Counseling Services

 

Initial Consultation
In this first session we meet and have a chance to talk about your situation and goals. After this assessment, I will make recommendations and discuss which therapy options might be best for you.

Individual Counseling
Meeting privately with a therapist is a good place to start with most issues, especially when you feel overwhelmed, are in crisis, or just want to figure out what is going on. With my help as an experienced, objective ally who can listen without judging, you can figure out how to work through the issues in your life and take care of yourself. In individual counseling we usually meet weekly or sometimes every other week. The number of sessions can vary and depends on your needs. Most often, clients determine when they are ready to end therapy. Individual counseling is also an option instead of couples counseling if your partner does not want to come in for therapy.
 
Couples Counseling
Sometimes couples get stuck in ways of interacting that leave them feeling disconnected and hurt. Often people need help from a third party to get out of those negative dynamics. Couples counseling is a place to work on improving the closeness between you and your partner. We do that by talking about problems that arise, learning to communication more effectively, practicing new ways of interacting, and developing growing intimacy and deeper connection. Both people attend sessions together. Couples counseling is helpful for working out specific issues or simply to improve a relationship. Sometimes couples come to counseling to work through whether or not to end the realtionship. In all cases, we work together to build understanding and respect for the unique perspective of each partner.
   

Group Counseling
Most peoples' reaction to group counseling is "No Way!" The thought of meeting with a group of strangers and pouring out the details of our life is pretty terrifying. But those who have engaged in group therapy will tell you that it was one of the most profound, freeing, and empowering experiences of their lives. Under the direction of a professional group leader, members discover new answers to old problems, find support to challenge destructive relationships and patterns, and develop greater self confidence and self esteem. Katherine is nationally recognized as a Certified Group Psychotherapist and has over fifteen years of group expereince. Therapy groups meet weekly at a set time and usually have 4-8 members. People join and leave the group at different times, but the group is on-going.

Support Groups
Support groups are made up of people who share a common issue and allow the discussion of problems and solutions in a safe environment. A group member describes it the way: "In support groups, common challenges and life events link members together (e.g. self-esteem issues or ADHD). Members know what is going on with each other. The main purpose of a support group is to share that expereince and work through it. Words that capture the supposrt group expereince are empathy, understanding, sharing, encouragement, and healing.

Workshops
Workshops, seminars, and other educational trainings can be very helpful, especially in addition to counseling and/or neurofeedback. They can inform, motivate, and support you to make changes and be successful. We offer workshops on a range of topics and issues, such as improving self-esteem, reducing stress, avoiding procrastination, and anger management.