Services - Civilian Trauma Counseling

 

Treating Your Mental Health Concerns

Take the steps toward better mental health when you take advantage of the services offered by Argus Counseling and Guidance.

Civilian Trauma Counseling Services

Therapy Methods

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

A form of psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy used to help those suffering from PTSD, addiction, anxiety, panic disorder and many other concerns. EMDR reduces the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms to relieve present symptoms.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Initially designed to treat people with suicidal behavior and borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has been adapted for other issues. DBT teaches patients a variety of skills to cope with and change unhealthy behaviors that threaten their safety, relationships, and emotional well-being.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

When treating depression, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective option. CBT helps a person learn to recognize negative thought patterns, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.

Conditions Treated

Military and First Responders Trauma

Military personnel are skilled, resilient, and more than willing to respond to the call of duty. However, they are not immune to mental trauma that stems from life-threatening incidents. I provide effective treatments to veterans and first responders dealing with various types of afflictions, especially posttraumatic stress disorder.

Depression and Anxiety

When a person feels discouraged, sad, hopes, unmotivated, and disinterested in life in general for more than two weeks, he or she may have depression. Depressed individuals may exhibit anxiety, a feeling of unease that can be mild or severe that affects their daily lives. Through various counseling methods, we can help you lessen, manage or even rid your feelings of depression and anxiety.

Mood and Personality Disorders

Personality disorders are characterized by fundamental dissimilarities between an individual and most other people. Afflicted individuals may deal and experience emotions, interact with others, think about problems, and interpret situations in a different manner.

On the other hand, mood disorders relate only to an individual’s relationship with emotion. Extreme shifts in mood that are intense and last for long periods are the common symptoms of a mood disorder.

These two conditions could co-occur together, which may lead to a very distressed individual. Let me help you learn how to recognize your symptoms early on so you can develop coping skills to help decrease distress.  

Addiction

A chronic disease, addiction is characterized by the seeking and using of substances that are compulsive or difficult to control. Individuals may also develop an addiction to pleasurable activities that interfere with ordinary responsibilities and concerns. Take the first step toward recovering from addiction when you take advantage of the guidance and counseling sessions that I offer.

Other Counseling Services

Anger Management

If you feel constantly frustrated and angry no matter the situation, then consider contacting me to help you in understanding and then managing your anger. Early intervention is key to avoid unpredictable and destructive behavior that stem from intense feelings of rage.