“You can’t go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
People seek counseling services for a wide variety of reasons, some of the most common are anxiety, depression and relationship issues. In counseling, the therapist provides a safe and supportive space to assist clients in understanding their emotional landscape, as well as discovering individual skills and strategies to better cope with their situation.
Chemical dependency often goes hand-in-hand with other mental health issues. Addiction counseling addresses the scope and severity of dependency to determine the best course of treatment. It also provides support and insight for those healing from addictions.
Play Therapy allows children to express thoughts and emotions in a “language” that is developmentally appropriate for them. The therapist uses the natural act of play to help the child identify feelings, navigate relationships and to develop problem solving skills.
E.M.D.R. or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is designed to decrease the emotional intensity, duration, and frequency of symptoms associated with past traumatic or intense life events (Desensitization). To use a metaphor, trauma causes past memories to get “tangled-up” with disturbing emotions and body sensations that were first experienced during the actual event. Each time the memory is re-triggered, so are those old thoughts and feelings, almost like reliving the disturbing memory repeatedly. EMDR “de-tangles” the memories from the emotions then stores each component separately in the brain. When the memories are untangled from the intense emotions, the individual is better able to remember past events with more openness and subjectivity. With new found clarity, negative core beliefs and underlying shame can be replaced with more healthy and realistic self-messages (Reprocessing).