S T I L L W A T E R S
At Stillwaters, we recognize that human relationships are at the core of some of the most wonderful and the most troubling of life experiences. Building healthy relationships, healing broken ones, and reconciling to the loss of a relationship and all that entails are important elements of the work we do at Stillwaters.
Relationships grow out of interactions in all arenas of life. They can include partner/marital/or couple relationships, occupational/professional relationships, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, family relationships, supervisor-worker relationships, and others. Because relationships involve people who come from different backgrounds, life perspectives, and values; they are complex and can be the source of great satisfaction or great pain.
At Stillwaters Counseling, we are dedicated to fostering healthy relationships and working to heal broken ones. When a relationship is irretrievably changed or broken, we focus of reconciliation to loss and focus on new growth and hope for the future. To this end, we address many relationship related issues.
Married and single couples often face challenges in their relationships. The focus of marital and couple's counseling is to explore the causes of conflict and discord, develop deeper commitment to each other and the relationship, improve communication, and promote healing. This is accomplished through a variety of cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal; techniques that promote deeper intimacy and healing.
For more information on issues that commonly exhibit in families experiencing problems, and about counseling, please click on the links below:
At Stillwaters Counseling, we use an established, well researched premarital counseling program designed for engaged couples who are focused on creating successful marriages even as they plan their weddings. This 7 session counseling program using the PREPARE inventories and workbooks provides a strong foundation for development of a strong, mutually satisfying marital relationship. For more information, click on the link below:
Babies and children don't come with instruction manuals. If they did, our job as parents would be
so much easier. Since they don't, it is up to us to do all we can to improve our skills so we can
perform at our best as parents. If you are interested in improving your parenting skills, or if you
have been court ordered to seek parent training- we can help you become the parent you want to
Sadly, many relationships end. The end of a relationship can be very painful and traumatic. At Stillwater's Counseling, we are dedicated to helping people regain balance in their lives after the loss of a relationship. We are focused on healing and growth. If you are in the midst of pain, sorrow, confusion, anger, frustration, guilt, or any of the many other emotions that come with a break up, you are not alone. There is hope. If you are struggling with painful emotions, we are here to help.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; living together, separated or dating.
Examples of abuse include:
name-calling or putdowns
keeping a partner from contacting their family or friends
stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job
actual or threatened physical harm
Partner or Domestic Violence is a criminal act. It can include physical assaults (hitting, pushing, shoving, etc.), sexual abuse (unwanted or forced sexual activity), restriction on your ability to leave, and stalking. Although emotional, psychological and financial abuse are not criminal behaviors, they are forms of abuse and can lead to criminal violence. Any or all of these types of abuse can lead to traumatic stress for both the victim and his or her loved ones (including children).
Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Although both men and women can be abused, most victims are women. Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. Even though many parents aren't are of the fact and may even go to great lengths to hide the abuse, most children in these homes know about the violence. Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may develop emotional and behavior problems.
If you are being abused, REMEMBER . . .
Need help? Counseling can help you develop a stronger sense of yourself, a way of changing your life for the better, and options for emotional and physical safety that you may not have considered. Please don't wait. If we can help you, please call the number at the bottom of this page to set up an appointment. If you need immediate help, click on the first link below:
Need Help NOW? National Domestic Violence Hotline
Child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and covert incest have far reaching physical, psychological, and emotional consequences. Adults who were abused, molested, or neglected as children often experience anxiety, depression, and poor self concept. These trauma symptoms can be extremely distressing and create impairments across different life dimensions. Children and adolescents who have been or who are currently being abused or neglected may also experience these negative outcomes.
There is help and hope. As a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress with extensive experience working with abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, sexual assault, and trauma, our therapist is well equipped to help you or your loved ones. For more information, click on the links below:
Need help controlling your anger? Do you get agitated easily and often feel irritable? Have you ever damaged property, raised your voice in anger, used abusive language with another person, assaulted someone, injured yourself in anger, or experienced another negative consequence because your temper got the best of you? Has your anger ever led to legal problems, job issues, injury, or relationship problems?
We offer an effective anger management treatment protocol that can help you resolve these problems. This protocol also will meet court ordered Anger Management Counseling requirements (if needed). Likewise, we provide conflict resolution services focused on mediating good outcomes between people who have reached an impasse.
Interested? Just call 757/404-3747 to begin!