Specialties

mosicaWomen’s Issues – Women face competing priorities, roles and life expectations.  We have a range of responsibilities and many roles to fill.  Balancing all of these factors can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or other mental health issues.  Without balance and effective coping mechanisms, women can turn to unhealthy behaviors to deal with the growing pressure.   Please follow this link to read more in-depth about our approaches to women’s issues.  GO THERE NOW

 

Integrative Functional Medicine & PsychiatryThe Center offers “in house” psychiatric services for clients in need of evaluation, medication management, psychiatric therapy and related services. Treatment for Mood Disorders, Compulsions, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and a wide range of women’s issues. Of particular note is that these services are integrated in our team approach to treatment, and this means our psychiatrist works hand in hand with our therapists to yield the best possible outcomes for our clients. Learn more About Functional Medicine Services

 

 

Addictions – BreakWe have been treating a variety of addictions for over 23 years.  With experience in settings ranging from outpatient psychotherapy counseling to locked facilities, we understand that a “one size fits all” treatment plan does not address the complex nature of addiction.  we specialize in substance addiction as well as sex addiction.  Each person is assessed to fully understand the nature of the “acting out behavior” to determine the unmet developmental needs that they are trying to meet. SEE MORE
Traumawoman-mental-healthPeople who have experienced traumatic events often exhibit symptoms and problems that recur.  How severe these symptoms are depends on the person, the type of trauma involved, and the emotional support they receive from others.  Symptoms of trauma can be wide and varied, and differ in severity from person to person.  After a traumatic experience, a person may re-experience the trauma mentally and physically,  we work to de-energize your traumatic “triggers” so that reactions and symptoms can gradually be eliminated. Triggers and cues act as reminders of the trauma, and often cause anxiety and other emotions. You might not be aware of the “triggers” that reside within you that lead to suffering, disruptive or self-destructive coping mechanisms. We employ an array of state of the art evidence based methods to alleviate trauma and its symptoms.
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing – photois an innovative method of psychotherapy that enhances people’s ability to resolve problems in day to day life by assisting them to attend to internal experiences and external stimuli at the same time.  EMDR is also increasingly being used as part of the growing field of positive psychology to enhance performance for people at home, at work, in sports and in the performing arts, as well as diminishing symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. READ MORE
Peak Performance – RunnerIf your are struggling to excel in your sport, or you are finding one of the indicators of success listed above to be elusive, or if you have not been able to get back into your game after a sports injury or a failed competition, we would love to work with you.  Our use of strategic therapy and EMDR will help you to regain your competitive edge and your self confidence. READ MORE
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a psychological and  neurobehavioral disorder characterized by either significant difficulties of  inattention or hyperactivity and impulsivity or a combination of thereof. Symptoms generally emerge before seven years of age, but carry onward through the lifespan.  ADHD can result in restlessness, acting impulsively, and lessened focus which impairs the ability to learn or work effectively. We practice a combination of medication management, applied behavioral analysis (Behavior Modification), lifestyle changes, and counseling or coaching to comprehensively treat the ADHD adult and Child.

MindfulnessCounsel3 Practicing mindfulness helps you to recognize your habitual patterns of mind which have developed out of awareness over time. This allows you and those around you to respond in new and productive ways (as opposed to habitual reactions).  Mindfulness is psychological skill and characteristic that encourages complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis, and it means paying attention in a particular way: purposeful, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. We help you to learn how to self-regulate your attention so as to concentrate on immediate experiences, promoting increased recognition of mental events in the present moment. We then help you to develop an “orientation” toward experiences that is characterized by curiosity, openness, and acceptance.

Child, Youth and Adult Developmentmom with sons rgbWe practice emotional awareness, skill building and gradual acceptance of challenges that come to each person as ongoing developmental tasks. With attention to stages of individual development, each readying for the next , we plan and conduct treatment plans that ensure a progression of success and attainment of goals.  Individuation, identity development, self-sufficiency, ethical and moral development and profound personal vision are all components of our work.  These forces come into the forefront as we work-through issues together, and this leads to balance in personal and professional life.
Life & Career Coaching – RetireWhere are you headed on this journey called life?  Are you developing, revising and monitoring a deeply profound vision for your life and career?  We provide coaching from a semi-therapeutic perspective so that you can develop and move towards an inspiring and practical set of outcomes.  Through spirited and challenging interaction with your coach, you reflect and plan for developing a higher sense of meaning and accomplishment in your personal and professional life.
Disordered Eating in Conjunction with other Struggles – AnorexiaWe provide psychotherapy and counseling, together with nutritional guidance and careful attention to medical needs – this offers strong likelihood of sustained success.  Early diagnosis and treatment greatly enhances recovery, and we can help you at any point along the continuum.  This service may also include group support and collaboration with your primary care physician.
Couples Counseling  – mom with sons rgbCouples Therapy is designed to help couples, married or not, to better understand their interactions with each other and reduce conflicts that come from patterns of behaviors or thoughts that may be faulty or unrealistic. This may include premarital counseling, individual relationship counseling, or it may focus upon strengthening emotional attachment and commitment. Family counseling helps family members individually and as a unit become cohesive and supportive of each other across many day to day interactions so the unit can move forward in mutually rewarding advance towards family goals.
After Care – AnorexiaWe are proud to offer our Individualized Intensive Aftercare Program. This program is a highly intensive two month to one-year program of in-depth clinical and support services to aid individuals and families upon transition from in-patient and outpatient addiction treatment. Because each program is designed specifically for the particular client, new participants may enter at any time throughout the year. This is an integrated combination of treatment & support services, each tailored to building long term sustained transitions back to home, family and work life. Participants will be engaged in services conducted by our team, and they will span the areas of Aftercare Assessment, Aftercare Plan Development, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Social Support, Sober Living Coaching, and Life-Resource Development.

