Green Couch Counseling provides individual, couples, and family therapy - including premarital counseling. An eclectic approach is used to help meet your counseling goals. Research shows that the connection between client and therapist is much more important than the therapeutic modality.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a type of somatic therapy that enables people to heal from emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences. I often tell clients it's like a software update for your brain. The goal is to fully process any stuck memories, thoughts, and sensations and store them where they belong. EMDR does not erase traumatic memories but decreases their intensity. We work to resolve negative beliefs by replacing them with more adaptive ones. As a result, clients feel relief, healing, and empowerment. EMDR is proven to help with grief & loss, abuse, traumas, phobias, low self-esteem, attachment issues, family disruptions, painful memories, and PTSD.
Internal Family Systems is an approach that identifies and addresses multiple parts within each person. It focuses on healing wounded parts and restoring internal balance and peace by changing the dynamics that create internal conflict.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that acknowledges the important relationship between thoughts/beliefs, emotions, and behavior. We can often change our feelings about situations by changing our thoughts and beliefs. Dialectical means combining opposite ideas. In this case, acceptance and change. DBT focuses on assisting people to accept their lives while working to change them. There is also a significant focus on mindfulness.
Exposure and Response Prevention is the gold standard treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. ERP is a behavioral therapy that gradually exposes people to situations designed to provoke a person's anxieties in a safe environment. ERP does not attempt to remove distressing situations and thoughts. Instead, you learn to tolerate uncomfortable feelings and sensations in your body, no longer allowing them control you or keep you from living a full life.
Narrative Therapy is a style of therapy that helps people embrace being the expert in their own lives. You know your story best, and you get to tell it - your way. In narrative therapy, we discuss the stories you've developed and carried with you throughout your life.
Gottman Couples Therapy
Julie and John Gottman have studied couples for over 40 years. As a result, they know better than anyone else what makes relationships work. Gottman Therapy uses assessments and interventions designed to help couples strengthen their relationship in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and the creation of shared meaning. As a result, couples learn how to interact positively, repair past hurts, and increase connection.
I offer the Gottman Relationship Check-Up. The cost is an additional $40.
I do not offer play therapy. However, Blossom Child Therapy with Kelley Cock is right across the hall in Suite 203.
Kelly is in-network with Aetna, Optum, and United. A contract with BCBS is pending. Please reach out for BCBS updates.
Out-of-pocket cost is $150/individuals or $175/couples for a 55-minute session. Longer sessions are available upon request.
Cancellations with less than 48-hour notice will be charged at the full rate unless able to be filled. This does not apply to illness or emergencies.