imageWelcome! As we all know, the uncertainties of Life affect us all and managing and coping with these events range from mild annoyance and frustration to, at times, feelings of being completely overwhelmed. Stressors on the job, family of origin dysfunction, marital problems, child-related situations, anxiety, depression, and other issues can not only complicate and impede one's growth potential, but can affect emotional, spiritual, and physical health as well.

Reaching out for counseling is the first step toward taking control of your Life. During the therapeutic process, you will have the ability to tell your story of what brought you into counseling. Through objectivity and active listening, I can provide a unique perspective on your situation and offer feedback to enhance the process. From this point of view, I can also begin to help you gain awareness and insight into your issues in ways that may prove to be new and enlightening. A lot of people tell me that they would like to get back to their "old selves" again. My strategy is to help folks be better than their "old selves" in order to reach their full potential. Coping strategies can be discussed, options can be explored, and plans can be developed through the counseling sessions.    

The goal of the therapeutic process is to help minimize or eliminate your unyielding discomfort. The work, at times, may be difficult, but the results can be rewarding. Is this the right time to take the first step and reach out for the necessary work to begin? Find out how counseling can help. I wish you the best on your exciting new journey!         
 

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Whether it's due to fear about asking for help, feeling overwhelmed by which type of help to get, or simply a lack of awareness that their symptoms are danger signs, many people wait far too long to get support when problems crop up.

Frequently, couples enter therapy as a last-ditch effort to save their relationship only to find the damage is too great to recover from. Those dealing with anxiety wait until they start fearing the fear itself or develop unhealthy coping strategies. Substance abusers wait until they hit "rock bottom." And those suffering from prolonged depression lose the energy or will to call a therapist-often with deadly consequences.

When to Call a Therapist outlines the symptoms and behaviors of the most common mental-health issues people suffer from, as well as when and how to seek help. This book will help you overcome roadblocks to getting help by teaching you to recognize:

  • The symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks and how to prevent them from hijacking your life
  • When it's just "the blues" versus serious depression
  • The signs of a relationship in trouble and how a therapist can help you repair the damage or work through difficult decisions
  • What unhealthy coping strategies look like and what to do instead
  • When you're facing abuse, neglect, or serious red flags and how to get help
  • How assertiveness and setting healthy boundaries create freedom
  • Which type of therapist specializes in the struggles you face


Get past damaging, counter-intuitive thinking ("I'm too anxious or sad to talk to someone") and other barriers to healing. Seeking therapy sooner can help you work through issues before they turn into serious problems. Open these pages and take control of your life today!

"Robert's book offers the reader valuable information that...answers questions people...have about how the therapeutic process works. [Clearly there are …benefits to getting help] sooner rather than later . A must read!"  Margaret Debrot, LCSW, PsyA

MY VISION FOR YOU

My greatest hope for you is that you will learn to recognize patterns of behavior that are not working anymore as you begin to find more joy in life. Know that you are deserving of a healthy and successful life and you can navigate past issues that have become barriers on your path. You will undoubtedly face some trials and tribulations along the way, but trust that you can make it and do what you want in life. Thank you for going on this journey with me. 

Note to Reader

In order to ascertain your level of anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, and other debilitating issues, please go to https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/tests for an extensive list of self-tests. Here you can take a free test and have it scored by Psychology Today to gauge your level of discomfort. For a more comprehensive report, a minimal fee will be charged by Psychology Today. This may be a good place to start on your way to wellness.

For clients looking to schedule an appointment with Robert C. Ciampi, LCSW in the northern New Jersey area, a free 15 minute telephone consultation will be offered prior to the session.  Please leave your name, email address, and phone number below.  


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Use one of the following links to purchase Psychotherapist Robert C. Ciampi's book "When to Call a Therapist"

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