An invitation for a transformative experience
We understand taking the first step toward better emotional and mental health can be hard. We promise you a safe, open and compassionate environment in which to learn and practice the relational skills we share with you. We offer clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering methods of understanding human experiences. Our innovative and enriching philosophy of practice invites the client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur.
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” Albert Einstein
Assessment & Testing
Psychological testing can be an intimidating concept, but in reality, it is a powerful and highly useful tool designed to help the client. Doctors, therapists, educators, lawyers, and employee assistance professionals frequently refer their clients for psychological testing and assessments. These tests and assessments can help the client identify the core issues by measuring and observing a client's behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment.
"Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." MLK Jr
Some new clients seek counsel for a specific issue, problem, or goal. It could be that you have tried to tackle it on your own or by enlisting the help of family and friends, but have been unable to find relief or change the situation. You may have sought prior professional help, but feel you...
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde
Couple & Relationship Counseling
How do I know if I need couples counseling? Studies show that couples wait on average six years from the time they sense something is wrong with their relationship to the time they come in for help. A frustrating thing for all marriage counselors is that often the people who come have come too late....
“Humans’ ability to grow is infinite...when they feel safe." Carl Rogers
If your family is going through a tough time — whether it’s from stress, anger, or grief — family therapy can make a difference, by nurturing change and development within the family system. We view your family as a systems of interaction between family members and help to shed light on the underlying motivations of...
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Helen Keller
At Ivy Counseling, we believe in creating a safe, confidential environment for you, so that all parts of you feel welcome. In group, members learn how to speak for parts of themselves, instead of from parts of themselves. Members, on behalf of their parts, are strongly encouraged to notice and share feelings, struggles, and goals...
“When you believe yourself to be master of your thoughts, you become so.”
With hypnosis you are able to reach your subconscious and align its thoughts and messages with your conscious goals. This enables you take positive step towards reaching your goals. Hypnotherapy is completely safe. You are always in control, in a dream-like, relaxed state much like your sleep immediately before you wake up in the morning. Benefits include addressing attention issues, addictions (Smoking Cessation, food addictions), anxiety and stress, body image, lack of confidence, fears and phobias, performance anxiety (sports performance, public speaking, test anxiety, and social inhibitions), relationships (combating conflict and difficult situations, enhancing romantic, family or workplace dynamics), and sleep issues.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" Mahatma Gandhi
Coaching can benefit almost anyone in almost any situation. The benefits that clients achieve from their coaching experiences depend on what they choose to work and their level of commitment. Effective coaching challenges limiting assumptions embedded in our viewpoints about self and others, by adding new knowledge and skills; coaching expands an individual's capacity to transform his or her limiting beliefs.
“All work is empty save when there is love, for work is love made visible." Khalil Gibran
Consultation & Supervision
Why is Counseling Supervision Needed? Supervision exists for two reasons: To protect clients To improve the ability of counselors to provide value to their clients Supervision protects clients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a counselor and client, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the counselor concerned...
“It’s impossible’, said pride. ‘It’s risky,’ said experience. ‘It’s pointless,’ said reason. ‘Give it a try,’ said heart."
There is growing scientific evidence about complementary and alternative treatments. Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine, or CAM, is growing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Complementary medicine is used along with conventional medicine. An example is in-home treatment to help modify symptoms of panic attacks. Alternative medicine can include
An Integral Approach
Ivy Counseling Group offers an integral approach to nutrition. Clients are assessed as a whole person. Leslie Azaroff, RD, our registered dietitian, takes into consideration not only the foods you eat, but all aspects of your health, lifestyle and community.
“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”
At Ivy Counseling Group, we offer a wide range of workshops that help support individual's personal growth and wellness. Our team of professionals develop engaging, educational, and enjoyable events that focus on the needs and interests of our clients. Workshops have covered topics such as Cold & Flu, Stress & Anxiety, Parenting Children & Teens, Setting Intentions, Essential Oils, Women's Wellness, Green Cleaning, Healthy Eating, Energy Medicine, Building Healthy Relationships, and more!