Our licensed mental health professionals offer therapeutic counseling to women and children experiencing life difficulties - especially those who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises.
What is Art Therapy?
This type of therapy uses the creative expression of art to help individuals resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness.
Art therapy is used to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. An Art Therapist, who has been trained in both art and psychology, facilitates therapy sessions.
Why is it beneficial?
Through art therapy clients find a new therapeutic means of expressing their experiences of trauma and abuse. Using art, women and children are able to:
- Express the impact of abuse on their lives
- Envision their own unique healing process
- Find ways to transform traumatic images and negative self-perceptions
- Express feelings and experiences through art media
- Work holistically to heal the wounded dimensions of their lives - body, mind and spirit.
What is Group Therapy?
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a small, carefully selected group of individuals meet regularly - as a group - with a therapist.
Is Group Therapy the right option for me?
Group therapy has proven to be one of the most effective treatments for women with a history of childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other types of trauma. It is a helpful way to grow emotionally, practice new coping and relationship skills, solve personal problems, share and compare experiences, and encourage each other through the learning and/or healing process.
What is family therapy?
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves working with family members, rather than just one person.
Why is it beneficial?
Traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and other life crises easily overwhelm families and its members. Dysfunctional patterns and/or harmful coping strategies develop.
In family therapy, the family works with a specially trained therapist to develop a better understanding of the family dynamics. That understanding reveals areas of strength as well as areas of conflict or dysfunction.
Together, the family and therapist, work to implement ways to repair and improve family relationships.
What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is a therapeutic approach that uses the power of play to help children heal and develop to reach their potential. It allows children to communicate in a natural and comfortable way; through play!
How will play therapy benefit my child?
Play therapy may lead to many positive outcomes for your child, including:
- Learn to express feelings
- Develop problem-solving skills
- Promote cognitive development
- Improve the ability to relate to others
- Learn more adaptive coping skills
- Resolve inner conflicts or dysfunctional thinking
- Develop a positive relationship with the therapist that provides a corrective emotional experience necessary for healing.
Children in homes
where domestic violence
occurs may experience cognitive
or language problems,
stress-related physical ailments,
and hearing and speech