Life is a journey, unfortunately life isn't always easy and it doesn't always unfold the way we expect it to. The personal struggles you and your family are facing can have a profound effect on your mental health and overall wellbeing. At Family Wellness Counseling, it is our goal to help you and your family overcome the biggest roadblocks and conflicts with professional, compassionate, and individualized counseling. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you begin your journey to healing today! At Family Wellness Counseling, I offer counseling sessions for teens and their families who are struggling with a wide array of issues to help your teen process issues and begin the healing process. - Individual adult counseling is also offered at Family Wellness Counseling. Although I don't take any insurance at this time, there are distinct benefits when you forego insurance. Some of those are; no diagnosis, ability to maintain more privacy with employers and others, use of Employee Assistance Programs, and you are still able to use your Health Savings Account. Please feel free to contact me! (248) 731-5409
"Domestic violence isn't just the unfortunate fate of the unlucky few, a matter of bad choices and cruel environment; it's an epidemic, one we can do something about" ~Rachel Louise Snyder
If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation there is help!
Family Wellness Counseling has resources for you and your loved ones to get the help you need.
An average of 4 women a day are killed by their partners in America. We talk about domestic violence and prevention with journalist Rachel Louise Snyder and CEO of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Suzanne Dubus.
It's been too long since I was last here, but I'm happy to say that the new blog post is up! This time I'm talking about de-escalation for you and our child.
Being a parent can be very challenging at times...and lets be honest, keeping your cool during arguments with your children is even more challenging!
In this post, I outline 7 helpful tips for you to use when arguments become escalated.
BONUS: If you message me here, you can get my FREE De-escalation Plan to use with your family!
familywellnesscounselor.com These 7 simple tips are intended to help you and your family reduce the intensity/frequency of unwanted behaviors from your teen. Click for your free plan!
Even if you don't have BCBS of Michigan, you still may be covered for services! Call today to find out more. Family Wellness Counseling is always here to help.
It may be cold and icy outside, but it's Wednesday and that means your week is half over! What are you looking forward to this weekend?
The new blog post is up! This week's topic is about recovering from our past traumas. So often we go through life without processing our traumatic experiences which can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and other negative thought patterns.
What is trauma? Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. Trauma can be big, or it can be small. What seems to be a big trauma for you may not be traumatic for me at all. Just as unique as we all are, so are the traumas we experience. The way we see and view the world will help determine how we decide what is dangerous, what is safe and what is a threat to us. [ 947 more words ]
familywellnesscounselor.com Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. Trauma can be big, or it can be small. What seems to be a big trauma for you may not be traumatic for me at all...
Another new blog post is up! This week we are taking a close look at our man box and how to make some life changing transformations!
familywellnesscounselor.com in this man box are all of the things men think it means to be a man. Some examples include; not showing emotion, always being in control of the finances...
The new blog post is up! If you aren't looking forward to Thanksgiving this year, this post is for you!
#Boundaries #Contentment #Experiences #Family #Gettogethers #Holidays #Mindfulness #Peace #Planing #Positivity #Thanksgiving
familywellnesscounselor.com The turkey has been bought, the decorations are out, and the eggnog is flowing! Everyone is excited to be with their family...well, maybe not everyone.
I am excited to announce that I am now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan insurance! If you have BCBSM insurance and are interested in services, click the link for more information on how to schedule your first appointment!
familywellnesscounselor.com I love what I do and I love being there for those who are striving for positive change and looking to gain control of their lives!
Men and empathy; the struggle is real. Why do some men have such a hard time with empathy and other emotions? Come check out the new blog post and find out more!
familywellnesscounselor.com Empathy requires you to be vulnerable and express emptions. If Men have been taught not to express emtions, then empathy does not stand a chance...
Why does it seem that we hurt those we love the most? It doesn’t seem to make much sense, does it? Shouldn’t we be going out of our way to make sure their needs are met and be paying special attention to their needs and desires? The answer is yes, unfortunately this is more the exception rather than the rule.
Check out the new blog post about the 3 reasons why we tend to hurt our loved ones…
Children learn from their environment. If the child’s caregivers are chronically expressing their emotions in a stressful, chaotic or violent way, the child will begin to take on these behaviors as a way to manage their own emotions as well.
Children also tend to internalize the things they see hear and feel. Children internalize these behaviors and messages from their environment because they are egocentric by nature. Everything is about them, not because they are trying to be narcissistic, but because they have not yet effectively developed the ability to take perspective of other people's feelings or needs. A young child often begins their sentences with “I want”... “I want a cookie” or “I want to go play”. They are also dependant on their caregivers for basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, safety and love. Again, it's all about them.
So, the child who witnesses domestic violence will begin to internalize those feelings of shame, guilt, and fear. The child will assume (since everything else is about them) that the violence they witness or receive is their fault, they begin to view themselves as a “bad” child and that they must be the reason for this violence and chaos.
Domestic violence sends messages of shame, guilt, and fear to the victim.
When children are stressed and overwhelmed with fear, they enter survival mode. This does not allow them to focus on other things such as school, having healthy relationships and learning other important social skills and can result in behavioral issues. The child then gets labeled as a bad or difficult child which in turn validates the child’s egocentric thinking that all of this IS their fault.
