Maladaptive Behaviors

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counseling Located In San Jose, CA, Los Gatos, CA & Reno, NV

If eating disorders, addiction, anger management issues, behavioral problems, or other maladaptive behaviors cause problems in your life, the expert mental health team at Nugent Family Counseling Center with locations in San Jose, California, Los Gatos, California, and Reno, Nevada, offers effective, evidence-based solutions. They use counseling, medications, neurofeedback, and more to alter maladaptive behaviors and help you thrive in any environment. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.

What are maladaptive behaviors?

Maladaptive behaviors are behavior patterns you might adopt to help you deal with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other unpleasant feelings you may have. 

Such behaviors can disrupt your life, cause problems with your physical health, or make relationships or holding down a job difficult. Mental health experts at Nugent Family Counseling Center offer treatments that can get you back on track and live a highly successful life.

What are examples of maladaptive behaviors?

Trying to deal with anxiety, sadness, post-traumatic stress, or other unpleasant feelings might lead to one or more of the following:

  • Eating disorders
  • Binge eating
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Behavioral problems
  • Poor social interactions
  • Acting out
  • Anger management problems
  • Avoiding social situations

The Nugent Family Counseling Center team helps find the root cause of maladaptive behaviors, to offer effective treatments, and give you a better quality of life.

How are maladaptive behaviors diagnosed?

To accurately diagnose your condition, Nugent Family Counseling Center experts review your personal and family medical history, ask about your symptoms, and complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to develop an evidence-based treatment plan that’s most effective for you.

How are maladaptive behaviors treated?

The team at Nugent Family Counseling Center offers adaptive skills training that optimizes the way you function in your environment. You’ll be able to better cope with and even thrive in any situation you encounter. They might recommend:


Nugent Family Counseling Center therapists offer family, couples, individual, child, and teen counseling to help you or family members reduce maladaptive behaviors. They offer cognitive behavioral therapy to modify behavior patterns and replace unhealthy habits with good ones.


Neurofeedback uses innovative computer-aided technology and electrodes to retrain your brain and optimize brainwave balance.


Aromatherapy helps relieve stress, tension, anxiety, and sleep, better equipping you to perfect behavior change patterns and achieve a better quality of life.


Medications help you control maladaptive behaviors and coexisting mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Psychiatrists at Nugent Family Counseling Center let you know which medicines, if any, are right for you.

Don’t let maladaptive behaviors negatively affect work, school, interpersonal relationships, or your health. Schedule an appointment with Nugent Family Counseling Center by phone or book online today.