Our counselors are trained in a wide variety of approaches to individual
psychotherapy. We will develop a treatment plan based on your needs and preferences.
When possible, we will utilize brief psychotherapy techniques but we will
persist with you until your goals are achieved. During the course of therapy,
your counselor is likely to draw on various psychological approaches according,
in part, to the problem that is being treated and his/her assessment of what
will best benefit you. These approaches include behavioral, cognitive-behavioral,
psychodynamic, existential, system/family, developmental (adult, child, family),
Children and Adolescents
Our child psychologists have a great deal of experience working with children
and adolescents of all ages. Several of our clinicians have received advanced
training to specialize in diagnosis and treatment with children and adolescents
and are prepared to guide you and your family through this process. Please
contact us with your questions about services that may be beneficial to your
Couples face unique challenges. As divorce rates rise
it becomes harder to imagine a relationships that will last. Every couple faces
crises and difficult stages. The most common stresses to a relationship occur
in the areas of money, intimacy and communication. Our couples counselors are
prepared with skills and techniques to help your relationship weather a difficult
time and grow stronger through the process. Even couples that are not in crisis
can benefit from a brief series of marriage enrichment sessions which will help
you to identify and capitalize on the strengths of your relationship and the qualities
that drew you together in the first place.
Marriage is one of the most important commitments most of us ever make. Even
the best marriages face difficulties of many kinds. Why not give a marriage
the best start possible? Premarital counseling helps a couple anticipate the
areas of tension and learn or improve coping skills before the challenges even begin.
Many ministers require premarital counseling for couples who want them to perform
a wedding. We have counselors certified in the widely acknowledged "Prepare"
model of premarital counseling. Know a couple who has recently become engaged?
A course of premarital counseling makes a wonderful marriage gift.
Grief takes many forms and is a natural part of living with loss. Some people,
though, experience complicated bereavement when their grieving process becomes
"stuck" and does not reach healthy resolution. Others are so overwhelmed by a
loss that they need help sorting through their feelings and moving back out into
Families face challenges of many kinds. No family is immune from difficulties
that interfere with trust and communication. A family counselor can help
you overcome the obstacles that keep you apart.
brings the family together with a professional who is skilled in overcoming
obstacles in communication to bring you closer together again.
Families aren't the only sources of relationship difficulties. Businesses,
churches and other organizations can struggle when members have difficulty
communicating. Heartland counselors have experience assisting many groups
with their communication or team building.
Workshops and Presentations
Our staff are available to speak to your group. We have a wide variety of presentation
topics ready or we can prepare a topic of your choosing. Our speakers usually
receive an honorarium for such occasions but we also provide a limited number
of presentations free of charge. Review our list
of prepared topics
us know how we can help your church or organization.
The staff at Heartland Counseling all share a Christian faith. Several of our
counselors have training and experience in the integration of Christian spiritual
formation with counseling. Since faith is an essential part of many people's
lives, it makes sense to make it part of the healing process as well, when
that is appropriate. (If you do not wish to explore faith issues you will
not receive any pressure to discuss or share Christian faith or values with
your counselor. Read more in our FAQ)