Specialties & Treatment Approaches
Offering the Following
You are here because you are a woman who is seeking renewed hope and greater confidence. You are here because you want to be guided by a leader in the field of mental health counseling. SolRiver Counseling offers women like you an opportunity to feel empowered, learn about common issues women go through, and live the life you were meant to live.
Some of the most sought after issues that women come to therapy for are those related to their relationships. You are that women who seeks to maintain a strong sense of who she is while having healthy relationships with her family, her friendships, and with her romantic partners. SolRiver Counseling is here to help you love yourself while addressing relational distress.
The lowered mood, thoughts of self-loathing, and feelings of hopelessness that often accompany depression are relentless. They are like the unwelcome house guests that come into your life uninvited. SolRiver Counseling empowers you to overcome these issues so you may get out of bed each morning with a renewed sense of purpose.
You continually put yourself down in relationships and even when no one is looking. You feel less than and inferior to other people and it feels like you have no control over it. The littlest things people say can trigger you into feelings of lowered self-esteem and self-worth. You want to feel confident but don't know how. SolRiver Counseling is here to give you tools for effectively improving your confidence.
Traumas from your past are like ghosts that creep into the present moment. They can impact your ability to function in social, work, and relational settings. Until you are aware of the effects trauma has on you, you will remain stuck in many of your relational and social patterns. This is why counseling at SolRiver Counseling takes a Trauma-informed approach.
I'm sure you have felt the fears of imperfection that have put a damper on the core of who you are. It is not uncommon to doubt yourself at the cost of your own self-value. Therapy at SolRiver Counseling teaches practical tools perfect for everyday use to help you heal and overcome your own anxieties.
Offering the Following
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
CBT assists in a person's ability to challenge and reframe negative thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors, improving emotional regulation. It will help you develop new and healthy coping skills that target solving current distressing issues and problems.
CULTURALLY SENSITIVE THERAPY
This encompasses an understanding of a client's ethnicity, background, and beliefs. Therapists who incorporate cultural sensitivity into their work and practice, emphasize the importance of respecting the opinions, values, and attitudes of differing cultures even when it differs from their own.
Schema therapy helps those with long-term issues, those with traumas from earlier childhood. It seeks to help a client more fully understand and integrate early experiences and patterns of thinking that have caused a person to cope in unhealthy, maladaptive ways. It has been especially helpful for those struggling with depression and personality disorders.
TRAUMA INFORMED THERAPY
A trauma-informed approach assists a person in gaining awareness of the widespread effects that trauma has on the limbic system, life functioning, and relationships. When we understand its impact in these areas, through a trauma-informed lens, we can begin to see and shift the role that trauma plays in our outlook, emotions, and behavior.
DANCE & MOVEMENT THERAPY
Dance Therapy, also known as movement therapy, is one of the expressive, creative arts therapies that highlights the connection between movement and emotion. It is the
psychotherapeutic use of movement to bring somatic awareness to the body which holds much of our trauma. Therefore, dance therapy has the innate ability to improve intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body, mind, and spirit.
STRENGTHS BASED THERAPY
Strength-based therapy is a form of talk therapy, or psychotherapy, that guides you toward a retelling of your personal history of traumas, stressors, and pain with more emphasis on yourself as a survivor than as a victim, and more emphasis on your strengths and survival skills than on your weakness.