– Individual Therapy –
Psychotherapy is a treatment process in which the results tend to be gradual and long lasting. Research shows client satisfaction with treatment is highly correlated with the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Great Life Counseling Center (GLCC) aims to provide a comfortable & inviting environment where clients can share their strengths and celebrations as well as work through their challenges & sorrows. Psychotherapy treatment will foster collaboration, candor, and accountability as every discussion shares the aim of fostering the healthy development of each client’s relationship with their self, family, & community. Tools & information gained from the GLCC clinician’s years of formal education & professional experience will be shared whenever relevant & appropriate. However, some of the most powerful breakthroughs or revelations often come from the psychologist’s facilitation of the client’s self-discovery and perspective taking.
Growth in self-discovery includes, but is not limited to:
- increased awareness
- development of personal strengths & resilience due to a healthier perspective
- sense of direction
- greater resolve
- increased compassion for the valid experiences of others
- appreciation for differences in perspective or worldview
– Psychological Evaluation –
Comprehensive psychological evaluations are used to diagnose a variety of mental health conditions that impact memory, thought processes, and behaviors. Specifically, they assess a client’s functioning in areas associated with learning, behavior, social skills, mood, cognitive processing, and personality. Our psychological evaluation process is designed to be comprehensive and across multiple domains (e.g., academic, behavioral, social, emotional, and cognitive) and sources (e.g., client, parents/caregivers, spouses, teachers/school personnel). The psychological evaluation typically takes between 6-8 hours of the client’s time spread over multiple sessions. Our evaluations are tailored and custom-made for children, adolescents and adults. We guarantee that each report will be thorough, personalized,and comprehensive.
Specifically, we can evaluate and concerns related to the following (not an exhaustive list): attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, gifted/talented, specific learning disorders, fitness-for-duty, and career uncertainty. With accurate diagnosis, our treatment recommendations are designed to meet each client’s specific needs, placing them in the best opportunity for success.
– Play Therapy –
Play comes naturally to children and is a part of their social and emotional development. It is through play that children explore how they relate to others, how to think creatively, and what self expression looks like. Great Life clinicians use play as a tool to establish rapport with children and uncover what may be behind certain behaviors. This evidence based treatment has been shown to be an effective approach to enhance mental health and foster healthy relationships with parents, caregivers, and family members.
Play therapy can assist children with:
- Developing healthier strategies to deal with challenges
- Facilitating healing from stressful or traumatic experiences
- Expressing thoughts and feelings in more constructive ways
- Learning new relational skills with family and friends
- Developing respect and empathy for the feelings of others
- Improving self-esteem and self respect
- Learn new ways of thinking and behaving
– Adolescent Counseling –
The years of adolescence are marked by changes in identity and the exploration of self. Teens transition from reliance on parents and caregivers to more independence and reliance on peers. This transition often comes with varying levels of turbulence which is where counseling comes into play. At GLCC, our psychologists are trained to help navigate issues surrounding identity, self-esteem, autonomy, and a wide variety of concerns that may emerge at this time.
Common concerns addressed in counseling adolescents
- Attention difficulties
- Behavior problems
- Body image
- Challenges with Academics
- Divorce or family separation
- Grief and loss
- Life transitions
- Stress management
- Trauma and PTSD
– Couples Counseling –
All relationships come with their own challenges and sometimes issues can feel impossible to resolve on your own. Regardless of whether you have been together for months or decades, GLCC offers a safe space for each individual to voice their concerns and learn tools to navigate difficult times. Couples may be facing issues with communication, intimacy, infidelity, or parenting, and the clinicians at GLCC are here to help. Our clinicians are able to help provide steps to change unhelpful patterns that may be getting in the way of your best relationship.
Common concerns addressed in couples counseling:
- Improving communication
- Decreasing loneliness and emotional separation
- Enhancing trust
- Commitment concerns and avoidance
- Improving self-worth and insecurities
- Abandonment fears
- Improving intimacy
- Decreasing disagreements
- Exploring your sexuality
– Family Therapy –
The health of a family as a whole is an integral part of the functioning of each individual part. Family dynamics can be a source of support and encouragement, but also of hurtfulness and pain. GLCC clinicians help families through the hard work of creating new patterns of communication where each member of the family can be heard.
Issues we work with:
- Conflict within the family
- Ineffective communication
- Financial difficulties
- Sibling issues
– Reflecting Team Experience –
The GLCC Reflecting Teams are coveted psychotherapy rotations offered just twice per year at each of GLCC’s two locations (i.e., 4 total rotations per year). Selected couples and families are able to enjoy in real time the benefits of working with the collaborative brain trust of GLCC’s founding CEO, Dr. Kevin Lambert, the licensed psychologists of the office location being used for the meeting, and all current GLCC doctoral level trainees. The experience includes eight consecutive 90-minute in-office sessions, which are primarily led by a GLCC senior clinician with the support of a GLCC doctoral level trainee. The work of these two co-therapists is further supported by the reflecting team, which observes sessions from another room and shares their reflective discussion whenever requested by the lead therapist.
The reflecting team’s role is to provide quality enhancing perspectives to the therapeutic process by making observations and posing questions the co-therapists may have missed. These reflective discussions entail the reflecting team’s observations and questions from observing the session. After the couple or family have completed 8 sessions with the reflecting team, they will be offered the opportunity to continue their work with the lead therapist and possibly the co-therapist as well. Each of the couples and families who have elected to work with the GLCC reflecting team have given it high praise for accelerating communication, intimacy, and peace within their relationships. Clients have particularly appreciated that, at no additional cost, the reflecting team provides quality assurance and a greater variety of perspective from a team of experts.