Mental Health Counseling & Psychotherapy

At Passageway, we understand that individuals are more complex than their medical diagnoses. Everyone possesses barriers impeding their inner desires and motivations including ineffective strategies to get their needs met. Coupled with research, your goals provide the foundation for your individualized treatment plan that facilitates these desired changes. We employ Best Practices and Evidence-Based Treatments within a variety of modalities; individual, couples, family, and group in counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching.


Therapeutic APPROACH

Passageway staff use a holistic, integrated approach to help you examine all areas in your life affecting your well being. We view our clients as whole beings: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual entities navigating societal systems while trying to find balance and get needs met. We have integrated the 20th century advents of Cognitive/Behavioral, Gestalt, DBT, and Existential Approaches into the evidence-based 21st century frontiers of neuroscience, psychobiological approaches, including EMDR therapy (adaptive information processing), mindfulness, creative approaches, and systems integration into solutions. Your personal growth, however, will best be facilitated using a client-centered approach within the confines of a safe, caring, accepting, and empathetic therapeutic relationship.


DIVERSITY

For over twenty five years, Passageway has served compassionately the broadest diversity of clientele, spanning across race, culture, religious affiliation, national origin, gender identity and sexual orientation (LGBTTQ), age, health, and disability. 

 

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Delivered in Individual, Family, & Group Therapy

 

Children

Early Childhood through Preadolescence (ages 3-12)

  • Anxiety & Traumatic Stress
  • Attention Deficit Disorder 
  • Grief & Depression
  • Survivors of Violence & Bullying
  • Spectrum Disorders
  • Child & Family therapy
    • a systems approach working with family, school, community, cultural & religious groups, or any other system affecting your child’s and family’s mental health.
  • Play Therapy: art, music, & sand tray therapy


Adults

  • Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress
  • Grief & Chronic Illness
  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Career Stress
  • Anger, aggression & violence
  • Fear & shame
  • Psychobiological problems- Your body tells the story
  • Beginning your family as new mothers and fathers
    • Pregnancy & delivery
    • Postpartum depression, anxiety & OCD
  • Healing from abortion
  • Empowerment by overcoming barriers of discrimination, cultural roles & identity

Anxiety, Depression & Traumatic Stress

  • Grief & Traumatic Loss
  • Developmental transitions, emancipation, & autonomy
  • Identity (existential, sexual, etc.), individuation from parents & discovering personal desires, needs, dreams, values and spirituality
  • Career & Education Planning


Relationships & Family

  • Psychotherapy with Traditional, Single Parent, Blended and Non-Traditional Families including LGBTTQ
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Creating Connections through Communication
  • Compassionate Parenting
  • First Responder & military familiy therapy
  • Multiple Family Groups


Aging with Grace & Dignity

  • Chronic medical illness
  • Grief & loss
  • Transitions: Retirement – Physical – Relationships
  • End of Life support- Palliative Care & Hospice
  • Caregiver Support

 

     

     

    Areas of Expertise

     

    Traumatic Stress & Anxiety

    • First Responder Support
      • Fire, Law enforcement, EMT. 911 & Dispatch workers
      • Crisis Workers-Mental Health Professionals, Child Welfare, & Corrections
      • ER Staff- Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurses, & support personnel
    •  Military & Veterans Support

    • Survivors of Abuse & Violence
    • Survivors of Accidents & Injuries
    • Acute & Chronic Illness


    Grief & Traumatic Loss

    • Removing trauma in loss to facilitate the natural grieving process


    Performance Enhancement in Careers & Education

    • Removing barriers to motivation, creativity and efficiency

    Anxiety & Depression & Mood Disorders in conjunction with:

    • Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse
    • Eating Disorders
    • Sexual & Pornography Addiction
    • Internet & Screen Addiction


    Spirituality

    • Discovering spirituality & yourself
    • Exploring Identity: Existential, spiritual, sexual
      • Finding your desires, dreams, needs, and values.
      • The power of Choice- Your unique spiritual path
    • Increasing peace & serenity
    • Finding connection
      • to yourself, others, nature, community, the universe, God, the Savior, the oneness, etc.  
       
      Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
      — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.