The counseling relationship is designed to be one that will facilitate change and growth. Our belief is that the therapist and the client both have active roles.
Our role is to provide a comfortable and supportive environment conducive to insight, healing and personal growth. The role of each client will be to identify goals they would like to achieve during the course of therapy. It is also important for the client to be willing to examine potential obstacles and strengths that either hinder or help movement toward obtaining the desired goals.
The approach we primarily use is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to assist individuals in recognizing how their thoughts and feelings can influence their behavior.
Through the use of CBT, individuals learn how to identify and change destructive or unhelpful thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior enabling them to feel more satisfied with their lives.
We also tend to use a strength-based perspective which means working together to find past and present successes and using these to address the challenges currently being faced.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another type of treatment that may be utilized to help individuals heal from severe emotional distress resulting from disturbing life experiences or trauma.
Although CBT is primarily used, we tailor our approach to each individual based on what will be most beneficial in facilitating positive changes.
We believe every person possesses the capability to reach their desired potential, but sometimes need some guidance to begin moving along the desired path. Start your journey today!