Do I need help?

Here's a simple guide to help you decide if you need counseling/psychotherapy. 1. Emotional distress. Are you troubled by feelings of nervousness/anxiety, excessive worry, regret, self recriminations, guilt, sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, lethargy, irriatibility, impatience, anger?

2. Relationship problems. Are you experiencing conflict with your spouse or intimate partner, parents, children, other family members, friends, co-workers, colleagues, strangers, neighbors, authority figures?

3. Personal growth. Are you having trouble with motivation and self-discipline, choosing education or career goals, developing skills and creative potential, finding meaning and purpose in your life?

4. Does someone else recommend that you seek help? You may not be aware that people who are close to you are worried or upset by your behavior. You may be working too hard, worrying too much, or too angry. You may be drinking or using other substances and unaware of how these affect your moods and behavior. If people that you care about are concerned, it is usually a reliable indicator that you need professional help.

If you answered yes to one or more of the above, you should consider an evaluation to determine whether counseling might be helpful.

Networks makes it easy for you. All it takes is one phone call and you will get prompt guidance from our skilled intake professionals. When appropriate, we can also make an appointment for a free personal screening interview.

What kind of help do I need ?

A guide for the perplexed. Counseling ... Therapy... What's the difference ?

Counseling refers to professional guidance in resolving personal conflicts and emotional problems. Counselors can help with most problems of everyday life - relationships with family, friends, marriage, partner or lover, school and career challenges and choices, personal growth, religious and spiritual questions, and so on.

Therapy is an abbreviation of Psychotherapy, meaning the treatment of psychological disorders or maladjustments. Professional treatment includes psychodynamic individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

In the mental health professions these terms are so similar that they are used interchangeably. You will notice that we use both terms in our literature. In any case, you do not need to worry yourself about these definitions. Leave it to us to determine what treatment is right for you. Our staff members are clinically trained to offer both counseling and psychotherapy.

Which specific types of counseling/therapy do I need ?

Our evaluations are designed to make sure that you get exactly the right kind of help. We provide a wide range of mental health treatment, but in the event that we cannot offer you exactly what you need, we will refer you to an outside professional who can help you.