We partner with you to meet your needs with warmth, compassion,
and the highest caliber of ethical and professional care.
It is our belief that each individual has the capacity for healing and wholeness and this can be achieved in the context of a meaningful and respectful therapeutic relationship with a competent and caring professional.
The type of therapy differs depending on your particular needs and includes those modalities listed below. Typically, you will meet with your therapist once a week,
although the frequency can be modified to more or less often depending on your urgency, desire, and/or financial resources. You take an active role in deciding the course of your therapy.
This is the most common form of therapy utilized to deal with specific challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, or other major life transitions. Typically, you will meet individually with your therapist once a week for a 50-minute session. Individual therapy can provide tremendous support during a time of crisis, relief of various symptoms such as depression or anxiety, and an opportunity to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses to help you to grow into the person you have always wanted to be.
Marital and Couple Therapy
Being in a relationship is challenging, and the more intimate the relationship, the more complicated it becomes.
In this type of therapy, you and your spouse or partner meet with your therapist to discuss your relationship concerns, for example, conflict resolution, communication skills, parenting issues, the challenges of living in a blended family, or in-law difficulties. Currently, because of the nature of the economy and job market, one of the biggest trends families face is the return of young adults living with them. Usually you meet with your therapist once a week for a 50-minute session; however, many of the couples we treat often decide to schedule 75-minute sessions to allow more time to address their concerns. While individual issues influence all relationships, the focus of treatment is on the couple and learning to manage your conflicts and needs together. Attachment patterns are particularly important in all significant relationships.
Unfortunately, many couples wait several years before seeking help, bringing with them decades of well entrenched patterns. It is best to go to therapy before problems become overwhelming and unmanageable; however, regardless of the timing, the most important step is to reach out for help.
Family Therapy is a unique therapeutic modality specifically designed to address the needs and concerns of the whole family. In this context, you meet with your therapist once a week for either a 50-minute session, or an extended 75-minute session. Family therapy can occur with your current family (you, your spouse, and children), or it may be helpful to address issues with your family of origin (you, your parents, and your siblings, or any combination of the members of the family who desire help with their relationship). Communication styles, conflict resolution, and problem solving are some of the everyday issues addressed in family therapy. In addition, a family that is experiencing a crisis, such as a serious illness or death of a loved one, often benefit from several sessions of family therapy to help foster resilience in the face of the difficulty.
Premarital therapy provides a wonderful opportunity to enhance the strengths of your relationship and work out the potential problem areas before you say, “I do.” Premarital therapy is similar to marital or couple therapy because you meet with your therapist as a couple, and the focus is on the relationship. A premarital inventory is one of the best ways to assess your relationship. The results help you to reinforce your relationship strengths and learn new skills to change potentially problematic patterns.
Group therapy is a unique experience where several non-related people gather to work collectively in a group setting. Usually a group consists of 6 – 10 members and a therapist, who meet together once a week for 90-minutes. The group usually centers on a particular theme, for example, adult children of alcoholics, abuse recovery, living with chronic illness or resiliency when facing a trauma. Group therapy can be a vital way of learning and growing in a safe environment with others who share similar challenges.
Workshops, Conferences & Public Speaking
Educational and experiential workshops or conferences can be an excellent way of creating positive change in your organization. Either Scott or Wendy, or both are available to speak at your event about a topic of need or interest. Some examples are listed below:
- Creating more effective work or personal relationships
- Temperament types and interpersonal relationships
Parenting, including children with special needs, raising teens, and launching young adults
- Living with chronic and or life threatening illnesses
- Developing resilience
- Mid-life career and personal changes
Bereavement and grief
- The emotional and relational aspects of infertility
- Communication skills
- The importance of attachment relationships
Helping children through natural disasters
Personal growth and development