Individual Therapy Options
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and anxiety disorders. It is also helpful for resolving recurring negative thoughts, improving self care habits, and recovering from abusive or neglectful relationships.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT involves looking at the thoughts, beliefs, actions, and consequences that perpetuate problems. This is an integral part of preparation for EMDR therapy.
Standard talk therapy (cathartic discussion) and Narrative therapy
These approaches focus on you telling or writing your story, the therapist providing reflection of emotions, summarization of your story, reframing of negative perspective, and psychological education regarding the human brain and physiology related to stress and other topics as appropriate. Narrative therapy adds to this process by identifying cognitive distortions, challenging negative perspectives, and rewriting your story with more accurate information and interpretations.
Family Systems Theory
When multiple family members are in the same room there is an opportunity to use the counseling room as a practice space for new ways of interacting. Many families find that they are able to have more in-depth and productive conversations in the counseling room because the therapist can intervene and ask clarifying questions or suggest other interpretations in the moment. Identifying family patterns can be useful even when there is only one family member in the counseling room.
Gottman Method Couples Counseling
This particular method was developed by the Gottman Institute. It focuses on identifying the deeper meaning behind the miscommunication and conflict between two people. Counseling is tailored for each couple based on how the couple manages conflict, what areas of marriage they may not have discussed yet or have had difficulty discussing, as well as the Christian perspective on marriage.
Focuses on sharing expectations essential to building a healthy marriage, identifying and resolving unhealthy patterns of interaction, and development of shared plans that will meet each partner's definition of a joyful marriage.
How to Get Started
In order to assist you in finding a therapist that fits your needs, Angela offers a free 20-minute consultation. This gives you a chance to meet her in person and ask any questions you have before making a financial commitment. It also gives her a chance to learn about your therapy goals and assess whether she can help you reach those goals. If Angela does not have the specific type of expertise that you need, she will do her best to provide you with appropriate referrals.