Offering Individual & Group Counseling
In the areas included below. Custom sessions also available.
Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion but it's important to deal with it in a positive way. Uncontrolled anger can take a toll on both your health and your relationships.
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They can cause such distress that it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Disruptive behavior disorders are among the easiest to identify because they involve behaviors that are readily seen such as temper tantrums, physical aggression such as attacking other children,excessive argumentativeness, stealing, and other forms of defiance or resistance to authority. These disorders often first attract notice when they interfere with school performance or family and peer relationships, and frequently intensify over time.
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances.
We have the most intense conflicts at home, within our family, with the people closest to us. They are the conflicts that bring us the most pain, make us suffer, and distress us. Whether it’s yet another shouting match with your teenage child, or a disagreement with your spouse, conflicts at home are the most challenging to face because it’s so easy to be held hostage by your own emotions.
Coping with losing a loved one is one of life's great difficulties. If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. While our knowledge and study of grief continues to evolve, it's important to note that not everyone grieves the same way we have individual patterns and outlets for grief.
Marital & Pre-Marital
Marriage counseling (couples counseling) helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Marriage counseling typically includes both partners, but sometimes one partner chooses to work with a therapist alone. The specific treatment plan depends on the situation.
Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship — giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. Premarital counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that could become problems during marriage.
Parenting education builds upon the family’s strengths by providing parents with the information, skills and principles essential for children to become caring, competent, responsible and resilient.
Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a human relationship in an effort to recognize, and to better manage or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress upon the relationship. The relationship involved may be between members of a family or a couple, employees or employers in a workplace, or between a professional and a client.
You may be a concerned parent. Sometimes, the issues are stemming from something at home, and other times, it may be stemming from issues at school. Either way, it makes sense that a lot of the behaviors and struggles are observed on school grounds first.
Many people look in the mirror and see someone they don’t like very much. They see faults, flaws and failures. They feel shame, embarrassment and maybe even anger toward themselves. Part of the reason some people have poor self-esteem is a discrepancy between expectations and reality (though this reality is usually distorted). Not meeting these “shoulds” can have a negative impact on self-esteem. When we fail to match those standards, one response may be frustration, anger or even hatred for the parts of ourselves that don’t measure up.
Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. A small amount of stress can be good, motivating you to perform well. But multiple challenges daily, such as sitting in traffic, meeting deadlines and paying bills, can push you beyond your ability to cope. Don't wait until stress damages your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing stress management techniques today.
Addiction, or dependence on a particular substance or activity, is one of the most complex areas of mental health. Addiction can often be difficult to treat, and there is a good deal of controversy surrounding the causes of addiction and the best approaches to treatment. Individuals who find themselves experiencing an addiction to drugs or alcohol often find the services of a counselor to be helpful in overcoming the addiction.
The teenage years are challenging for teens and their parents. Teens face many new pressures and may not always react in the healthiest ways to the problems they encounter. In some cases, teens may need counseling to help them cope with their problems:
- Changes in family life, like moving, divorce, or a death or serious illness in the family
- The loss of a close friend or girlfriend or boyfriend through death, a breakup of the relationship, or moving
- Developing an illness or disability
- Any kind of substance abuse or addiction
- Bullying or abuse
- Teen pregnancy
- Tragic events in the community or the world
Trauma is a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically. Most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, such as a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. Many people recover from trauma with time and through the support of family and friends, bouncing back with great resiliency, but for others, the effects of trauma are lasting, causing a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. Often, the support, guidance, and assistance of mental health professionals is fundamental to healing from trauma.
Teletherapy is delivered through a virtual platform via a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you’ve ever used FaceTime or Skype, it’s essentially the same thing – except more secure and with a licensed therapist.
Organizational consultation involves a professional service of providing information, advice or help to an organization in meeting its objectives or solving its problems. The consultant, who is outside the system, can bring an overview that is the unique contribution of the consultant.
Home-based therapy takes place in the client’s home rather than in the therapist’s office for people who would otherwise have a difficult time accessing therapy. In some cases, this appears to be the most beneficial form of treatment, whether access is of concern or not.