Therapy:
Individual / Caregiver-Child / Group / Intensive

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Seasons Promise counseling is attachment-focused, relies upon attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and develops mind-body awareness. Sometimes physical exercise, reading, writing, practicing PLACE (Playfulness, Love, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) or recording thoughts, feelings and behaviors may be assigned as homework. I believe clients must engage in the process of creating change outside of the counseling session for counseling to have long-term success. Seasons Promise is not an addiction recovery or crisis response practice, but does coordinate addiction recovery with other groups.

 

Trauma resolution involves creating a safe place to address past events that still impact your life. Trauma resolution is completed through EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and PC (Progressive Counting), with integration of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as needed for those with cognitive delays. EMDR Therapy is a powerful psychotherapy that has helped over an estimated two million people relieve many types of distress. It is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and more. PC Therapy is a fairly new research-supported trauma treatment that is effective, efficient, well-tolerated by clients, and relatively easy to master. Progressive Counting is for clients of all ages who have been exposed to significant trauma or loss.

In addition, Seasons Promise works with Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Curriculum. Social Thinking teaches skills in verbal and non-verbal communication, perspective taking, learning about the “hidden rules” of various situations, how these skills can help in making friends, keeping jobs, and reducing anxiety in clients with nonverbal learning and executive function disabilities.

 

Individual Therapy is usually through weekly appointments, 30-90 minutes long and may also involve anger management skills for children, anxiety coping skills for children, teens, and adults, and may also include trauma work as needed.

 

Group Therapy covers topics such as: Adoption, Teen Relationships, Social Thinking in the Workplace. Groups vary over time, contact us for more information.

 

Intensives are for those who have good coping skills and are in need of working through past trauma to feel better quickly. Intensives involve 4-8 hours/day of therapy depending upon age. Pre-screening and follow-up with either Seasons Promise or your referring therapist is required.

 

Most Insurance, Health Savings Plans and Victims Compensation Funds accepted.

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