Marriage and Couples Counseling,
    Alcohol Counseling
     

 Counseling for Today's Issues  Cape Cod MA.

Couples Counseling and Therapist Cape Cod Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Mashpee Mental Health Private Practice
                                            Sandra Farrell MS, CADC (508) 873 2132Summer hours are Tues. Wed. Thurs> 10 am - 8pm........Counseling Works !!
Counseling for Today's issues, (CFTI) a privately owned counseling practice, is centrally located on Cape Cod in the town of Mashpee and nearby towns of Sandwich, Centerville and Falmouth MA.. Ms. Farrell is the director of CFTI and has over 21 years of experience in the mental health services field. Ms. Farrell is a Masters level clinician and is a State Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction counselor treating a full spectrum of mental health issues and diagnoses. She offers confidential in-office consultations and counseling. Call (508) 873 2132


Her specialty has been in alcohol and drug recovery but also includes marriage and couples counseling. Sandra is a compassionate and knowledgeable counselor. Couples Counseling sessions are $105.00 - $130.00. Individual  Counseling Sessions are $80.00 - $100.00. She offers counseling on a Sliding Scale so that most individuals can afford to get the help they want. CFTI is ready to support individuals  and help them work toward their goals and the personal growth they desire. Ms. Farrell also offers Outpatient Mental Health Counseling services for all of Cape Cod and the Islands and the which includes:

        



Are you struggling with depression, anxiety or addictions? 
Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol Abuse and Drug Addiction Are Disabling Disorders. Alcohol and Drugs are not the Answer!

                                             Local Cape Cod Help is Available
                          in Mashpee Massachusetts and the initial phone consultation is Free

The
Web is Overloaded with articles describing anxiety, depression, addictions and substance abuse. It tells you what the symptoms are, how they effect people, how they originated, etc.. It doesn't usually help the individual to personally deal with these disabling disorders. Anxiety, depression and addictions often ruin lives, and unfortunately, can end up killing a victim.
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You already know what your symptoms are. You are painfully aware of how they affect your emotions and your life. You want to deal with them and get answers and treatment for your particular problems! Anxiety, depression, alcohol abuse and drug addiction is experienced differently for each individual. You are entitled to receive treatment just for you. Individualized  Counseling works. Call Sandra Farrell, MS CADC ( Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor ) (508) 873 2132

Get the attention you deserve with confidential, individually focused counseling
extensive one-on-one counseling and therapy 
Individuals - Couples - Relationship Counseling

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 Outpatient Mental Health Counseling Services include ;

A Cape Cod Locally Owned Private Practice Specializing in Marriage and Couples Counseling and MA. State Certified Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Counselor : Sandra Farrell, Director

 Substance Abuse Addiction Counselors Cape Cod
Couples Counseling and Therapy Treatment.

Would you like a Therapist to talk to about...

What is Alcohol Abuse ? Are you an Alcoholic ?

What are signs and symptoms of Anxiety ?

What are signs and symptoms of Depression ?

What is Counseling and how to find a Therapist ?

What is Marriage Counseling ?

Do you want to be able to recognize the triggers that are related to your anxiety, depression and/or substance abuse?


What is Alcohol Abuse ? Do you think you may have a problem and don't know how to stop drinking? I am an outpatient alcohol drug counselor that specializes in addiction and alcoholism therapy treatment for individuals and couples.

Individualized counseling is an opportunity to talk with an objective listener and a professional in complete confidentiality in a relaxed atmosphere where Clients remain with the same counselor throughout treatment.


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  Offering a comfortable Private Relaxed Setting with Complete Confidentiality to my clients

1. The therapy services offered meet the client's immediate and long-term needs.
2. Confidentiality is assured - clients have their own entrance and private parking,
    Counseling is by appointment only. Evenings are available.
3. Couples counseling may be short-term, solution-focused or long-term.
4. A Woman's Support group may be offered sometimes. Call for details. Currently Closed.
5. It is possible for clients and their counselor to develop treatment plans with the opportunity to
    involve others in their therapy.
6. Clients remain with the same counselor throughout treatment.
7. NO INSURANCE IS ACCEPTED - Ask me why ?


           CFTI Counseling
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Sandra has helped me enormously . She really cares and after a few counseling sessions with my husband we are getting along better than we have in all the years we have been married .

 Outpatient Mental health Counselor for Cape Cod Times reviewI congratulate every person who is on the road to recovery. I know how difficult that can be. For those contemplating giving up drugs and alcohol I can heartily say, "GO FOR IT"

verified by Psychology Today MA state certified addiction counselor Directory Sandra Farrell state certified drug and alcohol counselor 



ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.......

