|Sunrise, Levy County, Florida
Marriage & Family Counseling
Dr. Lori (Dolores) Puterbaugh
Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
National Certified Counselor
Have you been anxious, depressed, or stressed? Are you lying awake at night, worried and distracted during the
day? Are you hoping to find an effective way to feel better and live your life fully?
Are you worried that seeking
counseling or psychotherapy means you are "crazy," or that you'll have to spend weeks or months talking about
If you're having relationship problems, are you worried that seeking help means the relationship
is doomed? Some studies indicate that the average couple struggles with fighting, loneliness and unhappiness for five years
before deciding to consult a therapist. Families also often postpone seeking help with blending families, adjusting to major
changes or life phase issues, and parenting strategies.
Therapy can be part of the solution. It doesn't mean
you're crazy, and it doesn't mean your relationship is doomed or your family is broken. Surrendering to unhappiness
and yielding to despair shouldn't be an option. There are short-term approaches that are supported by research for many
of life's challenges.
For example, there are very exciting new developments in medication-free
treatments for depression. Many people are worried about side effects of medication, the risk of overdosing, or feeling
as if they are dependent on medication to cope with life's problems. Research supports a combination of specific
types of therapy and lifestyle changes. Best of all, the research indicates that people who choose to handle depression with
this type of balanced, healthy approach have far fewer relapses of depression. The recovery process can be quick and result
in better health all around - not merely alleviating the feelings of sadness, numbness, hopelessness and painful fatigue common
to depression. If you are interested in this kind of approach to treating depression, please email at email@example.com
, or call 727-559-0863.
There are also therapies that are shown to help with anxiety, sleep problems, and stress.
In fall 2011, my article on mental health strategies for sleep problems was published in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling,
and in July 2012 I presented on this topic at the American Mental Health Counselors' Association annual
Relationship and family problems can be addressed succesfully with counseling. Examples are:
adjusting to life with a new baby, blended families, coparenting after separation or divorce, marital problems, premarital
counseling, and coping successfully with challenges such as deployments, relocations or empty nests.
it isn't a problem so much as adapting to a new stage of life: the segue from college to working adult, from military
to civilian life, from career to retirement. These changes can be unsettling but can also be an opportunity to get back
in touch with your strengths and life dreams.
If you are interested in addressing anxiety, depression, sleep problems,
stress, relationship problems and life-stage issues, or other concerns, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 727-559-0863.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Do you wonder about counseling? What makes it different from just talking to a friend or family member? Why
bother? Can talking about things really make a difference? Perhaps this website can help answer some questions or give
you the jumpstart to seek more information.
There are exciting developments in the world of psychotherapy! Scientific
research supports psychotherapy, along with specific lifestyle changes, as very effective, long-lasting treatments for depression,
anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other challenging circumstance. Counseling and coaching can also help with relationship
problems, motivation, and adjusting to life changes.
life can be out of balance at times. A balanced life incorporates the needs of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
sides. Your balanced life is the daily demonstration of your values and principles. You will feel energized, interested
and interesting. Life has times of unavoidable distress and
imbalance. The healthier your day-to-day lifestyle, the better prepared you will be to cope with the inevitable challenges
ongoing research on the human brain shows that psychotherapy, exercise, meditation/meditative prayer and the other activities
that are often integrated into a therapy process have real physical and chemical effects on our brains. We know more
now about why the kinds of treatment that some people described as "just talking" are able to much, much more!
The more researchers learn about the brain, mind and body, the more effectively people can be helped with the many difficulties
therapy, there are many terms: coaching, counseling, marriage & family therapy, and psychotherapy. These are related
but there are differences. A very brief discussion of the differences appears on the following pages.
Thank you for visiting!
Dr. Lori (Dolores) Puterbaugh, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 436
Largo, FL 33770
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Dolores (Lori) Puterbaugh, PhD, LMHC, LMFT
801 West Bay Drive Suite 436
Largo, FL 33770
|Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
|Dr. Lori Puterbaugh, LMHC, LMFT
Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Christian Counseling & Coaching
Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment, Parenting, Trauma, Grief, Premarital Counseling