Fostering Health Alliance focuses on the whole person. Who you are is welcome in our office. It is our goal to walk with you through your process. Therapy and Counseling We take pride in being able to walk with you through a challenging time. Specifically, we work with individuals seeking assistance with:

· Traumatic events; natural disaster, violent personal assault, physical or sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress, bereavement

· Grief events; divorce, change in financial status, sexual difficulty, death, sickness, moving, life transitions, adoption/birth of a child

· Depression

· Anxiety

· Relationship Challenges (dating, marital, premarital, partnerships

· Career Changes

· Family Dynamics (blended family, adoption, foster parenting

 

Couples Counseling 

 

Our approach is designed to help couples address their relationship—whether they are married, engaged, or simply dating, and whether they have more serious issues that need to be confronted or simple areas of the relationship they hope to work on. We begin with an assessment from Prepare/Enrich to assess satisfaction in 12 relationship categories and gain personalized insights such as commitment levels, personality, spiritual beliefs, and family systems.

 

 

PreAdoption & fostering

 

Prepare couples to adopt or foster a child. Bringing a child into a family will be a change complete with love, challenges, and impact everyone involved. A new member changes the dynamics of any family. The intention of this process is to help prospective parents be aware of expectations and encourage them to explore the changes that are possible when a child is brought into the home.

 

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy includes a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. EMDR can be and has been used to treat PTSD, panic attacks, grief, disturbing memories, phobias, addictions, anxiety, and sexual/physical abuse.

 

 

Grief Recovery

 

Grief is a normal and natural part of living. We experience multiple losses such as the death of a loved one, changes in relationships, loss of health, divorce, empty nest, and moving are just a few of the 40 or more events that can trigger a grief response. We are often not taught appropriate and healthy ways to move through the process of grieving. We use evidence-based practice, the Grief Recovery Method, to walk with you through the process of dealing with the personal emotional loss, no matter the cause.

 

 

Yoga and Therapy

 

Mental health is psychological, emotional, and social well-being. When there are internal disturbances and conflicts they can lead to depression, unhappiness, and negative perceptions. Yoga seeks integration and harmony between words and deeds, or integration between head, heart, and hand. We integrate yogic principles in therapy for trauma such as PTSD, intimate partner violence, depression, and anxiety as well as grief. Yoga is more than just poses, but learning to breathe, attend to body sensations, and connect with self again.

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