  • Do you know that you are more anxious or depressed than most people?
  • Do you think you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, but can't talk about it?
  • Have you felt hopeless to cope with your particular symptoms of anxiety or depression?
  • Have you tried, unsuccessfully, to share how you feel with friends, a partner or family?
  • Has telling others helped you to get relief long-term or only for a short while?
  • Do others care, but get tired of hearing about your symptoms and painful feelings?
  • Do you feel scared and alone in your situation?
  • Do you believe counseling can be effective? But not for you?
  • Have you ever connected well with a counselor?
  • They all have different styles of working with clients. If you don't connect, go to another counselor.
  • Are you open to working with a professional and learn to effectively deal with your pain?
  • Do you want to eliminate or reduce stress and your hopeless feelings?
  • Do you want to be able to recognize the triggers that are related to your anxiety, depression and/or substance abuse?

  I highly recommend this book
for anyone who wants to be happier.
S. Lyubomirsky "
The How of Happiness
"

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I read this many years ago when I was in  recovery
I wanted to be accountable to others for my actions, thoughts and   feelings.
I hope it inspires you to value your family and friends in the here and
For me, being in this family means love and acceptance.
In this family, we carefully watch over other family members.
In this family, we emotionally feel secure sharing our feelings.
In this family, we decide when not to share our feelings and struggles
on not to share is based on altruism,
on what is best for the other person.
Thoughtfulness and caring are the norm.
The intuitive and warm feelings come from deep respect for one another.
Compassionate personalities and strong value systems thrive on honesty, love and understanding.
This family is truly blessed. However, there are past hurts and trauma.
Every generation has a unique way of looking at these problems. Problems test love. Love intermingles with confusion. Confusion often leads to hope. Hope is empowering. (SF)

Drugs and alcohol Counseling

DRUGS & ALCOHOL ARE NOT THE ANSWER!

A sober journey really is a better life. When was the last time you smelled some flowers or went for a walk or talked to someone about what may be bothering you . Take 5 minutes and call Sandra right now and talk about whatever you want in complete Confidentiality.

It has been proven that those receiving counseling have been more successful in their recovery programs than those who try to do it alone. CFTI is ready to support you and help you deal with the stress and confusion in early recovery. It takes time to learn the tools of recovery and build confidence. A key element (action) is taking personal responsibility.

The counselor gives encouragement and positive feedback. The rewards of a sober and straight lifestyle are significant. Friends and family benefit and a journey of recovery has begun for everyone.

Call for help now! 508-873-2132 Sandra Farrell, MS,CADAC Director of CFTI


WHEN SHOULD SOMEONE SEEK THERAPY WITH A COUNSELOR

 Private Counseling and Therapy

Clients do not want to lose those they love, to isolate from the world, to have anxiety and confusion, to experience deep depression or to completely lose trust in themselves and others. Nevertheless, that is often their reality when they enter treatment. With counseling support, clients develop the power to turn things around for themselves. They understand that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, goals and self-caring are areas they need to work on in sessions and outside of sessions. They work toward the positive adjustments needed and that takes time.

Do you constantly worry about any undue, prolonged anxiety, depression or have mood swings or employment issues, loneliness,difficulties in relationships or life events such as marriage, divorce, death, parenthood, blended family issues, retirement. What about chronic physical illness caused by tension and stress or problems following traumatic events such as accidents, childhood abuse, etc.

Are there problems with domestic violence or other forms of  abuse
Are you affected by stress in the face of chronic or terminal illness or other health problems
Do you have constant worries or obsessions,excessive anger,frustration,or guilt with no resolution. What about self-destructive thoughts and behavior problems with drugs or alcohol .

It is important to understand that the counseling required to assist a client with these issues takes time and on-going support. Motivation is a key ingredient to moving forward in counseling.

However, motivation and resistance are ever changing states of readiness. To lower the client's resistance positive action is required from the client. Even with these positive actions change is difficult and the client may feel stuck. Nevertheless, action and change help predict new behaviors. New behaviors encourage clients to move forward and to reach their goals. But there is a big difference between thinking about change and taking action to make those changes. The client is taught how to develop healthy habits of self-advocacy. CFTI clients develop the necessary skills to address this. They will focus on verbalizing optimism and demonstrate commitment.

This work is essential to personal growth and counseling can encourage individuals to face the adversity and barriers they encounter as they move forward in their recovery program. It is a move forward to self-actualization. Clients are offered the opportunity to talk about and understand their fluctuating emotions. The client can then act on what needs to be changed.Client's lives are improved by taking one step at a time. Clients begin to believe, I am worth the effort to get better.


IT IS A NEW YEAR....
CHANGE YOUR THINKING/CHANGE YOUR LIFE/HELP OTHERS


1. How would things be if your problems were miraculously transformed into solutions? What would it look like? How would your day be different?

