Counseling with Wysocki Psychological Services is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Counseling can help with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, behavioral issues, self-esteem, school issues, stress, and trauma.
The approach will vary based on the conceptualization of the goals set during session, but I practice many of the underlying principles of dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have also completed rigorous training to be a certified provider of cognitive processing therapy for trauma.
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The evaluation prior to surgery is not meant to prevent someone from having a life-changing surgery. It identifies risk-factors to having a successful surgical outcome. There are several psychological factors that could complicate recovery, and we are able to identify and provide guidance on how to overcome these obstacles. The evaluation is an important step in the surgical candidate's preparation and allows you to receive psychoeducation. After your evaluation you will have new stress management skills, ideas about your mental health, and feel confident in your upcoming surgery. It will consist of an interview and completion of some standardized testing forms.
Show up and be honest. The worry from candidates is they will be excluded for mentioning any stress or concerns. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions, learn about new ways to manage stress, and not underestimate your ability to handle this weight-loss surgery opportunity. I want every candidate to reach their goals. Please check out this article for more information.
In November 2016 Arkansas voters approved medical marijuana through the passage of a constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 98, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act of 2016. You must have a documented qualifying condition, which could include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At WPS we offer the gold standard in PTSD assessment and provide documentation of a valid and accurate diagnosis of PTSD.