Anxiety, Stress & Trauma

Counseling for Children, Teens, Adults, First Responders Dealing with Anxiety, Stress, PTSD & Trauma

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Anxiety and stress can hold you or your loved one back from enjoying the fullest life possible.  Konick & Associates can help you overcome these obstacles. By spending the time necessary to learn about all areas of your life, we can address negative patterns of thinking. We blend empathetic understanding with a goal-focused approach, empowering you to be an active member in your path to success.

Today’s world is full of adult stressors such as divorce, job changes, and loss which can leave one feeling overwhelmed with life.  Anxiety can make it difficult to be your best self. Our professionals are here to guide you through these difficult times and help you with tools you can use to reach your individual goals.

Our experienced therapists use research-based approaches to address:

  • Generalized anxiety and obsessive worry

  • Social anxiety

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Panic attacks

  • School anxiety, test anxiety and school avoidance

  • Phobias

  • Workplace (vicarious) trauma in first responders

  • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)

  • Exposure to violence, abuse, and other traumatic events

  • Adverse life events


Navigating the multiple demands of the school or college environment can be difficult. Social pressures and academic expectations can take a toll on the strongest kids. If a child has social anxieties, this can cause them to act out in ways their peers and adults may not understand. When working with children, parents are included jointly in the plan in order to transfer those newly developed skills to the real-world setting.

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We collaborate with teachers, social workers, parents, and the child to find ways to help accommodate and minimize the triggers which may cause a child’s anxiety and stress. By finding the right solution for your child, and putting it in place together, the child will have a better overall experience at school and at home.

If you would like to speak about dealing with anxiety or stress for yourself or a loved one, please contact Konick & Associates today.

First Responders & Their Families

Many members of the First Responders community, which consists of law enforcement, military, medical and behavioral health care, emergency response, and other frontline workers, are exposed to traumatic events on a regular basis, which often times leads to a disruption in their personal lives. The separation between work and home life for many in the first responder community is a difficult task. Work-related, or “vicarious” trauma, doesn’t stop once you punch out for the day.   Unfortunately, for some, there is a stigma associated with help-seeking and self-care, which can lead to poor coping, increased substance use, isolation, sleep problems, and challenges with interpersonal relationships.

 

At Konick and Associates, we are here to help with the challenges you may face when work-related stress causes disruptions in your daily functioning, home life, or interpersonal relationships.  Our experienced trauma-informed clinical associates will assist you with the development of a skill set aimed at providing you with an understanding of vicarious trauma and post-traumatic stress, while normalizing treatment and the trauma response you may be experiencing. Whether you are new to the First Responder community, a veteran, or a family member, we are here to help.  Contact us for an initial appointment to start on the path of healing.