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!
Dr. Kirleen R. Neely
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Neely is Excited to Announce the Release of Her First Children’s Book Titled
Book Description: Straight Talk is geared towards children in the 8-13 year age group. The book is intended to spur mothers and daughters to have straightforward conversations on the tough topic of self-acceptance. Mothers routinely tell their girls they should love themselves, but often don’t have the words to explain the history behind the message. The book is based on Dr. Neely’s research on dominate beauty standards and hair loss for young women of color.
Story Description: Sisters Morgan and Maddie give their mother nothing but trouble when it comes to combing their hair. They try many tricks to get out of the process and, more important, are convinced that getting a hair relaxer will be the answer to all their troubles. Their mother does not know that some family friends have made the girls feel that they have BAD, ugly hair. The story unfolds as their mother makes this discovery and has a straight forward conversation with the girls about the history of hair shaming, self acceptance, and the importance of embracing your unique qualities.
Tip of the Month for February 2015
How to Improve Sleep Hygene
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, but few Americans reach this goal, and most end up with a “sleep debt.” Lack of sleep can affect our moods, productivity, job performance, and even anxiety. If you are having trouble falling asleep at an appropriate hour, you may need to improve your sleep hygiene. You can do this in the following ways:
- Limit your screen time for one to two hours before bed. This includes television, tablets, and cell phones. Read a book instead.
- Avoid exercise, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol in the hours before bed. These can all be disruptive to good, restful sleep.
- Develop a pre-sleep routine to train your brain and let it know that it is time to start getting sleepy. Take a hot shower, put on your pajamas, and have a cup of herbal tea.
- Go to bed and get up at the same times every day.
- Use your bed only for sleep. This signals your brain that your bed is for sleeping, and not other activities. Do not eat, watch television, or browse the internet in bed, and avoid reading unless it is part of your pre-sleep routine.
- Sleep in a darkened room, with the lights off. This improves melatonin production.
- Avoid long naps. If you must nap, take a short, 20-minute catnap.
- Get 15 minutes of sunshine in the morning, within an hour of waking up. This resets your circadian rhythm and helps your body to know that it is time to be awake now.
Following these suggestions will help your brain learn the difference between the time to sleep, and the time to be awake. If you still experience insomnia, talk to your counselor.
by Beth Owen LPC-I