COUNSELING

Cedar & Oaks Counseling is a place where you will find understanding, hope, and healing for your life wounds. Our counselors provide clinical therapy and life-changing counseling. We are committed to helping you find solutions to your life challenges and answers to your deepest inner questions.

Counseling Services

EMDR - EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION and REPROCESSING

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

DBT - DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. 

CBT - COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY

We all have thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that we deal with all day long. These can be adaptive and help us interact with others or they can create barriers and reduce our ability to be resilient. We will discover together the environments where you are having difficulties and address the thoughts and emotions that arise for you. We will create new patterns of thinking.

ACT- ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  (ACT) is a type of therapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. Categorically speaking, ACT is a form of mindfulness-based therapy, theorizing that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviors to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals. 
 

ACT focuses on 3 areas:
 

Accept your reactions and be present
Choose a valued direction
Take action.

Cedar & Oaks Counseling is a place where you will find understanding, hope, and healing for your life wounds. Our counselors provide clinical therapy and life-changing counseling. We are committed to helping you find solutions to your life challenges and answers to your deepest inner questions.

Our services can help with: 

  •  Trauma

  •  Anger

  • Christian Counseling

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Suicidality and self-harm

  • Blended families

  • Grief and loss

We leverage modalities such as: 

  • EDMR

  • Mindfulness

  • DBT

  • ACT

  • CBT

THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF COUNSELING 

Psychotherapy can have both benefits and risks. Psychotherapy has been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy can lead to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress (1). In fact, recent research has demonstrated that some types of psychotherapy offer equal or better treatment results at a lower cost than medication (2).

However, since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Approaching feelings or thoughts that you have tried not to think about for a long time may be painful. Making changes in your beliefs or behavior can be scary and sometimes disruptive to the relationships you already have. It is important that you consider carefully whether these risks are worth the benefits to you of changing. However, there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

1. For more discussion on efficacy of therapy, see http://www.apa.org/practice/peff.html
2. Pomeranz, J. Drug Benefit Trends 11(7):2-BH-5-BH, 1999.

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