Resource Development – OrDevOften people think of psychotherapy as problem-resolution activity. Stress, strain, anxiety and a host of other issues are treated and alleviated with quality therapy, but to assume this is the only purpose of therapy is to forego the very important aspect of “resource development.” Resource development is using a therapeutic relationship to examine one’s own strengths and develop specific skills, plans and goals for becoming a more effective and competent individual. For families, it might mean improved communication and interaction – so difficult issues can be discussed clearly without fear or repercussion. Office or work life can also benefit from developing resources that are both internal and external – from building personal strength within, to freeing oneself to be more accepting of other points of view – and using these perspectives to inform decisions and actions. Whether through EMDR, Life or Career Coaching or Group process, individuals can prevent problems through proactive behaviors. At the Center we offer these services specifically for those who may not be interested, ready or in need of therapy – but who recognize that personal growth through identifying and building personal strengths is highly useful in day to day life.

Life Transitions – OrDevWe change as we grow, and we evolve as we age. Sometimes it is an external force that prompts one to consider their life outlook differently, such as with the passing of a loved one. In many cases, societal or familial circumstances motivate introspection and interest in refining or even redefining what we seek for our lives. Life transitions therapy helps to clarify and plan for recent and future developments in an effective and meaningful way.

Sexual Healthmom with sons rgbSexual Health is the ability and willingness to embrace out sexuality across the lifespan, from adolescence to our golden years. It is deeper than simply sexual behavior and includes awareness of respect for sexual rights shared by all. Being informed with balanced and useful education and care regarding sexuality in its many contexts gives rise to understanding of our physical and emotional needs and drives. Communicating meaningfully about our perception of pleasure, both in giving and receiving, leads to intimacy. Safety, freedom from coercion or intimidation, as well as mutually positive exploration of fantasy are key aspects of sexual health.

Our approach to sexual health is a combination of traditional and non-traditional perspectives. We don’t fully subscribe to strict formulas, but rather use methodology and techniques that bridge the grey areas between the different theoretical camps. Our interest is to help individuals and couples understand their own values specific to sexuality, their interests and bring forth a growing relationship of genuine intimacy with each other free from socially- constructed notions of right or wrong.

LGBTQ/Gender Identity  – OrDevThe breadth of identity orientations of the community is deep and wide. No matter the specific nomenclature of one’s identity, the individual often faces stigma from family, friends, employers and society at large. Building resilence skills and awareness can dramatically help cope and manage attitudes and practices of others. Some feel rejection, bullying and discrimination from persons not attuned to the community. Our approach is multifaceted to help build capability to speak for ourselves in peaceful terms. We seek to develop skills to process feelings that come with societal and family challenges to identity so depression, anxiety and fear may be prevented more readily. We provide therapeutic services for all gender identity issues with an appreciation of gender fluidity.
Families, Children and Siblings  – mom with sons rgbThe breadth of identity orientations of the community is deep and wide. No matter the specific nomenclature of one’s identity, the individual often faces stigma from family, friends, employers and society at large. Building resilence skills and awareness can dramatically help cope and manage attitudes and practices of others. Some feel rejection, bullying and discrimination from persons not attuned to the community. Our approach is multifaceted to help build capability to speak for ourselves in peaceful terms. We seek to develop skills to process feelings that come with societal and family challenges to identity so depression, anxiety and fear may be prevented more readily. We provide therapeutic services for all gender identity issues with an appreciation of gender fluidity.
Preadolescence and Adolescence – This exciting time can be trying for families, but it does not have to be a time of conflict and pain.  Boundaries are pushed and exploration is emboldened.  Adolescents often seek to move away from parental influence and increase reliance on the perceptions and pressures of their friends and schoolmates. We work to help build solid life-skills and strategies so young people can function with integrity and values while also exploring their emerging individuality and independence.