Treatment Plans

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  • Psychoeducation ~ refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services, such as people diagnosed with mental health conditions (or life-threatening/terminal illnesses) and their family members.
  • Play Therapy ~ a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges.  In this practice, parents/families are included in this healing process.
  • Sand Tray Therapy~ is a form of expressive therapy that is sometimes referred to as sandplay
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ~ works well in situations where reasoning skills are developed
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy ~ is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment.
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)~ is goal oriented, targeting the desired outcome of therapy as a solution rather than focusing on the symptoms or issues that brought someone to therapy. I use this technique to help my clients begin the process of focusing on what could and will be possible in their lives instead of what was.
  • Journal/Picture Therapy ~ Writing often illuminates the real issues for the client; for young children describing their thoughts and fears and emotions through drawing serves two purposes:  it helps me identify problems and allows the child to release some of the internalized fears and emotions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy ~ helping clients understand their perceptions and beliefs to assist in decision making skills
  • Narrative Therapy ~ helping the client see that the problem is separate from the person; I have found that by objectifying the problem, the client is able to let go of the “feeling/emotion” and begin to analyze his/her own behaviors, values, beliefs and/or ideals that may be contributing to the problem
  • Parent Work ~ helping the parent(s) identify his/her own story which is affecting parenting skills
  • Possibility Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy ~ helping clients recognize that they have the answer within themselves
  • Systems Theory/Therapy ~ in my work with children, I work with the entire family; helping families understand the “scripts” and “roles” in the family dynamics begins the process of healthier and more beneficial family interaction and, more importantly, relationships.
  • 12 Steps with Christ ~ understanding the 12 guideposts that God gives us to let go of the “things” that are getting in the way of our relationship with Him and others.  See this post for more understanding:  12 Steps with Christ for ALL Addictions

After a thorough evaluation, we will decide together which treatment plan best fits you.

Christian Counseling:

I respect others and their religious preferences.   I do not ever want to make anyone feel uncomfortable when seeing me.  So I want to make it clear during the search phase that you get an understanding of who I am in the Lord.  I am his instrument and He is the Healer.

As you have read, I have extensive real world experience in techniques and theories that is the nature of counseling.  What is different about my practice is that God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are the “umbrella” or covering over all those tools that He wants you to have for your personal tool box.

Therefore, I am a Christian counselor and this is my Christian Mission: to share God’s powerful desire to love you, no matter where you are in your life.  I refer to the bible and the tremendous love of the Holy Trinity to help in the healing process that I believe counseling should be.  God has worked in my life in wonderful and amazing ways.  I cannot leave Him out of my therapy.

If you are not comfortable with what you have read, the REFERRAL LINK IS HERE

Since your comfort and healing are my priority, I want to offer you this link to search for another therapist who may be more aligned with you and your needs.  This is a great search site that will match you with someone who accepts your insurance and is a specialist in your area of concern.

http://www.psychologytoday.com

God bless you and thank you for reading about this mission!