Counseling Blog

Read our most recent posts about counseling to get the latest news and advice from the experts in Athens, GA. At the Banyan Tree, you're our top priority.

November 22, 2022

Does marriage counseling work?

Struggling in your relationship? Marriage counseling, or couples therapy, offers solutions. Techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology Therapy can help break negative patterns, strengthen bonds, and improve communication. Success depends on commitment, willingness to change, and therapist rapport. Banyan Tree's experienced team aids couples in enhancing relationships. Experience healthier communication, trust resolution, and a stronger foundation.
November 22, 2022

Considerations to Determine How Often You Should See a Therapist

Therapy frequency varies individually due to therapy type, issue severity, and personal progress. Factors like therapy type, issue severity, and progress influence therapy frequency. Clinical issues may require more sessions, while personalized goals affect the timeline. Financial situation also matters, though insurance may help. Reputable centers like Banyan Tree offer comprehensive counseling, integrating mental and physical health. Personalized plans ensure effective healing.
August 12, 2022

Types of Counseling You Could Receive

If you haven't been to counseling before, you may have many questions about what to expect. In this situation, it's common for you to wonder if counseling is right for you. Some people feel like they can figure out their challenges on their own, but for others, counseling is a vital step in the journey to wellness.
January 8, 2018

There is Intervention and Then There is...

In the blog post, the author discusses the reality TV show "Intervention" and questions its effectiveness in real-life situations. The traditional intervention method of confronting individuals with an ultimatum for treatment is still promoted, but lacks empirical research support. The author highlights the more effective CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Treatment) approach used by Recovery Café, providing individual and group support for those dealing with substance misuse. The post emphasizes evidence-based practices and offers a resource for those seeking more effective solutions.
January 5, 2018

EMDR Training

Discover EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a proven trauma treatment method that aids the integration of distressing memories and their reframing. Our counselors undergo comprehensive training beyond their initial qualifications to ensure top-tier care. EMDR, endorsed by APA and recommended by VA and DoD, employs buzzers or headphones for memory processing. It's a client-guided approach, adaptable to individual needs. Join us to embrace healing from trauma and its hindering effects for a brighter future.
January 16, 2017

Feelings of Stress

Learn how to transcend the prevailing culture of stress, anxiety, and depression in this blog. Discover the alternative path to thriving rather than just surviving. Explore the enriching potential of counseling and behavioral health care services in reducing stress, enhancing well-being, and preventing stress-related diseases. Uncover the misconceptions around counseling and realize its benefits for personal, career, and family improvement. Testimonials highlight how counseling can be transformative, offering a unique approach to life enhancement and personal growth.
January 10, 2017

What is psychological trauma?

Countless individuals seek counseling to navigate its overwhelming effects, with a range of effective treatments available. Recognize the unique nature of trauma, whether from singular events or persistent experiences. Learn how trauma overwhelms, triggering fight, flight, or freeze responses, and explore ways to heal, from talking with trusted allies to specialized trauma therapies like EMDR and RTR. Reclaim control over your healing journey and embrace a life of improved well-being and resilience.
December 23, 2016

Is trauma treatment right for me?

From "Big T" traumas like assault and war to "little t" traumas like divorce, their impact varies. Symptoms like tension, stress-related issues, and isolation signal trauma. Effective methods include CBT, medication, and EMDR. Group counseling suits mild to moderate cases, offering support and cost benefits. Healing takes time, but with therapy, relief is attainable. Your path to health and happiness after trauma starts with the right treatment choice—individual or group counseling.
January 15, 2016

After the Holidays Project for You and Your Children

The holiday season is a time for giving and receiving, but it's also a time to teach children the importance of gratitude. Gratitude can help children be happier, healthier, and more resilient.