Approach to Treatment

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Foundations of Treatment

Our treatment philosophy centers around the belief that clients are the foremost experts on themselves, and our role is to provide support and guidance in helping them discover their own answers. When guiding clients to step beyond their comfort zones, we do so with a deep sense of care and compassion.

We take a strength-based approach and therapy focuses on identifying and building upon abilities and resilience as well as fostering a positive sense of self.

Throughout treatment, we place significance on celebrating not only major achievements but also the small, incremental successes that contribute to personal growth. Overall, it’s important for you to know that our work will be anchored in the following fundamental principles:


Sessions are a judgment-free zone. You can freely express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of criticism or rejection. It's a space where your emotional well-being is a top priority.


Compassion is the cornerstone of our work. You will feel a deep sense of understanding from your therapist. We genuinely care about your well-being and growth.


Interactions are marked by authenticity. You can expect honesty and sincerity in our conversations, as well as a therapist who is genuine and transparent.


You are accepted and valued for exactly who you are. Your uniqueness is celebrated, and we will work together to build self-acceptance and self-compassion.

Fun and Humor

Therapy does not always have to be serious. We infuse humor and lightness into our work when appropriate. Laughter can be a powerful healing tool and we use it to make our sessions engaging and enjoyable.

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How We Help

We embrace a holistic and collaborative philosophy, adopting a "treatment team" approach. We collaborate with partners, parents, caregivers, family members, teachers, and relevant professionals to establish a robust support network for you or your child's well-being.

We recognize and respect the importance of developmental stages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We address all facets of life to provide comprehensive and well-rounded care.

We utilize evidence-based interventions tailored to your unique needs and preferences. This fosters a nurturing, holistic, and effective therapeutic process that empowers you to take an active role in your own healing and development.

Beyond play therapy for children and traditional talk therapy, we offer various treatment modalities, including experiential activities, walk and talk therapy, and animal-assisted counseling. You will benefit from a trauma-informed approach, rooted in evidence-based treatment methods, and our commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest therapeutic techniques.

In our work, rather than examining isolated parts of your life, we take a comprehensive view to integrate all aspects of your life. You can rely on us to advocate for your or your child's needs, whether it involves advocating with family members, schools, or other providers. We are dedicated to providing you with the necessary education and resources or assisting you in locating the resources you may require to support your healing and growth. Additionally, we maintain a culturally sensitive and inclusive practice.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
- Mary Anne Rademacher
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”
- Mary Anne Rademacher