Stress/Anger Management

Stress/Anger Management 

Anger Management Therapy

Anger is a powerful, often confusing emotion. While it is a normal human emotion that ought never be labeled "good" or "bad", the ways in which we express our anger can be both positive or negative. Many people aren't sure what to do when they get angry; some take it out on whomever is near, while others keep it inside and try and ignore it. 
Here at Change Is Possible Counseling Services, LLC we are committed to educating people about anger and healthy ways to cope with it. We offer both individual and group anger management therapy for those who are court ordered or those who simple wish to gain a better understanding of this curious emotion. By using our services you will learn how to accept anger as a normal and important emotion, how to recognize when you are starting to get angry, what to do with your anger, and healthier conflict resolution skills.

If any of these sound like they would be helpful to you, call us today to set up an appointment!  
Call 586-264-3692 now and start your CHANGE for the better! Our knowledgeable support staff will seek to answer any remaining questions you may have!

Stress Management

With the overwhelming demands and expectations of our current culture, individual levels of stress are increasing. We offer individual therapy and stress management classes to help you decrease your stress level so you can increase your productivity, emotional stability and self-management. 
Learn how stress is a physiological response to stressors, and how to de-employ this response in unnecessary situations. These practical tools will make a significant difference in your day-to-day activities. 

Please call our office at (586) 264-3692 to schedule an appointment today!

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than 6 months. Living with a chronic condition requires changing the way you think about your health care and your life. This is an excellent place in which counseling can benefit. While our pain is certainly not all in our heads, attitudes and expectations can and do make a difference.

Recognizing emotions helps us to understand ourselves. Learning how to relax is an essential component in pain management. It prevents tension and redirects our attention on things we have some control over. A skilled therapist who understands our needs can be of great benefit in this and many other areas related to pain management. Staying active, but within realistic limits, can help us remain flexible and strong and reduce our sense of suffering. It is important to set realistic goals and chart our progress toward them. It is vital that pain sufferers understand physical limitations and learn how to communicate to themselves a sense of acceptance. Experienced therapists will aid in this process by offering suggestions and guiding patients through the change process to better health! As employees, it is also important to be able to create a dialogue around the pain and limitations with employers.

Finding the balance between limitation and actively participating in life is not an easy task. Those experiencing chronic pain must develop the skills necessary for an acceptance of lifestyle changes. The role of counseling is highly valuable to the pain sufferer. At times, grief work will be appropriate, and at other times learning to express one’s anger over the situation can be very beneficial. Finally the understanding of and acceptance of frustration as an emotion in self, can greatly increase the coping with chronic pain in one’s daily life. Learning to ask for help is an essential part of the recovery program as well. Chronic pain not only involves the person with pain but the family as well. Professional therapists are trained in the process of and the guidance of family communication and change. Relapse prevention is an important component in pain management—one must consider not just the physical but the behavioral and emotional need for medical treatment. Exploring and changing a person’s view about pain management is not an easy task. Attitudes and beliefs about the suffering process and the emotional reaction to pain all play a significant role in the healing and recovery process. An experienced therapist can aid not only the patient but also their family in understanding that pain management and control are possible!

Another aspect of treatment is the support process through group interaction. We need the support of others who experience and understand chronic pain. Hearing others talk of similar feelings and experiences caused by pain reduces our isolation. There are no wrong feelings. Half the battle is won when you begin to help yourself. Developing effective coping skills is an integral part of the recovery process. Group members do not dwell on physical symptoms of pain; they focus on abilities, not disabilities. They recognize and talk freely about their feelings about pain and its control over their lives. Group discussions are confidential, and judgments of others are not allowed. Participants recognize their basic rights, including the right to make mistakes, the right to say no, and the right to ask questions. Look for our supportive pain management group for additional help in this area!

Whether one attends individual/family therapy or group support or both, chronic pain sufferers will experience a friendly, comfortable environment where skilled professionals can assist them through this most difficult time in their lives. 

Do not suffer alone any longer—give our team of professionals a call at 586-264-3692 today and begin the healing journey to a more productive life!
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