Treatment Plans

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  • 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
  • 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’ve often worked 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

Treatment Preferences:

First and foremost, I respect others and their religious preferences.   I am a Christian counselor and like to reference the bible, utilize prayer, and the tremendous love of the Holy Trinity to help in the healing process that I believe counseling should be. However, you are free to let me know what you are comfortable with in regards to therapy treatment preferences. After a thorough evaluation, we will decide together which treatment plan best fits you.