Counseling has become increasingly accepted as an important medical intervention and clinically proven helpful to integrate conflicted thoughts and feelings. Common themes include discussions of healthy relationship boundaries, coping and communication skills, conflict resolution, and self-care/stress management.
The past 20 years have witnessed the emergence of new treatment techniques such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing) and BSP (Brainspotting). Trauma-informed therapy approaches offer healing through access to the subconscious perceptions that trigger distress and interfere with life.
Matthew Gallagher is a certified trainer for Kahler's Process Communication Model® as well as Fay and Cline's Love and Logic strategies for parents and educators. PCM® offers a personalized assessment and teaches how to assess communication preferences of others based on their behaviors, word choices, and body language. Each participant learns how to recognize predictable distress patterns in themselves and others, and skillfully diffuse difficult situations to maximize leadership potential. Love and Logic offers a loving, balanced approach that is neither permissive nor punitive. We show adults how to discipline kids without losing their love and respect, help children develop personal responsibility, self-control and good decision making skills.
A child's work is to play and critically important in their process of learning about the world around them. Play therapy provides the supportive, enriching environment in which children can resolve challenges and accomplish developmental goals.