Kevin McKinnon, LPC-MHSP, SAP, MAC, EAS-C Specializes in the following areas:
Addictions Individual Therapy
Addictions Group Therapy
Group Family Addictions Therapy
Addiction is frequently misjudged as just a decision or a craving to get high, however it is a great deal more perplexing than what appears on the surface. Addiction has been determined to be a disease that can be diagnosed and treated. This misconception has prompted a long-standing shame that categorizes addicts as people who lack quality of character. This type of wrongful stereotyping regularly leaves addicts to feel demoralized or embarrassed to look for the expert help that they require.
The disease causes someone who is addicted to seek out, and utilize the substance of choice, which may include alcohol or behaviors of compulsive gambling, without concern of the outcomes that negatively affect friends, family, loved ones and associates. The end goal of treatment is to get the disease in remission, and discontinue the debilitation, and downward spiral of consequences that affect so many people.
If a person is experiencing obsessive and compulsive thoughts, constant worrying, or excessive fears, you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder. With regards to treating anxiety disorders, research demonstrates that treatment is typically the best alternative. Anxiety therapy treats more than simply the symptoms being experienced. Treatment can offer you some assistance with uncovering the underlying reasons for your stresses, worries and fears. This may include helping you figure out how to unwind and relax; take a look at circumstances in new, less alarming ways; and establish more effective problem solving and coping skills. Treatment gives you the devices to overcome uneasiness and shows you how to utilize them.
Brief Solution Focused Therapy:
Brief Solution Focused Therapy is a therapeutic approach focused on solution building, as opposed to problem solving. The therapy assists you with searching and identifying current assets and future expectations, as opposed to current problems and past sources. The therapy generally involves three to five sessions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that attempts to address current issues, and change unhealthy thinking and behaviors. This therapeutic method recognizes that some behaviors may not become managed with rational thinking. Rather, the behaviors arise from prior environmental and external and internal exposure to stimuli. There might be thinking and behavioral practices that can’t be controlled through sane thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on your problems, and assists you with identifying specific action based approaches to address these problems.
Men and ladies of all ages, levels of education, social and financial foundations, experience the ill effects of depression. There is no space of life that does not experience discomfort when depression is active and untreated. Depression is more than simply feeling “under the weather.” It is a genuine sickness created by changes in the chemistry of the brain. The quality of life issues brought on by depression are worsened by the reality that a large number of people with the disease, suffer from day to day, because they don’t seek treatment and get diagnosed. The uplifting news is that when depression is properly diagnosed and treated, its symptoms may become manageable, and there are many effective strategies for helping people live a productive life.
EAP- Employee Assistance Program Services:
EAP Assessment & Referral
EAP Formal/Mandatory Referral
EAP Return to Work Consultation
EAP Short Term Resolution Counseling
SAP- Substance Abuse Professional Services:
Careers with the transportaion industry are valuable, and neccessitate significant levels of trust and public safety accountablity. With this understanding, SAP services are responsible for providing and evaluating employees that have been alleged of violating a DOT (Department of Transportation) drug and/or alcohol regulation. In addition, make recommendations to an employer concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing and continuing care. If you are an employer or employee in need of Substance Abuse Professional services, the access to the professional services you need are available.