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Connie D. Wilmeth

Counseling

Dr. Connie Wilmeth is an Addiction Medicine Physician in Houston, TX. Dr. Wilmeth evaluates patients using many different procedures, in order to determine what treatments must be carried out in order to properly assess their symptoms. Addiction Medicine Physicians provide medical care in addition to consultation for each patient and their families.
Connie D. Wilmeth
  • Houston, TX
  • Accepting new patients

How can I get over my husband's death?

There are many self-help books and groups that can help you get through this time of grief and loss. I recommend attending a Griefshare group at a local church. You can do an online READ MORE
There are many self-help books and groups that can help you get through this time of grief and loss. I recommend attending a Griefshare group at a local church. You can do an online search for where the nearest group is. They are usually free or low-cost to get the workbook. The support and insights of the others in the group will comfort you as you work through the loss. You should seek professional help if you have overwhelming emotions, especially of guilt or anger. You also may need medication if the depression becomes a chemical imbalance, and you lose all enjoyment of life. This is a time when your children will really need you, in nurturing them through this time, you may find strength as well.

Does my child require counseling after the death of her grandmother?

When we encounter emotional trauma, it's more difficult to determine the necessity to get professional counseling than when we have a physical injury or illness. Some things to READ MORE
When we encounter emotional trauma, it's more difficult to determine the necessity to get professional counseling than when we have a physical injury or illness. Some things to consider when deciding about the need to seek professional counseling are: 1) Is there a sense of being "overwhelmed?" When we can't break down our emotions and thoughts, we might need someone to help us work through each element one at a time. 2) Have I reached a point where I feel that I'm stuck and unable to return to normal thoughts and feelings? This is especially true if you find yourself pre-occupied or obsessed with certain thoughts or feelings. A professional may be able to help you work through that obsession and/or find solutions you haven't considered. 3) Especially with children, ask, "Is their behavior an "acting out" of some unresolved issues or emotions? Often, unresolved conflicts can appear in seemingly unrelated maladaptive behavior. A professional can help to resolve the issue and stop the behavior. Seeking professional help for even one session may help you clarify what the issues are and open up possibilities you hadn't considered.