ARE YOU TIRED OF ALWAYS FEELING HELPLESS?
Being unable to react to a negative situation is a normal part of life, particularly when you have been affected by an illness or traumatic event. However, the general feeling of helplessness may persist beyond the span of the initial problem, making one feel powerless in all aspects of life. This is known as helplessness or victimhood, which is not classified as a distinct disorder yet may signify the early stages of major depression.
Integrated Counseling and Wellness consists of highly trained and experienced providers of helplessness and victimhood counseling. Our team is here to help you develop awareness of the problem and guide you toward a successful recovery.
I look forward to each appointment and know that I will be treated with the utmost care, respect, and professionalism. I highly recommend this facility to others.
I've seen a dramatic change in my life since beginning my treatment at Integrated Counseling, and I will be forever grateful for my time there.
I went to integrated counseling for two years for eating disorder recovery. Every week, I loved meeting with my counselor to celebrate my successes and work through the barriers that come with mental health challenges. My counselor thoroughly explained the reasons behind eating disorder behaviors, showed empathy with hard topics, and helped me overcome Issues I had dealt with for years. I looked forward to each session. I am in a healthier state of mind and in a better place in life because of the thoughtfulness, kindness, and professionalism that my counselor showed me
I am a 56 year old woman who has struggled with disordered eating for the past 42 years of my life. It wasn’t until I found my counselor with Integrated Counseling, that I started to reverse all the ill effects of dieting, issues around controlling all my food and letting go of my fat phobia. The program that my counselor guided me through was an awesome mix of self compassion, intuitive eating and movement, being present in all aspects of life and stopping judgement towards myself and others. I am convinced that I would not be nearly as far along in my healing process were it not for my counselor. She was gentle yet firm, patient and incredibly understanding. I am left with all the tools I need to proceed through life on my continued recovery journey.
As a young woman who has struggled with body image and a relationship with food for most of my life, receiving counseling for my eating disorder was the only way I could finally see light at the end of my dark tunnel. My anorexia had consumed me to a point where food, exercise, and the way I perceived my body controlled my thoughts and feelings every hour of the day. It wasn't until I sought out counseling and had a desire to recover that I am finally healing. These past three years receiving professional help have truly saved my life. I am now the healthiest I have ever been. Without a shadow of a doubt, I would encourage any person who is struggling with an eating disorder to not be afraid to reach out and trust that you can finally learn to love yourself.
I went to integrated counseling for two years for eating disorder recovery. Every week, I loved meeting with my counselor to celebrate my successes and work through the barriers that come with mental health challenges. My counselor thoroughly explained the reasons behind eating disorder behaviors, showed empathy with hard topics, and helped me overcome Issues I had dealt with for years. I looked forward to each session. I am in a healthier state of mind and in a better place in life because of the thoughtfulness, kindness, and professionalism that my counselor showed me.
I had Annie as my therapist and she’s one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. She’s great at listening to what I need and making sure I’m comfortable no matter what. I love her and it’s because of her I know how to communicate and trust my therapists! Thank you!
This place changed my life. I haven’t been there in about 4 years now, but I was reflecting over my experience and thought they deserved a good review. I originally went to see Luke back in 2017 to deal with my depression. After visiting with him for a few months we came to the conclusion that I was dealing with undiagnosed ADHD. My life has significantly improved because of Luke and my diagnosis. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I've gone to many Counselor places, but this seems to be the one. Excellent Service! By both the therapists and the staff! Very friendly and professional! The atmosphere is great as well! They don't take Medicaid sadly, but they have multiple kinds of professionals and services to fit your need! They also have an excellent website. They are good at communicating to you and each other, so that nothing goes wrong.
I have loved my time with Integrated Counseling and Wellness. The staff made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. My therapist, Liz, was incredible. You can tell she is professionally trained, well qualified, and truly cares for her patients. I've seen a dramatic change in my life since beginning my treatment at Integrated Counseling, and I will be forever grateful for my time there.
I have had nothing but a positive experience in my time receiving counseling at Integrated Counseling and Wellness. The staff is incredibly friendly and professional and the environment is conducive to peace and calm. I have made and continue to make great strides in improving my mental health thanks to my time here.
LouAnn Stermer is an excellent counselor who cares deeply about her clients. In the past, I worked with her at 2 different times over several years. She always acted in a professional manner and with a great deal of integrity. Integrated Counseling is very lucky to have her.
Luke Einerson is amazing! I always had the hardest time falling asleep, and with one visit, Luke made the perfect herbal mixture that has made all the difference! He was very knowledgeable and caring! Highly recommend him if you are looking for a more natural Herbal alternative!
I have witnessed Luke's work with clients and can attest to his passion, compassion, and skill at delivering client-specific care. Luke really cares about the people he works with, and he is talented at seeing their potential to creatively help them realize that for themselves.
Luke is an Executive Coach with a solid entrepreneurial experience and deep understanding of the healthcare ecosystem. This combined with his strong listening skills and “out of the box” thinking approach, brings a unique edge to his coaching practice.
I have experienced incredible growth with the help of my counselor here. Best counseling I have ever had!
WHAT IS HELPLESSNESS?
Helplessness can stem from a variety of personal and environmental factors: stress, isolation, trauma or grief. An individual who experienced a serious car accident might find it difficult to get back behind the wheel, while an individual with depression might find it impossible to get up in the morning and face the day.
Feigned helplessness is a common tool for manipulation. Some individuals continually seek help from others to elicit sympathy or attention, and/or as a way to alleviate feelings of loneliness or abandonment.
What is Victimhood?
Similar to helplessness, victimhood is defined as the perpetual state of feeling victimized. It can stem from a lack of control over one’s life, loss of a sense of self-worth, as well as vulnerability. Sufferers believe that they are incompetent at handling life’s challenges, are incapable to accept responsibility for their actions, and feel that the world owes them something.
Victimhood is also a common tool for manipulation, where the affected individual displays learned behaviors that manipulate others into nurturing them. This can cause one to become excessively dependent on caregivers and authority figures.
WHEN HELPLESSNESS / VICTIMHOOD BECOMES UNHEALTHY
When an individual is exposed to a negative situation for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to the development of negative beliefs about their abilities and a tendency for self-blame. As the situation spirals out of control, the affected individual stops fighting back and becomes a victim. This is known as learned helplessness. Without appropriate intervention, learned helplessness can cause a major disruption to your daily activities, significantly lowering self-esteem and deterrent from taking the necessary risks to improve your life. Left untreated, it can also contribute to clinical depression and other mental health problems.
HELPLESSNESS & VICTIMHOOD THERAPY
Individuals who feel helpless or victimized can greatly benefit from therapy: Speaking with a trained professional can expose the root of the problem, be it trauma, fear or dysfunctional relationships with parents or authority figures during childhood. Once we determine the root cause, therapy can help you let go of your fears, accept responsibility for your life, and take steps toward forming a healthy response to negative situations.
Integrated Counseling and Wellness offers a proactive approach to overcoming helplessness and victimhood through open communication and support. You can regain control of your life and cease being a victim. If you are experiencing feelings of helplessness and victimhood, please contact us today.