Counseling and Therapy
Discover the benefits of mental health counseling and therapy from professionals who are passionate about your healing and growth. In a warm, supportive environment, our counselors and psychologists work with clients of all ages as well as families and couples. We also offer both teletherapy and in-person appointments.
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Mental health counseling and therapy is a core component of the Columbia Associates approach to mental health care. Through a variety of evidence-based approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy, they can address a wide range of mental health concerns. These include everything from anxiety and depression to past trauma and relationship troubles.
Therapy is collaborative. This means that therapists and clients 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 past experiences and develop healthy coping skills for the future.
We also know that each person’s mental health journey is unique. That’s why we strive to offer a range of therapy options to meet the needs of each client. You might be looking for short-term, solution-focused therapy or longer-term, depth-oriented work, and either way, our team is here to support you throughout your journey. Ready to start your mental health counseling and therapy journey? Schedule an appointment with one of our therapists today.
Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a short-term psychotherapy that helps participants improve their communication skills as well as their relationships with others. This therapy focuses on the current relationships and social interactions a person has in order to address any emotional and behavioral problems.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was specifically designed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder. However, it has also been adapted to treat a variety of other mental health conditions. DBT teaches clients skills to help them regulate their emotions, manage stress, and improve their relationships with others. Through mindfulness techniques along with more traditional behavioral therapy techniques, DBT can help participants develop greater emotional regulation and improve their quality of life.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps clients identify and change their negative thought patterns and behaviors. This therapy is based on the premise that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and that negative patterns in one area can have a profound effect on others. This evidence-based therapy focuses on present experiences and challenges and helps participants develop healthy coping skills. CBT has been shown to be effective for a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Exposure therapy involves gradually and systematically exposing a participant to something that they fear in a controlled and safe environment. This therapy aims to help the client overcome their anxiety or phobia by confronting and eventually overcoming their fear.
Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-based stress reduction teaches participants how to focus on the present moment and cultivate awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. This approach can help clients reduce anxiety, depression, and stress by developing a more balanced relationship with their experiences.
Behavioral Activation Therapy
Behavioral activation therapy focuses on helping clients identify and engage in activities that bring them pleasure and satisfaction to increase overall feelings of well-being and reduce symptoms of depression. This therapy emphasizes the connection between behaviors, thoughts, and emotions in order to encourage clients to take practical steps toward positive change.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines elements of mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy. It helps participants 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 involves all members of a family unit. This type of mental health counseling is designed to help families work through challenges, improve communication and relationships, and resolve conflicts with the help of a therapist. In a supportive and collaborative environment, family members can address the behaviors and attitudes of each member and help create a more harmonious and functional household.
Couples counseling focuses on improving communication and resolving conflicts between partners in a romantic relationship. At Columbia Associates, couples can find 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 mental health counseling 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 toward 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.
Humanistic therapy focuses on unique experiences and personal growth. It emphasizes the participant’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 mental health therapy that focuses on the unconscious mind and past experiences to help participants 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. Often, psychodynamic therapy 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 an evidence-based approach that helps clients process and overcome traumatic memories. The therapy involves having the participant follow the therapist’s moving finger or light with their eyes while thinking about the traumatic event, which can help reduce the intensity of the memory. With EMDR therapy, clients can work towards growth, resolution, and healing.
Group therapy is a form of mental health therapy that involves a small group of people receiving therapy together with a trained therapist. In a supportive environment, participants can share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings with others who are facing similar challenges. Group therapy can be particularly effective for individuals dealing with depression, social anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues. At Columbia Associates, our group therapy sessions are designed to promote healing and growth in a safe, inclusive, and empowering environment.