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Services

Willow Pathways offers a range of mental health services to support individuals and families in achieving their goals for emotional and psychological well-being. Our licensed mental health professionals provide individual psychotherapy, family and relational therapy, and other services tailored to the unique needs of each client.

 

We also offer diagnostic assessments to help determine the most effective course of treatment for each individual. Our therapists use a variety of techniques and approaches to help clients address a range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more. We offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, develop new skills and strategies, and promote greater emotional and psychological well-being.

Group Psychotherapy Services

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a small group of individuals come together to discuss and work through their emotional, psychological, or behavioral issues. It provides a supportive environment where members can share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings, while also receiving feedback and support from both the therapist and other group members. Overall, group therapy offers a unique and valuable therapeutic experience that complements individual therapy and can be a powerful tool for personal growth and self-discovery.

Upcoming:

Self-Compassion for OCD

12 Weeks Beginning April 12

Mondays 3:30-5PM

Led by Jane Ek, MS, LPCC

-Group will be hybrid: join in person or online!

-Learn about self-compassion

-Practice self-compassion skills

-Learn how to apply these skills to OCD symptoms

-Connect with and support others as you work to manage

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Individual Psychotherapy Services

Individual psychotherapy is a type of mental health treatment that involves working one-on-one with a licensed mental health professional. During sessions, which typically last around fifty minutes, the therapist creates a safe and confidential space for the individual to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or criticism. Through active listening, reflection, and gentle guidance, the therapist helps the individual gain insight into their experiences and identify patterns or beliefs that may be contributing to their difficulties.

The therapist may use a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques, depending on the individual's unique needs and goals. The therapist may also incorporate homework assignments or other activities to help the individual practice new skills and behaviors outside of therapy sessions. Read about our providers to learn more about what approaches they utilize.

Individual psychotherapy can be beneficial for a wide range of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and more. It can also help individuals develop greater self-awareness, improve communication skills, and enhance their overall quality of life. The frequency and duration of therapy sessions can vary depending on the individual's needs and preferences, and therapy can be ongoing or short-term, depending on the goals of treatment.

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Diagnostic Assessments

A therapeutic diagnostic assessment is a comprehensive evaluation conducted by a mental health professional to assess a person's mental health and emotional well-being. This type of assessment is designed to gather information about a person's psychological functioning, including their symptoms, emotions, behaviors, and social interactions.

The goal of a diagnostic assessment is to help the mental health professional develop a comprehensive understanding of the individual's mental health concerns and develop an appropriate treatment plan. The assessment typically involves a combination of interviews, questionnaires, and standardized assessments to gather information about the individual's psychological history, current symptoms, and personal background.

During the assessment, the mental health professional will typically ask the individual about their current symptoms, such as feelings of sadness or anxiety, changes in appetite or sleep, and difficulty concentrating or making decisions. The mental health professional will also ask about the individual's personal history, such as any past experiences of trauma or abuse, family history of mental health concerns, and medical history.

After completing the assessment, the mental health professional will provide the individual with a diagnosis, if appropriate, and recommend a course of treatment. This may include therapy, referrals for other services or other forms of support. The diagnostic assessment is an important first step in the process of mental health treatment, as it helps the mental health professional understand the individual's unique needs and develop an effective treatment plan.

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Family and Relational Therapy

Family and relational therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on addressing issues within family and interpersonal relationships. This type of therapy recognizes that relationships play a significant role in an individual's emotional and psychological well-being, and seeks to help individuals and families improve communication, strengthen relationships, and resolve conflicts.

In family and relational therapy, the therapist works with members of the family or relationship system together to identify patterns of interaction and communication that may be contributing to problems. The therapist helps the individuals understand each other's perspectives, communicate more effectively, and develop healthier ways of relating to each other.

Family and relational therapy may be helpful for a wide range of issues, including conflicts between partners, parent-child conflicts, blended family issues, and communication difficulties. It may also be useful in addressing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, as these issues can have a significant impact on family dynamics.

During therapy sessions, the therapist may use a variety of techniques and interventions, depending on the specific needs of the family or relationship. The therapist may also provide education and support to help the individuals develop coping skills and strategies to manage challenges.

 

Overall, family and relational therapy can help individuals and families improve communication, strengthen relationships, and promote emotional well-being. It can also be a helpful tool for managing and resolving conflicts, and promoting healthier ways of relating to each other.

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a type of therapy that combines traditional psychotherapy techniques with eye movements to help individuals overcome traumatic experiences and other mental health concerns. ART is has been recognized as an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma and depression.

During an ART session, the therapist guides the individual through a series of eye movements, similar to those used in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. These eye movements are thought to stimulate the brain's natural healing processes and facilitate the processing and resolution of traumatic memories or other distressing emotions.

ART sessions typically begin with the individual identifying a specific traumatic memory or issue they would like to address. The therapist then guides the individual through a sets of eye movements while they focus on the traumatic memory or physical sensations. The therapist also uses other techniques, such as guided imagery or visualization, to help the individual process the memory and develop new ways of thinking and feeling about it.

The goal of ART is to help individuals overcome the negative emotions and beliefs associated with traumatic memories or other mental health concerns, and promote greater emotional well-being. ART may be helpful for individuals struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.

As with any therapy, the effectiveness of ART can vary depending on the individual and the specific issues they are facing. It is important to work with a licensed mental health professional trained in ART to determine if it may be helpful for your individual needs. To learn more, visit the Accelerated Resolution Therapy website.

Safe and Sound Protocol

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), is a type of auditory intervention developed by Dr. Stephen Porges. The SSP is designed to help individuals regulate their nervous system by stimulating the neural pathways involved in listening, voice, and facial recognition. It involves listening to specially filtered music that has been modified to emphasize certain frequencies.

The protocol is often used for individuals with sensory processing issues, trauma-related challenges, or difficulties with social engagement. The idea is that by improving the functioning of the autonomic nervous system through auditory stimulation, individuals may experience improvements in various areas such as attention, communication, emotional regulation, and social interaction. To learn more, visit the Safe and Sound Protocol website.

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