Providing In-home and In-office counseling services
Art and Play Therapy
Children prefer to communicate and solve problems in playful and fun ways. Many times, child therapy uses non-verbal therapy techniques to communicate with a child. A child therapist gears the entire therapy experience to the developmental age of the child. This often means using art, play, music, and other creative medians to engage and interact with children in a very skilled and therapeutic way to help the child develop new solutions to problems and more adaptive responses to the world around them.
Adolescent years may be some of the hardest years we encounter, and our therapists are here to help you tackle whatever obstacles you might face during this trying time as well as help you learn emotion regulation skills to keep you feeling in control. We believe that most parents are doing their best to parent their teens well. If you’ve hit a bump in the road or an all out crisis, we are here to support you and your teen through the challenge. We are here to help set expectations, developing effective coping strategies, and effectively facilitate communication.
- Behavior interventions
- Communication challenges
We offer art and play therapy to help with:
- All of the above
- Developmental Disabilities involving coping skills and self-confidence
Talk Therapy (Psychotherapy)
Talk therapy (psychotherapy) is the practice of speaking with a mental health professional to communicate and work through issues/concerns. The primary forms of talk therapy we use in our practice are, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-focused DBT, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
To help with:
- Substance Use
- Chronic Pain
- Terminal Illnesses
- Anger Management
- Mood Disorders
- Independent living skills
- Life transitions
- Relationship conflict
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
It is an evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults. EMDR can reduce and even eliminate the disturbing thoughts and emotions, and physical sensations associated with difficult past experiences.
EMDR consists of eight phases and Three Prongs. The eight phases of EMDR therapy encompass the entire course of therapeutic work with a client, from the intake session to completion/termination. This treatment could range from a few sessions (single-incident trauma) to several years of treatment (complex PTSD). The standard EMDR protocol consists of phases 3 through 7 and is the sequence of steps taken in one single EMDR therapy session. This sequence is repeated with different targets until the client’s issues are resolved and treatment is complete.
EMDR therapy has been shown to be effective in treating the following:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Addictions including substances and behavioral
- Panic Disorder
- Performance Anxiety
- Psychotic Disorders
- Chronic Pain, including Fibromyalgia and Migraine Headaches
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Family and Couples Therapy
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.
Providing a family-centered approach to help with:
- In-law Conflict or Disagreements
- Parent-Child Conflict
- Parenting Struggles
- Co-Parenting with Separated or Divorced Parents
- Sibling Conflict
- Empty-Nest Transition
- Family Crisis
- Independent Livings Skills
Couples therapy can be for any type of couple. We help couples recognize and resolve conflict and improve their relationships. Typically, the couple will meet for a consultation to ensure therapy is a good fit and that both people are committed to therapy. It’s possible that your therapist will recommend meeting with each partner separately at first. This allows them to better understand each person’s perspective. Then, your therapist will meet with you both together online to work on sorting out your issues.
Couples Therapy can help you learn skills to:
- Get past defensiveness
- Abandon the anger and resentment…and rebuild trust
- Strengthen your friendship
- Deepen your love and connection
- Be closer and more attentive to each other
- And so much more!
Counseling services will follow the professional and ethical responsibilities as deemed appropriate by the ACA
Monday - Thursday 9am-4pm