Children

Growing up isn’t easy. One day your children are finger-painting and taking naps in school, and the next they must sit down, pay attention and do homework. The constantly changing expectations and demands on them can be hard to make sense of. Challenging feelings and frustrations aren’t easily expressed and children have a hard time explaining what is wrong and asking for help.

As a parent, knowing how to best support children through these bumpy times is not straightforward. It is not clear whether problems such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, worry, moodiness, and anger are just a phase. This is an important stage in life where problems and concerns about their well-being should not be ignored.

Our experienced counselors can help your children to build the resources and skills they need to navigate these difficult situations to help them thrive and function at their best.

Therapists specializing in working with children include:

∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC  ∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW ∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC

Adolescents and Teens

As the parent of a struggling teen, you might be worried about their well-being. You want them to feel safe, soothed and secure. Your child probably wants the same thing, but it is not clear how to make this happen. This might lead to them acting out in ways which can quickly get out of control. When this happens parents start to wonder “Is this something we did?” and “How can we get them back on the right track if they won’t communicate?”

Perhaps your teen is shy, withdrawn and won’t leave their room. Or perhaps they express very intense emotions and you don’t know how to help them. They might start taking excessive risks and engaging in behaviours that are out of character.  And if you try to help, you are ignored or told to “mind your own business”. It might be tempting to just wait a few years for them to grow out of it. However, issues at this stage in life can have long lasting consequences. If your teen is struggling, please let us help.

Therapists specializing in working with Adolescents and Teens include:

∙ Julie Xistris, LMFT, LADC ∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC

∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC  ∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW

Adults

There are many reasons why adults might seek our support. But one thing they all have in common is that something in their life has become painfully unmanageable. Perhaps you can put a label on what is causing your distress. For example, depression, anxiety, trauma, …

Or maybe you are finding it hard to cope. You might feel overwhelmed with the smallest decisions, like you are not yourself any more and like you can’t continue like this much longer, like something has to give. That is okay, it is not uncommon for people to start by saying “I just feel lost”.

Whatever you might be experiencing, we can help to make sense of what you are facing. We will listen to you closely, and help you find your calm so you can feel like yourself again and face whatever comes your way.

Therapists specializing in working with Adults include:

∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW  ∙ Julie Xistris, LMFT, LADC

 

Couples

If you’re at the point of considering couples counseling, you have probably been feeling frustrated and dissatisfied for some time. The closeness and teamwork has fallen apart and it no longer feels like you are on the same team.

The constant fights over the smallest things might make you wonder if it was ever much better than this. You remember some good times, but that intensity and complicity has turned into sadness, irritability and discouragement. Perhaps you’ve tried to make changes to your relationship but nothing really seems to work or last.

Couples counseling can be the space where this dynamic is changed. We will listen carefully to find the underlying issues beneath the surface fights and disagreements. This opens the door to healing and to reclaiming the intimacy and connection you used to feel.

Therapists specializing in working with Couples include:

∙ Julie Xistris, LMFT, LADC ∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC

Family Conflict

When things go well, family can be a source of support, guidance and comfort. But when they don’t, the deeply personal nature of the relationships can make life very painful.

It is painful to fight and to be distant, and it is hard to not know how t make it better. Some families drift apart completely. Some families heal, but it takes years. It doesn’t have to be like that for yours.

Our team of skillful therapists can help you reclaim the closeness, joy and connection that your family can offer at its best. Therapy can not only help to repair wounds, but to strengthen bonds and to feel closer than ever before.

It is time for the healing to begin. In our sessions, our therapists will listen closely to find the underlying problems underneath the surface disagreements and conflict. Please reach out if you are ready to overcome the problems that pulled you apart.

Grief

You’ve lost someone, or a relationship, and time seems to have frozen. It’s hard to believe that the world goes on without this person. It is hard for others to understand what you are going through. Even if they offer help, you are not sure what to ask for.

Grief might come in waves. You start to feel okay, but then it takes over all of a sudden. This is a normal part of grieving.

Counseling can help you make sense of what you are feeling and find hope that you didn’t know you could get back. We support you so you can grieve at your own pace, with no judgement or expectation of how you should be feeling at any moment.

Therapists specializing in working with Grief include:

∙ Julie Xistris, LMFT, LADC ∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC

∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC  ∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW

Depression and Mood Disorders

If you are suffering with depression, every moment might feel like a struggle. Maybe you’ve done well to hold it in and not let it affect your daily tasks too much, but you’re starting to crack and you are not sure how much longer you can keep going.

It is difficult to ask people around you for support. What if they get tired of me? What if they are put off? What if they don’t take me seriously and they tell me to not be so dramatic? Something has to change, but you don’t know what.

Therapy can be the space where you set on a new path towards healing, hope and joy. In our sessions, we will talk about what you are struggling with. We will inquire whether these difficulties are something recent or if they have always been present in some form.

Our therapists will support you so you can find your joy and feel at ease being yourself.

Therapists specializing in working with Depression and Mood Disorders include:

∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW  ∙ Julie Xistris, LMFT, LADC  ∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC  ∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC


Infertility

Navigating the feelings around infertility assessment and treatment can be very difficult. The difficult tests, the waiting periods and uncertainty might put strain on your relationship.

Your partner might also be struggling with the process and although you want to be there for each other, it is difficult to offer support when you are feeling vulnerable yourself.

A therapist that is experienced in supporting people through this tedious and uncertain process can make all the difference in how it affects your life and relationships. Therapy can help make sense of the conflicting emotions so you can compete the process with ease and with less strain on your relationship.

Therapists specializing in working with Infertility include:

∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC  ∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW  Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC

Prenatal and Postpartum

The experience of pregnancy, before, during an after, can come attached with a whole host of challenging emotions. Your own feelings about the situation are made more difficult by the expectations of how you should be, act and feel as a new mother.

You might be experiencing a range of new and confusing emotions that you can’t seem to be able to control. You feel worried and that you can’t seem to get a hold of yourself.

You don’t have to go through it alone any longer. We can help you to make sense of the adjustment so you can feel the joy.

 

Therapists specializing in working with Prenatal and Postpartum include:

∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC  ∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC  ∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety can destabilize you and prevent you from living a full life. It can stop you from doing the things you need to do at work or in your relationships to build the life you really want. Feeling nervous, agitated and thinking about “what if” can suck the joy out of any activity.

Anxiety is in the body too. You might feel a racing heart, a sinking feeling in your chest or a feeling of doom.

If you are tired of feeling this way then we can help. Our experienced therapists can help you find ease and calm, so you can enjoy a better experience of yourself.

There is no time like the present to get started!

Therapists specializing in working with Anxiety Disorders include:

∙ RaeAnn Dombrowski, LCSW  ∙ Julie Xistris, LMFT, LADC ∙ Liz Reynolds, NCC, LPC  ∙ Tara Beall-Gomes, NCC, LPC