Services Offered

Couples and Relational Counseling

Couples counseling addresses a number of issues in your relationship:

  • Learning more effective ways to communicate so that you feel seen and heard.
  • Creating safety so you can get a handle on life when it feels out of control.
  • Learning how to grow greater intimacy and passion in your relationship.
  • Disrupting the old patterns of communication so that something new can emerge.
  • Leveling up your love connection.

We with a diverse group of couples:  married, unmarried, premarital, cohabitating, LGBTQ* couples, couples struggling with their sexual intimacy, affair recovery, parenting challenges, difficulties with in-law relationships, trust issues, etc.

We welcome couples at all stages of their relationship, including those:

  • Wanting better communication, more intimacy and more fun together
  • On the brink of divorce or break-up
  • Uncertain of the future of the relationship
  • Struggling with dating, transition to marriage, parenthood, empty nest, and ageing
  • Proactive couples who want to deepen, strengthen and preserve their love
  • Premarital couples who want help building a strong foundation

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a form of counseling that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Play therapy is used for emotional regulation, improve social skills, and resolve trauma. Filial therapy is a form of family play therapy, developed by Bernard and Louise Gurerney. This approach emphasizes a structured training program for parents in which they learn how to employ child-centered play sessions in the home.

Play is essential to human growth, development, learning and cultivating relationships. Play is a natural process that:

  • Builds trust and mastery
  • Fosters learning and acceptable behaviors
  • Regulates emotions
  • Reduces anxieties
  • Promotes creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Encourages open communication
  • Elevates self esteem


Teenagers often feel caught in between childhood and adulthood, and are struggling to find their own identity while undergoing rapid physical, emotional and intellectual growth and change. Therapy with adolescents often integrates both play therapy and talk therapy, and is tailored around each adolescent’s particular needs and capacity. Although adolescents can use words to convey themselves a lot better than younger children, they still have some difficulty articulating themselves.

Anxiety and depression often manifest differently for young people than they do for adults. If your child is having a hard time with their behavior at home, at school or with friends, or if they are having a hard time transitioning from one activity to another, they may be expressing unspoken concerns and fears.

Additional signs that your child may benefit from therapy may include:

  • Difficulties at school, either with teachers, peers or academics.
  • Sudden changes in mood or behavior.
  • Difficulties with sleeping, eating or going to the bathroom.
  • Irritability, difficult “temper tantrums”, excessive anger or aggression.
  • Sad or scary dreams, nightmares, or fantasies.
  • Preoccupation with ideas, thoughts or feelings that seem inappropriate to their age.


Individual counseling is the most common form of therapy.  Our counselors work to build a caring, trust based relationship with their clients.  It is fundamental for a successful counseling experience that a client feel completely comfortable with their clinician and with the counseling experience, if this is not the case, we will gladly help you find a therapist that is more compatible for you and your needs. Through this therapeutic relationship, counselors can assist their clients in achieving their goals.   Because you are working individual, the pace and amount of change is completely up to you.  Below are just a few areas that our counselors can assist with.  We also work with LGBTQ issues and hardships.

Personal Development

  • Identity development
  • Finding/using your personal voice
  • Second-guessing or self-doubt
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Relationship difficulty
  • Relational patterns
  • Inner battles
  • Fearing what others think
  • Being hard on yourself


  • Feeling stuck
  • Feeling the life, you know doesn’t fit anymore
  • Feeling betrayed or left behind
  • Difficulty getting past old or current hurts
  • Feeling walked over
  • Feeling you don’t matter 


  • Spiritual abuse
  • Crises or disintegration of faith
  • Wanting to feel more connected
  • Inner battles
  • Disillusionment

Pet Assisted Therapy

Over the last several years there is more evidence based studies supporting the importance of pets to improve one’s emotional and physical wellbeing.  We have a few of our clinicians that have dogs they use in the counseling sessions.

What do mental health therapy dogs do?

To some extent, therapy dogs do what all pets do: provide unconditional emotional support and companionship. They also facilitate social interactions and help reluctant therapy patients embrace the process. In some cases, dogs act as liaisons between psychotherapists and patients, “co-therapists” in a very real way.

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