Play Therapy provides an environment for children to communicate.
Children's creative and problem-solving processes happen through play and playful interaction, strengthening their ability to build frustration tolerance; increase attention span; develop confidence; and reduce stress-response cycles. Parents are an important part of this process. Most sessions with children include time for parents to discuss and review parenting concerns.Parent consultation is integrated in the treatment process and is also offered separately as in-depth support
Individual Therapy & Group Therapy
Teens and their parents need a safe place to explore concerns and relationships. Challenges are confronted within the context of a trusting relationship, and accountability is encouraged. Strategies and skills are taught through creative techniques. Encouragement is offered, especially when teens are experiencing low self-esteem, social or school problems, anxiety, depression, boy-/girlfriend or parental relationship issues, gender/sexuality identity formation, and trauma-related problems.
Family & Couples
Families are given the opportunity to build solutions.
Identifying destructive patterns and existing strengths will empower parents to re-establish order within the home.
When a marriage seems caught in a web of conflict and more mis-communication than authentic connection, couples therapy can offer greater understanding for both partners. Katharine utilizes a variety of approaches for expanding a couple's skill repertoire. An important goal is for partners to learn to communicate WITH each other. This means listening and speaking from a place of love, truth and forgiveness. It may involve anger, sadness, loss, shame, guilt, or fear. All of these emotions are safe when the goal is acceptance rather then blame
Couples, Family, and Parent Coaching
Educational groups and weekend retreats are available for exploring new perspectives and solutions. Parent Coaching is available via office, phone, or Skype.
A Safe Place To Discover Healing
Adults who discover that they need the support of a therapeutic relationship will find the safety needed to explore problems from a new perspective. Integrative approaches that address emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being are encouraged. A place that celebrates the sacred, respectful and collaborative work between therapist and client brings clarity to those chaotic, confusing, or wounded times in an individual's life.
Ongoing Group Therapy is available for teens, aged 12-18
Teens must be in active therapy with an individual therapist (need not be with Katharine).
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is utilized in a creative format to assist in skill and strategy building for emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.