What We Offer

  • Individual Therapy/Counseling
  • Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Marital and Pre-Marital Therapy/Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Beyond-Therapy Training for Health Care Professionals
  • Beyond-Therapy Certification for Trainers
  • Beyond-Therapy Certification for Licenesed Professionals
  • Weekly Mindfulness Beyond-Therapy Meetings and /or Retreats
  • Corporate Wellness

We work with individuals of all ages. Life-interfering anxiety, depression, guilt, anger, and other temporary difficulties can arise across the lifespan.

When working with younger children, we prefer to meet with parents without the child for the first evaluation session, and then meet with the child individually during the 2nd evaluation session. We have found that collecting information from parents during the first session streamlines the evaluation process; however, exceptions can be made. Following the assessment, the 3rd-4th sessions generally focus on treatment planning, discussion of parent, child, and therapist expectations, prognosis, and education specific to presenting problems. In designing treatment programs, we use developmentally appropriate methods to facilitate learning and behavior change. We are ever-conscious of crafting fun and creative ways to engage children in the hard work of facing fears.

Parental involvement is an essential component in a child’s treatment program. Research shows that parents will often inadvertently contribute to, maintain, or worsen anxiety symptoms in their children. We use a team approach to help your child be successful in understanding treatment rationale and practicing new skills. We assist parents in effectively responding to anxious behaviors, helping develop and deliver rewards, and facilitating between-session exposure practices. Parents are also essential in helping children implement recommended health behaviors, such as exercise and a balanced diet.

For older teenagers, parent involvement is dependent on multiple factors including the nature, severity and chronicity of the disorder as well as independent life skills. A primary treatment goal is to help teenagers build competence in applying treatment strategies independently.

When working with adults and the elderly, involvement of a support person (typically a spouse or other family member) is sometimes encouraged. It is not uncommon for loved ones to accidentally worsen symptoms as a way to temporarily reduce distress, especially for parents of adult children. Further, family members can become understandably frustrated with anxious behaviors or misinterpret symptoms as willful. Therefore, in some cases, we recommend collaborating with spouses and family members to create an educated, non-judgmental environment that best supports behavior change. When working with older adults, particularly those with age-related cognitive difficulties, collaboration with caregivers and other professionals, such as primary physicians, can be even more essential.

 We Offer:

  • Individual Therapy/Counseling
  • Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Marital and Pre-marital Therapy/Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  •  Training for Health Care Professionals
  • Beyond-Therapy Certification for Trainers
  • Beyond-Therapy Training Certification for Licensed Professionals
  • Weekly Meetings and Retreats
  • Corporate Wellness

Beyond-Therapy is designed to help people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. Beyond-Therapy combines the ideas of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and other cognitive behavioral therapies with the meditative practices and healthy attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. The heart of Mindfulness Beyond-Therapy lies in becoming acquainted with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders, while simultaneously learning to develop a new relationship with them. Both Mindfulness and Rational Emotive/Cognitive therapies by themselves have extraordinary efficacy rates in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, and other afflictions of the mind, but when combined, produce a clear, concise, easy-to-apply method of cutting through destructive emotions that result in lasting contentment and peace of mind.

Mindfulness

Discover and utilize this easy to apply art of non-judgmental, non-reactive awareness from our caring, dedicated community of professionals. With proper training, in only a few weeks, you can learn to be at ease and relaxed, with confidence - regardless of which emotional cycles may be brewing internally. Let go of stress, and resolutely enter into difficult relationships with family, work, and other potentially conflictive situations with the self-assurance that you can remain calm, cool, and collected no matter what difficulties the day might bring.