Our commitment to you.
We’re on a mission to provide easily accessible, effective, science-based mental health services.
What We Believe
You are our top priority.
Our therapists’ authenticity and transparency allow you to truly explore challenges in your life without having to fear what the therapist may be thinking or feeling. Experiencing a secure relationship with the therapist creates new neural circuitry, pathways, and networks that allow you to relate, moment by moment in new, healthier, more resilient ways.
Science Drives Practice
Our counseling methods are based on how the brain and body work best.
New research in the field of attachment, neurobiology, and neuroscience are now providing a more scientific basis of how to develop the brain, improve self-regulation, increase resiliency, and build secure attachments. Experiential therapies can assist with integrating different parts of the brain and body; thereby, decreasing reactive fight, flight, or collapse responses. Our therapists use this knowledge every hour of every day to direct their work.
Experiences Change Us
The most learning and growth occur through new experiences.
We now know that the brain changes with every new experience we have. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s amazing capacity to change and adapt. From the time the brain begins to develop in utero until the day we die, new EXPERIENCES change the brain’s physical structure and functional organization. Experiential therapies provide opportunities for corrective experiences where you experience yourself or others in new ways.
Approach To Therapy
Someone Who Understands
Our therapists are selected for their ability to develop strong, caring, and supportive relationships with all types of people. They are present with you in your struggles and astute at sensing what you are thinking and feeling. They prioritize building a foundation of safety and trust with you. Interested in helping you navigate life’s many challenges, our therapists accept you for who you are and collaborate with you to achieve your goals. In addition, our therapist screening and selection process ensures that you receive the highest quality of care from professionals who are knowledgeable, highly trained, and effective.
Scientifically Based Treatment
Not only are we personable, we’re also smart! We use treatment approaches that are based on the latest research findings in neurobiology (how the brain and body work) and attachment (development of safe and secure relationships). The brain and body are connected and work best when all parts are integrated and working together. Our therapists guide you in exploring and integrating different parts of yourself, which decreases reactive responses and allows you to make desired changes. Knowledge about the brain, body, and relationships enhances our work with clients, resulting in faster and lasting changes. We help you better understand yourself, better relate to others, and make desired changes in your life.
Feel The Difference
Our therapies are Experiential. You will develop knowledge and skills through new experiences and reflecting on past and present experiences. We use movement, play, and activities to gain new perspectives and understanding of current challenges. During this process, our therapists help you become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and interactions with others. They then coach you through new experiences, offering support every step of the way. Opportunities to explore, practice, and master new skills are provided. With each one of these new experiences, the brain changes. Practice and repetition of these new, corrective experiences reorganizes the brain and re-patterns the nervous system. This means a more resilient and improved you!
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy is an evidenced-based model that moves couples from distress to recovery in 70-75% of cases and creates improvement in 90% of couples coming in for therapy. In addition, Emotionally Focused Therapy can also be used with individuals and families. Therapy involves exploration and identification of negative interactional patterns that occur in your relationship. These patterns are seen as the enemy that is separating you and your partner. Your therapist then guides you in a deeper understanding and expression of emotions that are driving these patterns. Coaching you in new, positive interactions, your therapist helps you rebuild and strengthen your connection. Whether you want to enrich your relationship or need support getting through a stressful period, Emotionally Focused Therapy can improve feelings of safety, security, and trust.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation of the brain to help clients activate their natural healing process.
Yoga therapy is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, mindfulness, breathing exercises, meditations, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. The holistic focus of yoga therapy incorporates elements from both physical therapy and psychotherapy. Yoga therapy is a well established treatment for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse. Studies have shown that yoga boosts the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is important because GABA levels are statistically low in people who experience substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. Because of its concentration on mind and body integration, yoga therapy is also used to address many physical health issues. It has been effectively used to treat back pain, heart conditions, asthma, chronic fatigue, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, and side effects of chemotherapy.
Synergetic Play Therapy
Synergetic Play Therapy is the first research-informed model to blend neuroscience, attachment/attunement, therapist authenticity, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness/mindsight. While adults find relief in talking about their difficulties, children often cannot express their thoughts and feelings in words. Therefore, it is helpful for children to express themselves naturally through play. Play therapy allows children to recreate experiences in therapy that remind them of past or current challenges. In this controlled setting, our therapists help children become fully aware of their physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, and interactions with others. The therapist then teaches and models new ways the child can think about or respond to their challenges. Once the child begins to realize and try on these new choices, the therapist highlights these cognitive and behavioral changes to reinforce the pattern in the child’s brain and nervous system.
Child Parent Psychotherapy
Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including PTSD. The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories. Therapeutic sessions engage the child and primary caregiver through interactive play. CPP understands that all behavior has meaning and focuses on healing within the context of the relationship. The primary goal of CPP is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and their caregiver as a vehicle for restoring the child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning. Education is provided to caregivers, and their own social-emotional development is explored. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship.