Anger is a universal emotion, one of the commonest of human experiences. Everyone experiences feelings of anger and rage every now and then. Sometimes, however, anger gets out of control and affects the lives of those who struggle with controlling their anger, and those of the people around them. This form of anger can cause extreme amounts of dist...
Alcohol abuse is any pattern of drinking in an individual which may be harmful to their health. While moderate amounts of alcohol consumption (defined as two drinks per day for men, and one drink per day for women) are common and may even confer slight health benefits, alcohol abuse occurs when a person consumes excessive amounts of alcohol regular...
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a neurological condition affecting a patient's ability to concentrate. ADHD is caused by a complex interplay of biological factors which, when taken together, cause a significant deficit in the brain's ability to focus and maintain concentration.  While the exact causes of ADHD have yet to ...
Addiction is a complex brain disorder involving the compulsive use of substances or behaviors despite negative consequences.  In addiction, the brain's reward system (which involves important neurotransmitters associated with pleasurable feelings, such as dopamine) works improperly, leading to a psychological craving for the addictive stimulus...
Teens and families find many benefits when meeting with one of our skilled mental health professionals. No matter the reason you are pursuing counseling, whether it's an academic, personal, or social concern, we are equipped to help. Our professionals have experience working with many issues facing adolescents today: ​ Social anxiety Depression Iso...
Teen violence refers to any form of violent or aggressive behavior displayed by teenagers and young adults.  While this can include bullying, teen violence further includes behaviors such as fighting, abuse, and gang activity, among others.  As children grow into teenagers and take on more and more adult responsibilities and interests, th...
Sexual abuse is any form of unwanted sexual contact.  In addition to acts of sexual violence, such as rape and molestation, sexual abuse can include other forms of sexual contact, such as revealing oneself to an unwanting victim or using sexually explicit language with someone who has not consented to such communication. Sexual abuse, likewise...
Low self-esteem is a behavioral and thought pattern in which an individual lacks self-confidence and a healthy sense of self-regard.  While low self-esteem itself is not a medical diagnosis, it is often serious enough that it negatively impacts the life and well-being of the person with low self-esteem. It is likewise often accompanied by ment...
Domestic violence is any form of physical abuse that occurs in a domestic setting, such as that between spouses or those who are cohabiting. While it is estimated that some 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetimes, domestic violence is often greatly underreported, due to the secretive nature of t...
Pain is, unfortunately, an inevitable part of life. Harmful scenarios which may potentially expose us to pain crop up in even the most seemingly safest of places, such as work or even our own homes. While most pain is temporary and gets better with rest and the opportunity to heal, sometimes pain doesn't let go. Individuals who suffer from chronic ...
Christian counseling, also known as biblical counseling and Christian psychology, combines your faith with the principles of psychology to improve your mental health and relationships.  More specifically, this therapy approach uses scripture and biblical teachings to help you deal with life's challenges. And us at Overcomers Counseling have hi...
Everyone faces distressing moments in life that test our ability to stay calm and on the right track. In order to keep a peace of mind, we often develop coping strategies that keep us from going off the rails. Coping skills, in fact, are an essential tool in maintaining good mental health-- everyone needs to cope in one way or another, and without ...
Codependency is a behavioral condition in which an individual forms unhealthy, emotionally destructive relationships. Codependent relationships are characterized by dysfunctional behavioral patterns wherein the codependent partner is reliant on their significant other for feelings of worth and self-esteem. Typically, in an effort to gain their sign...