EXPERT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA & NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE VIA TELECONFERENCING
Michael G. Morris & Side by Side Counseling bring you...
A happier and healthier you in only a few minutes a day.
Side By Side Counseling is a small, very successful private practice that emerged out of Mr. Michael Morris’ work in various mental health hospitals while in graduate school and seven years of working as a therapist and counselor in the North Carolina Mental Health System. The clients at Side By Side feel as if they truly have a therapist who has their best interest at heart.
Side By Side Counseling is well known in the therapeutic community in Eastern North Carolina. While the practice is located in Greenville, Side By Side serves Pitt and all of the surrounding counties. This practice refers to highly successful and professional inpatient programs throughout the country.
What is not well known about Side By Side Counseling is that it essentially grew out of a promise Mr. Morris made to his family over the death of one of his cousins who was killed in a drug-related incident. Once given the opportunity, Mr. Morris committed himself to creating a venue to keep that promise. That venue became Side By Side Counseling.
The name also symbolizes the respect that Mr. Morris has for the clients' own knowledge and skills. Together, this team approach helps build the trust, dignity, and integrity that it takes to make change successful.
The philosophy of Side By Side developed out of Mr. Morris’ course work in both clinical and pastoral counseling. Side By Side is a blend of both approaches, which gives him the ability to communicate with a much broader spectrum of the population because it draws on the similarities between psychology, theology, and philosophy.
This open-minded approach facilitates a more thorough and successful therapeutic experience for people with broadly diverse backgrounds. There are very few, if any, issues that have not been successfully dealt with here at Side By Side Counseling.
"The Foundation 40 Lifestyle"
Most of us have experience with forgotten or abandoned dreams, plans that somehow just did not work out, and/or lifestyles that are not quite what we had hoped for. We can re-establish these things in our lives. What's more, we should. Everyone deserves a happier and healthier life. It is my personal belief that this life is a gift. It was meant to be enjoyed to the fullest.
We are not here on this earth to suffer or cause suffering. I believe that this life does come from God, and it was meant to be shared. GO after the things that your mind, heart, and spirit desire. These things are within you for a reason.
Do not let anyone deter you from all of the gifts, happiness, and health that I believe God intends for you in this life. I hope you will benefit greatly from my The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program.
"Sincerely, and with deep appreciation, I wish you the happiest and healthiest life possible."
“I can really say this The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program changed my life. I was pretty miserable with my life when I first started in therapy and as I began to focus more on the skills and techniques, particularly the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program, my mood elevated, and I didn’t have so much down time where I was just depressed all the time. It got to the point where I just started feeling like I could really have my life back, and before too long I felt like I was reinventing my life and it felt good. This helped me as much as any single thing that I have ever done.”
“I’m just amazed. I didn’t realize something so simple, so easy, could have that much impact in my life. It’s affected my relationships and my self esteem. I just feel better about things. I didn’t realize just how much a few easy changes could impact the quality of my life.”
“The first night I was in group was the night the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program was introduced to myself and other group members, and it was a little surprising. I didn’t think I was going to get much out of therapy because I had seen therapists before, but this was different. The The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program was something that I could do really quickly and it just made me feel better. I started to do it more often with better and better results. I highly recommend it.”
“When I look back over my therapeutic regimen, I know now that it was the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program that was the turning point for me. At first I was having a lot of difficulty with being in therapy and feeling like anything was working for me. It took me a while, but I realized what I was having trouble with was looking at myself. I mean I’m a doctor, and I should have been able to figure this stuff out on my own, or so I thought. Basically, I came up against my own arrogance and ego. The fact was I was treatment resistant and thwarting my own progress. Obviously this didn’t settle too well, but it eventually did, and I started doing the little, simple, everyday things that the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program compels you to do, and I began to feel better. The more I worked with it, the better things got and I am still reluctant to say it, but I started looking forward to my therapy sessions and rediscovering myself and basically reclaiming my own life. I still use the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program, and I will continue to use it because the prognosis is very good.”
“This was way cool. When I first saw it I didn’t really think much of it. I did start to understand that I was spending a lot of my time doing things that other people wanted me to do and kind of following my friends and not taking time for myself and this really has helped me focus on me for a change. I don’t feel like I have to please everybody all the time now and that feels pretty good. All of this has come out of working with the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program. It simply works. It’s good stuff.”
“You hear about all these special things on TV and self help stuff and different cures for various ailments – yeah you just get skeptical about stuff. When I first started using this it was a little difficult to get into it at first and frankly I thought it was a little lame. As I did it more often, it wasn’t very long before I realized I had been wasting a lot of time doing things that didn’t really amount to much. I got to the point where I started enjoying doing the stuff and as strange as it sounds, it began to be fun.”
“When I thought and reflected on my life at my age, I realized that I have not done a lot of the things that I always wanted to do. For whatever reason, I ended up in a job that I really didn’t care for and just kind of stayed there and felt stuck most of my life. That feeling is slowly going away as I work with this The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program. It’s hard not to regret all of the time that I have lost, but I feel like I can at least use this to gain some of that time back and to gain some direction and maybe even some joy in my life. So far, this thing really seems to be working well for me.”
