We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Counseling services span from therapy for anxiety and anger, grief and trauma support, parenting education and support, play therapy, and family counseling. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual client’s need, encouraging personal growth and supporting counseling goals individualized to each client.
Both in office and tele-health counseling appointments are available for adult clients. Please contact us with questions about tele-health sessions.
- Academic Motivation & Underachievement
- ADD/ Learning Difficulties
- Anger Management
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- College and Career Exploration
- Family Conflict
- Grief & Trauma Recovery
- Healthy Relationship Identification and Exploration
- Interpersonal Communication Skills
- Sexual Abuse and Assault
- Parenting Support
- Play Therapy
Therapeutic Models Utilized:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Dialectial Behavior Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Child Center Play Therapy
- Directive Play Therapy
How can therapy help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the challenges of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (divorce, school transitions and problems, loss of a loved one, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
What is Telehealth?
The federal Health Resrouces and Services Administration (HRSA) defines telehealth as:
“The use of electronic informaiton and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.”
We provide telehealth counseling through a HIPPA compliant secure server for confidential distance counseling appointments for adult clients. Some insurance policies may cover benefits of telehealth counseling. Please contact us for more information.