How Family Based Therapy During Addiction Treatment Can Help

Everyone struggles with change in one way or the other throughout their lifetime. People may want to make a change in their life or they may be reluctant to accept the changes in their life. It doesn’t matter which route a person takes, counseling can help individuals understand and prepare for every component they view as a potential roadblock.

Stress and Anxiety

Change can take many forms and everyone navigates life transitions in different ways. It’s important to know that everyone feels nervousness and anxiety when something in their life is altered. Counseling is an effective way to separate change into manageable facets, manage stress and anxiety, and learn coping skills.


Counseling can help individuals manage their expectations and place situations into perspective. Even beneficial changes can result in stress and anxiety. Most people fixate on what can go wrong and a counselor can help individuals focus on positive aspects and opportunities.

Realistic Goals

Setting realistic and achievable goals is a common problem for many people. However, individuals can miss out on opportunities if their goals aren’t in line with their education, experience and skills. A counselor can help people establish goals and develop a plan of action for accomplishing them.


One of the most overlooked elements of success and dealing with change is taking time for self-care. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Self-care can encompass maintaining social contacts and include activities that make an individual feel good about themselves. It can be something as simple as reading a book, listening to music, or scheduling a spa day for some personal pampering.

Moving Forward

Counseling helps people accept the changes that come to them throughout life and find ways of moving forward through challenges. Change is part of the human condition. Seeking counseling services is the first step toward understanding, acceptance and moving forward into the future.

Southcoast Psychiatric Services

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, feelings of hopelessness, relationship problems, or other pressures of life? Don’t suffer in silence. The doctors and therapists of Southcoast Psychiatric Services can help. Caring, compassionate, and completely confidential, our services are provided by highly-experienced, licensed, and board-certified healthcare professionals, dedicated to improving your health and wellness.

 Whether you require medical treatment, counseling/psychotherapy, or both, we are happy to offer the best care available – at your convenience.

Call us anytime @ (561) 241-6628 Because you don’t have to suffer in silence.