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Counseling for Growth, L.L.C.


Who can benefit from counseling?

Counseling for Growth, LLC has Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) who can assist with counseling and therapy services in Baton Rouge.

Individuals who may be experiencing any of the following emotional (feeling), cognitive (thinking), and/or behavioral sensations/situations are potential candidates for counseling:

DEPRESSION

Symptoms associated with depression are:

Feeling Sad or not enjoying things that you use to enjoy 
Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or just wanting to sleep all day long
Finding that you are not eating as much as usual or eating too much
Feeling guilty about things that really are not your fault but you can't seem to stop blaming yourself
Thoughts of killing yourself (suicide)
Trouble concentrating or making up your mind about things

We can help reduce the symptoms of depression and get you to a point where you can feel happier.

ANXIETY AND STRESS


Anxiety and stress can lead to:

Feeling overwhelmed
Trouble focusing due to thinking about everything (or something too much)
Finding that you can't enjoy things due to obsessing about things
Having repeated thoughts that lead you to want to do certain behaviors or having repeated upsetting thoughts
Difficulties in social situations due to thoughts about not being liked or people making fun of you
Feeling like you are "panicking" or about to have a heart attack when there is no medical reason for such feelings

We can help you reduce the impact of worrying on your life. We will help you understand the difference between healthy anxiety and unhealthy anxiety.

RELATIONSHIP STRUGGLES (COMMUNICATIONS, ARGUMENTS, CONFLICT, AND LOSS OF TRUST) 

Regardless of the source, We can help individuals and couples and families learn to:

Identify the thought-feeling-behavior connection
Develop healthy communication patterns
Understand internal and interactional factors impacting communication patterns
Learn to work together as a couple and as parents (if applicable)
Learn to focus on solutions instead of focusing of the problem
Learn to parent together and more effectively
Learn to get along and work together with children and as a family

We can help with many relational struggles ranging in severity from communication struggles to surviving infidelity.

TRAUMA (PHYSICAL AND/OR INTERPERSONAL)

Physical and interpersonal trauma reactions can arise out of many situations: physical threats to life, infidelity, substance abuse/dependency and addictions in a family system, military service in hostile environments, sexual or physical abuse and/or neglect, and feeling betrayed by someone you know or by a system. Trauma reactions include:

Difficulty not thinking about it when you don't want to
Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Not wanting to talk about what happened
Not wanting to be around people that may remind you of the experience
Reacting in an extreme manner to situations that would not normally warrant such a reaction
Feeling upset when something reminds you of the experience
Feeling emotionally numb
Difficulty connecting with other people
Getting in arguments or fights due to being angry or easily irritated

We can help you understand trauma reactions and how to work through them.

SELF-ESTEEM


Self-esteem is a feeling of personal worth. It is important to be able to value yourself regardless of your current state of personal achievement, beauty, or intelligence. Your self-esteem creates the foundation for a full life, great relationships, and a feeling of well-being. Our counselors can help you find yourself and identify positive and achievable goals to increase and assist with self-love and self-esteem.


IMPULSE CONTROL STRUGGLES

Impulse control struggles can manifest in many ways. For example, substance use/abuse/dependency, internet use, viewing pornography, sexual actions, gambling, exercising, smoking, and video game playing. Our counselors can help you:

Learn the difference between impulses, impulsive behaviors, and compulsive behaviors
Learn how to understand the process from impulse to behavior
Learn how to stop yourself from acting on impulses