They aren't bad children and it isn't their fault, they are behaving exactly as they should given their circumstances.
#domesticviolence #childabuse #children #enddomesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #familywellnesscounseling
This was so refreshing to see. Men willing to be vulnerable, and work through their emotions in such an open, honest prodictive way. This is what this world needs more of! Please go check out their FB page themankindproject and website at www.mkp.org.
Men's Work LIVE!! The Calm in the Storm
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What if I told you that you could control your environment with your mind, and even create your own reality? Would you make any changes? Would you try to create happiness and an environment where you could grow and thrive? Here’s the crazy thing…you can do all of those things!! Within you is the ability to control your thinking and creating an environment that you can find happiness in.
Through mindfulness and understanding the thought-feeling-behavior connection you can find ways to challenge your current thinking and begin to see positive changes. Everything you do starts with a thought. From thinking about what clothes to wear, how much coffee you are going to have this morning, and thinking about what you want for dinner latter tonight.
Our thoughts influence our feelings, and our feelings influence our behaviors. If I have a negative thought I will likely feel irritable or sad. If I feel this irritation and sadness I will behave accordingly; snap at someone or begin isolating myself form others. Fortunately for us the opposite is also true! If we can learn to be mindful of our thinking we have the ability to make the necessary changes to produce feelings of peace and contentment leading us to more positive behavioral outcomes. Didn’t know you had super powers, did you!? Go out today and think positively!
#mindfulness #happiness #thoughts #feelings #behaviors #superpowers #familywellnesscounseling
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We have a winner...Family Wellness Counseling has decided on a logo! The new and improved website is also up and running! To say I'm feeling excited for the great things to come is an understatement. Stay tuned for all the happenings with Family Wellness Counseling! .
#familywellnesscounseling #counseling #domesticviolence #angermanagement #northvillemichigan
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[09/25/18] You can now follow Family Wellness Counseling on Instagram! Head on over to @familywellnesscounseling and see what's going on!
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Sometime we need to take some imperfect action and trust in the process. When we seek perfection we often become stuck. Let's all take some imperfect action this week! #progressionnotperfection #action
The new website is up!! It's still under some construction, so please keep checking back for updates and improvements!
familywellnesscounselor.com Thank you so much for considering Family Wellness Counseling. We're glad you are considering counseling; it is a really big step. We hope you will join us. The personal struggles you and your family are facing can have a profound effect on your mental health and overall well-being. At Family Wellnes...
The new website is up!! It's still under some...a lot of construction, so please keep checking back for updates and improvements!
Family Wellness Counseling offers evening and weekend hours! Book your appointment today!
Coping with anger can be tough, but you can do it!
search.google.com Anger, we all experience it...maybe more than we would like. When it comes to anger we need to remember that it's a completely normal emotion and does not have to be a negative experience. When we experience anger (or any emotion for that mater) it is trying to tell us something; how to think, how t...
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Come check out my new website! I look forward to hearing from you!
Easy to use online booking now available! Make your appointment today!
This is a great (and quick) read to help you through those tough tantrums all while building your child’s emotional intelligence.
This NPR The Hidden Brain podcast helps us understand how FOMO (fear of missing out) takes us out of the moment and can create social anxiety. When we begin to compare ourselves to others we miss out on all that we do have. #npr #hiddenbrain #episode68 #FOMO
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Your mental health is just as important as your physical health! Check out Family Wellness Counseling to see how we can help!!
One more time for the folks in back.
Check out the Family Wellness Counseling profile on Psychology Today for more information on the services we offer!
therapists.psychologytoday.com Steve Helsel, Counselor, Northville, MI 48168, (248) 731-5409, Life is a journey, unfortunately life isn't always easy and it doesn't always unfold the way we expect it to. The personal struggles you and your family are facing can have a profound effect on your mental health and overall wellbeing. A...
Here is the new Northville office!
[06/04/17] We've moved, come check it out! Pictures coming soon.
Keep on going, you've got this!!
"To them, their folks are humans twice their size who provide things they need to live: Food, shelter, love" #beaware #lovefirst #talkdontyell
fatherly.com Getting loud doesn't make children hear their parents any better.
You have the choice to make it a happy Monday!
[04/21/17] Time for some training! DWMHA 2017 Autism Conference. #partnersinprogress #DWMHA #autismawareness
Here is a great visual showing the link between our emotions and physical chemistry!
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between mental health and mental illness? It is important to be informed about the difference, and how to look out for potential signs and symptoms. #mentalhealth #mentalillness #informed #letstalkaboutit
healthyplace.com The definition of mental health is different than mental illness. Get the mental health definition and see how it applies to you, on HealthyPlace.com.
Understanding teenagers can be difficult, this article gives us some great insight on their ability to regulate their impulses. #knowledgeispower #teenagers #adolescence
mobile.nytimes.com Thrill-seeking is part of adolescence, but a study in 11 countries shows that they can exercise control over actual risk-taking.
I hope you have a relaxing weekend! #remembertorelax
[04/07/17] Hello, everyone! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and see what we are all about! Stay tuned for more information on the development and happenings of Family Wellness Counseling.
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