What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is an active approach to creating a space for you to bring about changes in your life. A skilled therapist is an active listener who has the ability, through training and experience, to identify and analyze the emotional and mental constructs or blocks, that are preventing you from bringing about those desired changes. Using approaches and techniques that stir your own ability for self-knowledge and healing, a therapist is constantly at work, even when “just” listening. Research has shown that the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client is the best indicator of a positive outcome.
Mary Burke, our certified, licensed and experienced therapist, is dedicated to helping her clients regain their mental and emotional wellbeing by providing her services for:
- Individual counseling
- Couple/Marital counseling
- Family Counseling
- Children, Adolescent, Adult counseling
- School Social Work consultation
Family Counseling is a unique form of counseling to identify the needs of the individual members and balance those with the well-being of the family unit. Whether you are a blended family, or have disconnected teenagers, if you struggle with adoption issues around identity, or feel children withdrawing from the family unit, family counseling can help you reconnect.
Teen Counseling Teenage years are full of ups and downs as they try to figure themselves out and learn about who they are in the world. It can be rife with emotion, angst, questioning, and existential crises, add learning difficulties to the mix and it can place a strain on the entire family. Children who act out at home or in school, or withdraw in their room or on their device could benefit from Teen Counseling. (note: Parents should not coerce their children into therapy, even out of love and concern, the teen must be a willing participant.)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, marital problems, eating disorders and other types of mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications. CBT therapists’ primary focus is on moving forward to develop more effective ways of coping with life, with less focus on analysis of the past.