your Therapy Experience

The most critical factors for successful counseling are for the therapist to be able to accurately understand your feelings and concerns, have a nonjudgmental attitude toward you and your issues, and for both of you to be able to be authentic. If you feel progress isn’t being made, don’t assume that therapy can’t help you.

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Parents and Teens: Surviving Adolescence Together

The adolescent years can be quite a challenge for parents and teens. The teen years present brand new experiences and expectations. In order for parents and teens to navigate these years together successfully, there are a few general ideas parents should keep in mind.

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Mental Health Disorders

Childhood Disorders

Any of various disorders occurring in childhood, including mental retardation, learning disorders, communication disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, tic disorders, separation anxiety, selective mutism, and reactive attachment disorder.

Conduct Disorder

A pattern of behavior in childhood or adolescence in which there is a consistent defiance of societal norms or infringement on others, which may include aggression, vandalism, deceit, or serious rule violations.

Depression

A mood disorder characterized by depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure, change in appetite, sleep disturbance, psychomotor effects, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, impaired concentration, or thoughts of death and suicidal ideation.

Dissociation

A disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception, which may include dissociative amnesia or fugue, depersonalization disorder, or dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder).

Learning Disabilities

Disorders diagnosed when an individual’s achievement in specific academic areas falls significantly below that expected for the individual’s age, schooling, and level of intelligence.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

 Recurrent obsessions (inappropriate or intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images) or compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts intended to reduce anxiety), which are excessive or unreasonable and which cause marked distress, investment of time, or interference with ones functioning or relationships.

 

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

A recurrent pattern emerging in young people consisting of negative, defiant, disobedient, or hostile behavior toward authority figures, which features loss of temper, arguing, refusal to comply with requests or rules, deliberately annoying and blaming others, irritability, anger and resentment, or spite and vindictiveness.

Personality Disorders

An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from societal expectations, is pervasive and inflexible, has an early onset, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Intense fear, helplessness, or horror after having experienced or witnessed an extremely traumatic event, and the experience of symptoms that may include persistent reexperiencing of the event, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, numbing of general responsiveness, and increased arousal, causing significant distress or impairment.

Psychosis/Schizophrenia

A class of disorders generally characterized by such symptoms or characteristics as the presence of delusional beliefs, prominent hallucinations, disorganized speech or behavior, or impairment in reality testing, which grossly interferes with the capacity to meet life demands.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

a form of psychotherapy that uses modifications directly at the most basic sensorimotor level (rather than modifications at the conscious goal-oriented behavioral level) as a primary entry point in processing trauma, to resolve the limitations of behavior, thinking and feeling caused by trauma.

mental health

Articles/Blogs

Living With Serious Illness

When accepting the end of life, healing might take on a different meaning. It may be easier to shift priorities and find ways to renew that sense of wonder and appreciation. This can lead to a time of personal growth, fulfillment and more meaningful experiences.

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Understanding & Combating Postpartum Depression

Approximately 15% of women experience significant depression following childbirth. Ten percent of women experience depression in pregnancy. Sometimes, women do express having symptoms of anxiety during and after pregnancy. This is common and important for women to seek treatment if they notice these symptoms.

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Becoming a New Mom: Why do I Feel Inadequate and Empty?

Becoming pregnant and growing a new life is typically a magical experience. After the child is born, there may be negative emotions that new mothers feel and have a hard time accepting and explaining. You are not alone, as this is something many new moms struggle with.

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Mood Disorders

It is common for people to go through up’s and down’s when it comes to your mood. When they last for long periods of time and are more intense then it’s likely to be a mood disorder.  Here is a list of some mood disorders that we help treat.

If you’re interested in reading more about mood disorders, hop on over to our blog and explore our posts.

Anxiety

An emotional and physiological state of apprehension and distress that may manifest in different ways, including panic, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, posttraumatic or acute stress, or generalized anxiety.

Delirium

A disturbance of consciousness and change in cognition that develop over a short period of time.

Depression

A mood disorder characterized by depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure, change in appetite, sleep disturbance, psychomotor effects, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, impaired concentration, or thoughts of death and suicidal ideation.

Bipolar Disorder

 A mood disorder characterized by the presence of at least one manic episode, or by the presence of at least one hypomanic and one depressive episode. Manic or hypomanic episodes involve varying decrees of distinctly elevated mood, with inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, increased talkativeness, flight of ideas, and distractibility. Depressive episodes include depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure, change in appetite, sleep disturbance, psychomotor effects, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, impaired concentration, or thoughts of death and suicidal ideation.

Mood Disorders 

Articles/Blogs

HOMEWORK ANXIETY

SOURCE: WCIAWhen it comes to kids and back-to-school blues, there are ways for dealing with them. Start off by giving them one last “hurrah.” To help kids bring closure to summer, celebrate in some way. Whether it’s a family vacation, taking them to the movies or even...

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Understanding & Combating Postpartum Depression

Approximately 15% of women experience significant depression following childbirth. Ten percent of women experience depression in pregnancy. Sometimes, women do express having symptoms of anxiety during and after pregnancy. This is common and important for women to seek treatment if they notice these symptoms.

read more

Becoming a New Mom: Why do I Feel Inadequate and Empty?

Becoming pregnant and growing a new life is typically a magical experience. After the child is born, there may be negative emotions that new mothers feel and have a hard time accepting and explaining. You are not alone, as this is something many new moms struggle with.

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Life Stressors

Infertility

Issues related to infertility, such as experiencing grief, exploring family alternatives, and dealing with relationship conflict.

Grief/Bereavement

Practice of healthy grieving and adjustment to loss and life change.

Life Stressors

Articles/Blogs

5 Ways to Make Sure You Are Getting The Most Out of Sleep

Sleep is an underrated part of health that many of us take for granted. Quality sleep gives your body time to recover from the day and reset important factors for mental and physical health. Many mental as well as physical health issues stem from lack of sleep or poor...

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Limiting Beliefs

A true story from our CEO (Sandra) and how she now gives herself permission, advantage and encouragement to reach beyond what her initial assessment of her limits are.

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The Life of the Worry Doll

When a close friend of mine said her young daughter was grappling with anxious thinking, I sent her a package with a tiny worry doll made in Guatemala. At night time a child can tell the doll their worries, then place the doll under their pillow, sleep, and the belief is that the doll then takes away these fears overnight.

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Are you seeking support to overcome A LIFE CHALLENGE OR DIFFICULT SITUATION? 

We have Therapists that will fit your needs without the long wait or high fees. Our client care team is available to answer your questions and get you scheduled with a therapist suited for you.

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