If you want to feel better about yourself and everyone around you, and achieve a higher level of peace and security in yourself and the world, come to TR Counseling & Wellness and gain a heightened mastery over your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
TR Counseling & Wellness stands out as the trusted provider of compassionate, professional help for individuals, couples and families who are struggling with personal, relationship, and substance use issues. We take the time to listen to your problems and understand your situation. With a genuine desire to help our clients live a fuller, more joyful, and positive life, we devise personalized solutions that help you get past the issues you're currently struggling with.
Serving folks from the towns of Bethany, Seymour, Shelton, Ansonia, Hamden, Orange, North Haven, Milford, West Haven and the cities of New Haven and Woodbridge, CT,
Individual Counseling: Individual counseling presents an opportunity to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in a different way. Individual counseling is focused on your immediate or near future concerns. Individual counseling may encompass career counseling and planning, grief after a loved one dies or dealing with problems at a job before they become big. Individual counseling can focus on issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, anger, addiction, mood dysregulation, and impulse and behavior issues.
Couples Counseling: Sometimes couples end up in a place where all that seems to be happening is arguing and blaming. Couple counseling is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. Couples counseling provides an opportunity to express your concerns productively to each other in a safe environment. Couples counseling can help break down anger and resentment and help to restore trust and respect for each other’s feelings.
At TR Counseling & Wellness, we take the time to understand your concerns as you see them. Our goal is to help you feel relief as soon as possible, not to engage in years of treatment if not necessary. Our therapists are master’s level trained with experience treating adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Substance Abuse Counseling: Substance abuse is a disease of the brain. Dependency takes over a person’s brain, complicating the reward and decision-making systems. This is why people with substance issues continue to use despite negative consequences. Substance abuse counseling helps the individuals recognize these maladaptive behaviors. Substance abuse counseling can teach clients how to resist urges, manage uncomfortable feelings, help repair areas of their lives that were effective, keep them motivated, and provide unconditional support and understanding.
Trauma Therapy: Most people have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Whether it be bullying, emotional abuse from parents or loved ones, an upbringing surrounded by negativity, personal loss, accidents, illness, victim of a crime, or physical or sexual abuse.
Traumatic events can be refereed to as small Ts or big Ts. Big Ts being more in the nature of sexual or physical abuse as a child, sexual or physical assault, or witnessing/experiencing the violence of war. Small Ts refer to events that may have been chronic, like being told you’re no good, constant criticism, or being picked on. Small Ts tend to effect the person’s self-worth/esteem, mood, and can lead to a negative view of the world, self and others.
Whatever the trauma that someone experiences, what is known is that the event stays stuck in the primitive part of the brain, going unprocessed, leading to the person experiencing the event over and over with the same sights, smells, sounds, thoughts and feelings of that day.
TR Counseling & Wellness’s therapists are trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Adolescent Counseling: At TR Counseling & Wellness, we view adolescents as a unique population, therefore, requiring different approaches and techniques to engage and motivate them in treatment. The therapists at TR Counseling & Wellness are experience in treating adolescents with mental health issues, behavioral problems, and difficulties in school.