Counseling utilizing research-proven techniques helps families, children, adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, forgiveness, adjustment to change, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder.
Also known as psychotherapy, counseling is a form of treatment that involves therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and an individual or family. Counseling can help children,adolescents, adults, and families understand and resolve problems, modify behavior, and make positive changes in their lives. We utilize the following types of research-based psychotherapy.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps improve an individual’s moods, anxiety and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking. CBT therapists teach children that thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behavior. During CBT, a child, teen, or adult learns to identify harmful thought patterns. The therapist then helps him or her replace this thinking with thoughts that result in more appropriate feelings and behaviors. Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety.
Family Therapy focuses on helping the family function in more positive and constructive ways by exploring patterns of communication, improving problem-solving skills, and providing support and education. Family therapy sessions can include the child or adolescent along with parents, siblings, and grandparents. Family focused therapy has been shown to be effective in treating symptoms of mood disorders.
Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the power of group dynamics and peer interactions to improve parenting skills, increase understanding of
mental illnesses, and/or improve social skills.
Christian Counseling is available to families and individuals who want to integrate their Christian faith with psychotherapy focused on Biblical life principles.