Hope Heals

Our goal is not to keep you in therapy forever. Our goal is to help you define and accomplish your own goals to become your best self. You are not your history or your trauma. You are not broken. We want to help you do more of what works and less of what doesn't.

The Hope Place considers post-traumatic stress a symptom and not a disorder. Post-traumatic stress and other traumas can be caused by exposure to war, natural disasters, sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, accidents, death and other distressing situations that leave lasting memories which can interfere with life as usual.

What is Solution Focused Therapy?

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find quicker resolution of one’s problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate counseling and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.

What is Accelerated Resolution Therapy?

ART is an evidence–based psychotherapy that fosters rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery. The treatment program incorporates memory visualization techniques that are enhanced by the use of horizontal eye movements, as well as memory re-consolidation, a way in which new information is incorporated into existing memories. ART has roots in and includes elements of existing evidenced-based modalities.

Clients with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, sexual abuse and many other mental and physical conditions can experience remarkable benefits starting in the first session. ART is not hypnosis.

Online Counseling Benefits

Online counseling offers convenience and remote access. Online counseling provides help to many who would not otherwise receive it. The psyche of the client is freed for therapeutic self-reflection in many other ways, and the client enjoys a certain degree of ownership in the process.

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray therapy is a therapeutic technique used to facilitate healing in adults, adolescents, and children, allowing them to express their thoughts and feelings when words alone are not enough. Sand tray can also be used for personal growth and the development of creativity.