Higher Ground Recovery, Inc. - Promoting an awakening of empowerment, confidence & wellness
ADULT Individual Therapy Services:
(Life difficulty,Mental Health,Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders)
Providing therapy to individuals with life problems, mental health issues, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring psychiatric problems; solutions for feelings of alienation, abandonment and self-loathing. Focus is on understanding, accepting and addressing these problems. The goal is to develop and increase an understanding of his or her behavior and the impact of such behavior on health work, social and/or family life. Simultaneous treatment is necessary for the individual to recover from these problems/disorders.  The emphasis is to promote empowerment, confidence and an altruistic perspective thus allowing individuals to exhaust unhealthy patterns of behavior and “awaken or reawaken” a more productive and loving identity.  Adjunct supports utilized are community based programs, collateral support systems and medical professionals. 

Couples Therapy:
Therapist will address common life discourse,adultery, alienation, substance abuse, psychiatric and other sabotaging behaviors that affect the relationship(s). Therapy addresses the concerns of the couple assisting them in improving their process of communication. As partners improve their communication, they find that their connection with each other deepens and strengthens. They become more skilled at resolving disagreements and solving problems, they cooperate more effectively, and they experience greater fulfillment in their relationship. Going to couples therapy isn’t just beneficial when times are tough. early intervention and on-going assistance as needed can keep a relationship strong and healthy. Couples therapy is a mode of treatment that aims to enhance the connection between two adults engaged in a long-term relationship.
 Couples may benefit from therapy if: 
  • They want to improve their communication skills
  • They would like to increase their intimacy, or develop more romance in their relationship 
  • They want to cooperate more effectively in parenting their children
  • They would like to support each other better in managing stress. Sources of stress may include the demands of employment, health concerns, or the responsibilities of parenting.
  • They wish to support each other when one or both partners have suffered emotionally, such as after a loss or an illness.
  • They would like to manage daily disputes in a more peaceful manner
  • They want to resolve differences over major decisions, such as whether to get married or have a child
  • They wish to address underlying conflicts in their relationships, such as disputes over money or the role of in-laws
  • They want to adjust to a major transition in their relationship. Examples of challenging transitions include: after a couple marries, when the first child is born, or upon the retirement of a spouse. Therapy can be particularly helpful when couples are beginning a blended family.
   
Trauma/Grief Therapy:
Therapist are able to quickly establish a safe and team oriented environment in strategically developing the most effective method in meeting goals to ensure a healing process. Creating a cocoon of protection (containment) prior to exploring painful emotions is essential in self-care and preservation. Once established both in therapy and replicated in your needed environments (home, office, public), the work can begin. Learning and identifying thoughts about the world and the interaction that creates emotional conflicts caused by the trauma and/or grief issue is the initial step towards recovery. Next, developing skill sets of re-directing and replacing thoughts with more accurate and less distressing ones will allow for the enhanced abilities of coping with painful emotions such as anger, guilt, fear and sadness. 

In regards specifically to trauma, it is very common to have PTSD at the same time as another mental health problem, i.e. Depression, alcohol or drug abuse problems, panic disorder, and anxiety disorders. The best treatment results occur when both PTSD and the other problems are treated simultaneously rather than independent of each other. Your goal is to understand how certain thoughts about your trauma cause stress and worsen symptoms. Comprehending and changing thoughts about your trauma and its aftermath, promotes empowerment, self management, a loving identity and confidence.  CBT techniques are utilized to balance the cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual components of self.
         
Although Trauma and Grief accompany one another, some issues relevant specific to grief are to identify and resolve the conflicts of separation which precludes the completion of mourning tasks in person’s whose grief is absent, delayed, complicated, excessive or prolonged. Therapist accompany and guide the individual along their arduous journey to a place of serenity,healing and peace.   
 
 
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