Individual, Couple/Marital, and Family Therapy
Culturally Sensitive, Holistic, Inclusive, Non-Judgmental
Joy Rabon, MA, LMFT provides psychotherapy services for adolescents & adults in Alabama and North Carolina
How does therapy help?
Depending on your present situation and your reasons for seeking help, there are many benefits to therapy. Whether you are seeking therapy for new or ongoing issues related to a diagnosable mental illness, interpersonal growth in general, healing emotional hurt or trauma, or to improve your relationship, therapy can offer you increased coping skills and open your eyes to new ways of dealing with situations that you may not have been aware of before.
Therapy can offer problem-solving skills, provide support, and help you work through life changes, empowering you to see your circumstances as a personal growth opportunity instead of a burden or obstacle.
For Example, some specific skills therapy can provide are:
- Emotional management, including, but not limited to anger, jealousy, grief, rejection, criticism, disappointment, or feelings of abandonment.
- Coping mechanisms to allow you to work through situations which typically cause you anxiety, fear, worry or avoidance.
- Stress-management techniques to deal with stress within your everyday life or unpredictable circumstances that come up.
- Skills and techniques to help you better navigate relationships or to work through relationship troubles.
- Problem solving skills for you to enact when you encounter issues which may typically have caused you to shy away or back down, such as social situations or public speaking.
- Improving self-love, self-confidence, and body image.
- Improving identity of self/sense of self and learning to balance that within the context of your relationships.
- Improving communication, listening, and the ability to speak up for yourself and set healthy boundaries.
- Understanding your own skills, strengths, and positive attributes and learning to quiet your inner negative critic.
- Finding a resolution to the issues that originally led you to therapy, such as having panic attacks, persistent sadness, conflicts with your partner or family members, or having to make a difficult decision.
- Identifying goals/steps/actions to take when wrestling with the complex decision of whether to leave or stay in a partnered/marital relationship.
The list below is not an all-inclusive list of the issues that I work with, but they are areas in which I have interest, experience, and specialized training.
- Adolescent and Young Adult Issues
- Career changes and stress
- Communication and Conflict
- Coping Skills
- Depression/Mood Disorders
- Emotional Regulation
- Grief and Loss
- Infidelity/Commitment related concerns
- Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence/Psychological Abuse)
- Life transitions/adjustment/adapting
- LGBTQ Issues
- Men’s Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Social/Cultural Issues
- Stress Management
- Women’s Issues