Creative and Integrative Therapies

dogwoodCreative and integrative therapies offer new, innovative approaches to counseling, and can act as a compliment to traditional talk therapy. These include art therapy, EMDR, sand tray therapy, trauma art narrative therapy and more.

Services

Click on a therapy below to learn more about it and the practitioners who offer it.

  • Creative Healing for Tweens and Teens

    Creative Healing is the use of art, music, writing, Sand Tray Therapy and yoga within the context of psychotherapy to give pre-adolescents and adolescents a way to communicate their emotions when talking about them is too difficult.


  • EMDR

    EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” During EMDR, clients focus on past, present, and future experiences while simultaneously focusing on external, bilateral stimulation. EMDR is especially powerful in helping alleviate anxiety and in helping people who have experienced trauma.


  • Play Therapy and EMDR

    Play Therapy combined with EMDR can be effective in working with children with trauma, anxiety, and phobias. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation techniques to help unlock stuck material, allowing the mind and body to process the traumatic event.


  • Sand Tray Therapy

    Sand tray therapy is a specialized modality that uses sand and selected “miniatures”, objects which provide the medium for emotional expression and communicating one’s experience. For children, sand tray provides a safe, natural way for self-expression.


  • Sexuality and Gender Identity Counseling

    Individual, group, and family counseling focused on processing issues related to sexuality and gender identity.


  • Trauma Art Narrative Therapy

    Trauma Art Narrative Therapy is a structured cognitive technique which pieces together memories by guiding individuals to narrate the traumatic event through a series of sequential drawings. As one draws snapshots of the event, the integration of the emotional and cognitive components of the brain promotes healing.