We are generalists working with individuals and families of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and with most emotional and relationship problems and most diagnoses. We have a great deal of experience with clients who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety and with clients with relationship issues of all types.
Each therapist has his/her own style and most can tailor the style used to the needs of the client. All attempt to understand the client from her/his perspective, personality, and lifestyle, as well as taking into consideration the client’s goal or goals.
Whether the couple is heterosexual or is a gay or lesbian couple— and whether they’re married or not— living together or not— the procedure is the same. We try to encourage new patterns of communication and conflict resolution and provide tools the couple can use on their own.
Families, Adolescents and Children
The parent(s) or other caregivers give us their view of the problem(s) and the children theirs. Then the therapist (along with input from all) decides whether part of the session is with the adults and part with one child or the other. Sometimes the therapist sees some of the family members at one session and others at another.
Some of our caring therapists specialize in particular areas of counseling. We are uniquely skilled in assisting you with:
Stress-Related Health Problems
The medical field acknowledges that there is a link between stress and physical health. Between 60% to 80% of physical problems are thought to be related to the emotions. As an adjunct to conventional physician care we incorporate stress management into therapy sessions for clients with gastro-intestinal disorders, headaches, heart conditions, back problems, and other stress-related health problems.
Substance Abuse Follow-Up and Relapse Prevention
Once a client is drug-free, remaining that way is the focus. Also, when clean and sober, clients usually discover underlying depression, anxiety issues, relationship problems, etc. that are vital to address. Several therapists have substance abuse certification.
Our experience is extensive with almost all races and ethnic groups.