Our therapists can help you, no matter where you are right now. We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.
Life can be fulfilling and balanced, relationships can be honest and satisfying. Old wounds can heal, self-control can be gained, happiness can be experienced and personal change is attainable. Invest in yourself and be the person you want to be.
Is your temper raging “out of control”? Do small things set you off? Do you react with sudden outbursts, flinging insults? Or, do you retreat in silent rage? Do you often feel your anger is justified, but upon reflection, regret your behavior? Or, do you find yourself locked in constant battle with people closest to you and those you love? Anger is a natural emotion, but unregulated anger can be destructive. It takes a toll on the individual and those around him or her, eroding self-esteem, wreaking havoc, and perpetuating feelings of disconnection, isolation and even loneliness.
We can help you manage angry outbursts, understand your anger’s origins including unknown, underlying painful emotions, identify healthy coping strategies, channel your anger into healthy endeavors, and enhance your communication and relationships. We will help you learn to understand and manage your anger, and lead a more peaceful self.
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands? Does your body feel tense and stressed out? Is your heart racing quickly, are you unable to breath? Are you worried that you will never feel safe or calm again? Stress and anxiety present themselves differently to each person. We will help you understand your stress or anxiety, and determine the best course of action that will help you develop skills to manage both the physical and emotional symptoms of stress or anxiety.
We not only help you calm yourself through cognitive behavioral approaches but also through our partnership with Nutritionists we can help assess your internal endocrine system and provide support through mediherbs.
Trauma and Post-Trauma Counseling
When trauma occurs in our lives, it interrupts our normal growth and functioning. Our sense of who we are is changed. Often we no longer experience ourselves as feeling grounded. We might begin to suffer from debilitating physical symptoms, in addition to emotional turmoil. The path to healing might seem impossible and feel we don’t have what it takes to make it through.
Our therapists guide the individual and family down the path of healing and recovery. We help clients learn more about themselves and the people in their lives, as well as the patterns of behavior that can be hurtful, in order to help them grow and change. We work with our clients to have renewed faith in their world and confidence in themselves.
If you are experiencing personal loss, or the effects of a current or past traumatic event (including but not limited to sexual abuse, domestic violence, natural disaster, community violence), we can help you address the initial shock and crisis, assist you in processing the situation, and support you in getting your life back in balance. Using our effective methods inclusive of EMDR and psychotherapy we’ve helped many people return to their lives more improved.
EMDR therapy is recognized as an effective form of trauma treatment in numerous practice guidelines worldwide. In the US, this includes organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association and Department of Defense. More than twenty randomized studies support the effectiveness of the therapy in the treatment of PTSD. Further, more than twenty randomized studies have demonstrated positive effects of the eye movements.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)1 is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.
EMDR psychotherapy is an information processing therapy and uses an eight phase approach to address the experiential contributors of a wide range of pathologies. It attends to the past experiences that have set the groundwork for pathology, the current situations that trigger dysfunctional emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental health.
This therapy treats substance abuse, sex addiction, overspending, overeating, and internet shopping addictions. Working in collaboration with other 12-step programs in the community, together we will develop a plan to help you and your family through the difficult decisions and process of change of defining, understanding, and coping with addiction.
From mild to severe, the levels of sadness or depression that may color your world can be oppressive. We can help you understand the complicated nature of your own sadness or depression, including both the bio-chemical aspects as well as the emotional impact. Through this understanding, we develop a plan with you to access your strengths again, and see the world differently.
Our skilled and concerned therapists will help you navigate through the separation process, cope with the grief and tumult, heal the wounds and uncover your strengths and resilience. We will help you communicate with your children, family members, and friends. We will collaborate with you on effective parenting strategies, in order to help your children continue to grow in relationship to both parents. Divorce can be a journey that you can do together even though you choose to live separately, with guidance and help from us
Whether you are currently suffering from or overcoming issues with restricting, purging, or overeating, you don’t have to be trapped by your eating issues. We are experts in the specialized treatment of eating issues, including eating disorders, and can help you free yourself from their crippling effects. We will help you explore your relationship with food, through individual, family, couple and group therapy, depending on your needs. Together, we can help you understand your patterns and develop a behavioral program to break the cycles.
Coping with Grief and Loss
One possible consequence of trauma is loss—of safety, of life, of relationships. Our therapists understand that an important step in the healing process is the compassionate acknowledgment of and grieving for losses.
Additionally, we believe that losses themselves can be traumatic. Through our understanding of trauma, we can help you ease the pain of loss.
Self-injurious behaviors can be frightening to you and those in your life. We understand the unique meaning behind these behaviors and can help you and your family to understand them as well. We counsel all forms of self-injurious behavior, from mild addictions to life-threatening, self-abusive behaviors. Together, we will create options to heal, not to hurt.
Inhibited Sexual Desire, Obsessive Sexual Behavior, Addiction to Pornography, these are only a few sexual dysfunctions. We will help explore with you the reasons behind the dysfunction and help develop a plan for change.
Traumatic Stress as a Result of Violence
Sexual Abuse, Incest, Rape Counseling, Domestic Violence
Our clinicians have been helping our clients in the treatment of trauma, violence and sexual abuse. Whether you are a childhood survivor of these traumas or these acts are currently happening in your life. Our clinicians can help you.