Stonehouse Counseling Cares
We are a diverse team of experienced therapists who share a passion for mental health. Using a systems-based approach, we provide our clients with the tools to develop meaningful connections, cope with life’s inevitable roadblocks, and overcome everyday challenges. While we help you tackle your immediate crisis, our goal is to foster resilience and empower you with the skills necessary to build meaningful relationships and navigate life successfully on your own.
So, no matter what you or your family is struggling with, you’ll find a non-judgemental, compassionate therapist who suits your needs and treats you with the empathy and respect you deserve.
Areas we specialize include but are not limited to the following:
Stress can be the cause of ailments in both the body and the mind. We will work with you to find ways to reduce stress and anxiety and increase your ability to live in the present moment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change. www.nacbt.org
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an approach that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain of the wounded parts. The sub-personalities are often in conflict with each other and with one’s core Self, a concept that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS focuses on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self. www.selfleadership.org
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a psychotherapy method that uses a body-centered process to reprocess trauma and anxiety in order to create a higher level of functioning. Eye movements are used to engage specific areas of the brain. In addition, EMDR works to take negative cognitions that we hold and shift them to positive cognitions. The following websites have more extensive information about this approach: www.emdr.com and www.emdria.org
Child Parent Psychotherapy
CPP is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder. The treatment is based in attachment theory but also integrates psychodynamic, developmental, trauma, social learning, and cognitive behavioral theories. Therapeutic sessions include the child and parent or primary caregiver. The primary goal of CPP is to support and strengthen the relationship between a child and his or her caregiver as a vehicle for restoring the child's cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning. Treatment also focuses on contextual factors that may affect the caregiver-child relationship. www.nctsn.org
Theraplay is a non-traditional form of play therapy. It does not use toys or props. Theraplay involves the parent or guardian. The therapist works with the parent/guardian using interactive games to help improve attachment and behavior. The following website contains extensive information about this approach: www.theraplay.org