Services

More than just a listening ear, we are here to help you discover a new perspective, identify the source of the challenges you’re facing, and equip you with the resources you need to overcome. Beyond developing a healthier mind, we’ll assess your overall wellbeing, including physical and emotional wellness. Together, we can work towards a healthier, happier you.

At Agape, we provide integrative therapy services, meaning that we combine various therapeutic methods and interventions to meet the individual needs of our patients. Below are brief descriptions of the types of interventions and methods we may use in your treatment plan.

Please visit our Practice Policies page for more information on our cancellation and other policies.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Co-occuring or comorbid disorders
  • Career related issues
  • Conflict Resolution (work, marriage, family)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Therapy for children and adolescents
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Grief & Bereavement Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Stress Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Spirituality
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) 
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Phobic Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar I, II Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Childhood sexual, emotional, physical, psychological abuse
  • Psychosomatic or Somatoform Disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Work-life balance issues
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Group Therapy


Individual Psychotherapy Services


Evaluation & Treatment Planning

Psychological evaluation is defined as a way of assessing individuals, couples and families about their thoughts, emotions, and behavior to draw conclusions in order to inform therapeutic intervention. Treatment planning is essential because it informs and directs the goals, types of services, service intensity and progress indicators that are necessary in order to increase successful outcome of counseling and psychotherapy.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been shown in more than 1,000 research studies to be effective for many different disorders and problems. CBT is a solution-focused approach to treatment, oriented toward solving problems and learning skills by identifying and replacing self defeating thoughts and behaviors with self affirming ones.

Inner Child Work (Analytical Psychotherapy)

The concept of the inner child relates to several psychotherapy theories. At it's core, the work involves healing past injured parts of the young self that are subconscious or unconscious in the present time, that are believed to be producing unexplained symptoms.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious dynamics.  Childhood experiences shape personality and symptom presentation, and treatment focuses on resolution of these dynamics.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious dynamics.  Childhood experiences shape personality and symptom presentation, and treatment focuses on resolution of these dynamics.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT differs from CBT in that instead of challenging distressing thoughts by looking for evidence and coming up with a more rational response (CBT), in ACT, the thought is accepted as a thought, e.g., "I'm having the thought that this boat is going to sink," and then defused using a variety of techniques, which may include mindfulness, metaphors and language. ACT uses three broad categories of techniques: mindfulness, including being present in the moment and defusion techniques; acceptance; and commitment to values-based living.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive multi-diagnostic, modularized behavioral intervention designed to treat individuals and groups with severe mental disorders and out-of-control cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns. It has been commonly viewed as a treatment for individuals meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with chronic and high-risk suicidality, substance dependence or other disorders. However, over the years, data has emerged demonstrating that DBT is also effective for a wide range of other disorders and problems, most of which are associated with difficulties regulating emotions and associated cognitive and behavioral patterns.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation focus on become aware of all incoming thoughts and feelings and accepting them, but not attaching or reacting to them.

Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SET)

SET focuses on healing trauma, anxiety, addiction, depression, and other symptoms of traumatic and chronic stress through reprocessing and experiential autonomic nervous system regulation.

Solution Focused Therapy 

Solution-focused brief therapy is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. It explores current resources and future hopes rather than present problems and past causes and typically involves only three to five sessions.

Experiential Therapy 

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy that encourages Clients to identify and address hidden or subconscious issues through experiences such as role-playing, guided imagery, the use of props, and a range of other activities.

Telehealth Therapy

Some individuals may not have the time or means to get to the office for face-to-face therapy. In these cases, telehealth options are available if clinically appropriate.  Please call to discuss this option or speak with your therapist.  Note that these services are not covered by insurance.


Substance Abuse Therapy Services


Not all that different from the above mentioned mental health therapy services, substance abuse therapy focuses more specifically on the presenting issue of substance abuse and resolving underlying issues that have led to the use/abuse of substances, and also incorporates more traditional behavioral therapy interventions and motivational interviewing.  Substance abuse therapy also will incorporate family therapy when appropriate, as addiction is thought to be a "family disease" and does not exist in isolation within the individual.


Couples & Family Therapy Services


Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy is an integrated theory and process for working with couples that helps them develop the necessary tools and skills to discover the root of their problems and create solutions and greater intimacy.

The Gottman Method

Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy.

Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)

The PREP approach is a scientifically-based and empircally-tested method of teaching relationship education. It is based on over 30 years of research in the field of relationship health, with much of the research conducted at the University of Denver, and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. This means that PREP's trainings and workshops are delivered with a seal of integrity that can be trusted.

Structural Family Therapy

Structural Family Therapy is a strength-based, outcome oriented treatment modality based on ecosystemic principles: context organizes us.  Our behaviors are a function of our relations with others.  The structural therapist focuses on what is taking place among people, rather than on individual psyches.

Attachment-based Therapy

Attachment-based Therapy stems from the theory that our early childhood relationships, with parents or guardians, form the way we attach in relationships later in life.  If we experienced adverse childhood experiences in our early relationships, we may develop insecure attachment styles and experience maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that negatively affect our relationships.  This approach focuses on developing secure attachment skills.


Group Therapy Services


Group therapy differs from support groups in that it is a psychodynamic type of mental health treatment that brings together several people with similar conditions under the guidance of a trained mental health provider. Improvement comes from therapist intervention and group member interaction.

We are not currently offering any group therapy services.  Please check back later for updates.


CANCELLATION/NO SHOW POLICY

No shows and cancellations within 24 hours from the time of service will be charged the full cost of the appointment at the time of the service.  

Full Cost:  This does not mean your copay amount, it means the amount you pay + your insurance company pays (the full cost of the service).  

24 Hours:  24 hours means 24 hours from the time of the service, not same day cancellations. If you have an appointment on Tuesday at 10:00 AM, you latest you are allowed to cancel your appointment without incurring any fees is Monday at 9:59 AM.

Our providers prepare for your service ahead of time and confirm the time you reserve for your appointment.  Cancellations made less than 24 hours from the time of service are unable to be offered to someone else and booked with such short notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this policy.  


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