Counseling Solutions

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Counseling Solutions

Individual Counseling

There are numerous reasons why people seek out individual counseling throughout the course of their lives. Counseling is a great tool that is useful in helping individuals cope, deal, and work through complicated situations and emotions.

Couples Counseling

In today’s busy world, healthy relationships take time and intentionality. Couples counseling helps couples prioritize the wellbeing of their relationship.

Family Counseling

Counseling helps families restore their peace at home by helping family members communicate better, solve problems, and find new ways to work together.

Counseling for Kids

Children can benefit from counseling services, from adapting and processes changes, transitions, and traumas.

People We've Helped

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Taking that first step in deciding to change your life for the better always seems to be the hardest. When I finally decided I wanted to get control of myself I decided it was time to sit and have someone to talk to me and help guide me.
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Ever since I walked through the doors of the calming center my life changed. I instantly felt this energy surround me, for once I walked in somewhere and instantly felt safe. Not only do I feel safe but I feel like I can break those walls down that I put up for my everyday life. For once I was putting myself first and I didn't feel scared. I felt ready, ready to make a change, ready to see the best of me not just 15% of the day but the full 100%. Bethany gave me that, and I'm forever grateful.
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I have felt so low in my life, I bullied myself and always gave myself reasons to not go to counseling. People will think I am crazy, I will be judged. It's actually the complete opposite. I feel excited to go sit down and spill my heart out, to sit down and actually have someone to hear me. To have someone give me 60 minutes to let me be me, the good the bad and the ugly is something EVERYONE needs. If I can do this anyone can. I have felt so low in life that I questioned my existence. It's something we should talk more about and normalize but I did, I felt SO LOW. I walked in the calming center and Bethany instantly gave me that hand I had been reaching out for, for so long. She gave me a million reasons to not only exist but to love myself and love life again. You have no idea how much that has truly saved me. Bethany will never know how grateful I am to wake up in the mornings and look forward to the day knowing I got this!
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Thank you to Bethany and all the staff at the calming center for helping people like me, if I can do it you can do it. Don't let you stop you from being the best form of yourself. Reach for that helping hand. ❤️
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Great people, safe place to get help with our challenging life struggles!
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The Calming Center is great. The staff are friendly and easy to talk to. It is a relaxed environment. Give them a try.

People We've Helped

Read More
Taking that first step in deciding to change your life for the better always seems to be the hardest. When I finally decided I wanted to get control of myself I decided it was time to sit and have someone to talk to me and help guide me.
Read More
Ever since I walked through the doors of the calming center my life changed. I instantly felt this energy surround me, for once I walked in somewhere and instantly felt safe. Not only do I feel safe but I feel like I can break those walls down that I put up for my everyday life. For once I was putting myself first and I didn't feel scared. I felt ready, ready to make a change, ready to see the best of me not just 15% of the day but the full 100%. Bethany gave me that, and I'm forever grateful.
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I have felt so low in my life, I bullied myself and always gave myself reasons to not go to counseling. People will think I am crazy, I will be judged. It's actually the complete opposite. I feel excited to go sit down and spill my heart out, to sit down and actually have someone to hear me. To have someone give me 60 minutes to let me be me, the good the bad and the ugly is something EVERYONE needs. If I can do this anyone can. I have felt so low in life that I questioned my existence. It's something we should talk more about and normalize but I did, I felt SO LOW. I walked in the calming center and Bethany instantly gave me that hand I had been reaching out for, for so long. She gave me a million reasons to not only exist but to love myself and love life again. You have no idea how much that has truly saved me. Bethany will never know how grateful I am to wake up in the mornings and look forward to the day knowing I got this!
Read More
Thank you to Bethany and all the staff at the calming center for helping people like me, if I can do it you can do it. Don't let you stop you from being the best form of yourself. Reach for that helping hand. ❤️
Read More
Great people, safe place to get help with our challenging life struggles!
Read More
The Calming Center is great. The staff are friendly and easy to talk to. It is a relaxed environment. Give them a try.

Your Mental Health Guides

The three counselors of The Calming Center of Mount Airy- A Counseling Solution, Bethany Oberg, Michelle Hawks, and Jake Long, standing.

Let Us Help

At The Calming Center, we are here to help you better your situation. We act as the guides that you need to create the right mental space for your well being and fulfillment. 

What We Treat

Anxiety

Feeling like your brain doesn’t have an “off” switch, constantly worrying, and overthinking are hallmarks of anxiety. Experience relief and peace of mind through counseling.

Depression

Depression is not something you can just "snap out of." It's an illness that requires professional treatment. With the right care, you can feel better. We work closely with our clients to create tailored treatment plans to address their unique needs and concerns. Learning ways to better cope with stress and manage your symptoms can lead to recovery and functioning at your best.

