Counseling

Counseling Services Offered

Stress Management
Our bodies aren't made to hold up to the demands that we put them through on a daily basis. Being in a constant state of stress on a daily basis is taxing on our physical and mental health. Whether you are struggling to find balance with work, family, social, finances, spiritual or physical health, we can find ways to help you achieve your goals (or redefine them if necessary) and lower your stress responses.
Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are closely connected. The more stress we are under the more susceptible we are to anxiety. Many people have lived with anxiety most of their lives, while others develop it later in life. Either way we can work together to find ways to better manage your stressors and your anxiety.
Depression
Symptoms of depression are one of the most common mental health symptoms most of us will experience during our lifetime. Depression symptoms range from mild to severe. Sometimes we experience them because of a difficult situation we are going through and sometimes we can't identify the cause. Whether you are experiencing seasonal depression, grief or loss, or biological symptoms, we can work together to help decrease your symptoms and help lift the fog.
Trauma
Whether you have experienced trauma from work related service, a childhood experience, a car accident or a bad break up, you may be experiencing ongoing issues from the event. By resolving the issue and being able to process it differently, you may have freedom from the event.

EMDR

While EMDR is a highly effective treatment tool, there is a lot of mystery that surrounds it for those who are unfamiliar. Below is some information and a 20/20 report on it. I encourage you to read more in the following link or the books in the recommended reading section.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing experiences. While this type of therapy is most commonly associated with trauma such as PTSD, it is successfully used for a variety of issues including anxiety or depression resulting from current and past life experiences. Most people find that they are able to work through disturbing events much faster with this type of therapy than with others. While this type of treatment is suitable for most people, it's not for everyone. During the intake process we will determine if this is a good option for you. In order to begin the desensitization and reprocessing phases, both hemispheres of the brain are activated (bilateral processing) by either activating eye-movements or by using tactile stimulation (little vibrating handles you hold on to). After each set of movements you will briefly describe what you experienced. While it is difficult to predict how long treatment will last since each person and situation is different, many are able to resolve the presenting issue within 12-20 sessions. At the end of EMDR therapy, previously disturbing memories and present situations should no longer be problematic, and new healthy responses should be the norm.