Acknowledge Your Value and Embrace Your New Life!
Welcome to the Affordable Counseling Solution!
Deciding to seek counseling can be an emotional experience. For many people it has taken them years to come to the decision to seek outside help. Even more difficulty is the search to find the right counselor. Finding someone that you feel relates to your situation and has the skill to guide you through is very important. The most wonderful experience is when the counselor and client truly have a great fit. It is at that point that counseling can really make a difference. Counseling can assist with rejuvenating a broken relationship, fighting off depression, or coping with anxiety.
The cost of counseling is often a deterrent to seeking help. At RCS, we speicalize in providing low cost counselling for depression, anxiety, and marriages. Visit our low cost counseling tab to find out more information about this service. We thank you for considering our services and hope that we can make a difference in your life.
Message from Chief Executive Officer
As a therapist, and business owner, I am truly passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. My passion stems from seeing firsthand the amazing benefit of therapy. Many individuals find that after seeking advice from family, and friends they are still lost and lack direction. The reality is when anyone is in the middle of a storm, seeing the road ahead is impossible. Obtaining guidance from a counselor can bring clarity and peace of mind.
One of my speciality areas and research interest is building self-esteem and confidence in my clients. Having a healthy self-worth is a core component of living a happy life. Regardless of the circumstance, poor self-esteem has a devastating affect on the decisions that we make in our relationships, friendships, jobs and individual lives.
It is time to embrace your value and reach your true potential!
Dr. Kirleen R. Neely
Chief Executive Officer
Tip of the Month: The holidays don’t have to be the lonely time of year anymore!
For numerous people, the holidays can either be a very joyous time to celebrate with friends and family or it can be a very lonely occasion. There is a variety of reasons why this takes place, disconnection with family members, a recent move away from your hometown for school, travel for work, or in some cases major disconnections from family. These situations can make the traditions of Thanksgiving and Christmas stressful, but for individuals who are already suffering from depression, it makes this particular time of year even more difficult to cope with. Seeing the holiday commercials on television, the scramble for buying gifts for loved ones in stores, and seeing the image of what this time of year is “supposed” to look like can be disheartening. We often make what society has deemed the norm the image that we strive to live up to. Take charge of the holiday blues and use the tips provided by author Laurie Stoneham below, to begin this new chapter in your life. This can be a wonderful opportunity for many of those in that holiday rut to do something new and exciting of their own by creating what they believe is meaningful to them.
Be proactive. Create an “alternative family” made up of people you care about. Plan and prepare a potluck feast if you like. Remember that you are not alone in being alone during the holidays. Get together with others and have some fun.
- Plan an outing. Go on a hike, or go to the movies, a park or a museum. Enjoy the outing with your group or by yourself.
- Pamper yourself. Treat yourself to a day of beauty at a spa, get a massage or find some other special way to luxuriate. (My personal favorite)
- Remember your bonds and blessings. Pull out photo albums and read old letters. If possible, get on the phone and talk with friends or family who are still living.
- Help others. Volunteering at a mission or shelter for the homeless will help you feel connected. By lending your time to others, it is a great to feel like you have spent your holidays doing something beneficial to your fellow man.
“The holidays can be a lonely time, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel alone. Stay focused on acknowledging and meeting your needs, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly the holidays are over.”
Stoneham, L. (2006). 10 Things to Do If You’re Alone for the Holidays.Psych Central. Retrieved on November 5, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-things-to-do-if-youre-alone-for-the-holidays/000403.
By: Ashley Villlar BA, Intern