Outpatient Mental Health Services
Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT we actively work to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. By addressing these patterns, we can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs.
The core principles of CBT are identifying negative or false beliefs and testing or restructuring them. Oftentimes we will have homework in between sessions to practice cognitive, affective, relaxation and/or communication skills taught in session.
Studies of CBT have shown it to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.
Family Systems Therapy
Family systems therapy views the family as an emotional unit. It suggests our behavior is influenced by the functioning of our family of origin. We view the family as a system, in which each member has a role to play and rules to respect. As family members play out their roles, patterns of behavior develop, which may lead to dysfunction. It is beneficial to address the structure and behavior of the family relationship system. Family systems therapy examines four main areas within the family unit: roles, boundaries, communication and problem-solving. Changes in behavior of one family member are likely to have an influence on the way the family functions over time. Families experiencing conflict may find family systems therapy a helpful approach.
Adlerian therapy was developed by Alfred Adler, a physician and philosopher in the early 20th century. His theory suggests that individuals create their own unique way of viewing and experiencing the world, and we are all searching for significance.. Problems and difficulties in life are viewed as opportunities for growth. Clinicians encourage clients to recognize their own strengths and assets, and empower them to make healthy choices and decisions. The therapist offers open-ended interpretations to bring unconscious processes to the forefront, identify resistance and explore the purpose of symptoms. The final stages of Adlerian therapy entail assisting clients with gaining insight and "reorienting" to search for new possibilities and ultimately change their behavior, attitude and/or perceptions.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
TF-CBT is a specialized therapy for people who have experienced trauma, and who have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can develop after trauma and have four main groups of symptoms: re-experiencing trauma memories, heightened sensitivity to perceived threats, avoidance of trauma reminders, and changes in belief about self, others, the world and the future. TF-CBT works to teach coping skills, learn to assess levels of distress, create and process a "trauma narrative" and make meaning from the experience while enhancing safety and enabling the person to move forward with their life.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is a therapy treatment designed to enable people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.. During EMDR therapy, the client focuses on a traumatic memory while the therapist instructs the client to use his eyes to track the therapist’s hand as it moves back and forth across the client’s field of vision. It is believed that accessing traumatic memories while "merging" them with new neural associations can result in transforming painful events on an emotional level and lead to cognitive insights.
Therapy with younger children is different from therapy with adolescents or adults. Instead of traditional "talk therapy", we utilize many different approaches to engage our younger clients. From therapeutic games, to art projects to role plays, our younger clients find therapy a fun way to learn about their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Play is an empirically supported method of helping children work through the complexities of their lives in a safe, comfortable and nonjudgmental environment.
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems. EAPs address a broad range of issues affecting mental and emotional well-being, such as stress, grief, family problems, and psychological disorders. Many large companies offer EAP services. Sessions typically range from 3-6 visits with a therapist. If ongoing or specialized services are needed, the counselor will refer you to local resources that have been screened and evaluated.
We specialize in providing family therapy. This includes working with children, adolescents, and adults. Some of the issues and diagnoses we treat are:
Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Crisis & Trauma
Grief & Loss
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Parenting & Family Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder
$125 Individual or Family Session - 50 minutes
$85 Individual or Family Session - 50 minutes
With our Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor
We are in network with Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as New Directions and IBH EAPs.
For all other insurances, we can work with you as an out of network provider. Many of our clients who use their OON (Out Of Network) benefits get reimbursed a percentage of the counseling fee. Some clients choose to use their Health or Flex Account which may cover all of the fee and allows tax advantages.
You’ll need to first check your plan to determine benefits for licensed counselors as OON providers, if there’s a deductible, and if it’s been met, as well as what percentage they reimburse for individual or family counseling.
All fees are due at the time services are rendered.
We can provide you with a monthly detailed receipt called a “Superbill” which you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.