Women’s Empowerment Group…an opportunity of  a lifetime!

Imagine what your life would be like if you were able to improve your self-esteem, gain confidence, and break negative life patterns. I have designed a special women’s group focused on tackling these exact issues. Please join me and other like minded women as we take the journey to becoming our best self!

Please give our office a call or email us to register for the group!

210-523-4200    richcounsel@sbcglobal.net

Facilitator: Dr. Kirleen Neely PhD, LPC-S

Date: April 26, 2014

Place: 8113 Culebra Road San Antonio, Texas 78251

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Cost: $25.00

Are You Ready to Experience True Change? 

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 can relate 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. At RCS our mission is to help you finally achieve the change you desire.

The cost of counseling is often a deterrent to seeking help. At RCS, we specialize in providing low cost counseling for many issues. Whether you choose to pay our affordable cash price or utilize your health insurance plan, we have a solution that will fit your budget. Visit our Low cost counseling tab and Services tab to find out more information about our prices and 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 specialty 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 effect 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!

Warmly,

Dr. Kirleen R. Neely
Chief Executive Officer

tip-icon Tip of the Month for April 2014

Losing weight can be difficult, but you can be more successful if you think about it in terms of making lifestyle changes instead of going on a diet.  If you lose weight on a diet, you are almost sure to gain it all back once you go back to your previous way of eating; whereas lifestyle changes are more permanent and have a higher degree of success.  Here are some tips for making those changes:

  1. Portion control. Use smaller plates so it looks like you are eating more than you actually are.  If you eat out eat half of what you are served and take the rest home for another meal.  A serving of protein, 4 ounces, is about the size of a deck of cards.
  2. Eat lean protein first, then vegetables, and finally your carbohydrates.  This way, you fill up on calories that are less fattening and better for your body than a full serving of starchy carbohydrates.
  3. Eat slowly.  It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to receive the signal from your stomach that you are full.  If you eat quickly until you feel full, you will often consume more calories than you need.
  4. Clean your environment.  Take over the grocery shopping, and do not allow processed foods in the house that are full of sugar and simple carbohydrates.  If they are not around, you will not eat them.
  5. Switch to zero calorie beverages.  Soda is filled with calories and sugar, and you can lose weight simply by eliminating soda from your diet.  Try to drink at least 64 ounces of water and zero calorie sports drinks every day to stay hydrated and flush fat from your body.
  6. Develop a support system.  Find people who support your weight loss goals and will hold you accountable to your lifestyle changes.
  7. Only eat if you are actually hungry.  Learn to discern between eating because your stomach is hungry versus emotional eating when your mouth or brain is hungry.
  8. Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 3 to 4 times a week.  This can be as simple as walking through your neighborhood, or cleaning your house.

As long as you get your heart rate up, it counts as exercise.

 

By: Beth Owens, LPC-Intern