Anxiety and Depression Counseling
Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.
But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both
Marriage / Relationship Counseling
Relationships have a tendency to struggle at times. When our relationships struggle, it can negatively impact us inside and outside of the relationship. Counseling can help relationships through improving communication patterns, learning skills to work through difficult conflicts, and finding ways to get our needs met while also meeting the needs of our partners and family members.
Family / Teen / Children’s Counseling
Family therapy, also referred to as family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
Life Transitions / Finding Hope and Success
Our goal for our clients through out counseling is to empower you to achieve your goals. Many clients come to us seeking assistance with career and life goals, or to explore major life changes. Through the counseling process, you will gain a variety of new insights and skills. You have the opportunity to change the way you think, act and interact with others, and to learn more about yourself. This approach does not focus on the past, but instead, focuses on the present and future. Our counselors will invite you to envision your preferred future and then together you will begin to work towards that future, whether these are small or large changes. To support this, questions are asked about your story, strengths and resources, and about exceptions to the problems at hand.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The concept behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. For example, a person who spends a lot of time thinking about car crashes avoiding automotive travel. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to work towards the goal that while clients cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.
Cognitive and behavioral therapies usually are short-term treatments that focus on teaching clients specific skills. CBT is different from many other therapy approaches by focusing on how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) designed to help people suffering from mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self harm or substance abuse. The therapist and client work together towards helping individuals recognize triggers and to assess which coping skills to apply to help avoid undesired responses. DBT assumes that people are doing their best but lack the skills needed to succeed. It can be used in a variety of circumstances including treatment for traumatic brain injuries, eating disorders, and mood disorders.