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Kraig & Associates of Castle Pines

Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Individual & Couples

Therapy for Depression

Do you constantly feel anxious, worthless, or guilty? Do you feel restless or on-edge? Are you bothered by muscle-tension and feel like you’re wound-up in a knot? People dealing with inner struggles like depression and anxiety often express these issues outwardly and it can affect more than just yourself. It can put stress on your relationships, family, your job, and daily life. Treatment for depression and anxiety disorders can help reduce anxiety and make daily life feel less like an uphill battle. The focus of treatment for depression is to alleviate depressive symptoms and help the individual develop healthy thinking patterns and beliefs about self and others that will help prevent the relapse of depression. Kraig & Associates Counseling has years of experience helping patients with treatments of anxiety disorders and depression.

Effective Treatments for Depression

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - CBT uses the process of identifying and challenging negative and irrational thoughts. CBT leverages the powerful link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help provide relief for depression.

MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES - These techniques help the individual to experience relief from symptoms of stress and fatigue by encouraging the client to engage in meditation and utilize grounding techniques to help stop the cycle of depression and anxiety.

Goals for Treatment of Depression

The goal of treatment for depression is to alleviate depressive symptoms and return the client to a previous level of effective functioning. In addition, to help the individual develop healthy thinking patterns and beliefs about themselves and others that will help prevent the relapse of depression.

Couples Counseling

The approach used by Kraig will help couples to reconnect and feel safe sharing past emotional wounds from childhood and share with each other what makes each individual feel loved. By obtaining this information couples can begin to re-channel behavior into effective strategies for loving and caring for each other. Acknowledging and letting go of inappropriate beliefs from childhood.

Treatment for Couple Couseling
Using a cognitive behavioral approach and guidance in the dialogue process to help couples communicate in a safe and effective manner. Couples will learn to acknowledge and let go of inappropriate beliefs from childhood, replace ineffective behaviors and defense strategies to regain the romance and fun in the couple’s relationship.
Goal for Treatment
Couples will learn to foster respect, affection and closeness. Build and share a deeper connection and resolve conflict gridlock. Learn research-based tools of successful relationships and strengthen and maintain success in your relationship.

Therapy for Trauma

Trauma can be described as a powerful emotional response to a distressing event, such as unexpected loss of a loved one, or abuse. Trauma can continue to cause both emotional and physical symptoms for many years after the event has concluded. Some symptoms of trauma a person can experience could be avoidance of trauma reminders, including memories, flashbacks to the traumatic event, irritability, anger, and other negative emotions. In addition, distressing dreams and other sleep problems,and self-blame regarding the traumatic event.

Treatments for Trauma
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY - CBT works by identifying and challenging unhealthy thinking patterns that contribute to the symptoms of trauma.

NARRATIVE EXPOSURE THERAPY - Which exposes the individual to reminders of the trauma via writing exercises in a gradual and safe way. The narrative exposure therapy helps patients to experience their trauma in a safe environment which helps to reduce the emotional power of trauma which reduces symptoms.

Goals for Trauma
Reduce symptoms of previous trauma experience and gain a sense of empowerment and control. In addition, to develop healthy boundaries with others and feeling comfortable to to say no.

Grief Counseling

Grief is a natural emotional response resulting from a significant loss, especially the loss of a loved one. Depending on the person and the situation, grief can be handled with the assistance of close friends and family members who listen to your grief and allow you to process your loss. However, for some people, grief can become too painful. It can grow into something totally different, like depression or anxiety. Some symptoms of grief you may experience are lack of appetite, weight loss, insomnia, and depression. In addition, thoughts dominated by loss coupled with poor concentration,tearful spells, and confusion about the future. Finally, having a strong emotional response of sadness when losses are discussed.

Treatment for Grief/Loss
Talk-therapy is effective with grief and loss due to giving the patient the ability to talk about their grief in a safe and nurturing environment. Moreover, I use the concepts from a time-tested approach created by by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. which focuses on reconciling your grief.
Goal for Treatment
"An important concept to keep in mind as you journey through grief is that of reconciliation. You cannot "get over" or "recover from" or "resolve" your grief, but you can reconcile yourself to it. That is, you can learn to incorporate it into your consciousness and proceed with meaning and purpose in your life."
Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Call us today at 303-895-9545

7501 Village Square Drive Suite 202
Castle Pines, CO 80108

Phone: 303-895-9545

Open
Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Closed Sunday

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