Life can be difficult ... especially when things don’t make sense and you feel like you’re all on your own to figure things out. We would love to walk alongside you to help you make sense of the challenges you’re facing so that you can move forward and experience a more healthy life.
We provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and children that are facing various issues, including (but not limited to):
- relationship struggles
- self-harm (cutting, suicidal thoughts, etc.)
- parenting challenges
- adoption issues
- blended family issues
- and others
Our counseling services are provided by licensed counselors who use a variety of widely-embraced methods to help make sense of the challenges you’re facing. Two of the predominant techniques we use are solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Solution focused therapy is meant to provide an immediate action plan for participants, enabling them to experience small but significant progress in the area they are struggling with. We help participants to identify and prioritize the things in their lives that are causing problems ... and then make a plan to address them. This approach is especially appropriate when the participant is a part of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and has a pre-determined number of sessions (usually 3 or 6) with the counselor. Click here for more info about our EAP and Congregation Assistance Program services. >
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on the understanding that in order to change behavior, an individual must change the way they think. As we experience life, the way we perceive and process the world around us directly drives our decision-making and what we do. In order to change our behavior, we need to change the way we think.
CBT is a method of helping the participant understand the reasons why they do what they do ... and then helps them to reframe how they experience life. As the participant changes the way they see and perceive the things that happen to them, they are free to make different decisions about how they will respond.
Making Sense to Make Things Better
We believe that when people understand “the why” they are much more capable of determining “the how” that will help them overcome their struggles and experience a much more healthy life.
This approach to counseling is based on Christian principles and widely approved counseling techniques. Therefore, although it can be referred to as Christian counseling, it does not require participants to profess belief in Christ. We will partner with you to find hope and healing no matter what you believe and no matter what you are facing.
In some cases, (extreme mental illness, etc.) our role becomes that of connecting you with services that will address your needs better than we can ourselves. Even in this situation, we can serve as your advocate in finding and receiving the care you need to become healthy and get back to a better life.