“The first time I saw the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program I remember saying something like ‘oh please, this is ridiculous’, and I really didn’t think much of it. I thought the other group members were either full of it or just a whole lot more messed than I was. After a couple of sessions I got into it and started working it. Within a couple of weeks I was noticing that I was doing more of the things that I used to do instead of just being on automatic pilot. My wife even said that she thought I was happier since I had been coming to group, and I realized that a lot of it had to do with the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program.”
“I look forward to stuff now. Before I got involved in therapy and started doing stuff to better myself I wasn’t a real happy person. One of the things that helped me the most, and I guess because it was so easy to use, was the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program. I really took to that because of its simplicity, and I have been using it ever since. My family has even noticed that my mood had changed a lot in just the last couple of weeks.”
“I’ve been using the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program techniques for about a year and a half now. I’ve stopped the job hopping that I had been doing for way too long. I’m in a career now, and it is what I really want to be doing. I’m good at it and I’m making the money that I’ve always wanted to make. More than anything the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program has given me the confidence to go after the things that I really want.”
“I don’t get so irritated any more. I’m doing more and more of the things that I want to do-things that work for me and help me enjoy my life better. They are a direct result of working with the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program.”
“I’m used to figuring stuff out. I’m used to telling people what they need to do and when they need to do it. I own my own company so I do it every day. My company is successful, but I was a wreck. I was flying off the handle for no reason, made a couple of bad decisions that sent some good deals south, and I realized I needed to talk to someone. The very first day, Mr. Morris showed me the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program and it really did seem simplistic, but I knew I had to get back to the basics. It just seemed to make sense because it helped me re-understand the basics of what good decision making was. I am still using this simple therapeutic tool, and to date, things are going much better.”
“My only regret is that I didn’t learn this when I was a teenager or sooner. The biggest thing I got out of the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program was so much more confidence in myself, and I really believe that’s the ticket to a more effective and happier life.”
“Some time ago I ran into a tough patch in my life. My marriage was breaking up and nothing was going right. I began turning to every thing and every one and all the ‘so called’ experts weren’t really able to help me get back on track. From the first moment I started using the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program I started to sense a small bud of that old confidence. I realized if I had just taken the time to stop and listen to myself more often I wouldn’t have wasted so much time. I’m doing a whole lot better now because I’ve learned I know better than anybody else what’s good for me. I just need to take the time to figure it out and do it. The The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program taught me that and just about every thing in my life is so much better because of it.”
“I was really lost, and I mean that. I just was lost. I was just doing whatever my friends did or whatever they expected me to do and I did it for such a long time that I really didn’t know what I wanted. I know I wasn’t very happy, and in fact I think I was kind of depressed. I think I was even angry sometimes because I just felt like I was being taken advantage of and I still didn’t fit in. When I started my treatment, especially when we got to the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program, I realized that I didn’t know what I wanted. I hadn’t done the things I used to do that made me happy and made me feel good about myself. I had completely given up on that and just did stuff to fit in. I started getting angrier at myself. I also realized that a lot of the reason I was feeling bad about myself was that I wasn’t being myself. The The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program helped me to refocus and kept me accountable to my own self in ways that I probably never had been. I started to feel good about decisions I was making and better about myself and, it’s been getting better ever since.”
“I’ve been depressed for a number of years, and although I was maintaining employment I didn’t feel happy or good about myself much of the time. I really just wanted to stay in bed and not have anything to do with anybody, including my husband. Needless to say, it didn’t do wonders for our marriage. My husband finally demanded that I see somebody else because ‘pill therapy’ just did not seem to be helping all that much. After a few sessions I started working with a lifestyle management manual called the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program, and it seemed easy enough. It was. I started doing little things and then I started doing some of those little things more regularly. I began to feel like maybe there were some things I could do to help myself and maybe even really deal with this depression. Weeks went by, but I kept working with it because I started to feel okay, and that was a lot better than what I had been feeling. Soon, okay became good and it wasn’t long before I was able to genuinely smile and even laugh. I’m looking forward to more progress ahead.”
“I wished I had latched on to something like this a long time ago. When I think about all the time I have wasted and all of the money and personal resources I have wasted, I wish I had found this a whole lot sooner. I am in a lot more control of the things that I say and do, and basically a lot more in control of my life and it feels pretty good. The The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program is the one consistent thing that really has made the difference.”
“I come from a small town, and I really wasn’t exposed to a whole lot. I got into drugs and alcohol at an early age, and that became my life for a long time. When I finally got involved with Mr. Morris it was because I had to or I was going to jail. When I really bought into this thing called the The Foundation Lifestyle: “Your Life! Your Way!” Program, I just tried so many new and different things. The more things I tried, the more my curiosity and confidence grew, and I began replacing my old addictive behaviors with things that I didn’t even know I could do. I’ve been clean now for two years, and I’ve done more new things in those two years than I have done in the last eight.”