Adults, Adolescents & Children
Everyone experiences stress factors in their lives. Individual counseling with a trusted therapist can start the healing process needed to become healthy and productive. Ongoing support is vital for adults, adolescents, children, youth, parents, and families coping with the emotional, medical, or relationship issues of everyday life. There are many forms of support and therapy for people of all ages. All individual counseling is viewed within the context of the whole family, since one family member experiencing problems can affect other members of the family. Whenever possible, OABHCLLC involves the entire family from planning to treatment.
Separation and divorce
School avoidance/phobia Behavior problems and conduct disorders
Death, grief, and loss
gay and lesbian issues
Sexual & physical abuse
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Alcohol and drugs (Substance Abuse- Youth Only)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety, Depression and Mood Disorders
Foster Care Support
Adjustment & life transition
Healing through divorce
RELATIONSHIP COUNSELING #2: Because intimate relationships are so difficult to maintain under the best of circumstances, many therapists consider counseling couples to be the most challenging work they do. For this reason, we complete special post-graduate training in this area, and we have frequent continuing education seminars and special supervision sessions where we improve our relationship counseling skills and share our wisdom on difficult cases. Our treatment approach concentrates on teaching partners pragmatic skills to deal with their here-and-now problems., help partners develop stronger attachment, deepen intimacy, and enrich their relationships
While couples often focus on specific issues such as raising children, dealing with finances, and distributing responsibilities fairly, we also emphasis the broader issue of learning communication skills necessary to resolve conflict yourselves. We will teach you how to “fight fairly”, express needs clearly, and understand and empathize with your partner’s point of view. Our goal is for you to leave treatment and be able to be your own relationship counselors. We also will help you renew the positives in your relationships. In relationships we all sometimes get so caught up in the logistics of life that we forget to have fun together. We know it is important to focus on “re-romanticizing” your love relationship, remembering the things that brought you together in the first place, as well as resolving the conflicts that currently divide you.
While many couples come for help in order to stay together, as many as half come because they may want to break up. We don’t assume all couples should stay together; in fact, in some cases – for example, if your partner is violent towards you or your kids, and refuses to get help – ending the relationship may be healthier than staying together. Therapy can be useful even when the outcome is break-up. Usually, counseling helps both people understand each other better and makes for a more amicable separation, which is particularly important when children are involved.
Although the majority of relationship counseling we do is with couples, we also work with polyamorous relationships, and we can handle these problems as well.
FAMILY COUNSELING #3: Family counseling involves the whole family or several family members. This approach is used to help families work through and/or adjust to issues and challenges affecting the entire family. Sometimes the problem may be exhibited by a child, although this is not always the case. The program is designed to help parent and child focus on positive qualities; give parents constructive behavior management skills; to guide them in developing techniques for managing anger and to teach parents how to listen, respect and respond to their children’s feelings. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. We believe involving families in solutions is often beneficial. [MORE]
SEX THERAPY #4: Sex Therapy involves the weaving of a variety of biological, psychological, and social frameworks to create a web of understanding and intervention to assist sexual function, trauma, orientation, and identity. Whether it is done individually or in the context of a relationship, sex therapy can assist in strengthening the mind-body connection and build skills for enhancing intimacy. Sex is a topic that is loaded with meaning and can be difficult to talk about. Emotions such as fear, guilt, shame, joy, love, and curiosity often accompany our sexual experiences and sexual identity. These emotions may get in the way of a successful sexual experience, cause sexual problems, or add to the struggle of being and expressing our authentic sexual selves. A sex therapist has been specially trained to treat sex as a normal part of human functioning and to work compassionately with individuals of all genders, orientations, and issues without bias [MORE]
GROUP THERAPY #5: Group counseling involves a small group of people (usually 6-10) who meet together regularly, along with one or two highly trained clinical staff to learn to cope with or adjust to a variety of life’s challenges. These groups take a variety of forms. Some focus on a specific topic or problem, while others address a number of different concerns. Under the direction of the group facilitators, the group is able to give support, offer alternatives, gently confront and promote healing. Curriculum-based group counseling includes: [MORE]