Services Provided

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Issues Addressed

  • Abuse Recovery: emotional, sexual, physical, or verbal abuse; Battered Woman’s Syndrome, Stockholm Syndrome
  • Anger Management: family or workplace violence, managing frustration
  • Anxiety: panic attacks, generalized anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, agoraphobia
  • Assertiveness Skills: learning to assert your rights without denying the rights of others
  • Attachment Disorders: separation anxiety, reactive attachment disorder
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD)
  • Behavioral/Cognitive Treatment: identifying distorted thinking and ineffective behaviors that contribute to anxiety and depression.
  • Bipolar Disorder: formerly “manic depressive”
  • Blended Families: Clarifying new roles, post-divorce recovery issues, resolving power struggles
  • Chronic Pain Management: post surgical support, managing discouragement associated with chronic pain and illness
  • Co-Dependency: boundary clarification in relationships, learning self-care, living with addiction
  • Dating: developing healthy dating patterns, clarifying partner and companionship choices
  • Depression and Mood Disorders: Behavioral/Cognitive therapy for managing depression and anxiety, Post-Partum Depression, recurrent depressive episodes
  • Domestic Violence: couples treatment when disagreements become verbally abusive, physically combative, and/or excessively controlling
  • Family Counseling: resolving family conflicts, building family cooperation and respect, clarifying family spoken & unspoken rules, supporting family transitions
  • Family Support: with mentally ill family member
  • Grief & Loss Support: support in grief “work”, redefining our future, finding our way through the maze of feelings, holding space for those who are grieving
  • Impulse Control Problems: compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, sexually compulsive behaviors
  • Internet Problems: compulsive use, internet “affairs”, sexual preoccupations & risks, isolation & withdraw from significant others, compulsive gaming
  • Life Transitions: career changes, job losses, empty nest, divorce recovery, retirement
  • Extramarital Affairs: rebuilding trust & healing trauma following extramarital affairs
  • Marriage & Couples: building respectful relationships, communication skill training, intimacy issues, mutual need satisfaction
  • Men’s Issues: role clarification, hyper-competitiveness, emotional availability & expression, juggling multiple demands and expectations
  • Obsessive Compulsive: managing intrusive obsessions and compulsive behaviors
  • Parenting Issues: discipline strategies, negotiating power struggles, moving from parenting with fear, guilt, or shame, to “quiet-confident parenting”, co-parenting “from the same page,” adapting parenting methods to evolving child needs
  • Post-Traumatic Stress: PTSD and Acute Stress reactions
  • Sexual Addictions: high risk, compulsive, & impulsive sexual behaviors, affairs, behaviors damaging to self and others
  • Sexual Orientation: LGBT issues, transitions, relationships
  • Sleep Problems: hypersomnia, insomnia, adjusting to C-Pap, improving sleep hygiene and patterns
  • Spiritual Issues: recovery from spiritual abuse, clarifying values and spiritual issues, challenging “unreasonable” spiritual guidance or control from others
  • Women’s Issues: managing multiple roles and expectations, women’s health issues, healthy boundaries, Self-efficacy and empowerment
  • Workplace Conflicts: supervisory referrals, anger management, peer conflicts