What Is Christian Counseling?

Christian counseling combines your faith with principles of psychology in order to improve your mental health and your relationships. This type of therapy uses biblical teachings in the attempt of  helping you deal with life’s challenges.

Christian counselors believe the bible is the ultimate guide on how people should think and behave. The holy book is the one and only truth. The counselors are adhering to the fundamental values of the bible, but they also need to follow the law and the rules of the APA (American Psychological Association).

Some of the issues that christian counseling can solve are marital problems, parenting challenges, mental health conditions, recovery from grief and loss, healing from substance abuse and addiction or improving one’s relationship with God.

At VVFC, we offer complete christian counseling services. Meet your therapist in Las Vegas by contacting us on any of the following:

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

 

What Is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses relaxation, intense attention and extreme concentration in order to achieve a profound state of consciousness. This type of therapy places the individual into a ‘trance’ or altered state of mindfulness.

In general, hypnotherapy is performed in a calm, therapeutic environment. The therapist will help you get into a focused and relaxed state of mind and he will ask you to think about positive experiences and situations. During hypnotherapy, you will not be unconscious or asleep or in any way out of control of yourself.

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat phobias, addiction, relationship or family conflicts, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, weight loss, post-traumatic stress disorder.

At VVFC, we provide hypnotherapy services in Las Vegas, so feel free to contact us and meet your specialist.

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

Lifestyle Changes To Treat Depression

Lifestyle changes are powerful tools that can help you treat your depression and anxiety. They are a very important component of your integrated approach to treating depression. In some cases, these changes definitely work, but if you are experiencing a more severe type of depression, it is better to seek professional counseling.

Sleep is an essential part of your depression treatment. If you don’t get enough sleep, your depression symptoms can get worse. You can easily get more irritated, sad and moody.

Exercise can be as effective as medication treatment. Exercise boosts your serotonin and endorphins and it also triggers the growth of new brain cells. A half hour a day of exercise can make the difference.

Minimizing stress is essential to your treatment. Too much stress can aggravate your depression, so make sure you make enough changes in your life in order to eliminate as much stress as possible.

Nutrition is also very important. Eating well balanced meals can keep your energy up for most of the days and it’s also essential for your physical and mental health.

At VVFC, we offer depression therapy services in Las Vegas, so feel free to contact us and meet your specialist.

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

How To Cope With Anxiety

Anxiety is your body’s response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear of what’s about to come, for example going to a job interview, meeting someone for the first time or speaking in public. These are all events that can trigger anxiety and can make people feel nervous.

Fortunately, there are some ways that can help you deal with your anxiety. You can find below some examples:

  1. Question your negative thoughts and ask yourself if they are really true.
  2. Using aromatherapy can be very soothing and help you calm down in stressful situations.
  3. Deep breathing is another technique that seems to be working for most anxious people. The formula is 4 counts in and 4 counts out for five minutes.
  4. Writing down your thoughts can help people who are feeling sporadically anxious.
  5. Keeping yourself healthy by eating regularly, exercising and getting enough sleep.
  6. Doing yoga can also help you relax and focus on your body, instead of your negative thoughts.

At VVFC, we provide you with complete life coaching services, including anxiety therapy, family therapy & more.

Feel free to contact us:

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

What Are The Symptoms Of Postpartum Depression?

In the first weeks after childbirth, a mother can feel many amazing feelings like joy, bliss, delight and happiness but she may also experience difficult feelings at the same time, such as sadness and sorrow.

These sad feelings are known as ‘baby blues’. The sadness is starting to decrease within a period of two weeks and it’s normally caused by hormonal changes.

Postpartum depression includes a lot of symptoms. You can find a few of them below:

  • Feeling angry and irritated most of the times
  • Having panic attacks or feelings of anxiety
  • Feeling depressed most of the times
  • Losing interest in any type of activities
  • Keeping distance from your friends and family
  • Eating and sleeping disorders
  • Lack of concentration
  • Having trouble bonding with the baby

At VVFC, we provide postpartum depression therapy in Las Vegas, so feel free to contact us and meet your specialist.

