Carolina Counseling Services - Discovering a Life-changing Ailment: How to Stay Optimistic
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- Call: (910) 485-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
- Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
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- Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
- Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
- New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
- Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
- Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
- 1310 Raeford Rd Suite 2 Fayetteville, NC 28305
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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE FOR NEW CLIENT REGISTRATION:
For your first appt at the Raeford Rd location come to this address:
Discovering a Life-changing Ailment: How to Stay Optimistic
Finding out that you have a life-changing ailment is never easy, and it is not uncommon for individuals to become depressed and immobilized after receiving this news. People who are told they have a disease like cancer, renal failure, or Parkinson’s disease often feel (and act) as if their lives are over – even while they are still alive. While these reactions are natural, they are not inevitable. People with life-changing ailments should actually live each day to the fullest.
Facing the Challenge of Living with a Life-Changing Disease
It takes a lot of courage to seize each day and savor it when you are sick and you know your ill-health is not a temporary condition. Staying positive can be a gargantuan effort, especially when your body is telling you that it is not well.
Accepting your situation without letting it swallow you is a critical first step towards overcoming the physical realities of your disease, and this acceptance is not easy to achieve. For this reason, some forward-looking physicians see the wisdom of teaming up with counselors to help their patients arrive at a peaceful acceptance of their situation.
Once an individual accepts the presence of a life-changing ailment, there is better chance of developing an optimistic mindset. If you find yourself facing this medical reality, it is important that you get the support you need so that you can see how life still holds beautiful and precious moments.
Anticipating Volatile Emotions
People with chronic ailments often go through an emotional roller coaster. They go through periods of optimism, discouragement, apathy, anger, and despair. The feelings that mark these periods are all normal and are to be expected, but there are ways of getting through all these difficult times. In fact, with professional help, people with chronic, life-changing diseases can learn strategies that will allow them to make the most of each day they are gifted with.
Managing Your New Reality
A life-changing ailment redefines the way you can live. Some ailments mean depending on a caregiver, some mean adopting a totally different (and often austere) diet, and most will lead to a lifestyle change. All of these new and necessary directions are not impossible to implement, and individuals have a better chance of success if they develop a circle of friends and family who will encourage them to look at life from a healthy perspective.
Getting the Support You Need
Staying positive is the greatest challenge for people with life-changing ailments. If you find yourself in this predicament, get help as soon as possible. Call Carolina Counseling Services in Fayetteville, NC today! With the caring help of a professional independently contracted therapist, you will learn to face tomorrow with hope and optimism.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28312, 28314