In order to experience peace and joy, we must have the courage to face our fears. Psychotherapy counseling aims at assisting people in understanding and overcoming personal problems and being free of difficulties in relationships, anger, conflict, trauma, abuse, bereavement, and addiction.
As human beings, we all struggle. Our goal is to help you find clarity, purpose, and strength. Through the therapy process, we will help you cultivate a confidence and resiliency that you can then carry into every challenge you face. Healing is when these struggles no longer control you.
We are a private, group psychotherapy practice offering counseling services for children, adolescents, young adults, adults, elderly people, couples, families, and groups. We also offer traditional and non-traditional modalities that promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being including energy healing, and spiritual counseling.
Therapy has the power to transform an individual and bring about lasting personal change. It has been proven through research that emotional health benefits gained from psychodynamic therapy is equal to, and often exceeds those of medication. Effective talk therapy has the ability to alter the chemicals in your brain and rewire your neural pathways, changing the way you process information about yourself and the world.
“Therapy has really helped me to overcome the problems in my life that I was starting to believe couldn’t change. I now understand where my depression and anxiety came from and they are no longer a part of my life. I now feel a sense of peace and purpose.”
“I’ve recommended Abstinence Housing to so many of my friends and colleagues. When I look back at my past year, without doubt it was the most difficult year of my life. I can’t believe how far I’ve come.”
“I have worked with many therapists in the past, but this is the first time I feel that I am making changes that are deep and lasting. Deborah’s counselling has truly helped me become free, even from things I wasn’t aware were affecting me. They integrate many approaches to provide a balanced and effective therapy. ”
“Deborah is kind and warm and not afraid to challenge you. She is caring, authentic and compassionate as well as intelligent and clinically skilled.”
“You are truly an amazing person and a incredibly positive influencer in my life. With gentle guidance and supervision, I began the most intense period of personal growth in my life.”
“Gifted listeners and powerful speakers, passionate and genuine.”
At the beginning of treatment, it is recommended that you meet with your therapist weekly. Standard sessions are 50-minutes long. You may request longer sessions in advance if you plan ahead and schedule them with your therapist. To set something up, all you have to do is email or call us and determine a time that works for you and for your therapist.
People don’t come to therapy because they have problems.
Everyone has problems. People come to therapy because they feel stuck. Sometimes the same issues resurface over and over in different forms and we’re not sure why. Often we try to address these problems superficially without dealing with their roots, which is why they may continue despite our best efforts.
In therapy, problematic patterns are explored in depth in order to address the underlying causes and thus begin to change the driving forces beneath them. In other words, therapy goes beyond the symptoms and targets the actual disease. A unique combination of several research-proven theories, tailored to each individual, which together can help you transform depression, anxiety, and helplessness into freedom, strength, and wholeness.