Individuals. Couples. Kids. Families.
Everyone can benefit from counseling.
We work with people of all ages, and from all walks of life—individuals who want to work through trauma or addiction, children who need tools to cope with challenges, family members who want to relate to each other in a more healthy way, couples who want to strengthen their relationship.
Each individual is unique, and so are their challenges—even the same foundational issues, such as trauma or grief, can have a very different effect depending on the person. We strive to uncover the root causes of why someone feels or acts the way they do, which often can lead to unexpected discoveries (and greater progress). Our approach is much like a physician treating an illness: Providing tools to manage symptoms in the short term is important, but the ultimate goal is to address the underlying issue that is causing the pain.
Common issues and needs: Addiction, depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, stress, obsessive behaviors, self-esteem, general relationship difficulties, life and career transitions, coping skills, gender identity.
Our work with couples takes many different forms, depending on the approach that feels best to them. Sometimes the couple will be together at all sessions, but we sometimes work individually before bringing the couple together for joint counseling. This can be particularly effective when one person in the relationship does not have experience with counseling, allowing them to gain more comfort with the process at their own pace before joining a session with their partner.
Common issues and needs: Self-esteem, infidelity, dishonesty, general relationship difficulties, life transitions, coping skills, healthy disagreements, conflict resolution, sexuality.
Children and Teens
Many kids and teenagers haven’t developed the coping skills to effectively navigate significant challenges. But while just about everything feels incredibly significant at this stage of life (as you probably remember yourself), kids today often face serious situations that nobody their age should go through alone—and they need strong support to work through them.
Common issues and needs: Self-esteem, family relationships, school problems, bullying, anger management, grief, trauma, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sexuality and gender identity, disruptive behavior, depression, conflict resolution.
A note about confidentiality: While the information discussed during counseling sessions generally is completely confidential (learn more here), the law is different for some minors. Parents or legal guardians have the right to information regarding treatment for their children
under the age of 13—but we strongly recommend that they agree to access this information only if their child consents. Children ages 13 and older have a legal right to prevent the disclosure of treatment information.
Each member of a family has individual needs and challenges—any or all of which can impact the overall well-being of the family as a whole. These constantly shifting dynamics are complex and often difficult to navigate; with so many moving parts, and emotions further complicating matters, it can be hard to identify and address foundational issues. Family counseling can create greater understanding, strengthen parental and sibling relationships, and help build an environment in which family members
can thrive together.
Common issues and needs: Parenting, parental and sibling relationships, blended families, divorce or separation, remarriage, grief or loss, relocation, stress, conflict resolution, anger management, dishonesty, disruptive behavior, addiction.