Caring, Compassionate, Comprehensive
Why Integrative Counseling?
The idea of “integrative Counseling” is popular in the field of psychology. In order to feel happy and to feel your life has a sense of direction and purpose it is necessary to have your goals in life supported by what you do; your behavior. That is to say that your goals and beliefs are “integrated” into your life. The idea of integrative counseling also has some belief that in order to feel happy, your goals and actions need to have some “social worth”. That you live in harmony with others and find where you belong in the world; to be connected, but individual, needed and helpful. To live this way it to live “authentically”.
Also important in the idea of Integrative Counseling is a concept important in Adlerian Psychology. The idea is that a person has 5 areas of life that need to be integrated. People have Love relationships, Work or School responsibilities, and a Social standing or friends. These 3 areas are greatly effected by a persons Recreation/Exercise Health and Spiritual/Religious Views. A person who meets their needs in all 5 of these areas is happier and feels a sense of purpose. Obviously, in order to feel so health, these areas need to be balanced and integrated. No one area should outweigh the other and No are should be ignored or unmet.
To be able to address our needs and live authentically leads to happiness and fulfillment.
Two Practices Working Together to Serve You Better
We work with Congruent Counseling who offers depression and anxiety cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management, suicide prevention, substance abuse and addictions counseling, as well as psychiatric treatment and other mental health services.
The Chalice/Face Illusion
It is no accident that we chose the Chalice and Face Illusion as the symbol of Congruent Counseling. We know that people most often feel healthy and happy when their direction in life is headed toward where they want to be. The identical faces looking back at each other represent a person’s motivations and behaviors – if they match, a person is likely to be happy and feel fulfilled. The symbol of the chalice represents prosperity and good fortune, as in a toast with good friends during a happy occasion. We hope all our clients achieve feelings of prosperity, pride, and satisfaction as might be felt at such an event.