Everyone deserves a chance to feel better. Entering individual therapy for yourself is perhaps the most personal journey on which you can embark, which can benefit you greatly. It’s an opportunity to discuss your issues with a trained and experienced professional who is not judgmental and who genuinely wants to listen and understand what you are experiencing so therapist and client can work together. Doing the work in therapy can help educate yourself on the subject of you. Therefore, by learning more about yourself can help provide more room for you to navigate and experience growth and change. Therapy provides a safe quiet place for you to explore your past, present and future, which can color and shape how you live today, and what you will do tomorrow.
People come to couples therapy when they are having difficulties with one another and often these difficulties have gone unaddressed for too long and becomes disruptive and blocks growth for the couple to see through the problem. The therapist has the opportunity to see each individual’s perspective and how the couple see themselves. Communication is one of the biggest keys in any successful relationship. Once the communication stops… problems worsen. Couples need to learn new information, new coping skills to work together to continue a dialogue and navigate through their issues. Couples are a team and a team needs to work together.
Family therapy is another opportunity for the therapist to see multiple points of view from each family member, to see how the family interacts with one another, what their boundaries are, the hierarchy within the family, and what is the issue at hand and with whom. Communication again plays a pivotal role in how the family interacts with one another and ultimately as a whole. Families grow together in all different ways, some healthy and some not so healthy. In family therapy we can take a look and respect what each member of the family sees and how they feel and work to increase how the family sees one another while increasing communication, gain respect for one another and develop healthy boundaries.
The very foundation of group therapy is for people to share their feelings and experiences and to hear from others who can relate to you and offer their feedback. Much can be learned by listening to others who are going through the same experience. You might hear confirmations and you might hear something you haven’t thought of that will help you. Group Therapy topics coming up are and not limited to: Surviving the Industry, a group which discusses coping with stress of working in the entertainment industry; Addiction in the Industry, a group which discusses dealing with addiction while working in the entertainment industry and learning new coping skills and strategies; and a Men’s group, discussing relationships issues, separation, divorce, career dilemmas, and other issues. New groups and start times will be announced as they arise.
I have worked in high-profile substance abuse treatment centers in both New York and Los Angeles. I worked with the 12 Step model as well as alternative recovery options. I have extensive experience working with substance abuse and other addictions, including alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, prescription drug abuse and sexual addiction. I have worked extensively with clients also diagnosed with mental disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Schizophrenia, Schizo-Affective Disorder, Anti-Social Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. I worked with addicts through individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and couples therapy sessions.
A potential red flag is when you see “How to Raise Morale” books on the desk of the Human Resources person. It suggests the HR person/company do not know and understand how to do these things without books. Corporate coaching can increase the productivity of employees and make a company more profitable. The relationships between Management and support staff are crucial. Typically one can’t achieve without the other so how can those relationships improve and strive towards profitability and harmony? Understanding the idea that, “It all stems from the top” is essential in navigating how we interact with one another and how both sides are perceived by one another, which will dictate the relationships and subsequently how the company goes about its business and how they proceed to succeed and fail together. Whether you want to improve functionality, productivity, improve morale and reach your own potential as an individual, we can work on skills building techniques to elevate your role and how the team can work well together.
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