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Life Skills Education Program

The life skills education programs are available for across the age span (children, adolescents and adults).

  • Anger Control Training (ACT)

There are many reasons why people become angry and loose control. The ACT program will help you evaluate and change your thoughts, feelings and behavior. You will have an opportunity to learn how your thoughts, feelings and behavior are related to out-of-control anger. And, you will equip yourself to have anger awareness, develop coping skills and make lifestyle changes which will improve your day to day interactions with others. You will also receive assertiviness training and communication, and self-esteem building to further develop and improve interpersonal relating.

  • Assertiveness Training and Communications

Assertiveness is typically considered the ideal way to express ourselves, though so many of us have difficulty doing so. Individuals should be able to stand up for themselves (to emprower themselves). When we practice handling interactions assertively, we can make our lives more manageable and rewarding, for both ourselves and those close to us.

Assertiveness training is a type of behavior therapy in which individuals are taught appropriate methods of asserting themselves in various situations through honest and direct expression of their feelings. This training will improve confidence, reduce shyness, enhance interpersonal communication, and develop social skills. With positive thinking, you will become more outgoing, enhance intimacy, reduce fears, manage anger, resolve conflict and feel overall better about self. You will be able to transform your life by putting positive things in your life.

  • Enhancing Self-Esteem

Self-esteem, self confidence, self-image determines our view of self-worth and happiness. Persons who have a low self-esteem tend to have symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, problems with relationships and poor communication. Additionally, research indicates that people who have anger control problems tend to have low self-esteem. 

One can have a high self-esteem in one area of their life but can present low confidence in another life area or they can have low self-esteem in all life areas. People who believe in themselves are less concerned with seeking the approval of others and are more likely to be themselves and feel happy. It is important for individuals to break the cycle of low self-seteem.

  • Life and Career Coaching

This program is based on a combination of motivational perspectives and cognitive behavioral principles. A life and career coaching approach can help to realize your goals as long as you are willing to set the wheels in motion. You will have an opportunity to gain feedback on time management, reduce stress, goal setting and career management.

  • Time Management Training

Using time effectively involves making choices that produce positive results, increase good feelings and reduce the potential for stress. We all have 24 hours in a day, some people try to add more in the day than what can be done. Time management is important as it shapes our lives. Over using or under using time causes frustration and stress. When time is misused you feel rushed, overwhelmed, miss deadlines and appointments, feel physically and mentally exhausted and, have feelings of unproductivity. And, procrastination is under-functioning and has elements of underlying anger. Additionally, one can end up neglecting personal time needed for rest and relaxation, along with relationship problems. This training will help you   develop time management skills, overcome procrastination, learn how to prioritize and not take on more than you can get done, eliminate time wasters, and learn how to engage others to help

  • Stress Management Training

"Stress is the wear and tear caused by life. We cannot avoid stress but, we can learn a great deal about how to keep it's damaging side effects and distress to a minimum". Stress management training will reduce the damaging effects of stress on you mental and physical health. You will be aware of the distress signals, identify personal stressors and learn relaxation and breathing techniques.

  • Telehealth Counseling/Psychotherapy
    (telephone and internet based)

Telephone/computer based sessions can be very effective as well as convenient. Also, sometimes people find they are more comfortable discussing matters over the phone and internet. Payment for all telephone/internet based calls are only billed by major credit cards (debit or credit), unless other arrangements are made.

106 Dennis Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
Ph: (859) 278-4775

Appointments available

107 Frazier Court Ste. 2C
Georgetown, KY 40324
Ph: (502) 570-0155

Appointment available

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with questions or to schedule an appointment