Individual counseling allows you to work one-on-one with a trained counselor in a safe, caring, non-judgmental, and confidential environment. Together you will explore your feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, examine challenging or influential memories, identify areas you would like to change, or simply obtain a better understanding of yourself and your relationship with others.
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be dating, engaged or married) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and examine areas of the relationship you both you like to change. Couples are able to explore how their individual beliefs, thoughts, backgrounds, and behaviors are positively and negatively impacting the relationship. The counselor can help you address immediate and pressing issues and help you develop strategies to build and maintain a healthy relationship.
Premarital counseling is for engaged couples. The goal of premarital counseling is to identify and address potential conflict areas early on and teach you together effective strategies for discussing and resolving conflict. Understanding how finances, child-rearing methods, career goals, and family dynamics, and possible unaddressed personal issues can create conflict later on and building a plan to address them in the future will help to build a strong health marriage.
We work with children ages 4 and up and provide a safe, confidential and caring environment through the established discipline of play therapy. Your child will be allowed to play with few limits as possible but as many as needed for the child’s physical and emotional safety. The counselor will reflect back appropriate observations to your child about what happened during the play time. Play and creativity operate on impulses from the unconscious. And the child is given strategies to cope with difficulties they face in life and which they themselves cannot change. Children ages 4 to 12 years old are good candidates for play therapy.
Adolescents and teenagers (13 to 18) can benefit from the therapy yet it’s fair to say that most teens despise the very idea of counseling. As children and adolescents grow, they are continually develop social skills and emotional intelligence necessary to lead healthy, happy lives. Our counselors are trained to understand the unique needs of a teenager and help them navigate the problems that can exacerbate the challenges faced whether those arise from a parental divorce or separation, the death of a loved one, physical or sexual abuse, moving to a new place or school, being bullied, or dealing with stresses of school.
Family counseling is available to help you improve the systems of interactions between family members. This is accomplished by improving the systems of interactions between family members. Family counseling is approached from the perspective of looking at the problems or patterns of systems within the entire unit that need adjusting. This type of counseling is ideal for helping family members adjust to an immediate family member dealing with addiction or illness. It is also designed to help improve communication and reduce conflict.