These two conditions are different but very strongly linked. It is quite common for a person who is having problems with depression to also have some anxiety and vice versa. These conditions can be quite limiting to the person experiencing them. Both conditions affect your physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness; but they are illnesses that can be treated. To treat them, I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Strengths Perspective, and a Client-Centered approach. If you need a referral for medication management, I can facilitate this and guide you through the process.
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If you have experienced a trauma in your life, it has likely affected you in some way or another. I will work to assess just how intensely your past continues to affect you in the present. Based on that assessment, I will be able to recommend a course of treatment. I am trained in an evidenced-based practice for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) called Prolonged Exposure. This course of treatment takes 10-15 sessions and has been proven to dramatically reduce PTSD symptoms. I also offer education in grounding and a variety of coping skills to manage symptoms and talk therapy to make sense of the trauma and your new reality.
DBT Skills Groups: For the DBT Skills Groups, I will be providing education following the Linehan model, which includes the following four modules of skills: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. By mastering these skills, you will find that you can develop a life worth living. You will be better able to stay focused, have improved relationships, will be able to regulate or change your emotions, and you will be able to live life on life’s terms through acceptance. To complete the full course, it will take 8-9 months.
Wellness and Weight Loss Groups: These groups follow along with the DBT curriculum but are shorter (3 months to complete) and focus mostly on emotional eating and how to manage weight from an emotional perspective. These groups are 1 ½ hours followed by 20 minutes of exercise.
Both groups are weekly and follow a specific, clinically proven curriculum. While there is certainly opportunity to talk and practice the skills, these are not process groups. In order to join a group, you will need to have an active relationship with an individual therapist and commit to at least 3 out of 4 groups per month. You can participate in these groups even if you have a therapist outside of Northrop Counseling, LLC.
We offer flexible scheduling and use a wide range of online platforms to best meet your needs. Don't let a hectic schedule stop you from enjoying the health and wellness that we can help you achieve.
Corporate Retreats are a great way to build teamwork, increase comraderie, and reduce stress in the workplace! These retreats are offered at Redtop Mountain State Park and can be customized to meet your needs.
Retreats can be ½ day, full day, or 1 ½ days.
Topics offered include:
• Interpersonal Effectiveness, including communication and conflict resolution skills.
• Emotion Regulation
• Stress Management
• Time Management
You can pick and choose from topics you feel would best benefit your workplace, and rest assured that you will get a comprehensive program to increase staff morale!
No matter how you customize your retreat, you will get a caring, compassionate, and competent approach. You will get catered nutritious and delicious meals!
Weight control is a difficult area for many people in this country. There are so many societal and cultural influences that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, disturbances in mental wellness can also contribute to problems in healthy weight maintenance.
We all know that being overweight or obese can lead to a variety of health concerns: heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain, kidney disease, and orthopedic concerns (back and knee deterioration, in particular). There are also emotional, spiritual, and relationship consequences of an unhealthy weight.
You’ve tried to lose weight. You’ve tried diets, exercise programs, pills, and more, and it hasn’t worked. Or, maybe even more maddening, it has worked, but it all came back.
I am offering a program that takes approximately 3 months and can be customized to fit your unique needs. In this program, you will not go on a diet. You will not use any additional medication. You will take a hard look at the function of food in your life. You will examine what your excess weight is doing for you and what it is keeping you from. You will outline your weight loss goals, and we will take a therapeutic approach to achieving these goals. Just as there are emotional consequences of excess weight, there is often an emotional cause to excess weight.
During this program, you will attend weekly groups, have a weekly exercise session following group, have 2 monthly individual sessions, and will have unlimited phone, text, and/or email consultation. You will learn to identify what eating style works for you. You will learn how to consume the food that supports your emotional and physical wellness.
There are dozens of different sleep disorders. Many of them must be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. However, many forms of insomnia are best treated with a specific type of therapy called CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for Insomnia). The definition of insomnia is having sufficient sleep opportunity and insufficient sleep ability. For example, a new mother who is being awakened every 2 hours for a feeding does not have sufficient sleep opportunity, so would not be diagnosed with insomnia. However, someone who has plenty of opportunity for uninterrupted sleep, but cannot sleep, may have insomnia. To learn if you have insomnia that can be treated without medication, click here.
At this time, Northrop Counseling, LLC is in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare and is considers “out-of-network” with all other insurance companies. As an “in-network” client, your responsibility is to secure any referrals or pre-authorizations that may be necessary and to learn what your copay is. As an “out of network” client, your responsibility as client is to ensure that you have mental health benefits through your insurance company and learn of any limitations to this care. When you come for your service, you will need to bring proof of your mental health benefits, and you will be responsible for your full fee, which is standard and customary for out of network plans. Northrop Counseling, LLC will bill your insurance so you can be reimbursed.
In-Office Sessions: Initial Assessment (60 minutes): $150
Follow-Up Sessions (45-55 minutes): $125
DBT Group: $35/group or $125/month
Wellness and Weight Loss Group: $40/group or $150/month
Wellness and Weight Loss Package: $299/month
• “Mindfulness and Meditation” FREE Class at Crossroads Public Library: November 11: 2-3
• “Managing Stress at the Holidays” FREE Class at Crossroads Public Library: December 1: 2-3
• Womens’ Wellness Retreat: January 26-27
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line: Text “HELP” to 741741
Georgia Crisis Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
Paulding County Department of Children and Families (for application to Medicaid, food stamps, housing, etc.): 770-443-7810
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-855-422-4453
Paulding Transit (transportation within Paulding County): 770-443-3227
Shepherd’s Rest (Domestic Violence Support and Emergency Shelter): 770-443-5213
Linehan Institute: linehaninstitute.org (DBT Resources)
National Alliance on Mental Illness: nami.org
United Way for Local Resources: 211
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: samhsa.gov: SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
1-800-QUIT-NOW: smoking cessation hotline