Services Offered


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Services


With a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we aim to help clients achieve the personal growth they're striving for. We provide the following services:


Frequently Asked Questions



Why do people seek therapy?

People come into therapy for many reasons. Some need to respond to unexpected changes in their lives, while others seek self-exploration and personal growth. When coping skills are overwhelmed by guilt, doubt, anxiety, or despair, therapy can help. Therapy can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping for issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, bereavement, spiritual conflicts, stress management, body image issues, and creative blocks. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives.

What can I expect in a therapy session?

During sessions you are expected to talk about the primary concerns and issues in your life. A session lasts 45 minutes, but some people request longer sessions. Usually weekly sessions are best. Some people who are in crisis or extreme distress need more than one session per week, at least until the crisis passes. During the time between sessions it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records. For therapy to "work," you must be an active participant, both in and outside of the therapy sessions.

What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?

A number of benefits are available from participating in psychotherapy. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

What if I don't know what my goals are for therapy?

If you aren't sure what your goals are for therapy, your first task is to figure that out. It may take several sessions before a direction is clarified. During the course of therapy your goals may change. However, establishing a direction for therapy will help you get the most out of the experience.

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?

There is a confusing array of insurance arrangements. The first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:


Symptom List


This is an alphabetical listing of symptoms that may affect you, a family member or someone that you care about. This symptom list is not all inclusive, but it provides information for those individuals who are potentially seeking mental health treatment. Sometimes individuals have multiple symptoms that substantially affect their ability to work, attend school, relate to others, etc. When considering mental health treatment/therapy, use this list as a portion of your decision-making process.

  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Agitation
  • Anger Outbursts
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Appetite Disturbance
  • Attention-Seeking Behaviors
  • Avoidance of Situations
  • Chronic Lying
  • Clinginess
  • Cognitive Impairment (thinking)
  • Communication Deficits
  • Compulsive Behaviors
  • Conduct Problems
  • Decreased Need for Sleep
  • Delusions
  • Depersonalization/Derealization
  • Depressed Mood
  • Detachment from Others
  • Diminished Interest in Activities
  • Disorientation
  • Dissociation
  • Distractibility
  • Distrustful
  • Easily Loses Temper
  • Eating Non-Food Items
  • Elevated Mood
  • Emotionality
  • Encopresis (soiling self)
  • Enuresis (wetting self)
  • Exaggerated Startle Response
  • Excessive Anxiety/Worry
  • Excessive Dependency on Others
  • Excessive Goal-Directed Behaviors
  • Exposure to a Trauma
  • Fatigue/Low Energy
  • Feelings of Worthlessness
  • Fire-Setting/Fascination with Fire
  • Flashbacks
  • Gambling
  • Gender Confusion/Concerns
  • Hallucinations
  • Hopelessness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hypervigilance
  • Immaturity
  • Impulsivity
  • Inappropriate Guilt
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • Inattention
  • Indiscriminate Sociability
  • Insomnia/Hypersomnia
  • Intrusive Memories
  • Irritability
  • Lack of Attachment
  • Learning Problems
  • Loss of Time
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Memory Impairment
  • Memory Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Nightmares
  • Not Trustworthy
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Oppositional Behavior
  • Panic Attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Phobia(s)
  • Physical Disability
  • Physical/Emotional Abuse Perpetrator
  • Physical/Emotional Abuse Victim
  • Poor Concentration
  • Poor Hygiene/Grooming
  • Poor Peer Relationships
  • Preoccupation with Appearance
  • Pressured Speech
  • Property Destruction
  • Pulling out Hair
  • Racing Thoughts
  • Repeats Words of Others
  • Repetitive Behaviors
  • Restlessness
  • Self Injurious Threats
  • Self-Mutilation
  • Several Physical Complaints
  • Sexual Abuse Perpetrator
  • Sexual Abuse Victim
  • Sexual Arousal Concerns/Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexual Promiscuity
  • Significant Weight Gain/Loss
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Sleepwalking
  • Social Discomfort/Isolation
  • Stealing
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Suspicious of Others
  • Tics/Twitches
  • Unresolved Grief
  • Unstable Interpersonal Relationships
  • Witness to Domestic Violence

List of problems we treat


Our staff specializations include but are not limited to:

  • ADHD
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Adoption Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Autism/PDD
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Blended Family
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Couples
  • Cultural Issues
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family-of-Origin Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Impulse Control
  • Life Transitions
  • Medical/Health Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parenting & Family Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work & Career Stress