Counseling & Therapy
Mental health counseling and therapy in a warm, supportive environment. Our compassionate counselors and psychologists work with individuals, families, children, couples, and teens. Teletherapy and in-person appointments are available.
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At New Directions Mental Health, therapy is a core component of our approach to mental health care. Our therapists are trained in a variety of evidence-based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. They work with individuals, couples, and families to address a wide range of mental health concerns, from anxiety and depression to trauma and relationship difficulties.
We believe that therapy is a collaborative process, in which the therapist and the client work together to identify and achieve goals. Our therapists are warm, supportive, and empathetic, and they create a safe and non-judgmental environment in which clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
We also understand that everyone’s mental health journey is unique, and we strive to offer a range of therapy options to meet the needs of each individual. Whether you’re looking for short-term, solution-focused therapy or longer-term, depth-oriented work, our therapists are here to support you every step of the way. If you’re ready to start your mental health journey, schedule an appointment with one of our therapists today.
Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a type of short-term, focused psychotherapy that helps individuals improve their communication skills and relationships with others. IPT specifically focuses on the current relationships and social interactions a person is experiencing in order to treat emotional and behavioral problems.
Behavioral Activation Therapy
Behavioral Activation Therapy is a form of talk therapy that focuses on helping individuals identify and engage in activities that bring them pleasure and satisfaction, in order to increase overall feelings of well-being and reduce symptoms of depression. This therapy emphasizes the connection between behavior, thoughts, and emotions, and encourages patients to take concrete steps towards positive change in their lives.
Exposure therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves gradually and systematically exposing a person to their feared object, thought or situation in a controlled and safe environment. This therapy aims to help the individual overcome their anxiety or phobia by confronting and eventually overcoming their fear.
Family Systems Therapy
Family Systems Therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the relationships and interactions between members of a family. It aims to address emotional and behavioral problems by exploring the underlying family dynamics and patterns of interaction. By improving communication and understanding between family members, this therapy aims to enhance overall functioning and improve the mental health of the individuals within the family system.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a form of therapy that teaches individuals how to focus on the present moment and cultivate awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. This approach can help individuals reduce anxiety, depression, and stress by developing a more balanced relationship with their experiences.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a form of psychotherapy that combines elements of mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy. It helps individuals recognize and challenge negative thoughts and emotions and replace them with positive and more adaptive ways of thinking, ultimately leading to reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves all members of a family unit. This type of therapy is designed to help families work through challenges, improve communication and relationships, and resolve conflicts in a supportive and collaborative environment. By addressing the behaviors and attitudes of each member within the context of the family, family therapy can help to create a more harmonious and functional household.
Couples counseling is a type of therapy that focuses on improving communication and resolving conflicts between partners in a romantic relationship. It provides a supportive environment where both individuals can express their feelings and work together to find solutions to any challenges they may be facing in their relationship. This type of therapy can help couples deepen their connection and improve their overall satisfaction in the relationship.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals develop a greater sense of psychological flexibility and acceptance towards their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The goal of ACT is to help individuals live a more meaningful and valued life, even in the presence of psychological pain. By embracing their experiences and learning to cultivate positive thoughts and behaviors, individuals are better able to manage difficult emotions and situations, leading to a more fulfilling life.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was specifically designed to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, but has since been adapted to treat a variety of other mental health conditions. DBT teaches skills to help individuals regulate their emotions, manage stress, and improve their relationships with others. This therapy combines mindfulness techniques with more traditional behavioral therapy techniques to help individuals develop greater emotional regulation and improve their quality of life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. CBT is based on the premise that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and that negative patterns in one area can have a profound effect on the others. This evidence-based therapy focuses on present experiences and challenges and helps individuals develop coping strategies for managing symptoms and achieving their goals. CBT has been shown to be effective for a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Humanistic therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the individual’s unique experiences and personal growth. This type of therapy emphasizes the person’s capacity for self-reflection and encourages them to live in the present moment. The goal of humanistic therapy is to help individuals develop a greater sense of self-awareness and to find fulfillment in their lives by connecting with their own inner emotions and thoughts.
Psychodynamic therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on the unconscious mind and past experiences to help individuals understand their thoughts and behaviors in the present moment. This approach aims to uncover repressed emotions and experiences that may be affecting one’s relationships and actions, and to use that understanding to bring about positive changes in the individual’s life. Psychodynamic therapy often involves exploring early childhood experiences and relationships with caregivers to gain insights into the root of current emotional and psychological challenges.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals process and overcome traumatic memories, anxiety, and other symptoms related to past traumatic experiences. The therapy involves having the patient follow the therapist’s moving finger or a light with their eyes, while thinking about the traumatic event, which can help reduce the intensity of the memory. With EMDR therapy, patients can work towards healing, resolution, and growth.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves a small group of people receiving therapy together with a trained therapist. It provides a supportive environment for individuals to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings with others who are facing similar challenges. Group therapy can be particularly effective for individuals dealing with social anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, as it allows them to connect with others who understand what they’re going through and receive support and guidance from the therapist. At New Directions Mental Health, our group therapy sessions are designed to promote healing and growth in a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment.