What is couples’ therapy and why does it work?

Many couples turn to therapy in times of distress and frustration during their marriage. Some couples who seek out a therapist have been married for years and have suddenly felt disconnected from their partner. Other couples may be recently married and having a hard time transitioning into their new relationship because there are more challenging than they expected. When couples decide to do couples therapy, they can expect to sit down with a trained therapist and create a safe place to discuss their issues.

In couples’ therapy, one important thing will happen,

You will understand your partner on a deeper level and the way they think. Many times in relationships, especially for those who have been together for many years, individuals will assume they know their partner well and assume they know exactly what they want; however, this is not always the case. Couples therapy allows you to re-meet your partner, and discover again their likes and dislikes.

Couples therapy works because it allows couples who may be going through many challenges and struggles the chance to communicate effectively with one another. If you are interested in starting couples’ therapy, or have any general questions, please contact us at 469-714-0006 or email info@exulthealthcare.com. We offer compassionate services for all ages and are committed to your emotional health.

Written By – Aly Bowles – Social Media Coordinator

Understanding Alzheimer’s

The medical definition of Alzheimer’s is “the progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain”. In the month of June, the world unites to raise awareness for the risk of Alzheimer’s.

There are more than 3 million US cases per year. As of right now Alzheimer’s has no cure, and can only be slowed by certain medications that a psychiatrist can prescribe. According to Alzheimer’s association common symptoms of Alzheimer’s:

  • Frequent memory loss that affects everyday life.
  • Difficulty organizing thoughts.
  • Find it challenging to finish out ordinary tasks.
  • Becoming confused when trying to remember what year or day of the week it is.
  • Suddenly being unable to speak and write coherently

Some emerging studies suggest that there are actions individuals can take to avoid or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Symptoms. According to the National Institute on Aging individuals can:

  • Manage their diabetes symptoms and blood sugar levels if they are a diabetic
  • Seek help if they are feeling depressed, and treat depression symptoms when they arise.
  • Maintain a healthy blood pressure
  • Regularly engage in mental exercises such as sudoku and other puzzles
  • Build healthy relationships with friends and family
  • Take the appropriate daily vitamin supplements

If you or someone you love feels you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s call us today to schedule an appointment at 469-714-0006 and learn your next steps on the road to healing.



Written By – Aly Bowles – Social Media Coordinator

Gaining Independence

any things can feel as if they hold us back and keep us from having the life we really want to lead. Whether it is depression, weight issues, addiction, anxiety, marital struggles, or other personal challenges they can feel and be burdensome.

But when we make a decision inside our own minds of “enough is enough” we begin breaking free. That decision is the beginning of a process. Often there are moments of real joy and a sense of victory, often there are moments of struggle and frustration. But by standing with our decision that enough is enough and refusing to give up, we re-affirm that we have the right to be free and the will to achieve it.

Just as our forefathers reached out for help from others to gain the final victory, so too can you seek the support you need to reach your goals.

Exult Behavioral Healthcare is here to help. We love assisting our patients to make the positive changes that help bring about the lives they truly want to live. No feeling is better than reaching a personal goal and in retrospect being able to say to oneself “I did it!”


Michael O’Neal, LCDC-ADC III

Clinical Program Director