Advanced Trauma Therapy
According to the National Trauma Institute and the Centers for Disease Control, trauma is the third leading cause of death across all age groups. Trauma is defined as “a distressing event in which a person feels severely threatened emotionally, psychologically, or physically.” (www.goodtherapy.org). An easier way of understanding this concept is that trauma is any terrible life event that has occurred. If you have experienced a traumatic event, but were unable to recover (emotionally, psychologically, work/interpersonal issues), it may mean the traumatic event has not had the proper time to process. Our clinicians are trained in treating complex trauma issues and PTSD. We used research-based techniques that have proven successful in treating children, adolescents, and adults.
No relationship is “perfect.” It is normal for all partners to have conflicts, hardships, and challenges. Being able to overcome struggles is an important component of sustaining a meaningful, balanced, and rewarding relationship. If you’ve become “stuck” in trying to solve a relational/marital issue, couples therapy may be an appropriate service. We are experienced in helping couples develop and implement strategies to find solutions that work for their unique needs.
Heber Springs Counseling wants to give you a way to take care of yourself while acknowledging that right now, it’s not practical for you to make it to our office right now. Sometimes, it is hard to get out of your home or office to see a therapist where you live. Or, you’re a busy working professional who can’t commit to a weekly appointment time. Maybe, you’re concerned about maintaining your privacy and are nervous about being seen going to counseling. Using internet technology, clients are able to have counseling sessions from the privacy of their own home. We offer online therapy services through a HIPAA-encrypted and secure platform so your information stays private.
Individual therapy is commonly sought when presenting issues become “unmanageable.” Some common reasons individuals seek therapy are when they are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief & loss, anger, and challenging life circumstances. With the right therapeutic approach and counsel, some people may find brief therapy (six to twelve sessions) with a solution-focused approach helpful. Other times, presenting issues tend to run deeper and become more complex. When you come to your first session, we provide a thorough, comprehensive assessment to examine the issues you are facing. We will be able to advise within the first meeting whether brief therapy is right for you, or if more intensive therapy is needed. Your treatment will be tailored and individualized to meet your unique needs.
Play Therapy is a way of being with the child that honors their unique developmental level and looks for ways of helping in the “language” of the child – play. It is a form of treatment that helps children and families to express their emotions, improve their communication, and solve problems by using toys, and games to help the child explore, express, and safely experience the difficulties they are working through. Research suggests play therapy is an effective mental health approach, regardless of age, gender, or the nature of the problem, and works best when a parent, family member, or caretaker is actively involved in the treatment process.
Heber Springs Counseling integrates visual arts and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being by employing visual art equipment such as clay, paper, paints, and other artistic materials to create visual forms of personal expression. This process helps one to re-experience emotions in a way that allows them to organize their feelings and form a narrative around an overwhelming experience.
Families commonly seek services when there has been a dispute, tension, or when communication issues are unresolved and may have reached what feels like a breaking point. Family therapy can help each individual improve communication, resolve conflicts, and learn new ways of relating to or identifying with other members of the family unit. Family therapy can help strengthen bonds and create ways in which each family member finds support, love, and encouragement.
Commonly Treated Issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
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