Counseling

Individual Counseling

Life is full of ups and downs, and at times, can be very challenging.  On occasion, you might get knocked down, feel overwhelmed, and struggle to live a healthy-normal life.  During these times, it can be helpful to work with a professional who offers unconditional support, objectivity, and confidentiality.  This is what counseling-coaching is all about -- working together to make you a better you.  Ultimately, our goal is to help you live the most meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilled life possible.  Clients can expect the following environment and experience:

- Unconditional positive regard, genuineness, empathy
- Supportive healing and recovery
- Develop life skills, and build inner resilience
- Identify and become your true self
- Evidence based treatment plans
- Team work, mediating, and advocating
- Mitigate feelings of distress and increase self-esteem
- Trust, decreased defensiveness, insecurity and guilt
- Improved wellness and healthier relationships
- Privacy protected, and confidentiality guaranteed
- At our office, mobile or web based teletherapy

About Your Counselor-Coach: As a top multi-sport high school and NCAA Division I scholarship athlete, he is uniquely qualified to work with:

- High school, college/pro athletes, coaches, teams 
- Sport families
- All ages, gender, and cultural/ethnic populations


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Marriage and Couples Counseling

If your relationship is faltering or needing support, it makes sense to work with a therapist who specializes in marriage-couples therapy, and really understands how to help couples in your situation. We are relationship experts, with extensive specialized training in how to help couples in distress find their way back to friendship and back to a loving connection.  We work with all gender couples, including LGBTQ.  Clients can expect the following environment and experience:


- Improve interpersonal communication
- Identify, heal destructive social behavioral patterns
- Reduced intensity, frequency, duration of arguments
- Learn non-negotiable values and needs 
- Restore love connection and revitalizing lost intimacy
- Developing or re-negotiating commitments

- At our office, mobile or web based teletherapy


Family Counseling

The family is viewed as a unique social system, complete with roles, identities, power-authority, birth order, and extended members, such as grandparents.  It recognizes the parts (i.e., individual personalities), but the emphasis is on the whole (i.e., how members function in a system).

Clients typically seek Family counseling due to intrafamily conflicts, emotional cut-off, emotional projection, multi-generational transmission, societal emotional process, substance abuse-addictions, mental illness, major life events, financial issues, and school issues. Other reasons to seek family counseling are the psychosocial challenges of creating a blended family.  Blended family is defined as:

  • A step family, blended family, or bonus family is a family where at least one parent has children that are not genetically related to the other spouse or partner. Either one parent may have children from a previous relationship

Clients can expect the following environment and experience:

- Develop family values and boundaries
- Reduce conflict and develop emotional regulation skills
- Improve communication and emotional processing
- Assist with resentment, apology, amends, and forgiveness
- Safely speak truth's and build trust
- Support family crisis
- Gain greater life meaning, purpose, and fulfillment
- At our office, mobile or web based teletherapy

Parenting Counseling

Whether you are co-parenting or parenting solo, it is considered one the toughest, yet most rewarding jobs in the world.  It is a 24/7 job that can be overwhelming, leading to chronic stress, dysfunction, and poor mind-body-spirit health.  Typically, issues stem from generational patterns, limited resources, and a dysfunctional value system, or lack of.  They also frequently occur due to parenting style conflicts (i.e., authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, neglectful).  Add in the messiness of life, or a child with special needs, and you may quickly find yourself in need of help.  


We see parent counseling as a hybrid therapy, which includes a mix of our chosen therapeutic models and life 101 coaching.  We also believe the most successful parent counselors are those who are willing to get in the game with you.  In other words, we have had great success entering a family system, such as your home.  This allows us to be in the moment so we can mediate, advocate, and teach-coach.  It is a powerful experience that should not be overlooked.  Clients can expect the following environment and experience:

- Learn powerful positive vs. negative behaviorism
- Identify and commit to parenting style/plan
- Develop family values and boundaries
- Create structure, routine, and learn negotiating skills
- Reduce conflict and develop emotional regulation skills
- Create adaptive strategies and build inner resilience.
- Gain greater life meaning, purpose, and fulfillment
- At our office, mobile or web based teletherapy

Divorce Counseling

Divorce is a major life event and it is one of the five D's of life: Divorce, death, disease, drugs, and death.  It can have a lasting impact on your life, family-children, friends, career, and community.  Up to 50% of US marriages will end in divorce, and most especially for women, they financially end inequitably.  Lastly, the impact on children can be severe, potentially effecting cognitive psychosocial growth and development.  Clients can expect the following environment and experience:

- Safe zone for private or spousal communication
- Mediate and advocate on your behalf
- Evaluate options and help finalize decisions
- Assist with life and career transition plan
- Provide mind-body-spirit-financial advice
- Support and advocate for family-children
- Focus on wellness and coping strategies
- Gain greater life meaning, purpose, and fulfillment
- At our office, mobile or web based teletherapy

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