Life Counseling Orlando

Creating Lasting Change

sally high, licensed mental health counselor

Mental Health Counseling for Marriage, Family, Teen, Children, Individual, Divorce and Spiritual Counseling.

Mental Health Counseling and therapy that is effective and direct. Transforming your entire being. This is not for the client seeking coping skills. This type of guidance asks that you seek inside yourself for all of your answers. Watch your life become totally transformed.

Bring into alignment the mind, body and spirit. Taking a holistic approach to understanding yourself and how you operate in this world. Life Counseling Orlando aims to address mental heath related issues as well as substance abuse and behavioral addiction. This is therapy with a purpose that incorporates a spiritual and higher level of awareness and consciousness.

Seek to get rid of the blocks and negative patterns in your life. Understand how your emotions and thoughts produce the dramatic events and nightmares you tell yourself. Therapy at Life Counseling Orlando involves a total transformation from who you describe yourself to be and who you truly and authentically are. 

our goals and values

Goals and Values - Life Counseling Orlando

My goal is to support you in helping you find lasting results. The results that will bring fulfillment and pleasure to your life. Understand my approach and the unique path that lead me to therapy. Learn about the life changing shift that occurred in my life. A shift that woke me up, placing me on the path to creating a unique, and dynamic approach to therapy. An approach like nobody else.

Coping skills and setting boundaries is great for most therapist but are of no interest to me. That is doing a great disservice to your spirit and who you are. Don't learn to manage symptoms when you can get rid of them for good. Who wants to cope with depression and anxiety when it can be dissolved?

This band-aid therapy approach most counselors use is what I refer to as "Sleep State Therapy". Telling a client to count to 10 when angry or to "agree to disagree" with your partner does nothing at all. You want to dissolve depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction, anger, fear, etc. We will get to the root of the problem. You will gain the awareness you need to see your blind spots. There will then be no use for the behavior to continue.

Life Counseling Orlando Services

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Individual Counseling Orlando

If you are wondering if you should obtain individual counseling services Orlando it is likely you are at the end of your rope and need assistance. Many individuals seek therapy to learn how to cope with a multitude of problems in their lives. Individual counseling is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. As your mental health therapist I will act as a facilitator to help you understand the root cause of the problems you are struggling with. I will empower you to see irrational thought patterns and regain control of your life. Through the process, you will gain a new set of skills and tools that will help you move forward in life equipped to regain control and find true happiness and balance.

Divorce Counseling Orlando

Divorce Counseling Orlando

Divorce Counseling seeks to help aid in bridging the communication and bring awareness to the couple. Relationships are hard at times. We get lost in the argument and forget what the topic or issue is. Couples must be both willing to work on themselves individually as well as together. You can bring the flow, ease and love back to the relationship or marriage. Maybe you both agree to go your separate ways. Let's work as a team to help make it peaceful and kind. Bring this awareness to your marriage and make a conscious decision which way to go. No matter what you and your partner decide, it can be done in an amicable and healthy way.

Family Counseling Orlando

Family Counseling Orlando

Families grow and change over time. It is not uncommon for a family to get “stuck”. They feel as if they are caught in the same destructive patterns day in and day out. My work with family counseling includes looking at the family as a whole and observing the dynamics involved. It’s important that I see all of the members of the family interacting in order to gain a full understanding of their communication and shifts of power. I work to identify the family’s strengths and develop a strategy that uses those strengths to help resolve their problems. I can provide the family the insight and understand which will allow them to regain order and balance.

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Marriage and Relationship Counseling Orlando

Relationships and marriages are challenging at times. Communication and listening becomes heavy and we need help navigating through the difficult challenges. We often find each other blaming and accusing one another. It turns into the "Right and Wrong" game quickly. Hurtful remarks are made and it feels as if your partner has become a stranger. Anger and resentment lead to hurtful remarks. Learn how to get past personalizing what others think and see life and your relationship accurately without the expectations and assumptions you were conditioned so strongly to believe. Premarital Counseling is also a service that is a huge success when working to get to know fully your partner and understanding the dynamics of the relationship and yourself before entering into marriage.

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Teen and Adolescent Counseling Orlando 

Today’s adolescents are growing up at such a young age. The messages they receive from the media and society are constant and confusing. Very rarely is a teen willing or happy to attend therapy.  They do not have the skill set to verbalize the multitude of emotions they feel. I excel at gaining the adolescent’s respect and trust in order to help them feel safe in opening up. Getting a teen to see their true value and worth is vital in helping them learn to operate in today’s world. Creating a sense of who they are and increased self awareness and self esteem is key. I work with teens to help build a bridge when it comes to communicating their needs. 

