Eleven Six Counseling
It is impossible to please God apart from faith. Anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him. (The Message)
People form conclusions based on experiences they encounter in life. Often these conclusions are false and the result of others behavior towards us, and no fault of our own. Therapy helps discover what is true about ourselves and frees us from these conclusions that have motivated negative behaviors. Eleven Six Counseling is a place where faith in God is rewarded by experiencing his care and concern. People searching for answers find them through relationship with him and discovering the eternal value each person holds in God’s eyes.
Thomas Jefferson declared, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” that these truths are self-evident. I believe everyone has inherent value and worth declared by their Creator. I have concluded, as a result of my own life’s journey, that my experiences shape and mold my character into becoming exactly who God wants me to be and to fulfill His purpose for my life.
Peter Marsh, MA, LMFT, SRT
Marriage Family Therapy
Using a cognitive behavioral approach during the counseling process, clients learn to identify anxious thoughts tied to core beliefs. By replacing the anxious thoughts with what is true about them, relief from anxiety occurs. I validate peoples’s experiences while helping them uncover the truth about their inherent value and worth in order to re-frame their problems and discover solutions to them. I focus on what clients believe about themselves and how those beliefs shape their behavior emphasizing solutions not problems. Together with the client, we re-frame perceptions in light of discovered truth creating new perceptions that influence our feelings and thinking.
Systems theory recognizes that people exist in the context of relationships within family systems that have specific dynamics. Change the organization of the family dynamics and presenting problems can be resolved. As a marriage family therapist, I focus on families and their family systems that govern them. Family theory suggests that often families do not want to disrupt the equilibrium of the family rules even when it they are unproductive or unhealthy. I help families learn new ways to relate to one another free of negativity.
I specialize in sexual addiction recovery helping clients find a path to freedom from compulsive and negative behaviors. For many, compulsive sexual behaviors have destroyed their most important relationships. Recovery from sexual addiction is possible with help. Clients can expect to find an accepting environment where transparency is rewarded and freedom found.
As a Christian Therapist, I counsel from a Christian worldview and seek to honor Biblical principles in the delivery of counseling services. I adhere to the ethical code of the American Association of Marriage Family Therapists and established evidenced based therapeutic models within the field of psychology. I am a member of The Association of American Marriage Family Therapists (AAMFT), Academy of Cognitive Therapists, and International Associates of Trauma Professionals.