Specialties

We provide services to all individuals, couples and families without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.  

 
 

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Couples Therapy

Romantic love is no longer a mystery.  Most arguments and conflict are really protests against disconnection. We will help you identify those negative patterns of interaction that create disconnection and conflict for you, your partner and/or your family. After we have helped you, your partner and/or your family de-escalate the conflict, we will help you create a new pattern of interaction that will foster emotional accessibility and responsiveness.

We want to know and feel that we can depend on our partner and family members, that our partner and family members are there for us, that our partner and family members will respond to our emotional needs, that we matter to our partner and family members, and that we are valued and accepted by our partner and family members.  We help you, your partner and family get there.

EFT is usually a short term treatment approach developed in the 1980's by Dr. Sue Johnson. Research has been conducted on the efficacy of EFT and has found that 75% of couples report reduced distress and 90% report significant improvement. EFT helps couples by the first identifying the interaction that creates disconnection, often called "the dance" by making explicit the attachment fears and emotional responses thereby creating a relationship in which both partners and family members feel safe to risk with each other.

 
 
 

Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Our past is present.  Just because it may seem that we have forgotten about something bad that happened to us does not mean we are unimpacted that that bad thing.  Whether an adult or a child, we use Attachment Theory along with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to help you heal from the trauma.

EMDR has been shown in research studies to be effective in reducing symptoms from traumatic life experiences. We use eye movements, or other types of bilateral stimulation, to process traumatic memories and disturbing emotions. We start by targeting a disturbing memory. Then we ask the client to hold in mind different aspects of the memory as we help the client do eye movements. As the processing occurs, the original disturbing memories and emotions are desensitized.

EMDR can process traumatic events faster than traditional talk therapy. After the memory has been desensitized, we install a positive, more adaptive belief and clear any associated body sensations.

Studies show that secure connections with our loved ones help us heal from past traumas and help us cope better with current and future life challenges. If you have had a traumatic life experience, we would be happy to talk with you about how EMDR could help you and your family.

 

 
 
 

Play Therapy

We feel play is important to children, adolescents and adults alike! Play Therapy is helpful for a variety of presenting problems including aggression, acting out behaviors, emotional struggles related to divorce, abuse and neglect, trauma, social skills, anger, depression, anxiety and more. Play Therapy is especially helpful for children who are not developmentally capable to communicate verbally or cognitively process traumas or worries.

"Toys are words and play is language for children" says Garry Landreth (2002).

We use Play Therapy to help children process and work through problems using the normal communication and learning processes children currently have available. We would be happy to talk with you about how Play Therapy could help your child.

 
 
 

Premarital Therapy

 

So you are getting married! Congratulations! We offer Premarital Therapy to couples getting ready to tie the knot. The average cost of a wedding is $30,000 (according to The Knot). Make an investment in your relationship before making the investment in the rest of your life together.

Premarital packages are designed using the Hold Me Tight® Relationship Enhancement Program.

4 Session Package: $288 - $320* (10% discount)

  • Session One: Attachment and Accessibility, Responsiveness and Engagement

  • Session Two: Recognizing the Demon Dialogues

  • Session Three: Finding the Raw Spots

  • Session Four: Hold Me Tight® 

8 Session Package: $576 - $640* (20% discount)

In addition to the first four sessions:

  • Session Five: Forgiving Injuries and Trusting Again 

  • Session Six: Bonding Through Sex and Touch 

  • Session Seven: Keeping Your Love Alive 

  • Session Eight: The Hot Topics: Finances, Parenting, etc

The “Fine Print” on Premarital Packages:

  • Package pricing varies by provider.

  • Packages do not include the intake session ($110 - $130). All couples must have an intake session to ensure readiness for Premarital Therapy.

  • Premarital Packages are non-refundable. Please take this into consideration when choosing your plan.

  • Packages must be paid in full prior to beginning Premarital Therapy.

  • You are welcome to upgrade your package as long as you have at least one session remaining in your current package.


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