Types of Counseling Offered
Having someone to talk to who listens without judgement and
provides insight, coping skills, and other types of information can be
irreplaceable. Existential Psychology is a preferred theoretical
background emphasizing choice and accountability as a form of creating positive change. We incorporate a number
of other models as indicated including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Narrative Therapy, and insight-oriented psychotherapy. Plus, we always work from a trauma-informed approach.
In addition to traditional talk therapy we utilize a variety of psychodynamic techniques for those who are interested.
Drama Therapy and other Creative Arts Therapies are fundamentally
about the idea that sometimes feelings and experiences are too
overwhelming to be addressed directly. At any age it can be useful to use a
projective object such as a piece of music or artwork, or perhaps a
puppet, mask, or fictionalized story, to access the feelings or
underlying issues in a less threatening way.
children, the use of play as a communication tool is vital. In addition
to other projective techniques, the use of sand tray, doll house, dress
up, roll play, and games facilitate processing and progress in
counseling.We feature a fully-stocked play room for use with younger clients.
Group counseling is another highly
valuable method of receiving important information. The theory of group
counseling is that the group members can help each other exponentially
and healing can occur without fear of isolation or stigma. This can be
especially important for those struggling with social anxieties or a
lack of pro social skills.