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FAQs


If you think you need professional counseling, contact INTERCEPT BEHAVIOR in Jacksonville, Florida. Are you unsure whether our services are right for you? View answers to some of our frequently asked questions.


Sessions and Costs

Q: How can counseling help me?
A: Counseling helps you to focus on your present patterns. It provides self-understanding.

Q: How many sessions will it take before I see a change in my situation?
A: This depends on the client. Clients control their growth. The counselor is responsible for providing a treatment plan and the client has to follow it.

Q: How much is a session?
A: The costs of sessions vary. However, we work with clients.


Anger Issues

Q: When does anger become a problem?
A: Anger becomes a problem when it is felt too intensely or frequently. Also, it becomes a problem when it is expressed inappropriately.

Q: What are some indicators of an anger problem?
A: Some physical signs are rapid heartbeat, tightness in chest, and feeling hot or flushed. Behavioral signs are pacing, clenching fists, raising your voice, and staring. Emotional signs are fear, hurt, jealousy, and guilt. Thoughts tend to lean toward hostile self-talk, images of aggression, and revenge.


Relationships

Q: What are some components of good communication in a relationship?
A: Learning how to talk to each other and not at each other requires you to be aware of your tone, your choice words, and your body language. Good communication requires both parties to actively listen to each other.


Depression

Q: How will I know if I am depressed?
A: There are many symptoms of depression, including persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, and emptiness. In addition to hopelessness, pessimism, and guilt, other symptoms may include:

• Worthlessness
• Helplessness
• Fatigue and/or Decrease In Energy
• Thoughts of Death or Suicide or Suicide Attempt
• Loss of Appetite and/or Weight Loss
• Overeating and Weight Gain
• Difficulty Concentrating, Remembering, or Making Decisions
• Insomnia, Waking Up Early, or Oversleeping
• Loss of Interest or Pleasure In Hobbies or Activities You Enjoyed, Including Sex

Q: Does depression cause physical symptoms?
A: Depression may also cause persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment. Physical problems may include headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain.


Eating Disorders

Q: What is binge eating?
A: Binge eating is when a person feels a loss of control when eating. Unlike bulimia, purging, excessive exercise, or fasting do not follow binge eating episodes. Some people with binge eating disorders often have coexisting psychological illnesses, such as anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.


Grief and Loss

Q: How long should I grieve over the loss of a love one?
A: Everyone mourns differently. However, if you feel you are having problems moving forward, counseling is always an option.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Q: How can you get PTSD?
A: People may get PTSD after living through a terrible, scary experience, such as rape or sexual abuse, being a victim of a violent crime, or going to war. PTSD also can occur in situations where you thought you might die or you have seen any of these situations.


Social Phobia

Q: How can I have social phobia?
A: Social phobia usually starts when a person is a child or teenager. Anyone can have social phobia. However, studies show more women than men are diagnosed with social phobias. It sometimes runs in the family.


Substance Abuse

Q: Is alcohol as harmful as other drugs?
A: Yes. Alcohol increases your risk for many deadly diseases, such as cancer. Drinking too much alcohol too quickly can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can kill you.

Q: Is beer and wine safer than liquor?
A: Alcohol is alcohol. No matter what type of alcohol you consume, it can cause you problems. One 12-ounce bottle of beer or a 5-ounce glass of wine (about a half-cup) has as much alcohol as a 1.5-ounce shot of liquor.