Are you feeling alone, depressed or anxious, but want to feel more emotionally connected to others? Would you like to stop repeating negative patterns in your life and relationships? Are you hurting from a divorce or breakup and want to feel more confident and empowered? Do past experiences hold you back from living the life you envision for yourself? Are you single but want to be in a committed relationship?
We all want to be our best selves. You might have already tried various methods to counteract being stuck or feeling distressed. Sometimes “thinking positive” or forcing yourself to change does not create the results you imagine. Growing Bonds Counseling wants to assist you in achieving your goals. We will identify the blocks, past trauma, limiting beliefs or addictive behavior that’s interfering with your life. We will then establish your goals and identify your strengths and resources. Understanding this combination will help in determining which counseling methods will best serve you in individual therapy.
At Growing Bonds Counseling, the methods utilized are cutting edge and research based treatments that have shown high rates of effectiveness. The therapeutic options are EMDR, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Attachment Theory and Feeling State Protocol. Also, if you want to work on relationship concerns individually, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Method can be used for individuals to effect change (reference couples therapy page for description of therapy).
Progress can be defined by decreasing unwanted symptoms, for example, anxiety or unproductive anger and an increase in effective tools and development of healthy coping methods. The experience of counseling allows for an increase in self-awareness, more effective communication, and an ability to connect to self and others more authentically, etc. The ultimate goal of counseling is to complete therapy because you have accomplished your goals. Feel free to call so that I may answer any question regarding the therapy process. I look forward to speaking to you.