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COUPLES COUNSELING AFFORDABLE COUNSELING CENTER TAMPA FL. & BRANDON FL.

Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. is available for dealing with issues that arise between couples who are either dating, married, or engaged to be married. Being a successful couple means taking into consideration our partner’s needs and desires while at the same time not forgetting about our own individual needs. Couples often lose sight of what it means to be a couple and get lost in a constant battle with each other. Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl therapeutic services are offered to help couples break down unhealthy couple patterns of interacting and work on developing positive relationships.

  • Blended Families
  • Mother-Daughter Relationship Issues
  • Intimacy
  • Helping Couples See Through the Other’s Eyes to See Both Sides

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Sending & receiving ~ good vibes

Believe it or not there’s a science behind “good vibes” and ways to draw them into your life. The law of attraction states, in simple terms, that the energy you put into the universe will dictate the world around you. So, in theory, if you simply think positive thoughts and send positive vibes out into the universe, your life will be better.

Think about it, how many times have you stubbed your toe getting out of bed, or spilled your coffee in the morning and had your whole day go downhill from there? It’s the law of attraction. As you stub your toe or spill your coffee, you’re sending negative energy out into the universe. After that, the universe will respond to your negative energy with more negativity.

When you have a brighter outlook on life and your future, it only makes sense that a bright future will follow.  So, be confident in what you want to ask the universe to give you; make sure you want it with your whole heart and soul. Then, visualize what you want as if it’s already yours, and imagine sending a mental picture of it out into the universe. Be confident, keep a positive state of mind and imagine that you already have it. The stronger your faith, the quicker your reward will come to you. In addition, don’t forget to be grateful; thank the universe for all of the wonderful things you’ve received in your life this far. This will increase your positive state of mind and send more good vibes out into the universe.

 

Are you in love or in love with the idea of love?

Often times we think we are in love, but in reality we are so caught up with the idea of love and being love that we confuse the two.

These are some signs that you are in love with the idea of love:

1. You believe your life will begin once you have the love of your life. Your life and happiness revolves around finding your significant other.

2. You’re dreaming of your wedding and the life you’ll have with someone, and you’re just looking for someone to fit into that role, not the other way around. You are fixated on what the relationship can do for you, not what you can give to it.

3. You know you don’t really love them, but you’re holding on to the love they give. You’re often times find yourself convincing yourself that you’re in love

4. You have this inclination to want to change your partner or drag things out when you know it’s not going to work out in the long-run.

5. You’re never single for too long. You don’t take the necessarily time to heal after a failed relationship. You just jump from one to the next.

6. You can’t seem to take it slow, even when you try to. All of a sudden you become obsessed with the other person, you’re around them all the time, you are literally addicted to the feeling of being with them.

Children with unruly behavior

Unruly or rowdy children can be very challenging to handle. It is, sometimes, next to impossible to discipline such children. Here are some very important tips on how to handle unruly children.
Set Clear Boundaries
Set clear boundaries at home and make your child understand that boundaries are supposed to be respected. Fix limits for your unruly child and let him/her know what exactly is expected out of him/her.
Earn The Respect Of Your Child
Be stern and firm on what you say and try to earn the respect of your child. Lack of respect will make your child question your authority and defeat the whole purpose of setting boundaries in the first place.
Carry Out Your Threats
Warnings and threats are to be carried out when it comes to disciplining unruly children. If you want to be taken seriously, do what you say and show your children that you mean it.
Understand Your Child’s Insecurities
At times, unruly behavior stems from the insecurities entrenched in a child’s mind. You need to understand the cause behind your kid’s behavior. If there are hidden insecurities, you need to talk it out with your child and give him/her the much needed comfort.

If you are having a hard time with your child and need parenting help call Star Point Counseling Center at 813-244-1251 to set an appointment to see one of our therapists so they can help you and your child get on the right track.

Memorial Day

LEST NOT FORGET!
Remember today why we celebrate Memorial Day, Lest not forget those who gave their lives for their country and our freedoms.

Remember those who have fought in the war on terrorism and came back with mental health issues like depression, stress and PTSD.

Remember our fore fathers who started our great nation and the sacrifices the men and women made leading up to and after the Revolutionary war.

Remember the soldiers who invaded Normandy and Utah beach in 1944 and lost their lives not knowing the outcome of the war.

LEST NOT FORGET!

Have you experienced a traumatic event?

If you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, you may be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. You may even feel numb to the world around you and disconnected from everyone. Often,  when bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. If these symptoms last for an extended period of time after an incident, you may want to seek help. If your stress reaction has lasted for months on end and is accompanied by a number of other symptoms like reoccurring memories or distress and anxiousness about the event, that are significantly interfering with you life, you should seek professional help.Wit the right treatment, self-help strategies, and support, you can speed your recovery. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal.

At Star Point Counseling Center, we have licensed counseling therapists available to help reduce your stress, relieve your pain, and make you feel better. We are here to help you find out how to maximize your productivity and build coping skills. So, if you have experienced a traumatic event and need to talk about it, or want to learn ways to cope with your distress, please visit our website starpointcounselingtampa.com or give us a call at (813)-244-1251.

The issue of self-hatred

Self-hate is one of the most pervasive problems that someone can have. At the base of self-hate patterns are feelings of deep unworthiness. A self-loathing person feels essentially inadequate in some way, no matter how successful  they are or how much praise he or she receives from other people. A person with self-hate does not allow themselves to believe he or she has value or worth. If the person wants to overcome this problem, he or she will have to get to the source of the self-loathing—most likely with the help of a therapist—rather than simply try to beat it down with praise.

By talking to a counselor you can learn more about yourself and start learning to accept who you are. It is possible to love yourself and raise your self-esteem and self-worth, but you may just need help getting started. At Star Point Counseling Center, we can help you. If you have any questions or wish to speak to a counselor please give us a call at (813)-244-1251.

Tips on staying positive this 2016!

1. Try to keep a positive attitude!

Tell yourself that with an optimistic attitude all things are possible!

2. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement:

My purpose is_____________. Set goals for your day, week, and current month. This will help you get things done.Each day when you wake up in the morning ask: “What are the three most important things I need to do today that will help me create the success I desire?” Then tune out all the distractions and focus on these actions.

3. Take some time out in the morning for yourself.
Take a walk if you can, and enjoy the outdoors, or spend 20 minutes reading your favorite novel while sipping on your favorite morning tea.

4. Instead of being disappointed about where you are…
…think optimistically about where you are going.

5. Don’t forget to EAT!
breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

6. Believe that everything happens for a reason .
Expect good things to come out of challenging experiences and don’t dwell on the bad things that happen.

At Star Point Counseling Center, we have licensed counseling therapists available to help you live a more positive life. So, if you are having a problem with depression, stress, etc. please visit our website at  starpointcounselingtampa.com  or give us a call at (813)-244-1251.

7 Weird Health Boosters!

  1. Friendly neighbors. When people feel like they are part of their neighborhood, have friendly neighbors whom they feel would help out with just about anything, and trust most of their neighbors, their heart attack risk goes down.
  2. Telling the truth. Honesty is the best policy, especially when it comes to health. Lets face it, lying is stressful because it requires a better memory. 
  3. Windows at work. Exposure to light has beneficial effects on mood, alertness, and metabolism. According to studies, office worker with more light exposure had better sleep quality, longer sleep duration, were more active, and had a better quality of life.
  4. Green plants. Speaking of the workplace, simply adding attractive greenery makes workers feel more engaged with work, better able to concentrate, and healthier.
  5. Water. Being in it, on it, or near it can calm an exhausted mind, reduce stress, and increase physical activity.
  6. Nature. Sun exposure, plants, and water sounds a lot like being out in nature. Spending time outdoors increases your happiness and reduces stress.
  7. Moderate worrying. According to a study, moderate worriers are more likely to live longer, healthier lives because they can envision the worst and prepare for it. They are also less likely to take foolish risks.

 

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Recognize Mental Health Problems In Your Child.

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Mental health problems in children are common, real, and treatable. Without treatment there is an increased risk in behavioral problems at school, decline in grades, suicide, trouble with the criminal justice system, and more. With the help of teachers and other caregivers, parents can identify these problems early on and can determine whether or not help should be sought out for the child. 

If you recognize the following signs, then professional help may be needed: 

  • Decline in school performance
  • Poor grades in spite of strong efforts
  • Constantly worried or feeling anxious
  • Repeated refusal to go to school or to take part in normal activities
  • Hyperactivity or fidgeting
  • Persistent nightmares
  • Persistent disobedience or aggression
  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Depression, sadness or irritability

If you suspect a problem, or just have questions and concerns contact us to see a Mental Health professional. (813)244-1251

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