"Helping Others Navigate Their Life’s Journey with Grace, Love and Hope while Living out Their Purpose”
Individual Therapy provides a space to explore the many experiences and stressors that veterans are forced to manage on a daily basis. It’s a place where they can be open and vulnerable about the stress, and learn new tools and skills to manage challenges. Rather than feeling distracted, our goal is to help them live their lives centered and fully present. You will work one-on-one with a trained therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore feelings, beliefs, or behaviors. Work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of your life that you would like to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Person-centered therapy, also known as Rogerian therapy or client-based therapy, employs a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in sessions such that, in the process, they discover their own solutions. During person-centered therapy, a therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging the client’s experience without shifting the conversation in another direction. The therapist is there to encourage and support the client without interrupting or interfering with their process of self-discovery, as they uncover what hurts and what is needed to repair it.
Our counselors help teenagers deal with various life stressors. Adolescents experience challenges coming at them from all directions. Whether coming from internal conflicts, family conflicts, peer pressures, life changes, or their environments, adolescents can greatly benefit from meeting with our counselors. In reality, anxiety, stress, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bullying, eating disorders, substance abuse, addiction, and oppositional behaviors, are all conditions affecting the adolescent’s well-being. Counseling around these topics can be extremely beneficial for teens to remain socially engaged and successful in school.
Frequently, adolescents experience difficult life transitions. The constant movement of environment between elementary school, middle school, high school, and college can be exhausting. As a result, adolescents are consistently adjusting to these changing environments. Counseling helps prepare students to make these transitions by ensuring they can identify healthy relationships, manage stress, and overcome issues stemming from childhood. Specifically for college students, a new environment away from home can mean learning how to handle new levels of stress, new financial responsibilities, and becoming independent. Establishing a healthy lifestyle and mental health will lead to a more fulfilled and successful adult. All things considered; these skills will help adolescents thrive in their new environments.
Some of us entered into young adulthood with more scars than others. When we think about the teenage years, we often think about words such as awkward, identity changes, and confusion. While our teenage years may not have been hassle-free, teens today face increasing challenges that result in high levels of stress, poor decision making, addictions, and even suicidal thoughts or actions. Teens often feel helpless, hopeless, and overwhelmed. Additionally, there are specific pressures associated with teens attending high caliber private schools, and the stressors that come from the need to perform or achieve at a particular level.
Here are a few things parents can identify that may indicate their teen is in distress and that counseling could be critical to their overall well-being:
- Drastic changes in sleep patterns or appetite
- Beginning to engage in behaviors that are not characteristic—i.e., avoiding spending time with family, isolating from friends, etc.
- Having an increasingly short temper, increased irritability
- Physical complaints such as chest pain, headaches, stomach aches can all be signs of chronic stress
- Changes in performance at school or sports
- Withdrawing from family and/or friends
- Express thoughts or behaviors of self-harm or suicide