Life Counseling Orlando – Creating Lasting Change
Life Counseling Orlando brings into alignment the mind, body and spirit. Taking a holistic approach to individuals, marriage and couples, teens, children and families. Life Counseling Orlando aims to address mental heath related issues as well as substance abuse and behavioral addiction. Counseling with a purpose that incorporates a spiritual and higher level of awareness and consciousness. Seek to get rid of the blocks and negative patterns in your life. Understand how your emotions and thoughts produce the dramatic events and nightmares you tell yourself.
Therapy at Life Counseling Orlando involves a total transformation from who you describe yourself to be and who you truly and authentically are.
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My goal at Life Counseling Orlando is to support my clients in helping them find lasting results. The results that will bring fulfillment and pleasure to your life. Understand my approach and the unique path that lead me to therapy. Learn about the life changing shift that occurred in my life. A shift that woke me up, placing me on the path to creating a unique, and dynamic approach to therapy like nobody else.
Coping skills and setting boundaries is great for most therapist but are of no interest to me. That is doing a great disservice to your spirit and who you are. Don’t learn to manage symptoms when you can get rid of them for good. Who wants to cope with depression and anxiety when it can be dissolved?
This band-aid therapy approach most counselors use is what I refer to as “Sleep State Therapy”. Telling a client to count to 10 when angry or to agree to disagree with your partner does nothing at all. You want to dissolve depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction, anger, fear, etc. I get to the root of the problem and together once you gain the awareness there will be no use for the behavior to continue.
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If you are wondering if you should obtain individual counseling services Orlando it is likely you are at the end of your rope and need assistance. Many individuals seek therapy to learn how to cope with a multitude of problems in their lives. Individual counseling is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. As your mental health therapist I will act as a facilitator to help you understand the root cause of the problems you are struggling with. I will empower you to see irrational thought patterns and regain control of your life. Through the process, you will gain a new set of skills and tools that will help you move forward in life equipped to regain control and find true happiness and balance.
Families grow and change over time. It is not uncommon for a family to get “stuck”. They feel as if they are caught in the same destructive patterns day in and day out. My work with family counseling Orlando includes looking at the family as a whole and observing the dynamics involved. It’s important that I see all of the members of the family interacting in order to gain a full understanding of their communication and shifts of power. I work to identify the family’s strengths and develop a strategy that uses those strengths to solve their problems. I can provide the family the tools and help which will allow the family to regain order and balance.
Relationships and marriages are challenging at times. Communication and listening becomes heavy and we need help navigating through the difficult challenges. We often find each other blaming and accusing one another. It turns into the “Right and Wrong” game quickly. Hurtful remarks are made and it feels as if your partner has become a stranger. Anger and resentment lead to hurtful remarks. Learn how to get past personalizing what others think and see life and your relationship accurately without the expectations and assumptions. Premarital Counseling is also a service that is a huge success when working to get to know fully your partner and understanding the dynamics of the relationship and yourself before entering into marriage.
Today’s adolescents are growing up at such a young age. The messages they receive from the media and society are constant and confusing. Very rarely is a teen willing or happy to attend therapy. They do not have the skill set to verbalize the multitude of emotions they feel. I excel at gaining the adolescent’s respect and trust in order to help them feel safe in opening up. Getting a teen to see their true value and worth is vital to helping them learn to operate in today’s world. Creating a sense of who they are and increased self awareness and self esteem is vital. I work with teens to help build a bridge when it comes to communicating their needs.
Child Counseling Orlando involves the therapist in a more delicate dance and needs to be handled gently. Children communicate in a much different way than teens. Understanding how to effectively parent, utilize positive reinforcement and address conduct disorders is all a part of working with children and helping them to develop a set of tools that will help set them up for success. With the over-diagnosis of ADHD in children today, the lines are becoming blurred as to what the underlying factors may be. Child counseling Orlando helps to eliminate any behavioral problems by assisting the family in gaining the knowledge and skill set to help their child.
Alcohol and drugs as well as behavioral addictions (shopping, pornography, gambling, etc) are used as a coping mechanism. They mask fear and pain. Many clients coping with substance and behavioral abuse issues are unwilling or do not have the skill set to understand the driving factors for their ongoing use. As your therapist, I will work with you to get to the core issues of why you feel the need to “numb out” and avoid your feelings. Real change occurs when we stop seeking outside of self to fill what we perceive is lacking on the inside. I will equip you with the tools you need to eliminate stress, cravings, triggers, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. You will no longer feel the need to turn to drugs or alcohol.
As we grow and expand our awareness and consciousness, we have a desire to seek out a spiritual relationship with ourselves in connection to spirit. A connection with God or your higher power. When we tap into the source within us and no longer seek to attach to earthly things, we see that our pain and suffering to those things no longer exist. Spiritual guidance along with mental health counseling is a journey. Not only for you to connect back to yourself but to the true spiritual nature of who you are and who you have always been. Gain the self awareness of how you create heaven or hell here on earth. You are a powerful creator of your reality.
Online Counseling and Phone Therapy in Orlando is a great way to enhance sessions as an added service. Or if you choose it as it’s own stand alone counseling service. There are several benefits which allow you to continue the work on yourself. It’s ideal for those who travel for their job, are unable due to physical illness or inability to leave the home. Online Counseling and Phone Therapy is a great way to reach teens. Also those who may be overwhelmed at the thought of a face to face with a therapist.
Present Centered Awareness Therapy focuses on mindfulness, awareness and increasing ones consciousness. Living a life that is in harmony and balance with self and the world around you. Understanding the laws of this universe and how you relate to all that is around you. No longer are you an individual in this world but you see yourself as interconnected to all of life.
If your looking for a more intense form of therapy then Life Coaching may be right for you. Here we explore a holistic approach to your well being. Mind, body and spirit. This therapy can include various modalities such as in session, text and online therapy. This service is on an “as needed basis”. This approach is highly effective for those early out of treatment for drug or alcohol use. Also if your seeking direction in your day to day life and need help getting on the right track.
Keys To Effective
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Passion: Not a day goes by I am not humbled and blessed by the lives I meet along this journey. My passion for counseling is stronger each day. I have a love and respect for my brave clients and am honored to be of assistance. This fire has been burning for over 16 years now. Thank you to all for touching and changing my life.
Awareness: I do not treat symptoms. Getting to the core fear underneath the symptoms, (Depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, etc) is key. These are indicators of a deeper level of ourselves. A level that most are unaware even exist. This level is the true self. The mind cannot identify or define you anymore.
Integrity: It is my desire that my clients see us as a team working together. Taking an honest, non judgmental approach. Learning to be easy and not hard on yourself. Being honest enough to allow our ego to step aside. Now we can look at reality. There is the ability to correct the thinking and internal dialogue that has conditioned our society and self for years. It is a true path and return to self actualization. The purest form of therapy and self discovery there is.
Recommended Reading and Client Worksheets / Videos
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Please see the recommended reading for great books to assist in your journey. Current clients at Life Counseling Orlando, will find many of the (in-session) questions, videos, worksheets and pdf files on line. It is a vital part of therapy that between sessions you have helpful material to read and listen to.
Here you will find the most commonly asked questions in regards to therapy and the counseling process. Take your time to review them. I cover several topics from approaches to therapy, benefits, confidentiality and much more. Here at Life Counseling Orlando it is very important that all of your questions are answered.
Read what clients are saying about their experience and time with Life Counseling Orlando and Sally High. Do the research to find the therapist that is able to get in there quickly and work as a team. I am honored each and every day to have the privilege to work with my clients.