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Online Counseling Phone Counseling

Affordable Counseling Center is offering phone counseling and online counseling in Brandon Fl. & Tampa Fl.
With Covid 19 there is an increase in stress, anxiety, depression, couples are arguing more, families are confined to their homes. Online counseling and phone counseling are ways to talk with  a therapist in a safe way to resolve the issues you are having. Our counselors have found that online counseling and phone counseling is just as effective as in person counseling in the therapist’s office.  It is more convenient and our therapists are complying to HIPPA rules. They are doing their online counseling and phone counseling sessions in a room in their home behind a closed door.  When you do your online counseling or phone counseling you may want to make sure you do not have any distractions such as deliveries, phone calls from work or your clients.  All insurance companies have allowed online counseling and phone counseling sessions to be billed so all you have to pay is your co pay.

Grief/Loss Counseling Through These Trying Times

The curent state of affairs makes mental health professionals just as needed as our counterparts in the helping professions at this time. There is so much uncertainty that comes with dealing with society today. This unprecedented issue society is facing globally gives us all an experience that many of us haven’t faced before. It also gives us something in common. Many people are losing emplyment, or loved ones in the wake of all this. In relation to grief and loss this applies as the process of adapting to a significant loss that can vary dramatically from one person to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost. What comes next is how to cope. The five stages of grief are listed as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through these difficult times that comes with the rollercoaster of emotion it wouldn’t be uncommon to go through these stages in intervals, more than once, or in any given order. It may put a strain on your marriage or family as well. This is what makes marriage therapy, couples counseling, individual sessions, and family therapy essential in helping to build the tools to cope and make it through all this. You’re not alone and there is help through this.

Therapy For Couples

What stage of your relationship are you in? Are there contentions you and your partner are looking to work through? Are you undecided on whether the relationship is worth salvaging? Are you breaking up? If you have have had a difficult experience in either of these stages, would you be surprisd to hear therapy is more than just being for couples trying to strengthen their relationship? Well, guess what? It doesn’t matter the rhyme or the reason, or the time of the season, therapy is a good way to strengthen a bond, come to a decision on whether the relationship is worth it, or split up amicably with no regret and with closure. The point is, that marriage and family therapy or couple’s counseling is more than the title implies, peeling back the onion so to speak on how diverse relationships are as well as the issues couples and spouses face trying to make them work. There is no shame or guilt in seeing a marriage therapist and in couple’s counseling you learn to deal with any shame or guilt contention has brought you. Give therapy a try today. You won’t regret it!

The Choice Is Yours, Therapy Is Love

Ask yourself how long you want to sit with these pestering negative thoughts and contentions that you’re letting hold you back from living the life you deserve. Fulfilled and full love and happiness. The world isn’t perfect and neither are you but that doesn’t mean you deserve to suffer. Manifest the lifestyle and well-being you seek. Experience rapid results on from discovering your life purpose, removing blocks, improving relationships, reducing anxiety, managing pain, increasing abundance, and habit control. Whether you need an individual counseling session, a marriage counseling session, or a family therapy session to tackle a widely diverse array of problems and issues Star Point Counseling Center has the experience and talent to help you actualize the change you want and provides the tools to help you make it happen. You’re in the driver seat. Give counseling with Star Point in Brandon and Tampa a call today!

Change Can Be Difficult, Therapy Doesn’t Have To

At times, we all develop ineffective patterns of behavior, some of which are unconscious & keep us from solving problems & being the best we can be. Things happen in life that seem to throw us off our game, or set us back a bit, so to speak. Emotional flexibility is the key to a happier, healthier more complete life. The goal is to help you resolve whatever difficulties are keeping you from living a more authentic, joyful & fulfilled life with yourself, your spouse or partner, or your family. Couples counseling, or marriage and family therapy can be helpful in resolving a number of issues while helping to bring each individual involved a sense of awareness and midfulness with the tools we as therapists help provide to take with you and practice outside of the therapeutic session.

Relationship and family counseling offers you a place to process these kinds of life changes, allowing you to express your concerns while maintaining emotional safety.  Therapy is about creating a safe space that allows for emotional expression from  partners while guiding the communication in a way that helps all hear and process those messages from each other with less defensiveness and increased empathy.

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