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- Not being able to concentrate on school or work activities.
- Not finding relief, regardless of self treatment activities.
- An overwhelming feeling of sadness or helplessness.
- Constantly worrying or being on edge.
- Participating in self-harming activities like drinking alcohol or doing drugs.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
- Speaking in public.
- Dating and romance.
- Being more assertive.
- Building self-confidence.
- Making new friends.
- Building interpersonal skills.
- Advancing at work.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Here at the Relationship Center of Albuquerque, we provide treatments for patients for a variety of conditions, including compulsive disorders. A compulsive disorder is an addiction to anything, whether it is sex, shopping, drugs and alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or eating. With an addiction, the sufferer feels like they need to do something and do not have control over it. It goes beyond abusing drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, and becomes a need, rather than a desire.
We understand how damaging compulsive disorders can be not only to the individual, but others involved as well. This is why we offer counseling to help the individual and their loved ones get through the disorder without permanent damage.
Through regular visits, Dr. Marji Prefontaine provides behavioral therapy sessions, group counseling, and individual cognitive counseling to work through the cause of the compulsive disorder. This helps the individual identify where the problem started, in order to devise a proper way and treatment plan to manage it.
We recommend calling us at 505-821-1948 if you or someone you love is dealing with a compulsive disorder and is ready to get help.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Here at the Relationship Center of Albuquerque, we treat a variety of anxiety issues, including social anxiety disorder. While many people experience some level of nervousness in social situations, people with social anxiety disorder find themselves to have a deeply-rooted problem that causes them to avoid most social functions. These individuals find that the social situations are so stressful, it becomes debilitating to them.
Having social anxiety disorder can also affect everyday situations sufferers need to be involved in, such as:
1. Eating or drinking in public.
2. Working in front of other people.
3. Using public restrooms.
4. Speaking on the phone.
5. Being the center of attention.
6. Working in an office environment.
Social anxiety disorder prevents itself through a variety of symptoms, including not being able to introduce yourself to others, constantly worrying about embarrassing yourself, and avoiding social situations just so you don’t deal with these intense emotions.
Dr. Marji Prefontaine treats social anxiety disorder, including diagnosing this disorder and helping patients with a wide range of situations. In particular, this includes helping patients in a one-on-one environment with dating, public speaking, making friends, gaining confidence at work, working on interpersonal skills, being more assertive, and being more confidence in social situations overall. If you are experiencing social anxiety in Albuquerque, NM, don't hesitate to call us directly and confidentially at 505-821-1948.