Counseling and Therapeutic Services
Divorce recovery, grief and loss, and blended families can create challenging situations in families. Family therapy can help individuals and families as a whole to process through theses changes in productive ways that create strong families and resilient individuals.
A successful marriage is not in finding the right partner, but in being the right partner. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, we help couples move beyond the surface issues, beyond communication styles, and understand how our need for intimacy is being thwarted by interaction styles that are not working.
Adolescents face a unique challenges resulting from changing brain structure, hormones and major potential life changes. We can help teens with mental health issues, college and career planning and other issues common to youth.
Children can struggle with resilience. Life’s difficulties can be overwhelming to them, and when these issues are not addressed children can end up withdrawn, angry, or defiant. It does not have to be this way. Our therapists are trained to handle the special mental health needs of children with ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, RAD, ODD, Grief, Trauma and a host of other childhood issues.
Adoption and Attachment Counseling
Adopting children from difficult places, whether that is internationally or from foster care, can be a challenging process. We are experts at helping your child to process their grief and trauma and to attach securely to their new parents so that they will have the healing they require to have happy, healthy lives. Children who have experienced significant trauma in their developing years having lasting neurobiological damage that can be repaired through therapy and excellent parenting.
Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery
The violation of our sexuality is particularly difficult and leads to conflicting emotions of anger, guilt, shame, doubt and more. Healing is not easy or simple, but it is possible to overcome one of life’s most difficult circumstances.
Online Counseling (Distance Counseling, Telemedicine, Telemental Health)
We have several counselors specially trained in meeting the counseling needs of those who may not otherwise be able to attend a session in the office through secure two way video through a computer, smart phone or tablet. Perhaps you live in a rural area and lack access to counselors, travel frequently, are uncomfortable coming into an office, or simply prefer to receive counseling from the comfort of your home or office.
Currently, this service is available to clients who will be connecting from within the State of Washington. If you would like to be able to connect from additional states, let us know and we can likely arrange this for you.
In addition to these areas of specialty, our therapists are trained at helping with many other mental health areas:
- Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
- Parenting Support
- Grief Counseling
- Work and Career issues
- Stress Management
- Addiction & Recovery
- Conflict Resolution
In many circumstances, massage is one of our favorite treatments for complex trauma in early childhood, sensory integration issues and difficulties with attachment. Additionally, massage therapy is an excellent way to relax and provide self care. Our massage therapist offers a range of services that you can choose from.
SYNERGY HOT STONE MASSAGE
A unique hot stone massage that can even be done through light weight clothing. Synergy hot stones
come in 5 different shapes for a more varied massage, stay hot longer and provide more surface area to
work with than your typical hot stones.
Benefits of hot stone massage are:
- it warms muscles, tendons and ligaments
- Relieves muscle pain and discomfort
- Promotes a soothing and relaxing feeling to the whole body.
You may visit the Synergy Stone website to learn more about these amazing stones and to see
60 minutes $85
30 minutes $40
Swedish massage is a great modality to start with if one has never had a massage but any adult or teen
wanting to obtain overall relaxation will find this modality beneficial. The long, sweeping strokes help
break up trigger points, kneading the muscles allows for deeper work for specific areas of tension and
the pressure is firm, yet gentle and tailored to teach client. Additional Swedish massage techniques
include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping,
bending and stretching. In one study patients receiving massage experienced less depression, better
self-esteem and improved body image. Other benefits are: it can decrease anxiety, enhance circulation
and blood flow and will boost the immune system. . Communication is highly encouraged with the
massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.
Each client will have the option of receiving warm, moist towel wraps for their feet and paraffin dips and
wraps for their hands. These forms of thermotherapy bring even more relaxation to the muscles of the
feet and hands, help relieve muscle soreness and reduces stiffness in the joints.
90 minutes $105
60 minutes $85
30 minutes $40
Lower Leg and foot massage is a pleasure, which not only relieves fatigue leaving the
leg and foot muscles feeling relaxed but can effect the whole body.
The foot and leg massage stimulates not only the muscles, which are directly rubbed,
but also gives a positive effect on the whole body. And the reason for this is a huge set
of reflex points. For example, there is a large concentration of points in the arch of the
foot, which according to modern reflexology are related to the spine, small and large
intestine, kidneys and several other organs. The stimulation of the toes has a beneficial
effect on the eyes, ears, nasal sinus, teeth and gums. Therefore, stimulation of these
areas of the foot can help alleviate pain and bring a general easiness throughout the
If you are short on time this is a great way to not only pamper your feet but bring
relaxation to your whole body. We start with moist hot towels, a peppermint foot scrub
and then relaxing massage.
30 minutes $40
PARENT TRAINING FOR INFANT MASSAGE
What it is
Infant massage is a wonderful way for you to provide your baby loving, gentle and nurturing
touch. Positive touch is essential for growing children. It aids in bonding, brain development,
tummy issues, better sleep, increases feelings of calm and overall well-being and a whole lot
more. It can be done all at once in about 20 minutes if baby allows or done in segments
throughout the day.
Who should attend
- Babies – newborn to 2 years old
- Primary Caregivers
What is taught
Infant massage strokes and baby’s cues are taught to parents and caregivers so you can learn
to massage your baby. That means only you touch your baby! The class is lead by an instructor
with her doll while you get to practice with your baby. If your baby does not want a massage
during class, don’t worry, extra dolls are available for you to practice on. We never want to
force any baby to receive a massage if they are not ready.
What if my baby is sick, needs to eat, have a diaper change or is fussy and crying
There is a high likelihood the time we are together will not be the ideal time when your baby is
ready for massage. If your baby is sick your appointment can be rescheduled or we can practice
on the doll. If your baby is active, fussy, hungry, crying… that is okay. Please always feel free to
stop and attend to your baby’s needs. You will learn a lot even by watching the demonstrations
on the doll. The more the baby is exposed to the massage setting, the more comfortable they
will be when it is time for them to receive massage. You will receive handouts so that you
remember what was taught.
Pricing per session
Private and group sessions are available. A minimum of 2 sessions is recommended as it is
highly likely time and baby’s needs will not allow for a full massage routine to be taught to a level
of feeling comfortable.
- Private in home session 1-1.5 hours is $90
- Private in office 1 hour $85 ½ hour is $40
- Group, 3-5 babies, in home session 1-1.5 hours is $55
- Group in office, 3-5 babies, $35