Life is challenging at times and finding support through life’s difficulties can be helpful.
Our mission at Sugar Pine Counseling is to assist others in managing their stress, overcoming trauma and working towards their unique wellness goals. You are the expert of your life. Counseling is a collaborative process where both the therapist and the client come to the table with their strengths in order to help you on your journey.
Types of Treatment
EMDR is a simple, non-invasive patient-therapist collaboration in which healing can happen effectively. This powerful short-term therapy is highly effective for a wide range of issues including: PTSD, negative thoughts about self or others, chronic pain, phobias, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, poor self-image, stress, worry, performance anxiety, and recovery from sexual abuse and traumatic incidents.
Play Therapy is a treatment method used to engage younger clients through creative and imaginative play. We typically use Child Directed Play Therapy where we track and reflect behaviors, emotions, and statements from children through play. Play is the language of children and has been shown to have positive therapeutic results for kids ages 3 and up by increasing understanding of emotions and allowing expression of emotion in in an unstructured but therapeutically guided way.
Most therapy sessions include some form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings, actions and self believes are all connected. As strengths-based practitioners, we will help you understand and use your internal and external strengths and resources.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps increase awareness of maladaptive behaviors and thinking patterns. DBT teaches skills to reduce faulty thinking and increase positive behavioral changes. Through DBT, self-destructive behaviors, intense emotional responses, and poor communication skills are targeted and challenged. Clients gain awareness and learn to accept themselves, cope with distress, and manage their emotions to help “build a life worth living”.
Mindfulness and body awareness has been heavily researched in the last few decades with great therapeutic outcomes. We offer teaching in mindfulness, guided meditation, and gentle movements if that is suitable for you in our unique healing journey.
We offer couples counseling for individuals in monogamous, open or polyamorous relationships.
Most sessions will be a combination of these modals. We do our best to provide you with education on the type of treatment you are receiving and it is always our goal to include you in your treatment decisions.
We accept several insurance providers in addition to private payments for sessions. Your copay or private payment in full is due at the time of service. We accept cash (exact, please), check, and credit card payments made through Square. Credit card payments include a 3% credit card processing fee.
In-Network Insurance Provider for
– Blue Cross – Select Health – Aetna – IPN –
We charge an $80 fee for any appointments canceled within a 24 hour period of your scheduled appointment. The fee is charged if the session is canceled for any reason with in the 24 hour window. Cancelations before 24 hours before your appointment are not changed a cancelation fee.
Counseling is strictly confidential. State Law requires the release of confidential information in the following three situations:
- Suspected abuse or neglect of a child, dependent adult, or developmentally disabled person be reported.
- Potential threat to harm yourself.
- Potential threat to others.