Services

Our goal is to use proven, efficient techniques to reach your goals. Here are some of the ways we can help you.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

is a practical, step by step method to identify and manage one’s intense emotional reactions. Paying attention to how you react helps you spend less energy being vigilant about how others are treating you. New behavior choices make you stronger when things go wrong. DBT was designed to help those whose emotions go most out of control, including teens, Borderline Personality Disorder, and many others. Our DBT therapists are Deborah Miller-Lunsford, LCSW and Julie DeFalco, LCSW

Family Therapy

brings the diagnosed client together with other family members in a setting where no one is the culprit. How did we come to react to each other in the ways we do? That is the question before all. Each member of the family is given the floor to make their viewpoint clear. Frequently people are surprised to find out that an angry youth actually wants love, or a controlling parent is afraid. Our family therapists are Lin Shi, PhD, LMFT; Stephanie Nelson-Gerhardt, LMFT; and Maureen McKane, LCSW

Couples Therapy

starts with the idea that both partners are caught in habits that don’t work.Like an out-of-tune guitar, they keep playing the melody with poor effect. Once they learn to admit that each one must change something, the guitar begins to tune itself. Communication, repairing wounds, becoming emotionally close, all can then be learned. All our therapists do couples therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

is a standard, evidence-based therapy that helps a person change negative thinking to positive thinking in order to alter emotional states. It is a practical, logical process. It is particularly useful for anxiety disorders and OCD. All our therapists use some form of CBT.

Insight-oriented therapy

is a standard therapy that many clients find most helpful. The emphasis is on identifying where your deepest values and your actions are at war. Through the process of guided introspection you learn to remove emotional blocks and accept both you and your life. All our therapists use insight therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

is a technique used especially for traumas. An EMDR session uses bilateral stimulation, meaning a simple right-left attention-getting impulse, while you process the troubling memory. In this method you do not relive the trauma but you rethink it without its old anxiety. Our EMDR therapist is Maureen McKane, LCSW

Find out which methods will help you. Call for an appointment, 630-377-7226.