Welcome to the heartbeat of Integrative Counsel, our blog where tranquility meets transformation. This is your sanctuary for insights and wisdom on nurturing a harmonious connection between mind, body, and spirit.
Are you wanting to take that leap and start your healing journey, but aren’t sure where to start? That is totally normal. It’s challenging to step out of your comfort zone and reach out for help. The good news is that the most wonderful things happen to you when you step outside of your comfort zone. Many of us like to start by watching from the sidelines until we feel confident enough to get in the ring ourselves. Here are some, but not all, of your options:
If you are struggling with your mental health because of the problems in your relationship, couple’s counseling might be the right fit for you. Couples therapy, relationship therapy, and marriage counseling are all the same and can be incredibly helpful for couples who are going through a transition, however, you don’t need to be going through a drastic change in order to benefit from couple’s and marriage counseling. Many of the issues that couple’s face are preventative, and can be healed before things explode. Healing the wounds that have carried over from previous relationships can help your relationship soar.
If you’re looking for a counselor who understands Neurodiversity, we can help. Becky approaches her work with you with the understanding that autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, and OCD aren’t issues that need to be cured, but aspects of the individual that have unique challenges that need to be worked with.
Art therapy can be used to treat PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc. It is a helpful and effective alternative for those who feel uncomfortable expressing themselves during traditional talk therapy and find that creativity is the best way to convey how they really feel. By expressing themselves artistically, people are able to expand their intuition, gain valuable coping skills, and explore new ways to show how they feel. Importantly, those who participate in this form of therapy can put together various themes and conflicts that may have been influencing their thoughts and emotions. Creating and viewing art helps individuals explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on their social skills.
If motherhood is a current pain point for you, therapy moms can help you. Motherhood is difficult enough as it is. It is even more challenging when life throws you additional stressors. If you are a mom struggling with mom guilt, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, loss of identity, difficulties with anger, or strain on relationships, you are not alone. Starting therapy will help you build coping skills for anxiety/dep/anger, reconnect with yourself, build self-esteem, process any trauma from the birth, and take ownership of the body again and loving your body and the changes that have occurred.
Shame, fear, and discomfort might be getting in the way of your authentic sexual being. Sex therapy can help. You were not born with shame around sex and your body. You learned these and you can unlearn them. Worry about the pressure to get it “right” or anxiety about satisfying someone else isn’t something you’re born with either. Sex therapy can help find your way back to your authentic self – including all parts of you.
Integrative Counsel does not offer Sex Therapy, however, our local community partners at “Me-Therapy” do! We have a directory of local top mental health practices in St Petersburg, FL. We are here for you on every step of the journey, especially when your needs might be a better fit for a different practice.
Looking for more inspiration? Click here to subscribe to our no-cost virtual magazine and receive a FREE Integrated Brain Creativity Prompts PDF with 4 pages of prompts that you can use RIGHT NOW. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5184″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Alli Cravener is a social media coordinator and writer who is passionate about connecting people through words. Alli studied English at Arizona State University and has found her niche uniting concept and content in the realm of mental health and the expressive arts. Alli’s interests include painting, history, learning about other people, and wearing the color pink. She likens herself to a “mouse in a palm tree”, and she loves it that way.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
July 7, 2022
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