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FAMILY COUNSELING

Star Point Counseling Center in Brandon Florida and Tampa Florida is widely known for offering an unmatched level of care to families. Our masters level family systems specialists expertly treat spouses, children, parents, siblings, and other close friends and colleagues for a range of emotional and psychological issues, including:

  • Lack of intimacy
  • Emotional neglect
  • Poor communication
  • Co-dependence
  • Trauma related to abuse or neglect
  • Anxiety
  • Uncertainty
  • Trust issues
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Marriage Counseling in Tampa Fl.

If you want to save your marriage, Star Point Counseling Center will guide you every step of the way.

With Marriage Counseling, Couples Counseling or Relationship Counseling

You may need additional sessions to learn some new skills.
You may need additional sessions to break some bad habits.
You may need to do some things differently at home.
You may need to read some books with new ideas.
You may need to get additional help and support.

Star Point Counseling Center will tell you what you need to do to save your marriage or relationship and guide you as you do that. We’d be glad to help you try to save your marriage or relationship.  You both deserve every chance at a satisfying, loving relationship or marriage.

Get the marriage counseling or relationship counseling you deserve at Star Point Counseling Center.

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Couples Counseling

It doesn’t matter if you’re married, living together, have dated for two years or five years, the main complaints couples bring to therapy are losing connection and high levels of conflict. We live in a fast-paced world and major life changes or high levels of stress can pressure on a relationship. Couples counseling, marriage counseling, and relationship counseling helps couples going through rough patches.

Counselors provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing in your relationship. Unfortunately, some people have preconceived notions of what relationship counseling, marriage counseling, and couples counseling  is and think that you only need counseling when things get really bad or out of control. Couples often seek counseling when relationship problems begin to interfere with daily functioning or when partners are unsure about continuing the relationship. Some couples may want to develop better communication skills, enhance intimacy, or learn to navigate new terrain in their lives.

Here at Star Point Counseling Center  we understand relationships in general can be difficult. Relationships and marriages take work. With the right guidance, and support, a couple can make changes to improve communication and enhance their love for each other.

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Relationship counseling, Marriage counseling

It is never too late to develop healthy relationships in life. If you are in a dysfunctional relationship, trying to fix it on your own usually doesn’t work to the point of hopelessness because oftentimes we need to develop healthier skills in order to fix such issues— relationship skills that we may not posses on our own. If one member of a relationship is dysfunctional then that person will suck the life and happiness out of the other member of the relationship. If the dysfunctional person is unhappy then they will make sure the other person “pays the price” and is unhappy too. This can be fixed with couples counseling or marriage counseling along with individual counseling for the dysfunctional person.

The word therapy literally means healing— so relationship counselors may focus on two particular areas: healing and education. Sometimes marriage partners say and do things that hurt their partner (such as name-calling and having affairs) and healing is needed.  Marriage counseling and couples counseling can help with the healing.
Many times people need to learn better communication, anger management, intimacy and negotiation skills for the marriage to become healthy. Couples counseling or marriage counseling can also help with this. Trying to “fix it on our own” usually fails without learning new skills to navigate the potential marital pitfalls. Too often we have the same arguments over and over again without resolving them. If you are experiencing this in your relationship then get couples counseling or marriage counseling.

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Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling, also known as couples counseling, relationship counseling, or couples therapy, is a form of therapy that supports people in intimate relationships. Therapy may be helpful for partners considering separation or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. While the relationship itself is the focus in marital counseling, each partner is expected to pay attention to self-improvement and self-awareness.

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Problems in School

If school problems aren’t picked up and addressed early, they can be bad for children in the long term.

To start with, school problems might contribute to poor self-esteem. In the longer term, they can affect your child’s mental health.

School problems can also lead to an increased risk of dropping out. Children who have academic problems might be more likely to avoid school in the short term and to leave school early in the long term. These children might also be less likely to do further education or training in the future.

Another consequence of school problems is that children can get tagged with unhelpful labels like ‘uninterested’, ‘easily distracted’, ‘lazy’ or ‘doesn’t try hard enough’. Young people often start to believe these labels and think that they’re ‘troublemakers’ or ‘misfits’. All these labels suggest that children are to blame for school problems. But school problems are often a sign that children aren’t getting enough support.

Finally, when children fit in at school and feel like they belong, it’s good for their well-being. But children who have problems at school can experience a reduced sense of belonging and well-being.

Causes of school problems

Some of the more common causes of school problems are underlying learning difficulties or learning disabilities – like dyslexia – or behavioral or emotional issues. But there are many other reasons why a young person might not be achieving academically.

Personal factors might include:

  • chronic illness
  • mental health issues like depression or anxiety
  • experiences of trauma
  • difficulties with self-esteem, communication skills or social skills
  • difficulties with listening, concentrating or sitting still.

Problem Solving

The term problem solving is used in many, many, many disciplines, sometimes with different perspectives, visuals and often with different terminologies. Problems can also be classified into two different types (ill-defined and well-defined) from which appropriate solutions are to be made. Ill-defined problems are those that do not have clear goals, solution paths, or expected solution. Well-defined problems have specific goals, clearly defined solution paths, and clear expected solutions. These problems also allow for more initial planning than ill-defined problems. Being able to solve problems sometimes involves dealing with pragmatic (logic) and semantics (interpretation of the problem). The ability to understand what the goal of the problem is and what rules could be applied represent the key to solving the problem. Sometimes the problem requires some abstract thinking and coming up with a creative solution.

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Children’s Reaction to Trauma

Children and teens can have extreme reactions to trauma, but their symptoms may not be the same as adults. In very young children (less than 6 years of age), these symptoms can include:

  • Wetting the bed after having learned to use the toilet
  • Forgetting how to or being unable to talk
  • Acting out the scary event during playtime
  • Being unusually clingy with a parent or other adult

Older children and teens are more likely to show symptoms similar to those seen in adults. They may also develop disruptive, disrespectful, or destructive behaviors. Older children and teens may feel guilty for not preventing injury or deaths. They may also have thoughts of revenge.

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Coping with Anger

Anger problems can make you feel isolated from others, dissatisfied with life, and completely misunderstood. When you have a difficult time dealing with your anger, it can be hard to accomplish what you want to do or develop the relationships you would like to have. Yet, the person who has anger issues doesn’t always recognize the source of their difficulty. They may think others are at fault for pushing their buttons or even feel that the universe is against them.

Yet, realizing that the problem lies in how you choose to deal with your anger can be very freeing. Knowing what is actually happening can help you feel more in tune with yourself. Understanding that you can take charge of your responses can help you deal with the uncomfortable emotions surrounding your anger. And, once you can honestly say the words “I have anger issues,” you can begin the work of overcoming them.

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