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Assisting people: Life Transitions, Military, PTSD, Addicitons, Attachments or phobias to people,
places and things that disturb your well being, Relationships: affairs, D/s, open, LGBTQ, Unique/Oddities, 
Privacy issues can be discussed, Telephone and Video therapy, Cash and Insurance clients welcome. 

April Brobston Owner and  Therapist at Pathways Counseling in Clarksville, TN               aprilbrobston.com 

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Proud to serve these and more: Military, LGBTQ, Multi-Cultural, Spirituality, Religiosity, Addicts, Co-dependents, Ultra conservative/Left/Right, Highly Private individual and families, open and closed unions, D/s relationships 

I can offer you the utmost privacy and security with telephone/video-therapy with cash clients. Some insurance companies to offer this option to their network providers.

 

I provide support to individuals and couples in their process of exploring a new path to get their needs met instead of the repetition of negative solutions. Being in the mental health field, I have worked with people who have been encouraged to seek support in finding a way to live a more productive life. Sometimes, that means dealing with past, current or future life stressors to make  more stable long term decisions now and to discover more options before making decisions. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs. Together the client and I work on the client's personal growth.

 

Life Coaching and Psychotherapy

Often people who see me have been suffering for some time, have considered therapy, but have postponed this decision because they felt ashamed that they need help.  Beginning therapy is a courageous, positive step toward changing repetitive unrewarding behaviors into a life with more gratification professionally and personally.  With proper attention through therapy, our deepest wishes, fears, and hopes can surface. Often people say that they have awareness, but their behavior doesn't match up or change accordingly. This is often due to intellectual insight that is not yet integrated with emotional awareness. Emotional awareness can enable an individual to reduce symptoms, and resolve conflicts.

 

Individual/Couples Counseling

In my practice I offer individual and couples counseling, as well as conduct in private training groups with a focus on meditation and emotional sobriety offering:

  • Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Recuperating from affairs and mishandling of commitments

How can therapy help me?

 

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence


"Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems."  

  

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. 


"Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?"

People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy.   Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks.  Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives. 

   

"What is therapy like?"

 

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.  Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

 

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.   

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