COUNSELING FOR THE CAPE FEAR
Everyone needs help with struggles at some point in their life. At Gateway Psychological, we can help with the challenges you may be facing. Gateway Psychological Services is an office of independent practitioners, and our staff are some of the best professional counselors and psychologists in the Cape Fear region. We are conveniently located close to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
MARRIAGE & COUPLES COUNSELING
Couples counseling utilizes methods of psychotherapy that can help all types of couples recognize and resolve conflicts, improve their relationship and make considered decisions about their relationship and how to move forward in a positive way.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
Substances and addiction counseling provides treatment and guidance on behavior for those struggling with addictions. It can take place one-on-one or in group settings and may focus on the treatment of one particular addiction or related group of addictions and disorders.
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION THERAPY
Psychotherapy has proven helpful in treating both short-term and long-term cases of depression and anxiety. “Talk therapy” is often the first step with mild to moderate depression including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT).
FAMILY & PARENTAL THERAPY
Family counseling can help with issues linked to the stress associated around a recent divorce, a new addition to the family, as well as issues like the dynamics involved in a blended family or foster care family.
GRIEF & LOSS COUNSELING
We all experience loss in our lifetime and grief is a very normal response which is experienced differently by everyone. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Counseling can offer companionship and support to help through many types of bereavement.
MEN’S & WOMEN’S ISSUES
Men and women may experience certain gender-specific biological, environmental, and social challenges. These concerns can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. Psychotherapy can be a useful tool to combat these difficulties.
COOPERATIVE PARENTING & DIVORCE PROGRAMS
Family relationships do not disappear when a marriage ends in divorce. For the sake of their children, divorced parents must continue to communicate with their former spouses in matters of child-rearing. The ability of parents to interact with each other greatly affects the child’s adjustment to divorce. Unrelenting parental conflict is the single most common cause of poor adjustment in children following a divorce.
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce is a psychoeducational program designed to improve the quality of the parental relationship in situations of divorce. The overall emphasis of Cooperative Parenting and Divorce is to offer children the opportunity to grow in a home environment free from being caught in the middle of parental conflict.