Individual counseling is based on building a strong, comfortable, safe relationship with your therapist. Through this relationship, one is able to reflect upon life, develop insight, make desired changes, and increase life satisfaction and gain clarity on ones path in life. In individual counseling, the client meets regularly with a therapist to work on their own individual goals and path toward healing and growth.
Group counseling is designed to bring together a group of similar people (adults, children/adolescents, parents) working towards shared goals. In group counseling, a therapist is present to facilitate, teach and encourage group members to share experiences. Examples of group topics are: trauma recovery, coping with bullying, increasing self-esteem, parenting through divorce, parenting a difficult child/adolescent. Group counseling can be especially helpful to gain new skills, new insight as well as help them members of the group feel less alone with their experience.
Marriage counseling is beneficial for any couple wishing to work on, improve and/or maintain their intimate relationship with their partner. Relationships can be hard work, with great pay off when given the nurturance and time that they deserve. In marriage counseling, the therapist works as a coach, mediator, and facilitator while honoring and holding the couple’s goals for therapy. Marriage counseling is designed to help couples with a multitude of presenting goals which may include: increasing intimacy, increasing effective communication, increasing sexual satisfaction and moving past infidelity to name a few.
Family counseling is conducted around the belief that each individual family member plays an important role in a family’s dynamics and that positive change occurs when all members participate, working together toward a common goal. Family counseling can be truly profound and life changing for an entire family system.
Adolescent counseling is similar to individual counseling but is tailored to meet the specific needs of the adolescent individual. Adolescence can be an especially painful and confusing time for teens as it is a time when they often feel misunderstood. Specialized services just for this population are often a great outlet to discuss this transition time in their life with someone impartial and understanding.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR counseling is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.
It is based on the idea that symptoms occur when trauma and other negative or challenging experiences overwhelm the brain’s natural ability to heal, and that the healing process can be facilitated and completed through bilateral stimulation while the client is re-experiencing the trauma in the context of the safe environment of therapy (dual awareness).
This type of counseling is used for anxiety, panic, PTSD and Trauma.
Parenting Skills Consultation services are available to families needing a fresh perspective on what to do differently when current parenting and discipline proves ineffective. Support is also available to separating, divorcing or divorced parents looking to support their children in the best way possible.