Psychotherapy is learning and healing parts of ourself that hold distortions and painful, strong emotions so that we can access our true, more authentic self. Through a safe and trusting psychotherapy relationship we can work together to explore your experiences and develop a plan that works for you to determine the directions you want your journey to take. Because of the healing and learning nature of psychotherapy it can be used to treat a wide range of mental health symptoms related to (but not limited to) any of the following: anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral or emotional disturbances, bipolar disorder, OCD, grief, relationship difficulties, career searching, suicidal ideations or mood disorders.
Why are groups so effective? When people learn to interact freely with other group members, they tend to recreate the same patterns of interactions that have proved troublesome to them outside the group. The group therapy environment provides a safe confine to experiment with alternative ways of treating yourself and others that may be more satisfying. Many people feel they are somehow abnormal because of their problems or the way they feel. It is encouraging to hear that other people have similar difficulties, and can grow past them. Because of the great advantages of working in group, we may offer a variety of groups to meet your needs including: outpatient and intensive outpatient groups. For more on these groups click below.
Family, romantic, and marriage relationships are some of the most difficult relationships to navigate in life. But also, when done well, these are some of the most rewarding relationships in our lives. At Deaton and Deaton we work with couples and families toward building their relationships. With couples we use the evidenced based Gottman method. With families we recognize that each family will have its unique dynamic and belief or value system. Each member will engage in the family unit differently and for different reasons.we hope to meet the family where it is and work towards goals for the family unit while engaging with each member of the family unity as they relate to family dynamics
Adolescence can be a tough time for many reasons: pressures from home and school, anxiety about the future, and emotional/hormonal changes are just a few that teens face. You are learning more and more about who you want to be. You may be breaking away some from the norms and standards set by your parents and relating more to the norms and standard of your peer groups. As you go through these transitions there are many new opportunities to make your own decisions. As you make more independent decisions you may experience conflict with friends, family, or even yourself. We want to walk out this path to independence with you so that you can make the best decisions for yourself to reach your goals based on your values and help you cope with any discord that arises in this time of transition. To learn about groups geared toward adolescents click the link below.
“Substance use disorder” is a somewhat recent and politically correct way that professionals use to refer to someone’s potential problem with drugs and/or alcohol. At Deaton & Deaton, we do not shy away from the word “addiction”. Each of us had dealt with addiction in some manner, and we each bring to the table a skill set for addressing such with others. As long as the individual who suffers from addiction is breathing, we believe there is hope, and we are willing to go as far and work as hard as our clients and their loved ones in achieving that hope. No one deserves to die from something that can be simply treated – and the treatment is simple. No one deserves to suffer from watching a loved one destroy their lives when the simplicity of the solution is only a phone call away. To learn about groups offered for substance use/abuse click the link below.
At some point many wrestle with the existential questions of this world: Why are we here? From where do we come? What is our purpose? We can help you find your answers to these big questions. However, many have found these answers and incorporated them into a faith belief system. This belief system is an important part of their life and approach to life struggles. As such, we recognize the important role your faith-belief system can be in the therapeutic process. We are equipped here to meet you in faith having a belief system of our own rooted in our education and experience. We offer these services for those who request them because of the importance of their own faith. While we have our own faith system we recognize the right and necessity of you developing your own. We are intentional in never forcing our personal views but honoring your faith autonomy.