Counseling

 

Individual Counseling:

You can talk with a counselor about issues you may be having and learn coping skills to help you manage them. Individual Counseling is one-on-one therapy with a licensed and qualified counselor. This type of counseling works well when situations or problems arise due to ongoing situations or maladaptive thinking patterns and behaviors. In addition, some problems are very personal and difficult to confront with others present; individual counseling offers increased privacy and privilege of information. Examples include grieving, anxiety disorders, depression and phobias. In cases of emergency (spousal abuse, rape, suicide, running away), the counselor will help you get through the crisis and refer you to further counseling if needed. Crisis intervention counseling is designed to circumvent long-term emotional trauma by processing and exploring the existing event.

 

Couples Counseling:

You and your partner can talk with a counselor about issues you are having facing your relationship.  Couples therapy is therapy with you, your partner and a licensed counselor.  This type of counseling works well with couples are hoping to improve their relationship through understanding and resolving conflict and building a stronger connection.  Our counselors give couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate their differences, and problem solve.

 

Family Counseling:

Your family can talk with a counselor about emotional problems you and your family may be having and learn coping skills to help you and your family manage them.  Family Counseling is therapy with a licensed counselor and one or more family members.  Some insurances will pay for family counseling without the client present.  In times of family strife or difficulty, Family counseling works well for families with one or more individuals suffering from mental illness.  Family Counseling is also helpful with issues for an individual or family have  roots in close relationships with others, especially family members. For instance, alcoholism is called a “family disease” because it affects the alcoholic’s life and the life of those around him.

 

Family therapy can help family members resolve issues with each other. It also can help them adopt ways to help another family member get well. Family members can learn how actions and ways of communicating can worsen or alleviate problems. With help, new and improved ways of communicating can be explored and practiced.