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Infidelity isn’t a single, clearly defined situation. The definition of infidelity varies among married couples and partners in a relationship.
There are two major categories of infidelity: physical and emotional. While physical infidelity is what most people think of when they imagine an affair, emotional (non-sexual) infidelity can be just as damaging. Defining the type of infidelity is fairly simple, but defining the reasoning for it can be more complex and emotional.
When both spouses are committed to healing, marriages can survive and become stronger through various counseling tools.
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders.
If you find that your anxiety or panic is interfering with your daily activities, is difficult to control, or is causing you to avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings, you would benefit from speaking to a counselor
Eating disorders are a range of psychological conditions that cause unhealthy eating habits to develop. Although the term eating is in the name, eating disorders are about more than food, they’re complex mental health conditions that often require the intervention of medical and psychological experts to alter their course.
Eating disorders may be caused by several factors. These include genetics, brain biology, personality traits, and cultural ideals. Those with eating disorders can have a variety of symptoms, however, most include: (1) the severe restriction of food (2) food binges or (3) purging behaviors like vomiting or over-exercising.
If you have an eating disorder or know someone that might have one, seek help from a counselor that specializes in eating disorders.
Depression is a mood disorder seen in children, teens and adults that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Symptoms can be severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities or can be the cause of general unhappiness without explanation.
Symptoms may include feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness, angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, tiredness and lack of energy, frequent or recurrent thoughts of death and more.
Depression may require long-term treatment with medication, counseling or both.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is generally caused after an individual experiences, or witnesses, a traumatic event in which the individual experiences intense fear or horror and/or helplessness. PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into three types:
(1) intrusive memories,
(2) avoidance and numbing and
(3) increased anxiety and/or emotional arousal.
Symptoms of intrusive memories include: flashbacks, reliving the traumatic event for minutes or days at a time or upsetting dreams about the traumatic event. Symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing include: trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event, feeling emotionally numb, avoiding activities you once enjoyed or feeling hopelessness about the future. Symptoms of anxiety include: irritability, anger, overwhelming guilt, shame or hearing or seeing things that aren’t actually present.
The symptoms listed are common examples. If you are experiencing any of these or feelings that are related, you would benefit from talking about it with a counselor.
Trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing.
Trauma can be the cause of being involved in an accident, having an illness or injury, losing a loved one, or going through a divorce. It can also be the cause of more extreme experiences such as rape or torture.
Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. With the help of a counselor, individuals are able to find ways of managing their emotions and returning to a less stressful state of mind.
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Emery Counseling is fantastic! Josh has truly been a lifesaver to myself and my spouse. This was our second attempt at counseling and I will say that without a doubt, it has been worth all the time and money invested. […] It is more than just counseling sessions, but rather an environment of understanding, guidance, kindness, and even…accountability.
Gary is remarkably good at what he does. I’ve been seeing Gary for good mental health now for over 20 years, most of the time with my lovely bride of 23 years. He’s helped us walk through all kinds of issues and troubles in our lives… and some good times too. What an invaluable asset he’s been.
I’ve been working with Bree for a number of years now and she has been such a blessing in my life. I was really hesitant towards counseling until I met her and that perspective completely shifted in me. She’s really wonderful in a lot of ways that I couldn’t fit into a review. I’d DEFINITELY recommend not just Bree but anyone at Emery Counseling!