Services

We strongly believe in your potential to grow and find joy in your life.  Taking the leap to enter therapy is a risk and can be anxiety provoking, therefore, we use a caring, supportive approach to help you grow into your true self.  We view mental distress as a human condition rather than a disorder.  This perspective opens up a wealth of opportunities to support you towards your healing journey.

We provide:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples and Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy for Children
  • Theraplay
  • Adolescent Therapy

Areas of Speciality:

  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Healing from Trauma
  • Treating Depression
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Strengthening Relationships
  • Coping with Grief and Loss
  • Family Struggles
  • Parenting
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attachment Concerns
  • Gender Identity and Sexuality
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Autism
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Peer Relationships
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Self Esteem
  • Coping Skills
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Teen Violence
  • Emotional Distrubance
  • Family Conflict
  • Body Image
  • Divorce
  • Career Change
  • Anger Management
  • Intimacy Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Image
  • Anything that is important to YOU!

Treatment Approach


 


Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro that emphasizes the role of distressing memories in some mental health disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is used to help with the symptoms of PTSD. The theory behind it assumes that when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal coping mechanisms, with the memory and associated stimuli being inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network.

The stated goal of EMDR is to reduce the long-lasting effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain’s natural adaptive information processing mechanisms, thereby relieving present symptoms. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach that includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side to side eye movements. EMDR was originally developed to treat adults with PTSD; however, it is also used to treat trauma and PTSD in children and adolescents.

Here is a list of typical problems that people seek EMDR therapy for:

  • Childhood or Adult Abuse
  • Extreme Illness or Grief
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger
  • Car Accidents
  • Sexual Traumas
  • Assault Trauma
  • Emotional Pain, Emotional Outbursts
  • Relationship problems
  • Phobias (including social ones)
  • Low Self-Confidence or Self Image
  • Sadness, Depression & Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • Intrusive thoughts, flashbacks
  • Being “on guard” all the time
  • Being Jumpy or Irritable
  • Substance abuse
  • Numbed Emotions

 


Client-Centered Therapy  is a more non-directive approach to talk therapy that highlights on the importance of the client guiding the way within the therapeutic process. Using this approach, the therapist uses a nonjudgmental, accepting, and supportive space for the client to explore the areas of their life they feel are significant and important.

 


Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy:  Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment model that addresses body, mind, and spirit.  Become open to your own profoundly exciting road to self-discovery.

 


Theraplay:  Theraplay is a child and family therapy that has as its goal enhancing and building attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. The principles underlying Theraplay are that, in healthy relationships, there should be natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child.

 


Play Therapy:  Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy utilizes play, children’s natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of word.  Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. This approach is common to young children.

 


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy:  Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety. The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach patients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.

 


DDP-Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy : Dyadic developmental psychotherapy is a psychotherapeutic treatment method for families that have children with symptoms of emotional disorders, including complex trauma and disorders of attachment. It was originally developed by psychologist Daniel Hughes as an intervention for children whose emotional distress resulted from earlier separation from familiar caregivers.

 


Conscious Discipline Parenting: Conscious Discipline is a proven, comprehensive approach that empowers you with skills that create a safe, connected, problem-solving environment for your family.  On this journey we will look at decreasing problem behaviors, power struggles, impulsiveness and aggression, while increasing resilience, self-regulation, emotional health and overall achievement.

Solution-Focused Therapy is future-focused, goal directed and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.  Solution-Focused approach assumes that all clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better, even though they may need some help describing the details of their better life and that everyone who seeks help already possesses at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.