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Do You Suffer from Hopelessness?


Do You Suffer from Hopelessness?


If you think there’s no point in trying anymore and you just want to give up, then yes, you’re suffering from hopelessness.

Hope dies when there seems you have no way of resolving your problems or improving your situation. Hopelessness gives you a bleak perspective of the future and makes you feel life is worthless. That is not true, but you wouldn’t know that when you are overwhelmed with negative thoughts. . Without treatment, the feeling can get worse. It can lead you to self-harm to put an end to your misery and perceived worthless life. Before you start going down that path very far, take control over your feeling and your life; seek help as soon as you realize that you are suffering from hopelessness!


Reasons for Hopelessness

Rejection, illness, failures, broken relationships, and feeling unwanted or unloved are just a few events that result in feeling hopeless. If you will not recognize the feeling or do something positive about it, the feeling might completely consume you. You might tend to withdraw from the world and stop doing what gives you pleasure until it just gets worse.

No matter how extremely hopeless you feel, giving up is not an option. If there are options worthy of consideration, these are those that will help you pick up the pieces, get better, and start being hopeful again.


Never Give Up

Hopelessness is usually self-inflicted. You become hopeless because you have convinced yourself that there is no chance to make your situation better; that you can’t save your marriage, heal from a debilitating or terminal disease or survive an oppressive situation at work or at home. Maybe, solutions are beyond you, but, that doesn’t mean there are no alternatives or you can’t make the situation better.

Before a new perspective can be obtained, sometimes there is work to be done. There are things you can do to find a way out from the quagmire you are in. You can choose to get better by self-treatment, getting support from family and friends, or seeking help from professionals.


Help from the Outside

It is not easy to simply snap out of hopelessness. When untreated, it can become a permanent condition, trigger other physical illnesses, or lead to thoughts of self-harm. The support and help of family and friends can be crucial during this difficult time. They can be instrumental in helping to ease the feeling, but it can be stressful and painful for them to watch you suffering from hopelessness.

It can be beneficial for all to consider an outside perspective to provide a better view of the condition from another angle. Hopelessness is highly treatable especially when well-trained professionals employ the most appropriate treatment coupled with competent care. In most cases, many individuals who seek counseling and therapy, or a combination of the two to treat hopelessness respond very well.


Hope from Carolina Counseling Services

Don’t think yours is a hopeless situation. Life is full of hope. It is just a phone call, a text or an email away. Get information or request for an appointment with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC. Our appointment setter will call you back and soon you’ll be under the competent care of one of our trained psychologists and therapists who can help you manage the feeling. If you allow us to help you, you stand a good chance to bounce back to life full of hope, in less time than you think.


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Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, caring, and relaxed atmosphere in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen/Raeford area. These independently contracted therapists/counselors assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services-Southern Pines are able and happy to assist you!

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, NC, Montgomery County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Randolph County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Cities: Southern Pines NC, Pinehurst NC, Aberdeen NC, Taylortown NC, Pinebluff NC, West End NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Ashley Heights NC, Ashmont NC, Five Points NC, Wind Blow NC, Jackson Springs NC, Whispering Pines NC, Vass NC, Cameron NC, Carthage NC, Eastwood NC, Lakeview NC, Narrow Ridge NC, Robbins NC, Roseland NC, Tramway NC, Troy NC, Zion Grove NC, Biscoe NC

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Southern Pines, NC
780 NW Broad St. Suite 210
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Our Mailing Address:

PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 725-6336 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Choose your Therapist

  • Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Coping Skills, Parenting, Family Conflict, Marital Conflict, Relationship Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Teens, Individuals, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Stress, LGBT, Adjustment Disorder, Motivation, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Military Spouses

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, Depression, Military Life Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Addictions, Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Impulsivity, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare,  Tricare Prime/Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families. Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Anxiety, ADHD, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building, Christian Counseling upon request
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Robin Caswell, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+), Individuals, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, ADHD, ODD, Trauma/PTSD, LGBTQ, Self-Harm, Military Family Life, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC