We work with people who are striving towards full and healthy living. We assist individuals in determining and establishing good patterns for their life – encouraging them to live as their “true self.”
As therapists, we want to help all of our clients – but adolescents in particular – to establish good habits and healthy boundaries. We strive to help these individuals determine the people they want to be right now as well as in the future. We also specifically work with students to manage their test anxiety – in collaboration with Get Smarter Prep.
We work with parents and their adolescent children to establish a healthy balance of interdependence. We also work towards optimal communication. We believe the parent-child relationship is very important and integral to the success of the individual.
Stress & Anxiety Management
Everybody deals with stress and anxiety, but sometimes it just becomes too much to handle on your own. More than 40 million American adults struggle with some form of an anxiety disorder. At True Self Counseling, we teach relaxation exercises and coping techniques so that you can effectively manage the stress in your life.
In our society, there tends to be a lot of pressure placed on women. They play many different roles and sometimes the many expectations just get overwhelming. We help women identify exactly who and what they want to be and help them work toward that goal.
When you are in an unhealthy relationship, you are not free to be your “true self.” Therefore, the process of healing from an unhealthy relationship involves re-discovering who you really are, which can be tremendously exciting and fulfilling.
Families have the ability to provide a wonderful atmosphere of love, acceptance, support and encouragement. Unfortunately, families can often be a source of tension, anger, resentment and bitterness. Our goal is to restore the role of the family to one that provides a safe haven, allows room for individual growth, and promotes positive change.
Being in a healthy relationship is not always the easiest thing to do. It takes hard work, commitment, awareness, willingness to admit when you’re wrong, communication, honesty, vulnerability…the list could go on and on. However, having a healthy relationship with someone with whom you feel secure, loved, and deeply connected can be so fulfilling! We strive to bring our couple clients to awareness of the unhealthy habits they’ve fallen into so that they can create healthier relational habits and restore the relationship to its fullest potential.
Treatment for Depression
One in four adults will experience major depression at some point in their lives. Depression can have a profoundly negative impact on an individual’s life, as well as the lives of family and friends. We aim to identify the source(s) of depression, so as to minimize the negative affects. We also collaborate with each client to decide upon more positive coping techniques.
We aim to break the cycle of abuse, whether it be emotional, verbal, physical, sexual or other. In an abusive relationship, one partner is controlling, manipulating and mistreating the other. We promote healthy relationships and make sure each person knows that they deserve to be treated with respect.
We all go through difficult transitions in life: moving to a new area, ending a relationship, losing a job, becoming an “empty-nester.” These transitions are not always easy to go through, which is why we are here to provide support and counsel through the difficult times.
Divorce is not an easy thing to go through. There is often a great amount of hurt that needs to be processed through and healed. We meet with individuals as they are, whether it be broken, sad, lonely or bitter and journey with them to a healthier state of being.