Everyone experiences challenging times in their lives. During these difficult times people can experience difficulty in mentally and emotionally coping with these challenges in a healthy manner. As a result of this, not only can one experience mental and emotional distress, but due to the mind/body connection one's physical functioning can also be be negatively impacted (and vice versa). Individual counseling services aim to help clients cope with life's challenges by exposing them to evidenced based treatment approaches proven to effectively improve mental, emotional, and physical vitality. The belief is that every client can benefit from, and is capable of learning tools and strategies to improve one's overall quality of life. Individual counseling sessions are provided to adults for treatment of the following:
Mood Related Issues
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anger management
- Grief & Loss
- Substance Use
Chronic medical ailments
- Chronic pain
Lifestyle & Behavioral Challenges
- Nutritional Adherence
- Exercise Adherence
- Medical Adherence
- Lifestyle Transitions (divorce, unemployment, etc.)
Evidenced based treatment approaches utilized:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Explores that relationship with our thoughts and perceptions play in the inception and perpetuation of physical and emotional stress, as well as how individuals respond to situations perceived as stressful.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Assist individuals in making difficult lifestyle behavioral changes by understanding the barriers to making the desired changes and developing strategies to overcome these barriers.
Works to help clients gain understanding and wisdom through the anxiety and hardships being faced with current life circumstances by helping find meaning and purpose through one’s hardships and working to cultivate one’s inner strength.
Exposure Based Therapy
Works to create a safe environment in which a client is exposed to objects/activities/situations that he/she is afraid of and ultimately avoids. Over time the exposure to feared entity reduced fear and avoidance of that entity.