People often get stuck in their problems because all they can see is the problem. Counseling can provide a different perspective that helps the client to focus on the solution thus reframing the problem. A third party who is objective can provide perspective that clients are unable to see.
Therapy is not meant to be just a feel good session. It is meant to be a collaborative process where the client and therapist work towards accomplishing the client’s goals. My goal is to help clients discover what is true about them and be able to embrace their inherent value and worth. During therapy you will find a listening ear and validation. While there may be times of facing difficult feelings, the therapeutic environment will be safe and secure.
Individual counseling is a means for people struggling with mood disturbances such as depression and anxiety or other interpersonal issues. Individuals can adapt to cope with stress, interpersonal issues, grief, anger issues, and low self-esteem throughout the counseling process. The therapist partners with the individual to discover their own answers to the problems they bring to counseling.
When couples turn towards each other the majority of the time, intimacy is built and marriages last. Couples will learn how to make and recognize bids for connection when counseling at Eleven Six Counseling.
Couples Intensive Therapy
Couples Intensive Therapy is a ten-hour of concentrated counseling over two days with a Gottman, trained licensed marriage family therapist. Using the evidence-based Gottman treatment model, couples complete a relationship assessment that identifies the areas where they can achieve the highest growth and move forward to a place of strength, reconnection, and hope.
Family Counseling, Colorado Springs
Family therapy is a form of counseling addressing specific issues within a family system affecting the health and functioning of the family. It assists families through difficult periods, significant transition, or mental or behavioral health problems in family members. Family therapy employs a family systems theory that views individuals’ problems in the context of the larger unit: the family. In family counseling, families identify the dysfunctional family rules and learn new ways to relate to one another free of negativity.
Sexual Addiction Counseling
Despite a common misunderstanding, sex addiction is not about “too much sex.” It is a severe problem in which one engages in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behavior despite increasing negative consequences to self-and/or others (SASH Web site, 2007). Recovery is possible with the help of others. When seeking help, individuals must be willing to come out of hiding and share with another their most shameful and dark secrets. Sharing the behavior and choices made during addiction breaks the shame that attempts to define the addict as bad and hopeless.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the result of traumatic experiences that cannot be understood or processed at the moment they are occurring. The brain switches to the sympathetic autonomic nervous system, which is the flight or fight system. PTSD is triggered when similar or familiar emotions from the trauma trigger are experienced in the present. The sympathetic nervous system repeatedly takes over and signals danger when, in fact, there is no real danger.
Betrayal Trauma and Affairs
Affairs and trauma rupture trust and undermine the very foundation on which committed relationships are built. Betrayal destroys trust and commitment. Using the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy (GMCT) Atonement, Attunement, and Attachment model, couples will learn how to move beyond the betrayal and begin to rebuild trust and commitment in their relationship.
Depressive disorders constitute one of the most common and severe complications seen in therapy. It is often called the common cold within mental health. Depression can be very debilitating and often misunderstood by clients and their families.
Loss and Grief Counseling
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any loss can cause grief.