2. Read the book by S. Lyubomirsky, “The How of Happiness", New York: Penguin Pub.

3. What is the best thing is your life? The most worrisome?

4.Flip a coin, heads you will think of something positive about someone you love, tails you will identify something negative about someone you love. Talk about both subjects to that person (at a quiet time for you both).

5.Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to intervene with yourself. What do you want ‘different’ in your life and how will you accomplish that.


6.Write down 4 ways you can implement to ‘bounce back’ from a bad day. Do you actively do these things now?

7.Express 4 things that are positive about someone you love………….and do not tell anyone. Express 4 things that are negative about someone you love…..and decide how you would like to handle those problems……and tell no one.

8.Some strengths of individuals are: creativity, wisdom, perspective, integrity, kindness, fairness, forgiveness, mercy, gratitude, hope, spirituality, open-mindedness, understanding, empathy, love of self, encouragement, foresight, and add three more you can think of
__________________.    _______________________,        ____________________.


9.How would you approach a friend you believe needs some type of counseling or other professional help?


Change Your Thinking To Change Your Behaviors


Change means having  goals and knowing how to reach those goals.

Understand how individuals set goals.  Someone else can not set your goals for you.  Successful goals need to reflect your new way of thinking.  New behaviors will follow.

One of the most successful ways to develop goals is to make them BEHAVIORAL.  This identifies them clearly and gives you a specific place to start.

Break the goals down to be as specific as possible.

Goals are most helpful when set in a positive direction.  Not just the removal of something negative.  Behaviors should be seen and structured as something positive.

Strive towards a counter conditioning approach.   Set a positive goal that is incompatible with a negative behavior or the problem itself.

Identify and talk about a successful experience you have had due to developing a clear goal.  Then build more ideas on that.

Go SLOW!  Take the ‘first step’.  Then take the ‘second step’.  Then take a ‘third step’.  Short-range goals are good beginnings.  Intermediate goals will follow and that will lead into long range goals.  

“First Things First”.  Take the most urgent problem first.  Look at your situation.

 Assess your situation and begin to develop steps to rectify your problem. Understand how your thinking needs to change..

Be alert!  Avoid situations that could be potential problems..  Identify problems early.

Build in a feedback mechanism.  (Whom do you trust to share your ideas with?)

Change thinking – develop goals.  Change behaviors – reach those goals.


KEEP PERSONAL NOTES  ON HOW YOU ARE CHANGING YOUR THINKING AND YOUR BEHAVIOR.  YOU WILL SEE YOUR PROGRESS.
SO WHEN IS IT ALL ENOUGH ?

How do you know when to stop? How do you know that you have a problem and how do you know when to seek help? As I have previously mentioned, if you have noticed yourself spending excessive time thinking about the substance, spending more money on it than usual, or are hiding your behavior from your loved ones, this is indicative of a problem.

Furthermore, if the reasons for which you are using these substances are not common or socially acceptable, then perhaps you need to ask yourself why you’re engaging in these behaviors. When addictions begin to interfere with your life, such as your job, your relationships with other people, and your family life, then you definitely have a problem.

Couples Counselors

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right". ....Henry Ford




Depression
People who struggle with depression often feel down for extended periods. They lose interest in activities that they once found pleasurable. Depression negatively affects millions of Americans each year.

Anxiety and Stress

Stress and anxiety are related, but often confused. Stress is tension associated with a specific event (e.g. a test or a job), while anxiety is a non-specific worry about the future. To find relief, people with anxiety may turn to repetitive routines, preoccupations, or addictions.

Arguments

Conflict resolution is an important part of any relationship. Conflict plays a vital role in allowing two people to reconcile differing needs. Unfortunately, when conflict is handled poorly, it can cause distress in the relationship.

Trauma

Experiences that overwhelm or scare us can leave a lasting impression. The symptoms can leave us stressed, depressed, and have negative consequences for our work and home life.

Communication
Feeling understood and understanding one's partner is what allows couples to deeply share one another's lives. Often, couples struggle with communication issues, which actually mask deeper relationship issues.

Trust

plays a vital role in sustaining a relationship. People trust differently. For some, trust is established quickly, while others are slow to grant trust. Similarly, some are able to forgive quickly, while others find it hard.

Self-Esteem
Self-esteem is a feeling of personal worth. It is important to be able to value yourself regardless of your current state of personal achievement, beauty, or intelligence. Your self-esteem creates the foundation for a full life, great relationships, and a feeling of well-being.

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Sandra Farrell Director
Counseling For Today's Issues
39 Nobska Road
Mashpee, Cape Cod , MA , 02649
508 873 2132