Coping skills are the methods people use to deal with difficult situations, distressing thoughts, and negative moods. Coping skills can be internal or external, and they vary given the situation and the person employing them. No person is the same, and no one copes the same.
Research shows that effective use of coping skills leads to increased resiliency and improved quality of life. My specialty is helping you learn new and effective coping skills, and most importantly, how to apply them. I value educating people about how to cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, or experiences in a way that works for them. One of our treatment goals will include creating a toolkit of coping strategies to use when times get tough.