Arbor Family Counseling offers help in many different areas. Below we have listed SOME of the areas our counselors specialize in. If you do not see the specific issues you are dealing with listed below, we are confidant one of our counselors will be able to assist you. In addition, as you are browsing, please know that our staff is available to answer any questions you have. Contact us to see how we can best serve you!
Relationships & Family: The people in our family are often among the most important people in our lives. However, because a marriage, family, or relationship is comprised of two or more people, there are bound to be issues. We each act and react in our own individual ways to the circumstances and problems that arise in our families. Especially when times are tough, counselors can help us build bridges, communicate, learn, and heal with those whom we love. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about a relationship or your family, we invite you to contact us.
Parenting: Parenting is an incredibly difficult journey. The complexities our children face are more complicated than ever before. At times, certain issues with our children can cause us to feel helpless, confused, or out of control. In these times, the counselors at Arbor are ready to come along side you as you help your children and make healthy decisions for your family. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about parenting, we invite you to contact us.
Children/Adolescents: Children and adolescents face challenges just as adults do. However, often their challenges, as well as coping skills are very different than adults. If your child/adolescent is having trouble at school, has suffered trauma, is dealing with divorce, or any other of the unique issues that children deal with, please know that our team of professionals is here to assist both them and you. If you think your child/adolescent might benefit from talking with a counselor, we invite you to contact us.
Teenagers: Like Kids and Adolescents, teenagers face unique challenges. With the rise of a digitally native generation, your teenagers access information and face dangers that you did not face as a teenager. The professional counselors at Arbor are committed to unique issues such as school violence, bullying, internet addiction, sexuality, peer pressure and more. If you know a teenager who might benefit from talking with a counselor, we invite you to contact us.
Divorce: Divorce is often one of the most painful experiences that individuals and families can face. Broken relationships cause grief, stress, depression, health issues, and more. Each person connected with the divorce copes with the divorce differently. Arbor works with couples, children, teenagers, and other family members who feel the effects of divorce. Sometimes we work with people right in the middle of their divorce, and sometimes we have people who need to come in and process a divorce that happened years earlier. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about divorce, we invite you to contact us.
Stress: Stress is a very real part of our lives. We live in a fast-paced world that forces us to balance competing commitments such as family, work, health, and relationships. Both positive and negative events in our lives cause stress. Whether you are in the middle of a major life change, or trying to balance the daily tasks of life, Arbor is here to help you deal with your stress. Stress can manifest itself in a variety of ways, physically, emotionally, and mentally. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about the stress in your life, we invite you to contact us.
Depression: We all experience feelings of depression. These feelings often follow change, loss, or disappointment. However, when feelings of depression persist, they can interfere with your relationships, wellness, and work. It is common for people to experience periods of prolonged depression when they endure a significant loss, habitual negative thinking, perceived failure, or a major life change. If you are dealing with prolonged feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, anger, hopelessness, or helplessness, you may benefit from speaking with a counselor. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about depression, we invite you to contact us.
Anxiety: Anxiety is not the same as stress or fear. Although anxiety, stress, and fear all include negative emotions and perhaps nervousness, anxiety often occurs across several areas of life rather than a particular area. It is natural for particular incidents to cause stress or heighten fears. But when you suffer from anxiety, you can experience worry and nervousness about many areas of life. Anxiety affects daily living, health, and relationships. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about depression, we invite you to contact us.
Grief: Grief is our natural reaction to loss. Loss can occur when we lose someone we love, end a relationship, move across the country, or even start a new job. With every change comes some amount of loss, and, therefore a certain level of grief. The grieving process can be short or long, and can affect our stress levels, moods, relationships, and health. In addition, children, adolescents, and teenagers often grieve very differently than adults. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about grief, we invite you to contact us.
Personal and Emotional Care: We each carry with us our own personal and emotional wounds. These wounds can be the result of trauma, events, relationships, or patterns in our lives. Wounds need healing. The counselors at Arbor are committed to helping you in the healing process. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about the personal and emotional issues in your life, we invite you to contact us.
Sexuality: Sexuality is a sensitive topic, one that often people do not handle with care. Because of this, many people have a lot of pain, fear, anxiety, confusion, or shame associated with sexuality. At Arbor, we understand that individuals carry with them unique experiences in terms of sexuality. Whether you are questioning your sexual orientation, having difficulty expressing your sexuality to those you love, or dealing with pain because of sexuality, we invite you to talk with us. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about sexuality, we invite you to contact us.
Trauma: Trauma happens when we experience painfully shocking events. These events can leave us with fear, anxiety, panic, and denial. People experience trauma for many reasons: assault, domestic violence, rape, sudden job loss, sudden ending of relationship, robbery, etc. The counselors at Arbor are trained to help you deal with life’s most painful moments. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about trauma, we invite you to contact us.
Abuse: Abuse can take a variety of forms, all of which are very serious. Whether physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual, or financial, if you or someone you know is being abused, it is important that you get help. Abuse can occur in the most intimate of relationships, making it very difficult to take steps toward safety. However, Arbor wants you to know that abuse is not your fault. Our team is experienced at dealing with the difficulties surrounding abuse, and we want to work with you. In addition, some people find that after they have removed themselves from an abusive situation, they benefit from ongoing conversations with therapists about safe patterns and healing. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about abuse, we invite you to contact us.
Anger: We all get angry; anger is a natural human emotion. However, when our anger becomes habitual or hurts the people we love (including ourselves), anger becomes an important issue to deal with. We become angry, or have rage for a variety of reasons, often associated with unmet expectations or control. Arbor works with people who have anger, and the family members affected by anger. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about anger, we invite you to contact us.
Drug & Alcohol Related Issues: Substance abuse and drug/alcohol addictions are a source of devastation for those involved. At Arbor, we are interested in taking your addiction seriously, and giving you the help necessary to get your life back on a healthy path. Spouses, children, and families of those with addictions often suffer the most. At Arbor, we offer several resources for both individuals and families dealing with drug/alcohol abuse, including screenings, group sessions, and contacts with inpatient/outpatient facilities. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about drug and alcohol related issues, we invite you to contact us.
Health and Wellness: With the demands of life, it is important that your health be a top priority. However, those same demands often prevent us from taking care of ourselves as we deserve. The professionals at Arbor are here to help you sort through the process of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about wellness, we invite you to contact us.
Work-Related Issues: It is natural for issues and conflicts to arise at work. However, when the issues or conflicts are out of the ordinary or harmful to your well-being, you may benefit from speaking with a counselor. People talk with counselors about work-related issues for a variety of reasons. These include, but are not limited to stress, unrealistic expectations, conflicts with managers and/or coworkers, harassment, and addictions. If you think you might benefit from talking with a counselor about work-related issues, we invite you to contact us.