Mental Health

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At Specialized Counseling Services, we offer individual therapy services to help our clients address a wide range of mental health concerns to improve overall well-being. Some areas of focus may include depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, low self-esteem, and/or emotional instability.

We all experience stress in various ways: relationships with family and friends, work, loss, and other life changes or transitions. If you already experience mental health challenges then additional stress can increase symptoms. You can also develop mental health symptoms as a result of stressors. Either way, seeking help when you need it takes courage. Therapy can help you learn to navigate your stressors and take care of yourself.

Common signs of stress:


  • Headaches or migraines
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, diarrhea, or constipation)
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Trouble sleeping or insomnia
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Racing heart or increased heart rate
  • Shallow breathing or shortness of breath
  • Clenched jaw or teeth grinding


  • Increased anxiety, worry, or racing thoughts
  • Irritability or anger
  • Experiencing mood swings
  • Feelings of sadness or depression
  • Difficulty with memory, concentrating or making decisions
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed or out of control
  • A sense of dread or doom
  • Increased sensitivity to criticism or rejection
  • Social withdrawal or isolation
  • Restlessness or agitation
  • Procrastinating or avoiding tasks
  • Increased use of drugs or alcohol
  • Changes in eating habits (such as overeating or undereating)

During individual therapy sessions, you can expect to explore thoughts and feelings, develop coping skills, improve communication skills, and address underlying emotional and psychological concerns. We provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings and to develop effective strategies.

We recognize that seeking therapy can be a difficult and vulnerable decision, and we strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where our clients feel heard, understood, and respected. Our therapists use a collaborative and compassionate approach, and work closely with clients to create a therapeutic relationship built on trust and understanding. Some of the approaches we utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing® (SE), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) among others. We will work closely with you to develop personalized treatment plans that address your specific needs and goals.