AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders

  • OCD Spectrum Disorders

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorder

  • Women's Issues

  • Men's Issues

  • Grief & Trauma

  • Parenting

  • Self-Esteem

  • Socialization

  • Life Transitions

  • Self Injury

  • Older Adult Mental Health Issues

  • Play Therapy

 
 

Some issues that are common in child & adolescent counseling are:

  • Negotiating peer pressure

  • Mood changes due to physiological maturation

  • Learning to socialize with friends or siblings

  • School avoidance or anxiety

  • Bullying (both victimization and perpetration)

  • Attention-seeking behaviors

  • Self esteem and identity

  • Substance abuse

 

Some issues that are common in family counseling are:

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Learning to communicate effectively

  • Enforcing appropriate consequences

  • Establishing a family heirarchy

  • Identifying age-appropriate vs. negative behaviors

 

PREMARITAL COUNSELING

Premarital counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship — giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. Premarital counseling can also help you identify weaknesses that could become problems during marriage.

 

Some issues that are commonly addressed in marital and premarital counseling are:

  • Communication

  • Unrealistic Expectations

  • Infidelity

  • Sex & Intimacy

  • Healthy Boundaries

  • Money & Finances

  • Spirituality

  • Life Stage Changes

  • Lack of Support

  • Parenting

  • Adjusting to New Babies

  • Anger & Frustration

 

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way.

WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN EMDR HELP TREAT?

  • Panic attacks 

  • Complicated grief 

  • Dissociative disorders 

  • Disturbing memories 

  • Phobias 

  • Pain disorders 

  • Performance anxiety 

  • Stress reduction 

  • Addictions 

  • Sexual and/or Physical abuse 

  • Body dysmorphic disorders 

  • Personality Disorders

WHO WE SERVE

  • Adolescents

  • Emerging Adults

  • Adults

  • Combat Veterans

  • Survivors of Abuse & Neglect