Travis Hill, LPC/MHSP works with a variety of issues working with with both individuals and couples. The type of counseling we do is Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT means that we discuss your thoughts, actions, and how they relate to each other. The work in therapy is goal-oriented, meaning that we will work with small, measurable goals to achieve your desired results. The types of issues we work on include Anger Management, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Pre-Marital, and Career Counseling
Do you find yourself feeling angry all the time? Do you sometimes get upset over even the smallest issues? Do you think you are making a good decision to get angry at the time, yet feel guilty afterward (such as a couple’s argument or road rage)? Anger management can help.
Anger management is not about getting rid of anger (that is unrealistic- anger is a normal emotion just like happiness and sadness), it is about taking a realistic look at the problems you are facing, the negative thoughts you think while problems are occurring and learning new steps to take to prevent problem behavior, thoughts, and issues in the future. Don’t let your emotions control your family, your work, or your life.
Let us help. Sometimes just beginning anger management is the biggest step. Our emphasis in anger management is cognitive-behavioral therapy. This means that we discuss your thoughts, actions, and how they relate to each other. The work in therapy is goal oriented, meaning that we will work with small, measurable goals to achieve your desired results.
If you’d like to work on your anger before beginning counseling, you can get a copy of my book, Navigate Anger, on Amazon or iBooks. It is available in paper, e-book, and audiobook formats.
Are you suffering from problems in your relationship? Relationship counseling can help couples facing a variety of problems. Many couples go to counseling to help with issues such as consistent arguments, poor communication, difficulty in raising children, dissatisfaction with sex life, or maybe feeling distant from their partner (“they just feel like my roommate”).
Couples counseling could also be used as preventive medicine (to get tools for communication, expression of feelings, and problem-solving). Couples counseling is not for everyone. Some people would be better off getting separated or divorced. Marriage with one partner is not necessarily the best way to go in life. People change. Expectations change. Separation counseling assists couples to find the least painful way to disengage.
Sometimes one party is more reluctant to say “good-bye” than the other, and your counselor may assist the resistant partner to accept the changes that are occurring.
Let us help you with your relationship issues.
Do you have consistent feelings of anxiety or panic attacks? Do you get socially anxious, have performance anxiety, or even trouble in engaging in day-to-day life because of anxiety? Anxiety is a cognitive, behavioral, and biological problem that is best described as excessive fear. That-fear can be due to specific reasons (such as a fear of heights), for general reasons (such as excess stress from work or life), or for no specified reason (such as the body responding to stimuli through generalized panic attacks).
Physical symptoms can occur such as hypertension, increased blood pressure, hot flashes, chest pains, tiredness, headaches, shortness of breath, and stomach problems (many people confuse their first anxiety attack with a heart attack). Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been shown to be as effective as medication.