SERVICES Individual short-term counseling with an emphasis on symptom resolution, problem solving, resiliency building, and relapse prevention. Skill-building classes (see descriptions below)
SPECIALTIES Depression Anxiety Bipolar Conditions Depression/Bipolar Relapse Prevention Life Transitions Grief and Loss Women’s Issues Parenting Spiritual Issues
METHODS Brief Therapies Cognitive-Behavioral Problem-Solving Skill Building Resiliency Training Values-Based Therapy
To make an appointment, please call 505-353-2466.
CLASSES Tools for Reducing Your Risk for Depression This six-week class is for adults who have experienced an episode of depression and are now in remission or who are at risk for depression due to family history, stressful life events, or a history of anxiety. Classes are: #1) Is What We Feel Real? Imagining Life Without Depression, #2) "Chewing the Cud:" How To Stop the Rumination Trap, #3) Expectations and Control: Let's Get Realistic, #4) Guilt and Depression: Let Your Values Be Your Guide, #5) Where Have all the Boundaries Gone?, #6) Can We Really Prevent Depression?
Creating Changes, For Women Only This six-week class is designed to empower women through the development of specific life skills. Classes are: #1) Life Can be as Easy as "ABC" or as Hard as we Make It, #2) Manipulation, Vulnerability, and Power: Letting Them Work for you not Against You, #3) Then & Now is not Necessarily Later: Moving Toward a Different Future, #4) Guilt & Responsibility: Beating the Guilt Trip and the Blame Game, #5) Boundaries: Fences that Build Strong Selves & Good Relationships, #6) Women, Children, and Clinical Depression: Reducing the Risk.
Bipolar Conditions: It’s Not Just About Medicine! This six-week class is for those who have experienced an episode of hypomania or mania as well as an episode of depression. Topics include understanding bipolar conditions, developing an early warning system, reducing symptoms, controlling emotionally charged thoughts, and reversing the start of a relapse. Participants diagnosed with a bipolar condition are expected to be in treatment with a therapist, psychiatrist, and/or psychiatric nurse and have symptoms under control. Raising Depression-Free Children Based on Kathleen’s book, this six-week class is designed for parents of children aged toddler to pre-teen. Topics include how to teach children critical thinking and social skills, how to encourage emotional flexibility, and how to foster an anti-depressant core. Also included is information about the specific ways parental depression affects a child's risk for mood and behavioral difficulties and what can be done about it besides, “seek treatment”.
Each class includes a presentation, group discussion, handouts, and suggestions for practice at home. For more information or to register, please call 505-353-2466 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (please put 'class inquiry' on the subject line).
TO BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, AND THE CLASS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.