People pursue counseling and therapy for a variety of reasons.

Some may enter therapy to address major life changes, such as divorce, and others may seek help in managing mental health conditions, like depression. family-counseling2There’s a common misconception that people who go to therapy are “crazy,” when in fact, most therapy clients are ordinary people struggling with common, everyday issues.

Many people seek counseling because they have identified specific goals or issues that they wish to work on. Others may be encouraged by family, friends, or medical professionals to seek help, and in some cases, a person may be mandated to attend therapy as part of a court ruling or by a parent or guardian (if the person is a minor).

Whatever the impetus, it takes courage to attend therapy, and it takes dedication to see it through. Together, the client and the therapist will determine the goals of therapy, and if the therapy should be short- or long-term.

In many cases, the therapist and client will explore much more than just the client’s presenting problem—the issue that first brought the person to therapy. We strive to promote self-actualization, empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering.

Our Specialties

 Family Conflict

  • Living with Angry Parents
  • Changing Family Roles
  • Struggles with Addiction
  • Moral Dilemmas
  • Relocation
  • Accommodating/Celebrating Aging Parents

Relational Skills

  • Honoring boundaries
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time and Resource Management
  • Motivation for Change
  • Anxiety/Coping with Stress
  • Reducing Conflict
  • Anger or Stress Management
  • Balancing Commitments
  • Premarital Counseling

Supervision of Master’s Level Interns & Practicum Students

  • Orientation
  • See clients @ ECCO (East Cooper Community Outreach)
  • Weekly clinical supervision
  • Family systems interventions
  • Specific grief training

 Grief, Loss, and Trauma

  • Mourning death
  • Loneliness/Isolation
  • Sadness/Depression
  • Healing Infidelity
  • Separation/Divorce

Other Issues

  • Parenting for Children’s Success
  • Family/School Collaboration
  • Women’s Issues
  • Family Businesses
  • Career Transition
  • Trauma Response
  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity
  • Addictions
Group Counseling
Couple's Counseling