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

5 Substance Abuse Counseling Techniques

The causes of addiction are generally genetic and environmental. A person’s genetic can make him more vulnerable and more compulsive to addiction. Also, specific life events, trauma or stress can trigger one’s behavior to start using substances.

You can find below some of the methods that can help in treating addiction:

  1. Detox helps patients to stay physically safe and healthy and can also remove cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
  2. Cognitive behavioral therapy is focusing on reducing difficult behavior that’s associated with substance abuse.
  3. Dialectical behavior therapy is normally used on patients who are having difficulties in handling their emotions or have suicidal thoughts.
  4. EMDR therapy is commonly used on patients who have suffered some sort of trauma. The patients are reprocessing the traumatic events in order to become less painful.
  5. Motivational enhancement therapy is teaching patients how to encourage change instead of how to change.

At VVFC, we offer complete addiction therapy services. Meet your therapist in Las Vegas by contacting us on any of the following:

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

What Is Life Coaching?

Life coaching is very different from therapy, counseling or mentoring. People normally turn to a life coach when they want to discuss about personal projects, business plans or professional relationships.

Life coaching can help people discover what is going right in their lives or what obstacles and difficulties they encounter in the process. Discussing all these issues can help them decide what course of action needs to be taken.

Nowadays, more and more people are going to a life coach so, that is a sign that life coaching is useful and helpful. People usually discuss with their life coach about their priorities in life and what strategies to use in order to be successful and fulfill their ambitions. Anybody who sees a life coach needs to be open to new ideas and brainstorm.

At VVFC, we offer life coaching services in Las Vegas, so feel free to contact us and meet your life coach specialist.

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

Signs That You Need Grief Therapy

Most people associate grief with the death of a loved one, but there are other events in one’s life that can result in grief such as divorces, health issues or major changes in peoples lives. The pain and suffering can be overwhelming and recovering from grief can be very hard.

Grief can manifest in many ways but there are some signs and symptoms that you should not ignore when they happen. Some of these symptoms can be the lack of self-care, uncontrollable crying, problems sleeping, panic attacks, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness or addictive behaviors such as drinking or gambling. These are all normal at an early stage of grieving, but they can become problematic in time.

The above are all signs that you need grief therapy.  Assistance from a therapist can make it easier to cope with your grief.

At VVFC, we provide grief therapy in Las Vegas, so feel free to contact us and meet your specialist.

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

 

 

Why Is Family Therapy Important?

Family therapy is very important because it can help families overcome all sorts of problems such as addictions, the illness of a member of the family or different behavioral issues. Family counseling will make the family stronger, it will not just make the problems go away but instead,  it will encourage its members to talk about their problems and try to fix them together.

The purpose of family therapy is to gather all its members in one place and persuade them to address all their issues, talk about everything that’s bothering them, their relationships, emotions and thoughts.

Usually, a family seeks the help of a specialized therapist when they notice that one of the members impacts the whole family with his/her behavior or when there is conflict between two members.

At VVFC, we provide you with complete life coaching services, including anxiety therapy, family therapy & more.

Feel free to contact us:

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180

The 5 Major Types Of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are normal reactions to stress, characterized by excessive feelings of nervousness, anxiousness or fear. There are 5 major types of anxiety disorders.

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is indicated by constant worry about little things, which normally are not a source of stress for other persons.
  2. Panic disorder is mainly characterized by panic attacks. During these panic attacks, one may get the impression that they are dying and they might also find it difficult to breathe.
  3. Social anxiety disorder or social phobia is a type of anxiety that affects your relationships with people. It can prevent you from talking to other people or even eating in front of them by fear of being constantly judged.
  4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is mainly characterized by repetitive behaviors such as cleaning, counting, hands washing or checking the same thing over and over again.
  5. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can develop after being exposed to a traumatic event and physical harm has occurred.

At VVFC, we provide anxiety therapy in Las Vegas, so feel free to contact us and meet your specialist.

Address: 6960 O’Bannon Dr. Suite 190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Phone(702) 320-3180