‘Walking through Swamps’ Towards Well-Being

In any given year, approximately one third of Americans will qualify for a mental health diagnosis (if they were to be asked the right questions by the right provider). It seems more the norm than the exception to find oneself stuck at some point, whether it is from pain, deteriorating health, trauma, anxiety, depression, or relational issues. It can be like finding oneself stuck in a swamp. In treatment, we learn to courageously traverse the swamp through skill development, self-compassion, humor, and the willingness to face difficult experiences. It’s not because we like swamps- it’s just that the only way out of swamps is to walk through them- to where we really want to go.

Can Third-Wave Behavioral Therapies Help You?

Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Evidence-based Psychotherapy often focuses on skill development, facing one’s fears, doing more, accepting the current moment as it is, and changing one’s habits.

Pain Management

Pain perception is intimately tied to a sense of threat and stress. Changing one’s level of threat can reduce pain by 50%- without medications.

Stress Management

Learning skills such as mindfulness, self-compassion, or assertiveness can help one prioritize one’s well-being and be more effective in one’s life.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Having comprehensive testing to determine the nature memory and cognitive issues can be very helpful for diagnosis and treatment planning.

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