Substance Abuse

If you’re in recovery, support is vital to successfully improving your health and wellness. Therapy provides the individual with education regarding their addiction, relapse, and the recovery processes, and helps them learn about healthy coping and communication skills, as well as how to build and establish a supportive recovery network.

Counseling for Children & Families

When young children experience trauma or other negative life events such as abuse, neglect, bullying, racism, violence, or educational difficulties, they often hold powerful negative beliefs about themselves, such as “It was my fault”. At The Calming Center, we understand play is a child’s natural language for expressing emotions, processing experiences, and resolving internal conflict.

Couples Counseling

Romantic relationships are hard work and require regular, consistent maintenance to keep things going smoothly. If you are having the same fight over and over again without resolution, it might be time to see a therapist. You can also go see a therapist if you're feeling stuck about how to manage a hard decision together, if you're considering splitting up, or if there's been a major stressor on the relationship such as infidelity, financial strain, or trauma.

Couples Counseling for Non-Traditional Couples

While many of the same dynamics and issues are present in both same sex and opposite sex couples, some factors, such as social acceptance and dominant heterosexual culture, can have a toll on relationships. Couples counseling, for same sex and nontraditional couples can help address deep-rooted issues and find ways to help bolster the relationship in a safe and understanding environment.

Counseling for Teens

Counseling also gives teens the skills they need to navigate a variety of things, such as self-discovery, stress, life events, or mental health issues. In some cases, even just a few sessions can make a big difference to your teen’s overall well-being.

Counseling for Women

Women experience unique challenges regarding mental health. Problems can include depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, problems in the workplace, guilt and self-blame, and relationship issues. Fortunately, counseling can help women to address these issues as well as many others. Additionally, women seek counseling to learn more about themselves and grow in self-awareness. They desire a deeper sense of identity, purpose, and fulfillment in life.

Counseling for Men

Counseling can be used to manage a wide range of issues and mental health concerns. Counseling helps people cope with job stress and relationship troubles, overcome past traumas, and manage anxiety and mood disorders. Depression is the most common reason men seek professional help. Many life situations — jobs, relationships — can trigger its trademark symptoms, such as prolonged sadness, lack of energy, and a constant feeling of stress.

Online Counseling

Meeting You Where You Are

Online counseling is convenient, professional, and secure through our virtual client portal. You can connect with a therapist from the privacy of your device.

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Our Counselors

Bethany Oberg, a counselor at The Calming Center of Mount Airy- A Counseling Solution, sitting and smiling

Bethany Oberg, Owner, LCMHC, QS, LPC

Do you have life changes and/or transitions that have increased your worry and affected your moods? Have difficulties from your childhood started showing up in your relationships? Taking the first step to begin counseling may feel intimidating. However, it may be the journey that brings you the peace and insight you need to begin living life in a positive direction. During your sessions we will explore how current challenges impact your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, low self-esteem, difficulty communicating thoughts and feelings, difficulty managing negative thoughts or strong emotions, issues from divorce, self injury.

Michelle Hawks, a counselor at The Calming Center of Mount Airy- A Counseling Solution, standing and smiling

Michelle Hawks, LCMHCA

I am accepting new clients and am excited to be here and grateful for this opportunity to sit with you in this space. There is a quote found at Healthplace.com, I want to share with you, "Mental health is not a destination but a process. It is about how you drive, not where you're going." I provide an authentic, compassionate, and safe space for my clients and love seeing my clients reach their goals and achieve success. If you are looking for a non-judgmental, empathetic therapist to help you with those driving challenges, I would love to hear from you. Are you and your partner struggling to communicate? I work with couples, traditional and non-traditional, to improve their communication and strengthen their relationship.

Jake Long, a counselor at The Calming Center of Mount Airy- A Counseling Solution, sitting and smiling

Jake Long, LCMHCA, LCASA, LPC

Counseling may encompass a lot of different things, but at its heart, it's about providing an open space for dialogue. I hope to be able to provide this and much more as we work together toward your goals of mental health healing. Reaching out for help with mental health issues might seem difficult and somewhat scary but it doesn't have to be. My style of counseling is laid back, non-judgmental, warm, and accepting. My primary focus in counseling is working with children, teens, and young adults. With that in mind, often times that means working with the family unit as a whole. I utilize therapeutic play in the counseling process when working with young folks. Through play, children are able to express emotions, problems, and needs in a very natural manner. One passion I have in life has always been to help others. The Calming Center of Mount Airy is a great place for healing to take place. If you would like to get more information about me or my approach, schedule a free consultation today. I look forward to hearing from you!