Life adjustment

What is life adjustment?

Life is full of adjustments, sometimes hourly sometimes daily, and certainly seasonally. Life adjustments range from employment change / loss, relocation, divorce, child custody, blending families, health challenges and many others. These changes often cause what is referred to generically as “STRESS.” Life adjustments can morph into anxiety, depression, anger and even trauma. A skilled counselor can help one navigate these adjustments and find ways to maintain control of the associated emotions and actions. Life Adjustments shouldn’t derail a person from fulfilling their duties and certainly should not prevent one from fulfilling their dreams or purpose in life. Change is inevitable; how one deals with that change can oftentimes be positively productive with counseling.

Grief and loss is an individual experience. No person experiences loss in the same way, which leads to a lot of confusion. Grief can also bring up past losses, which can increase the emotion and amplifies the current experience. When grief seems to overtake other areas of your life, increases for no apparent reason or just lingers too long; it is likely to be preventing one from functioning to there fullest. Grief should ideally be incorporated into the forward flowing motion of our life. We help our clients identify what loss they are experiencing, what losses they have experienced and help them walk through the process of grief on their own terms.

Treatment Approach for life stressors

Due to the individual nature of the presenting life issue treatment can vary. Your therapist will work with you to discuss what you are going through and help you develop coping skills, express your emotions and talk through what is happening. They also pull from several modes of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), relaxation techniques and more. Most of all they will offer support you through a difficult time.

Benefits of therapy for life adjustment

  • Ability to manage and understand emotions
  • Support
  • Develop positive coping skills
  • Gain outside perspective

 

Written by Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

I enjoy working with men in counseling. I think many masculine traits can have positive and beneficial effects within the family and community. I believe counseling can help men strike a balance between being authentic and being considerate of their surroundings. I hope that as the stigma of counseling begins to fade, more men will choose the path toward self-betterment.

Life adjustment Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Robert Gallegos, LPC-S

Robert Gallegos, LPC-S

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Location: South Round Rock

Evaluations Offered: 

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna, (NO AETNA EAP), Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero,  Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients: No

Expertise: Kids (15 yrs and older), Adults, Couples

Christina Glaze, LCSW

Christina Glaze, LCSW

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS,  Beacon Options, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Multiplan/PHCS, Tricare, Humana, Sendero,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  NO    (video and in person)

Expertise: Kids (12 yr and up), Adults and Couples

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Evaluations Offered: ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anger Issues and PTSD

Accepting New Clients:    NO    (VIDEO ONLY)

Video only  (Children age 12 and up)

Expertise: Kids (5yr and up), Adults and Couples

Amber Clemens, LMFT

Amber Clemens, LMFT

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Location: South Round Rock

Evaluations Offered: Drug and alcohol evaluations, substance abuse

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP) Beacon,Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients: NO (Video and in person)  Daytime availability only

Expertise: Kids (14 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Amanda Durst, LPC

Amanda Durst, LPC

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Location:Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Options, Cigna, United Health Care (UMR, OPtum, Oscar, Allsavers)NO OptumEAP, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare

Accepting New Clients:  NO     (DOES NOT SEE TEENAGE BOYS)

Expertise:Kids (5 yr and up), Female Adults and Couples (DOES NOT SEE TEENAGE BOYS)

Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

Kyle Dickerson, LMFT

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Location: North Round Rock, Video Therapy for residents in Texas and California

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Multiplan/PHCS, Tricare,  Humana, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) NO Optum EAP, Sendero

Accepting New Clients:  No   (Video and in office)

Expertise:  Kids (10 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Assessments:

  • Anxiety and Panic attacks
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Schizophrenia and Psychosis
  • Bipolar
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction (e.g. porn, internet, eating ,etc)
Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

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Location: Video Only for residents in Texas, Louisiana and Florida

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  NO   (No Couples, No Substance abuse or history of addiction/excessive use. No Eating Disorders) VIDEO THERAPY ONLY AT THIS TIME

Expertise: Adults and couples

Whitney Briggs, LPC

Whitney Briggs, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock, Video Therapy for residents in Texas and Colorado

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare,   United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  NO

  (NO CHILDREN OR COUPLES AT THIS TIME)   (video and in person)

Expertise: Kids (13 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Beacon, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:   No  (video and in person)​

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients: No

Expertise:Kids (8 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Danielle Linders, NCC, LPC, LCDC

Danielle Linders, NCC, LPC, LCDC

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Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,   United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers) NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients:  No

Expertise: Adults and Couples

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

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Location: VIDEO ONLY

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Tricare, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)NO Optum EAP

Accepting New Clients : NO    

Expertise: Kids (5 yrs and older) and Individual adults (no couples)

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