The Bright Side of Life
Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapy

About Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, is the treatment of individuals of groups of individuals, who may be experiencing emotional, behavioral, or mental illness problems, with “talk therapy”, or verbal communication. The therapist job is to understand the client's problem and its root cause to help the patient change the distressing thoughts, feeling, emotions, and behaviors that contribute to an unhappy life.

People often have tried to talk to friends or family about their problems, and although they may have their best interests at heart, is not enough to resolve the problem. Issues such as depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol problems, may be symptomatic of some other underlying psychological issue that the client may not feel comfortable talking with friends or famliy about. Sometimes trauma issues, such as being sexually abused as a child, physical or emotional abuse, or a trauma from childhood, may have been ignored. A non-judgmental professional trained in identifying these issues can be a significant asset for the client in their development to a healthier emotional state.

Depression and anxiety are the two most common problems that make people seek treatment. Depression may cause low self-esteem, hopelessness, lost of interest in activities previously found pleasurable, and a sense of despair. Those who suffer from anxiety may feel anxious, find it hard to fall asleep, to concentrate, startle easily, feel irritable, and have hard to control worries. Psychotherapy by itself or in combination with medication management can often help or manage these problems.

Persons who suffer from a psychological disorder may feel overwhelmed or frightened by unwanted emotions or experiences. Feelings of sadness, overpowering anxiety or loneliness, divorce or separation, the death of a loved one, abuse of drugs or alcohol are all reasons to seek help from a mental health professional. Psychotherapy. or. "talk therapy" is an effective method of treating mild to moderate cases of emotional and mental disorders. In more severe cases, psychotherapy is often used in combination with medications, prescribed by a psychiatrist or other medical provider.

About Me

Gregg J. Armstrong LMHC, CAP, CCJAS
State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addictions Professional
Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Specialist

Publication “Early Trauma and Subsequent Adult Antisocial Behavior” Journal of Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, November, 2008

Specialized areas of treatment include; Substance Abuse and Dependency, Early life Trauma, & Adult Trauma, Mood Disorders, Forensic Evaluation and Counseling, Personality Disorders, Couples and Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling.

Gregg J. Armstrong LMHC, CAP, CCJAS
5018 Quadrangle Ct.

Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
352-318-3838


1103 S.W. 2nd Ave.

Gainesville, Florida 32601

E-Mail: gja853@yahoo.com