Our therapists are trained to meet you where you’re at – we can help you to begin to understand and address the overwhelming feeling of stress and worry, while also assisting you in finding ways to better manage and address these concerns.
We are dedicated to providing a safe space where the suffering, hopelessness, and fear of depression can be explored. We recognize the strength in sharing this vulnerable time in your life and we want to help you harness your strength in creating change.
Couples, Marital, and Relationship Disharmony
Whether you and your partner may simply want to increase your communication skills to strengthen your connection, become more aware of your emotions and needs, or need help reshaping some problematic patterns that seem to be developing, we are here for whatever your needs may be.
Our goal is to help you and your partner have a deeper understanding of yourself and each other through covering a variety of topics such as communication, the role of friends and family members, sharing responsibilities, managing finances, and so much more.
We will work with you to better understand the root of your difficulties in social situations to help you find mastery over it. Our aim is to help you approach social situations freer from anxiety, feeling more confident and self-assured in engaging others and asserting for yourself.
Dysfunctional Family Experiences
Our therapists have expertise working with family-related issues. We will work to assist you in clarifying how to best manage family situations and relationships, and to make difficult decisions regarding your family as well as sorting through your own process of healing past and current emotional pain and difficulties.
Grief and Loss
Times of grief and loss can be isolating but seeking out for help can be the opportunity for you to find support during a painful time. We are available to discuss and explore topics of loss, life transition, grief, and death in a way that can help you sort through this without shame and aloneness.
Our therapists recognize that transitions can become overwhelming and debilitating by creating anxiety, stress, and indecision. Whether it’s processing periods of transition you’ve experienced throughout your life or exploring your feelings and needs that accompany these challenging times, we are dedicated to supporting you as you find your way through these periods.
Self-Esteem and Self-Image Issues
Whether we find it difficult to recognize strengths in ourselves or we experience problems with self-worth about our job, our therapists are ready to begin exploring where these “standards” come from and to help you build a foundation of strength and worth, where you don’t need to be reliant on external worth to keep you going.
Professional and Personal Balance
Our staff can help you explore how limit setting and better boundaries can empower you to prioritize what’s most important to you, while also finding ways to sufficiently tackle the more cumbersome but necessary tasks in your life so that you can work toward a balance that is more manageable.
Sexuality and Gender Issues
Our staff have a passion for working with sexual and gender minorities and understand that there are societal, cultural, and relational factors that impact one’s various intersecting identities. We are committed to providing affirmative therapy to the LGBTQIAP+ community and creating a strong therapeutic relationship where clients can further understand, examine, and accept their most authentic selves
Substance Use Concerns/Addiction
Psychological Services staff have additional training and education in treating compulsive behaviors and addiction/substance use issues, and Dr. Bricker –Psychological Services’ director who holds senior-level certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor – provides treatment and consults regularly with the PS, PC staff to ensure that clients seeking treatment for these concerns get exceptional and scientifically-informed care in finding their way to freedom from these difficult to manage issues.
Cultural Adjustment/Multicultural Concerns
Our staff pride ourselves on being aware and attuned to the intersectionality of identities that a client may bring into session. There can often be instances where one’s cultural upbringing instilled values or practices clash with our current environment, and we are stuck on how to navigate it. We understand that these intersecting identities may influence the therapeutic process and we look to engaging in that process with you.
Our staff have a passion for working with sexual and gender minorities and understand that there are societal, cultural, and relational factors that impact one’s various intersecting identities. We are committed to providing affirmative therapy to the LGBTQIAP+ community and creating a strong therapeutic relationship where clients can further understand, examine, and accept their most authentic selves.