We provide counseling services to address a wide range of presenting concerns or issues for children, adolescents, and adults.

Therapeutic Approach

  • Therapy Services – focus on identifying a client’s strengths and areas of concern/need for growth.
    • The therapist works with the individual or family to establish reasonable goals for improvement and develops treatment interventions that meet the needs of the individual/family, uses a client’s strengths, and has shown to be effective in research. The therapist is often seen as a coach who teaches skills and provides support and encouragement in a welcoming, safe, a positive environment.
  • Sessions – consist of 45 minute sessions and are scheduled on a regular, consistent basis usually weekly or every other week in the beginning.
    • These frequent sessions help establish a trusting relationship between the individual and the therapist while helping the client learn and master skills quickly in order to reach goals faster.
  • Improvement and Progress – Research indicates that some improvement in symptoms should occur within about three sessions and many individuals reach goals and experience a good amount of relief between 6-10 sessions provided the individual is practicing and using skills outside of the therapy office.
    • The therapist works with the client and family at each session to evaluate improvement and whether progress is being made towards reaching goals. This evaluation is done using questionnaires, direct report from the client and family members or teachers, and through direct observation from the therapist.
    • Treatment interventions and therapy focus is then modified as needed. As such, the client and family are active participants in the therapy process.
  • Family Involvement – When working with children and adolescents, the family is regularly involved in the therapy process and given support as to how to coach the child/adolescent to use skills in the home and school setting.
  • Communication – contact outside of the therapy sessions is encouraged to aid in implementation and mastery of skills and to provide encouragement and support.
  • Collaboration – Therapists work closely with medical doctors, teachers, and other individuals within the community the client feels is important to enlist for services.
  • Convenience – Our appointment times are aimed at working with clients at a time that is optimal for their learning but is convenient for the family. As a result, we offer day appointments, late afternoon, and some evening hours.

Child & Family Counseling Services

  • We provide parent coaching and support for infants and young children to address typical developmental concerns including;
    • Sharing
    • Sleep training
    • Picky eaters
    • Tantrums
    • Separation anxiety
    • Biting or other aggressive behaviors
    • Following directions
  • Older children experience different developmental concerns and include;
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Social skills problems
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD
    • Behavioral problems
    • Anger
    • Self-injury or thoughts of suicide
    • Relationship problems
    • Coping with stress or intense emotions
    • Self-esteem concerns.

Adult & Adolescent Counseling Services

  • Adults and adolescents experience many similar concerns that are addressed in therapy. This includes;
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Social skills problems
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • ADHD
    • Behavioral problems
    • Anger
    • Self-injury or thoughts of suicide
    • Relationship problems
    • Coping with stress or intense emotions
    • Self-esteem concerns.