Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to talk with a professional about what is troubling you. We strive to help you to learn more about yourself and your situation in ways that will improve your ability to deal with your struggles. The Counseling Center operates from a short-term model of counseling, helping individuals understand and problem-solve stressful situations. Appointments typically last 45 minutes.
It can be profoundly distressing to see your child struggle, and not know how to respond, or to try and help, but see them continue to suffer. Fortunately, therapy can help. Since children and adolescents process their experiences differently than adults, therapy typically involves some element of play.
Play therapy is a form of treatment that helps children and families to express their emotions, improve their communication, and solve problems. Play therapy capitalizes on children’s natural ability to express their feelings and resolve conflicts through play. Play therapists use various media, including storytelling, puppet play, drama, music, dance, sand play, painting and drawing, and board games. Play therapy is most appropriate for children ages 4-12 years of age, or with families with children that age
As children become older, therapy may develop to include more conversation or discussion, or the use of art, poetry or drama as tools. These more expressive mediums can help teenagers process the often bigger than life feelings they often experience in their teen years. They can also provide a forum for addressing any underlying difficulties a child may be experiencing at home, in
The assistance of a skilled and caring therapist can have many benefits. While these benefits vary from person to person, just beginning the process of counseling can help ease some of the isolation we all can feel when confronted with difficulties in our lives. Whether you are seeking assistance for anxiety, depression or a history of trauma, need help coping with the stress and hardship of everyday life, or wish to become more accepting of yourself and others, our therapists are here to help.