Our practice provides counseling for: individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents. We specialize in: crisis intervention, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, relationship issues, grief and loss and victims of crime.
Family therapy is a type of counseling that helps families or individuals within a family understand and improve the way family members interact with each other and resolve conflicts together. This type of therapy strengthens the entire family, allowing each family member to rely on one another and work towards the desired family change. The family can be the biggest source of support, comfort, joy and love. Yet at times, it can also be your greatest source of strain and grief. A health crisis, marital struggle, mental illness, work problems or teenage rebellion may threaten to tear your family apart. Family therapy can help your family weather such storms. Family therapy can help patch strained relationships, teach new coping skills and improve how your family works together.
Dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families move through the problems of life toward greater emotional and spiritual health in Jesus Christ. Christian Counseling combines modern methods of counseling with Scriptural principles, using Biblical truths as the reference point for integration. We are very mindful of everyone’s personal convictions and beliefs and respect the desire of those who do not wish to incorporate it in the counseling process.
The focus of couples counseling is to improve the quality of the relationship for both partners. Couples counseling looks at issues such as: communication, honesty, shared responsibilities, commitment, and mutual support. Simple, everyday stressors can strain an intimate relationship, and major sources of stress may threaten the stability of the relationship. Couples counseling will explore those areas of tension and couples will develop effective techniques that will create successful, meaningful interactions to deepen the relationship.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is used for individuals who have experienced severe trauma that remains unresolved. According to Shapiro, when a traumatic or distressing experience occurs, it may overwhelm normal cognitive and neurological coping mechanisms. The memory and associated stimuli are inadequately processed and stored in an isolated memory network. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process these distressing memories, reducing their lingering effects and allowing clients to develop more adaptive coping mechanisms. This is done in an eight-step protocol that includes having clients recall distressing images while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, including side to side eye movements. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma.
Co-parent counseling is an arrangement where both parents share responsibility for raising their child or children in a spirit that promotes cooperation, healing and growth. Co-parenting counseling helps parents learn to communicate effectively in a business-like fashion, leave out the emotions involved, and solely focus on the child(ren). Several techniques parents will effectively be equipped with are:
•Work as a team
•Create effective child-sharing agreements
•Help your child make healthy adjustments
•Make co-parenting decisions calmly
•Divide child-rearing tasks equitably
•Effectively manage schedule changes
•Reduce co-parenting stress
It is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve one’s outlook on life. Therapy can assist people confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, and it can also increase positive feelings such as compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, and peace. The counseling center offers counseling for a range of issues such as but is not limited to:
•Anxiety (panic attacks, test anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders)
•Grief and Loss