Grand Rapids – Crisis Management
Who Can Benefit from Crisis Management Counseling?
Anyone who has experienced any type of crisis can benefit from Crisis Management Counseling. There are many situations or events that an individual may experience that can be considered a social crisis. A crisis refers to how an individual reacts to a crisis event rather than the event itself. Individuals of all ages can also benefit from Crisis Management Counseling. If you are experiencing negative symptoms such as mental, emotional, psychological or physical distress from an event that has happened, you may benefit from Crisis Management Counseling.
What is Crisis Management Counseling?
Crisis Management Counseling provides shorter-term therapy, generally lasting between 1 to 3 months. The focus is either on a multiple or single traumatic events and the reactions the individual is experiencing from them. Social crisis management helps individuals by providing them with coping skills to overcome immense feelings and be better equipped to cope with future events. Talking about a social crisis can be extremely difficult, however, talking about the event, the feelings that come from the event, and other thoughts and feelings associated to the event can be very healthy. Seeking support and help through therapy can not only decrease present negative symptoms, but can also help reduce the chances of having long term effects from the crisis. Crisis management therapists at our Grand Rapids location offer individuals not only several different social crisis treatment approaches but also a place where individuals can feel safe to discuss traumatic events and the effect the crisis has had on them.
Acute Stress Disorder Therapy
Acute Stress Disorder is one of the stress and trauma disorders that an individual may be given when handling a crisis. In order for an individual to have Acute Stress Disorder they have to have exposure to severe injury, actual or threatened death, or sexual violations in at least 1 of the following 4 ways:
- Direct experience of an event
- Witnessing an event happen to someone else
- Finding out that an event happened to a loved one
- Repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of an event
An individual most often will show multiple symptoms that are related to negative mood symptoms, intrusive symptoms, avoidance symptoms, dissociative symptoms, or arousal symptoms. The reason therapy for acute stress disorder is associated with crisis management counseling in Grand Rapids is because the symptoms of this disorder have a duration of a few days to one month. If an individual’s symptoms are present longer than one month, they may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder which is also a stress or trauma disorder and can benefit from crisis management counseling.
If you feel you or a loved one could benefit from a crisis management counseling session, give Sollars & Associates in Grand Rapids a call! Our counselors are experienced in crisis management counseling and therapy for acute stress disorder and would happily get you or your loved one scheduled for an appointment.