Personal Adjustment


Prevalent Concerns
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Personal Adjustment
Anger Management Texas

Personal adjustment concerns involve many aspects that impair daily functioning. This could include, but not be limited to job loss, grief, divorce, smoking, habit stopping, sleep disturbances, irrational thoughts, faulty perceptions, relocation, etc. Relational dysfunctions and self-improvement would also be addressed as adjustment difficulties. Many adjustment difficulties are related to phase of life changes with which a person is unprepared to cope. Adjustments can cause other mental dysfunction including anxiety, stress, and even depression. They can also affect personality, behavior, and perceptions of the individual. These symptoms are usually situational and will likely be alleviated if the adjustment difficulty is treated.
Adjustment concerns are most often treated with brief counseling, which involves a limited number of sessions. While a diagnosis may be given of an Adjustment Disorder, this is typically situational. The focus is on behavioral modification and making changes that will improve the situation causing distress. Adjustment successfully occurs when the individual utilizes coping skills that enable them to be flexible and adequately change with the situation.