Child Counseling Orlando

Child Counseling Orlando

Child Counseling Orlando involves the therapist in a more delicate dance and needs to be handled gently. Children communicate in a much different way than teens. Understanding how to effectively parent, utilize positive reinforcement and address conduct disorders is all a part of working with children and helping them to develop a set of tools that will help set them up for success. With the over-diagnosis of ADHD in children today, the lines are becoming blurred as to what the underlying factors may be. Child counseling Orlando helps to eliminate any behavioral problems by assisting the family in gaining the knowledge and skill set to help their child.

Substance and Behavioral abuse and Addiction Counseling

Substance and Behavioral Abuse Addiction Counseling 

Alcohol and drugs as well as behavioral addictions (shopping, pornography, gambling, etc) are used as a coping mechanism. They mask fear and pain. Many clients coping with substance and behavioral abuse issues are unwilling or do not have the skill set to understand the driving factors for their ongoing use. As your therapist, I will work with you to get to the core issues of why you feel the need to “numb out” and avoid your feelings.  Real change occurs when we stop seeking outside of self to fill what we perceive is lacking on the inside. I will equip you with the tools you need to eliminate stress, cravings, triggers, depression, anxiety, trauma, etc. You will no longer feel the need to turn to drugs, alcohol or other destructive behaviors.

Spirituality Counseling Orlando

 Spirituality Counseling Orlando

As we grow and expand our awareness and consciousness, we have a desire to seek out a spiritual relationship with ourselves. One that is in connection to source and alignment. A connection with God or your higher power. When we tap into the source within us and no longer seek to attach to earthly things, we see that our pain and suffering no longer exist. Spiritual guidance along with mental health counseling is a spiritual journey.  Not only for you to connect back to yourself but to the true spiritual nature of who you are and who you have always been. Gain the self awareness of how you create heaven or hell here on earth. You are a powerful creator of your reality.

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Online Counseling and Phone Therapy Orlando

Online Counseling and Phone Therapy in Orlando is a great way to enhance sessions as an added service or a stand alone form of therapy. There are several benefits which allow you to continue the work on yourself. It’s ideal for those who travel for their job. Also if your unable due to physical illness or the inability to leave the home. Online Counseling and Phone Therapy is a great way to reach teens that are unwilling or nervous to attend face to face therapy. It is effective and confidential. Many find it to be just as good as in office therapy.

Present Centered Awareness Therapy Orlando

Present Centered Awareness Therapy Orlando

Present Centered Awareness Therapy focuses on mindfulness, awareness and increasing ones consciousness. Living a life that is in harmony and balance with self and the world around you. Understanding the laws of this universe and how you relate to all that is around you. No longer are you an individual in this world but you see yourself as interconnected to all of life. Seek to do the deeper work of aligning with yourself and finding true bliss and peace.

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Life Coaching Orlando

If your looking for a more intense form of therapy then Life Coaching may be right for you. Here we explore a holistic approach to your well being. Mind, body and spirit. This therapy can include various modalities such as in session, text and online therapy. This service is on an "as needed basis". This approach is highly effective for those early out of treatment for drug or alcohol use. Also if your seeking direction in your day to day life and need help getting on the right track.

Life Counseling Orlando - Keys To Effective Counseling 

Passion: Not a day goes by I am not humbled and blessed by the lives I meet along this journey. My passion for counseling is stronger each day. I have a love and respect for my brave clients and am honored to be of assistance. This fire has been burning for over 16 years now. Thank you to all for touching and changing my life.

Awareness: I do not treat symptoms. Getting to the core fear underneath the symptoms, (Depression, anxiety, addiction, anger, etc) is key. These are indicators of a deeper level of ourselves. A level that most are unaware even exist. This level is the true self. The mind cannot identify or define you anymore.

Integrity: It is my desire that my clients see us as a team working together. Taking an honest, non judgmental approach. Learning to be easy and not hard on yourself. Being honest enough to allow your ego to step aside. Now we can look at reality. There is the ability to correct the thinking and internal dialogue that has conditioned our society and self for years. It is a true path and return to self actualization. The purest form of therapy and self discovery there is.

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