Over the years we have helped people with just about everything. A few of our specialties include:
Are you thinking about breaking out of the cycle of addiction but not sure? We believe in helping you build up other, healthier coping skills to manage anxiety, depression and stress. Many clients then feel empowered to cut back or stop unhealthy habits. Therapy should be respectful and collaborative and we will help you increase your motivation for YOUR goals, as you define them.
Anxiety and Depression
We have helped people from all walks of life learn to manage and overcome the limitations and suffering caused by anxiety, depression, and many other forms of mental distress. We prefer to focus on the person versus a diagnosis. We will look at what is working in your life and what may no longer be serving you. Together we will find solutions for you to live more of the life you want. Initial sessions will focus on finding some immediate relief from symptoms. We want you to feel better as quickly as possible! If you choose to stay longer, we can work on underlying issues to find longer lasting resolution.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
Briana has extensive experience working with children and adolescents experiencing anger management issues, grief/loss, divorce/family conflict, or anxiety and/or depression. Briana utilizes a variety of techniques proven to assist children and adolescents including play and talk therapy. Communication problems and issues in academic/social development can often improve with proper support. Briana also has experience helping children overcome trauma and abuse.
College Students and Graduate Students
Both Abby and Briana specialize in the mental health and wellness of college students, community college students and graduate students. Both work part-time as therapists and supervisors in a college mental health counseling center. The stressors on students and adult learners are unique, and we can help students feel less overwhelmed and better able to be successful in school.
Therapists, social workers, drug/alcohol counselors and nurses all need help, too! Abby frequently provide therapy to other mental health professionals, as well as teachers, coaches, parents and other people who have dedicated themselves to helping others. We shift the balance back towards a healthy level of self-care so that you can continue to help and support others, and prioritize your own health and well-being. If you are flying on a plane with an individual needing assistance, the flight attendant will tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first.
Maternal Mental Health
Abby specializes in maternal mental health, including the anxiety and emotional challenges of pregnancy and new parenthood, infertility, and pregnancy loss. She integrates her professional expertise with her passion for empowering new and expecting parents to survive –and enjoy– this transition.
Becoming a parent is a time of adjustment, not just for new moms but for dads and partners, too. Couples’ therapy can also be helpful during this transition. Two thirds of couples experience decreased relationship satisfaction after the birth of a child. Let’s make it better!
Many otherwise healthy, competent, adults find that the role of being a parent is harder than they imagined. Newborn children require all of our focus just to survive. Many parents find it harder to shift the focus back onto themselves. If you are flying on a plane with an individual needing assistance, the flight attendant will tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first! We can work on “mothering the mother” and make sure all of you and your family’s needs are being met.
We have had the opportunity to gain experience and specialized training in many other areas. Please consult with us to see if we can meet your needs. If not we are happy to make referrals.