The Issues We Treat at Ethos
Issues We Treat
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
If you have extra difficulties with organizational skills and concentration, or with staying quiet and still, you may have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It causes challenges in focusing on everyday tasks and routines. Whether you are an adult dealing with ADHD, or a parent of a child with ADHD, we are here to help you with those challenges.
We have all experienced anger before, whether we have been overcharged at a restaurant, or someone has lied to us. From small annoyances, to major hurtful incidents, everyone feels angry sometimes. However, some know how to manage their anger better than others, and this makes all the difference.
Anxiety is an emotion we all experience at times, particularly when we feel tense and worried about something. However, if you experience this emotion excessively, with intrusive thoughts and concerns accompanied by physical symptoms like sweating, shaking, dizziness, and a rapid heartbeat, you may have an anxiety disorder.
If you are overwhelmed by painful feelings of sadness, anger, and hopelessness, Ethos can help shed some light when depression makes life seem dark and dreary. We will guide you through the process to regain joy and excitement about life and show you how to recognize, accept, and cope with your depression to get you started. If your depression is involved with an experience of grief or loss, we will walk with you through the grieving process, which is essential to healing.
Ending a marriage can be crippling and have severe and lasting effects on your health, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The relationship is commonly such a central part of life that there are a wide range of negative emotions which may include shock, numbness, grief, and anger during the loss. Depression and anxiety can cause feelings of confusion, worthlessness and self-blame in divorce. We will help you to make sense of your feelings so you can think positively about yourself and the world again.
A dual diagnosis indicates more than one clinical diagnosis. It is usual be experiencing more than one clinical disorder, because life’s challenges can often be a result of previous issues. In assessment and counseling, we take care to focus on the impact of each individual diagnosis, as well as the destructive combination.
Because society’s views of physical attractiveness create pressure on men and women to look a certain way, it can be impossible to be completely satisfied with your body and appearance. If you find that you or your child worry about weight excessively or to a point of loss of control over eating habits and regulation, an eating disorder might be the problem. Eating disorders are common among people of all ages, classes, and both genders.
If your child has problems with organization, self-control or time management they might benefit from counseling for executive functioning. Whether or not they also are clinically diagnosed with ADHD and are taking medication, there are many different skills we can work on in counseling to improve key abilities so that they can concentrate better at school and at home. Mindfulness techniques, like body awareness, are often very helpful because they require us to be in the present moment and focus entirely on one task.
Grief and Loss
The grief that comes from a loss of a person’s life, a significant relationship, or a job can be extremely hard to cope with, especially when it seems like you will never move on. It is common to be experiencing depression and anger because of your loss. The most important factor to acknowledge is time, and trust in the process of grieving, especially that there is a beginning, middle, and an end. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are five normal stages of grieving that we will to help you walk through so that you can heal more healthily and fully.
Counseling at Ethos related to advocacy in the educational environment is one of the clearest examples of the dedication we have to creating a continuum of care for our clients. Because children and adolescents spend most of their time in school, it is not enough to treat them in the context of the counseling office or the home. For your child to thrive, they must be comfortable in their learning environment, especially if they are dealing with emotional health issues or learning difficulties. We are more than willing to coordinate care so that your child’s academic performance will not be hindered by any learning or emotional difficulties.
Recurrent thoughts and worries followed by obsessive behaviors are exhausting and can interfere with life in so many ways. Feeling the need to constantly wash your hands, clean a certain space, or repeatedly check on things takes away any sense of control and freedom. First and foremost, our goal in therapy for OCD is to help you see less interference in your daily life and activities because of your obsessions and compulsive or ritualistic behaviors.
If you are engaging in behaviors of self-harm, we want you to know that your life is precious and that it will get better. Also, if you are a parent of a child with suicidal thoughts or behaviors, we know that almost nothing can be more frightening. Ethos counselors are experienced in meeting you in moments of crisis to help you find emotional and physical stability. We will help alleviate any kind of suicidal impulse or ideation so that you can return to a normal level of functioning.
Stress is a reaction to both short-lived problems from day to day, such as being late to a meeting, and long-lasting circumstances like marriage difficulties. When you become so stressed that your emotional and physical health begin to suffer, it may be beneficial to come in for counseling and stress management. Stress can cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating and irritability, which can affect many different areas of life such as relationships and career. People become stressed out by different things and to different degrees.
Trauma is an emotional response to an event which often involves some kind of attack or neglect of one’s emotional or physical safety, whether in war, physical or sexual abuse, gang activity, or natural disaster. There can be long-lasting effects for both single-event trauma and chronic trauma. For children, trauma can be anything from a loss of a pet or transition to a new school, to any form of abuse. Trauma is really anything that makes a person feel stuck and unable to move forward.