Carolina Counseling Services - Facing Medical Issues: The Prospect of a Different Life
How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?
- Call: (910) 485-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
- Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
- Email: Click to send email (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
- 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:
Facing Medical Issues: The Prospect of a Different Life
If you are diagnosed with a chronic medical condition such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease, etc. it is likely that this news came as a big blow. A myriad of emotions, ranging from shock to grief and despair can be experienced in the wake of such medical findings. While these emotions can be considered normal reactions, you may be inclined to feel it’s not fair or that you don’t deserve this. Feeling this way for extended periods of time can lead to additional feelings of despair and worthlessness or even more troubling symptoms of depression.
An Opportunity in Disguise
Truly, nothing is fair about a life-threatening disease. It may never be simple being sick, especially if it means living with unwanted changes. However, as you come to terms with the new reality of your diagnosis and begin to manage the many demands of your illness, you may eventually consider this as an opportunity to look more closely at what is important to you. You can have the opportunity to live a different, though fulfilling life. Apart from acceptance, you may be faced with the challenge of figuring out what your disease means in your life. Finding meaning can be a difficult and complex process, one that could be assisted by a professional.
Riding the Roller Coaster of Emotions
Chronic medical issues can commonly be followed by distressing feelings, particularly in people with a number of stressful life events prior to the medical diagnosis or with a history of depression. It can be very common to be shaken upon being diagnosed with a chronic disease. The news itself can open a floodgate of emotions, such as; frustration, anger and shame. It may feel like you are being tossed around on a roller coaster ride. One day you may be experiencing denial, the next day you may be bargaining or angry. All these feelings can be normal and may ease in time, though it is also possible that these feelings will increase as you cope with your diagnosis. As these feelings increase you may begin to notice depressive symptoms emerging such as; changes in sleep patterns, changes in appetite, feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, sad mood and/or lack of interest in things you used to enjoy.
Finding Inner Peace
Research shows that confronting a chronic health problem head on can be empowering during this challenging time. A good place to start is may be asking your doctor all the information you may need to know about your condition. Having accurate knowledge could help you understand your ailment more fully and allow you to find the right support system, employing active strategies to move forward with dignity and acceptance.
When you begin to accept your health condition, you may feel as if you have more control in managing the elements of your life, possibly even making your life more satisfactorily for you. Although you may not be able to change certain aspects of the disease, you can have the option to be happy, and even hopeful.
More than ever, it can be vital to surround yourself with people who can help you to feel positive. Your family and friends may remain the most important and strongest support networks to rely on. However, they may not be able to provide the expert help a professional therapist can. This can be especially true if you begin to notice yourself experiencing depressive symptoms like the ones discussed previously.
Carolina Counseling Services is here for you to help you overcome the emotional challenges and intrusive symptoms you are experiencing. Call and schedule today with a licensed, independently contracted therapist who can empower you to feel that you are more than your diagnosis and to find relief from depressive symptoms. Call now to request an appointment, start feeling differently as you move toward a more fulfilling life ahead.
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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