Counseling Services

Culturally competent, spiritually sensitive,

and trauma-informed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Couples counseling


Overview Premarital counseling and marriage counseling fall into this category. Premarital counseling can help you prepare for marriage, ensuring that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship. Marriage counseling can help you and your spouse recognize and resolve conflict, improve communication, and build intimacy.
Who it can help Couples looking to get married, communication issues, struggles with physical, emotional, and spiritual intimacy, infidelity, emotional affairs, divorce, money management, parenting approaches, and more. What you'll experience We recognize that relationships are not easy. Our therapists will provide a calm, caring, and non-judgemental environment so you and your spouse can start to build a strong foundation for your relationship. Plus, a number of therapists are specially trained in PREPARE/ENRICH (read more here), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and use techniques from the Gottman Institute.




Family counseling


Overview
Every family has its struggles. Family counseling is beneficial in improving the overall health of the family when faced with a crisis or major life transition. In this type of counseling, families will learn how to improve communication and resolve conflict.
Who it can help Blended family struggles, adoption and its impact on the family unit, divorce or the after-math of divorce, learning how to respond to a child’s negative, disruptive, or oppositional behavior within the family unit, and more. What you'll experience Through therapy, family safety and boundary plans are established and effective strategies are employed to promote stability and cooperation among all family members. For children and adolescentswho have suffered from acute, complex, or chronic trauma, our therapists use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), which is uniquely tailored and and evidence-base therapeutic approach. There is strong consideration given to the cultural and spiritual context of the person in their environment.




Individual counseling


Overview
Individual counseling is traditional, one-on-one therapy. Whether you are trying to improve your overall quality of life, increase positive thinking, improve how you handle relationships, or learn to face difficult mental challenges, this type of counseling offers great opportunities for growth and change.
Who it can help If you are struggling with any of the following: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, stress, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, relationship struggles, eating disorders, social isolation or shyness, motivation, substance abuse or addiction, sexual addiction, amd more. What you'll experience Our therapists primarily utilize an evidence-based therapeutic approach called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In this approach, you and your therapist will work together to evaluate and identify unhealthy emotions and behavior and work together towards solutions that challenge faulty thinking styles and change destructive patterns of behavior.




Faith-based counseling


Overview Faith-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (often referred to as Christian counseling or biblical counseling), begins in our mission statement: “transforming lives through culturally competent, spiritually sensitive, and trauma informed counseling services.” The key word is "sensitive". Who it can help Though we believe in the restorative power of the Bible, we understand not everyone believes the same. Therefore, when therapeutically indicated and always with sensitivity and respect to your cultural and spiritual beliefs, our staff are skilled in integrating faith-based principles, Biblical counseling, and prayer in conjunction with standard therapeutic processes. What you'll experience In any faith-based intervention, we are always respectful of your self-determination and your current relationship to your expressed faith tradition. Faith-based interventions always yield to your consent and comfort level, and whether to incorporate and utilize the resources from your faith tradition and your faith community during the course of treatment. If you are interested in faith-based therapy, be sure to speak with your therapist about this or let us know when you schedule. Additional information Want to know more about the successful impact seen in faith-based therapy? Take a look at this study by Duke University Medical Center.




Online counseling


Overview Also known as e-therapy and internet counseling, online counseling is similiar to individual counseling, but rather than meet with your therapist in person, you will meet online through a video conference. Who it can help Online counseling is a great option if things like transportation, weather conditions, distance, family care responsibilities, and other psycho-social barriers make it difficult for you to meet in a traditional counseling setting. What you'll experience Your therapist will provide you with a link to a secure video chat service. Here, you will engage in typical theraputic practices that can help you improve your overall quality of life, increase positive thinking, improve how you handle relationships, or learn to face difficult mental challenges Additional information Online counseling is available only with the consent of the therapist. Not all therapists offer online counseling. Online counseling may not be appropriate for those who have concerns over the risks of internet counseling, those with active suicidal/homicidal thoughts, and those who are experiencing active manic/psychotic symptoms. Our therapists will only offer online counseling if you are legally in a position to consent to receive mental health services. Online counseling will not be available if you are under 18 or have a legally appointed guardian.

Your therapist will maintain records of online counseling services. These records can include reference notes, copies of transcripts of chat and internet communication and session summaries. These records are confidential and will be maintained for seven years as required by applicable legal and ethical standards according to the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. You will be asked in advance for permission before any audio or video recording will occur on the counselor’s end. You must have a permanent address in Ohio in order to be eligible for therapeutic services.

Therapist might not immediately receive an online communication and technolgy services used for online sessions may be delayed for fail. If you are in a state of crisis or emergency in these instances, you may utilize the following crisis hotlines: • 1-800-SUICIDE • 1-800-273-TALK • 1-800-799-4TTY (for hearing impared individuals)




Addiction treatment


Overview We have specially trained therapists who are able to provide treatment for those suffering from various addictions. Who it can help Those sturggling with any of the following: emotional eating, alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, video games, social media, and more. What you'll experience We have therapists that utilize the spiritually based Twelve-Step approach combined with traditional psychotherapy methods in order to maximize recovery gains. Addiction treatment is offered individually, or in groups (see our groups page for more info).





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