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“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.”
~ C. S. Lewis

WELCOME TO PASSION FOR LIVING COUNSELING SERVICES, LLC.

Offering Telehealth options during COVID-19 crisis.

OUR MISSION

To provide a safe and relaxing environment for clients to process their trauma, mental health and substance use without feeling like they are being judged. We strive to offer unbiased support and allow you to process your past and build a healthy bright future.

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to, talk about them. However:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all life-time mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24

A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Research suggests multiple, linking causes. Genetics, environment and lifestyle influence whether someone develops a mental health condition. A stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events. Biochemical processes and circuits and basic brain structure may play a role, too.

None of this means that you’re broken or that you, or your family, did something “wrong.” Mental illness is no one’s fault. And for many people, recovery — including meaningful roles in social life, school and work — is possible, especially when you start treatment early and play a strong role in your own recovery process.

Our Treatment Focus

Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.

 

Anxiety and Mood Disorders​

Forty million adult Americans (18%) suffer some form of anxiety disorder. Yet only 40% of those who have anxiety will seek treatment. More than 50% of Americans with anxiety have a depressive disorder, as well. Sixteen million (7%) adult Americans are diagnosed with a single depressive disorder each year.

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders are characterized by an involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory. People from all age groups and racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds can experience a dissociative disorder.
Up to 75% of people experience at least one depersonalization/derealization episode in their lives, with only 2% meeting the full criteria for chronic episodes. 

 

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition characterized by difficulties regulating emotion. This means that people who experience BPD feel emotions intensely and for extended periods of time, and it is harder for them to return to a stable baseline after an emotionally triggering event.

This difficulty can lead to impulsivity, poor self-image, stormy relationships and intense emotional responses to stressors. .

Additional Topics Treated

Bi-polar disorder

Substance use disorders

Grief/Loss

Couples issues

Family issues

Other personality disorders & Stress related topics

Therapy Approaches

Lorre is a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.  EMDR is an evidenced-based practice which helps clients with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and more. EMDR helps a person create positive change in their life and the client is in control of how quickly the change occurs. 

In addition, I utilize CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based treatments.  Check out this YouTube on EMDR to help understand how effective treatment can be for you. 

Additional Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral therapy

Mindfulness

Motivational Interviewing

Other evidence based approaches

Who are we

Meet our Team

Lorre Hunter

Lorre Hunter

LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Soacial Worker

Specializing in Individuals age 15 yrs and older and couples

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Briana Vintika

LSW
Licensed Social Worker

Specializing in Individuals ages 6-18 yrs old

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Kelly Norton

LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Thresa Caccavale

LSW
Licensed Social Worker

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Cassidy Gaudio

LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specializing in individuals ages 4 and older

Get in touch

Our Hours

Mon – Thur  9:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday 9:00AM – 1PM

Friday Afternoons, Saturday & Sunday are by Appointment Only 

Passion for Living Counseling Services, LLC.

Insurance Information

Lorre is credentialed with Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Beacon Health Options, Magellen,
HFN, Military One Source, Health Alliance , Health Link, and more.
Briana is credentialed with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield PPO plans and Aetna

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