SPECIALTY AREAS

Depression & Anxiety

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Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

Trauma & PTSD

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Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.

Relationships

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Relationship counseling can be beneficial to co-workers, family members and to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions can be held with individuals and or couples together. Our meetings are a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR

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MBSR is a well documented  practice anyone can learn to help alleviate stress, deal with chronic pain, anxiety, depression and other life issues. What it means is learning breathing and attentional techniquest, attitudes of mind that are conducive to reducing symptoms while enhancing an overall sense of equiniminty and well-being. It DOES take on-going practice. Several of our clinicians are specially trained in this area and would be please to work with you in this way. 

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)

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Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting up to 1 in 5 childbearing women. PMADs encompass a range of emotional disorders, including major depression, generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorder and PTSD. Symptoms vary in severity, from bothersome to debilitating, and PMADs can develop during pregnancy or at any point during the first year after giving birth. PMAD’s affect the whole family and 1 in 10 Dad’s suffer from post partum depression as well. You are not alone, you are not to blame, and with help you can heal.

Coping With Chronic Illness

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Many emotions emerge as a normal reaction to being diagnosed or living with a chronic illness. Additional supports can be beneficial to help manage stress, face feelings of fear and loss and work though existing depressive and/or anxious symptoms. You are not alone in this process, and we are here to help you heal through better understanding the complex relationship between your physical and emotional well-being.

Eating Disorders

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Are you suffering from obsessive thoughts and actions related to food, exercise or body image? If you answered yes, and these thoughts interfere with your happiness or functioning, you may have an eating disorder or struggle with disordered eating. We are here to help you regain balance, perspective and self-acceptance through various therapeutic interventions. We can also provide additional referrals to establish comprehensive care in more severe cases.

Substance Abuse Disorders

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Substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life, impact all age groups and are frequently associated with other mental health concerns. Despite the prevalence of these challenges, most affected people are not receiving the help they deserve. We're here to change that. If you, or someone you care about is having difficulty managing their life due to alcohol or other drug use we have skilled clinicians who can help. We're happy to talk about  individualized treatment options for what you might be ready, willing and able to do.

Somatic Based Work

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Sensation and awareness in the soma, the body, are used as exploration and communication in somatic -based therapies. This includes what is experienced, what is perceived, and what is felt. The body holds emotions, pain, and fear, and body-oriented work can access the deeper regions of the brain where these feelings are held.  Somatic work can get your system out of distress, while promoting a profound sense of healing and strength. Practitioners in our office are trained in Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, touch work, creative movement, (any others?), modalities especially effective in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and pain.