Traditional counseling is an opportunity to examine issues within the privacy of a psychotherapeutic session. Individual counseling provides "therapeutic intimacy" to discuss relationship issues, childhood issues, or problems surfacing due to employment, career or personal life changes. If you are coping with feelings of depression or anxiety, it may become difficult to maintain work, school or family commitments. During times of stress, we sometimes misuse or abuse alcohol or other substances, find ourselves overeating or engaging in other destructive behaviors. Learning healthier coping strategies and facing confusing and often conflicting feelings can be positive steps towards living a healthier and happier life.
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems Psychotherapy is an approach that applies systems thinking and family therapy technique to the internal process of an individual. It conceives the mind as an inner family of subpersonalities or "parts" that form alliances and polarizations, just as "external" families do. It helps a client assess his or her "self" as a core of valuable leadership resources. It is transformative to work with parts from that kind of compassion and perspective.
The state of being in "Self" or "mindfulness," gives the client the ability to de-polarize conflicts within the family or organization and helps establish balance and harmony throughout the entire system.
Body Centered Psychotherapy
Drawing from a wide range of psychotherapeutic techniques, bodymind therapy provides a person with the opportunity to discuss life issues from a place of mindfulness. This approach provides a person with the capacity to manage stress well and problem-solve effectively. It combines looking at the body and mind as subsystems of each other and the impact they have on each other. In it most basic form it helps a client establish harmony through body, mind and spirit. This can be facilitated through psychotherapy or bodywork.
Asian Body Work Therapy
Asian Body Work Therapies are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and have been known to be called “non-verbal psychotherapy.” An Asian Body Work Therapy session helps the client go into a deep state of relaxation, helps access emotional tension, and creates a doorway into the client’s process.
Acupuncture is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which dates back more than 2000 years. Acupuncture is a therapy that includes the insertion of extremely fine filiform acupuncture needles into specific points of the body which helps to boost the body's own healing abilities. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Addiction services consist of individualized and group therapy for clients, couples and family struggling with issues resulting from addictive behaviors including those struggling with sex addiction, process addictions, eating disorders and the trauma related to these conditions. We also treat the families and partners of addicts. If an intervention is necessary or an intensive family session, we can provide this as well using family systems therapy to bring the identified patient and family into recovery.
Our Intervention Services cover the spectrum of co-occurring issues such as substance abuse, eating disorders, process addition and other mental health issues. The intervention utilizes family systems therapy and family sculpting to conduct an invitational intervention. The intervention involves days or weeks or family research and a six hour family systems strategy workshop on the intervention day. This allow the identified individual to be apart of a changing process which involves the entire family to embrace recovery. If needed, transport to the inpatient facility is provided. Our interventionist, Judy Sperling, will be responsible for facilitating all of these functions.
Yoga Talk, created by Dr. Mari Richko and Meghann Richko, will provide a group experience, the tools for understanding your own unique patterns, and support/education on wellness and recovery.