Women’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
Mindfulness – 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.
Resource Development – Often 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.
Integrative Psychiatry – The 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.
Sexual Health – Sexual 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.