Arbor Cove Therapy, LLC
Counseling & psychological testing helping you on your journey to rediscover your whole heart, connect with community, and heal.
Counseling & Psychological Testing at Arbor Cove Therapy, LLC
Are you feeling weighed down by the challenges of life? You may have gone through a season, perhaps a long one, in which plans haven't worked out, you suffered great loss, or you have been left reeling from disappointment and grief. Or you may have achieved significant goals and dreams but are left feeling burned out by chronic stress or longing for an elusive sense of satisfaction and purpose,
We all need a place to be real with someone who is safe, will listen to our story and help us make sense of it, and can offer hope, support, and fresh perspective and skills. Once we have a chance to catch our breath in that safe place, we can rediscover our strengths and feel empowered to grow.
Arbor Cove Therapy exists to provide both: a resting place and haven for healing and a launching pad for new growth. We're glad you're here.
Our clinicians tailor treatment to each client's unique needs, and have years of experience addressing a range of issues including:
Developmental, psychological, interpersonal, or emotional challenges common to individuals who are adopted and their biological and adoptive families
Trauma, including developmental / complex trauma, vicarious / secondary trauma, posttraumatic stress / PTSD, spiritual trauma, and shock trauma
Struggles stemming from injuries to attachment relationships
Behavioral, emotional, and relational problems of children and adolescents
Grief and loss
Chronic stress and burnout
We provide in-person and online counseling services for individuals, families, and groups. We are an integrative practice using the lenses of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), attachment theory, and polyvagal theory as the foundation of our work. Some of the specific approaches to therapy and parent education we specialize in are EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy, play therapy, Theraplay (R), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) (R), expressive therapies, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
Within our team, we have additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), exposure response prevention (ERP), Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), the Attachment, Regulation & Competency framework (ARC), Circle of Security Parenting (R), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and use those approaches when appropriate to our clients' needs and development.
In addition to our general counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults, we offer a unique specialization in issues commonly experienced by adopted individuals and their biological and adoptive families.
We also provide psychological testing for parents interested in determining or confirming a child's or adolescent's mental health diagnosis, psychological evaluations for men and women in the adoption process, and attachment assessments for both children and adults interested in learning more about the strengths and challenges of their, or their child's, relational style.
Are you an individual who was adopted, a biological parent of an adopted child, or an adoptive parent?
We offer individual, family, and group therapy for all members of the adoption constellation that is sensitive to and knowledgeable about the normative challenges that arise from the losses involved in adoption for each person.
Has your child experienced a significant loss? Are they having a difficult time adjusting to change? Are they behaving differently? Does your child seem anxious, depressed, unfocused, restless, or withdrawn?
Together, we can help your child feel safer and more confident in the world around them, better regulate their emotions, and explore their creativity. You and your child can develop a stronger attachment to each other and improve your relationship.
Is your teen dealing with the aftermath of trauma or bullying? Are they behaving differently? Do they seem anxious, depressed, isolated, lost, or withdrawn?
Therapy can help adolescents express themselves more effectively, build confidence, strengthen problem-solving skills, and set attainable goals for the future.
Therapy for Women
Are you having a difficult time navigating life's changes? Do you feel depressed, anxious, burned out, or stressed? Are you grappling with grief, loss, trauma, or hard relationships?
Our individual counseling services offer women a safe place to uncover lies they have believed about themselves, heal from wounding experiences or relationships of the past, and rediscover the life they were meant to live.
Arbor Cove Therapy was created as a trauma-informed practice, meaning not only do we use trauma-focused therapies, like EMDR, but perhaps even more importantly, we understand how what happened to us can shape us but does not have to define us. We view our therapists' presence and our space as integral parts of creating the felt safety you need to be able to resolve past experiences, relieve pain and suffering, and experience a renewed sense of hope and freedom.
Group therapy offers members the opportunity to share and connect with other people who share a common experience. Through these relationships can come a profound sense of being understood and safe while learning and practicing new skills.
Psychological and psycho-educational evaluations are helpful for determining or confirming a diagnosis and for providing clinical recommendations to other professionals working with an individual (school, therapists, physicians, etc).
Walk and Talk Therapy
Taking therapy outdoors can be helpful to people who feel stuck, whether in life in general or in the progress they've made in therapy in a traditional office setting. Exploring psychological and emotional issues while moving physically can offer new insights that promote forward movement.
Speaking Engagements / Workshops
Our clinicians are available to non-profit organizations, community groups, churches, schools, and professional associations looking to learn more about any of the issues we address, especially those related to adoption, developmental trauma, trauma-informed parenting, attachment, stress, burnout, play, grief, and anxiety.
“Each time I experience the unseen wisdom of a person's system, it deepens my trust in the inner process unfolding and my awe at the way we are organized to be protected until the possibility of healing arrives.”