Counseling Services

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Individual Therapy: Come as you are; become the person you want to be

In an environment of warmth, care and gentle challenge, we will help you change unhelpful patterns, improve relationships, cope with emotions, and live life more fully.  Together, we will implement strategies that are research-based and marvel at your progress as you move towards a more abundant, authentic and joyful life. 

Issues treated: anxiety  |  depression  |  family and relationship stressors  |  navigating life transitions

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Adolescent Therapy: Adolescence is not for the faint of heart

At Head and Heart Therapeutic Solutions, we work authenticity and humor into every session. We enjoy surprising teenagers with the realities that their “therapist” can actually relate to them and that they may even enjoy their session. Teenagers deserve therapy that works so they can get back to their lives. We apply researcher-approved skills in a teenager-friendly, collaborative environment, reducing distress, improving relationships and reaching personal goals.

Issues treated: anxiety  |  depression  |  social isolation and relationship issues  |  mood instability | self-harm and suicidal thoughts | parent-youth conflict | navigating life transitions 

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Trauma & Phobia Therapy: You are not alone. There is treatment that works

Every life is challenged by scary and stressful experiences at some point. The good news is that people recover from trauma and phobias when they receive effective treatment.  Our approach partners with clients, promoting healing through a trusting relationship and the implementation of evidence-based techniques. With vast experience working with traumatized children, we excel at adapting treatment for diverse developmental stages. Clients learn emotional regulation skills, healing through creating meaning from traumatic memories and becoming the hero of their own story.  

Issues treated: post-traumatic stress  |  specific phobias

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Family Therapy: Fall in love with your child all over again

Are you feeling burned out? You are not alone. And you are not a “bad parent”. You are the caregiver your child needs; you can be effective. We will work together to identify the root causes of conflict, whether it’s a parent-child temperament mismatch, unhelpful family patterns, childhood anxiety, or a trauma response. You will learn skills that have been proven to reduce caregiver stress, address problem behaviors, and increase warmth and enjoyment in caregiver-child relationships—you can enjoy parenting!

Issues treated: parental stress and frustration  |  child behavior issues  |  family conflict  |  family transitions, blended families, adoption & foster support  |  school refusal