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Counseling for Professional Athletes

Being a professional athlete has many demands on an individual. The pressure to perform physically, the stress of competition, the pressure to maintain one’s body as a fitness machine of perfection, pressure to provide for a spouse or children, pressure from a sports agent, coach and team…. pressure, pressure, pressure. If you are a professional athlete seeking support, the founder of H.A.B.I.T.S. Psychotherapy will meet with you personally to evaluate your psychological needs. Together the two of you will create a treatment plan to manage stress so you can get your head back in the game while juggling being a supportive family member in the home.

Counseling for Film Industry Professionals

Being in such close proximity to the movie capital of the world has brought many film industry professionals through the doors of H.A.B.I.T.S. Psychotherapy. Our counselors have become experienced in treating this population and the need for delicate attention to specialized confidentiality needs to those in the acting profession. Our therapy team takes pride in its strict adherence to confidentiality. Our counselors understand the extreme professional demands placed on actors, directors, producers, set personnel, camera operators, makeup artists and our therapists pride ourselves on their ability to create specialized, discreet, confidential, field therapy sessions to meet our clients’ unique needs.

Counseling for First Responders

Victims are not the only ones impacted by trauma. Police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, and ER doctors are also impacted by the traumatic situations of those they rescue and aid. Our therapists at H.A.B.I.T.S Psychotherapy understand the impact secondary trauma has on first responders, their spouses, and their families. Our therapists are trained in recognizing secondary trauma and providing a safe, confidential space for first responders to dialogue about and release some of the trauma they have witnessed.

Counseling for Couples

At H.A.B.I.T.S. Psychotherapy you can receive a wide variety of couples counseling services. No matter what stage of your romantic relationship, our counselors can provide you with warm and caring support throughout your relationship journey. We use various relationship assessment tools combined with interactive couple’s activities and worksheets to improve connection and relational functioning. Our therapists help new couples build a strong foundation as they begin to build a loving future. An individualized premarital counseling program can be designed to each couple’s unique relationship needs, as they begin to prepare for marriage. Understanding and nonjudgmental therapy sessions are offered to newlyweds looking for guidance as they navigate the first few years of married life. For seasoned married couples looking for a tune up or psychological direction on ways to manage more difficult marital issues such as financial struggles, infidelity, intimacy, children, medical issues, sexual intimacy struggles, or aging, our seasoned therapists are here to support all relationship issues.

Counseling for Children, Adolescents, and Families

Sometimes it feels as if the last people our children want to listen to are their own parents. If you’re struggling to connect and communicate with your child or teen the counselors at H.A.B.I.T.S Psychotherapy are available to help. By blending art, play, and talk therapy, our staff have many creative ways to communicate with children and break through to teenagers. Our therapists work with both children, teens, and parents from a family systems approach, supporting all members of the family when appropriate. The goal at H.A.B.I.T.S Psychotherapy is to validate the feelings of each family member, improve communication, improve parenting skills, and increase happy and healthy relationships within the home

Therapeutic Pain Management Counseling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for pain management, delivered in conjunction with other pain therapies, has been shown to improve one’s ability to cope with chronic pain. CBT involves a structured approach that focuses on the relationships among cognitions (or thoughts), emotions (or feelings), and behaviors. Some CBT strategies proven to aid in pain management are gentle exercise, pacing (breaking down jobs into small accomplishable tasks, relaxation (mindfulness, mediation, guided imagery, deep breathing), cognitive restructuring (replacing unhelpful thoughts with balanced thinking), and behavior activation (incorporating manful and soothing behaviors and activities to daily life). CBT for pain management accompaniment with a strong trusting therapeutic relationship that encourages clients to adopt an active, problem-solving approach to cope with the many challenges associated with chronic pain by utilizing self-care techniques on a daily basis.

Individual Psychotherapy

is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes, etc.

Individual counseling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Counseling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.