We are dedicated to supporting your journey towards holistic well-being and personal growth. Our practice is person-centered, meaning we will meet you where you are, and not just psychologically speaking! Most therapists can accommodate both in person and telehealth meetings depending on your preference. We understand that each individual's path is unique, and we are committed to offering personalized, evidence-based approaches to help you achieve emotional balance, resilience, and a sense of fulfillment. We invite you to explore our services and take a step toward a healthier, more authentic, and empowered life. Your wellness is our priority, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
Seeking support is still stigmatized, even today. We understand how uncomfortable it can be to reach out for help, so kudos for making it this far! The therapy space is designed to build a strong rapport between yourself and your therapist so that you can work in tandem towards the goals and intentions you want to set. You get to be the leader. Your therapist will offer their skills and guidance, but they will not pretend to be the expert on your own life. That role is already filled.
Individual therapy is a place to safely explore and share the challenges and triumphs of life. Your therapist will help you move through the difficult times, while assisting you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others. Individual therapy is tailored to each person’s unique needs, and its success depends on the trust created between the client and the therapist. All therapists at Gemstone Wellness welcome direct, candid conversations with their clients, so that the relationship is founded on authenticity. We promise: we are not the blank slates of days gone by, simply nodding and offering the occasional, “I see.” Your therapist will provide feedback, interact with you, ask direct questions and welcome back and forth dialogue so that you can develop all the tools possible to help you grow.
Sessions are typically conducted in weekly 50 minute sessions either in office or a HIPAA secure telehealth platform.
Couples & Relationship Therapy
Couples and relationship therapy, also known as couples counseling or couples therapy, is a specialized form of therapy aimed at enhancing the dynamics and overall well-being of couples and relationships. It involves a trained therapist who collaborates with individuals and their partners to address challenges, nurture healthy communication, and build stronger connections.
This therapy is inclusive of diverse relationship types, be they traditional or non-traditional, romantic or platonic, and sexual or non-sexual. Whether you're married, in a long-term relationship, engaged, cohabiting, or in any form of committed relationship, therapy can provide valuable insights and tools to enhance your connection.
Couples therapy offers benefits such as improved communication, conflict resolution, trust rebuilding, emotional intimacy strengthening, enhanced relationship satisfaction, and individual growth. Through weekly 50-minute sessions, whether in-person or via telehealth, couples and relationship therapy provides a supportive environment to navigate challenges, improve communication, and foster deeper connections, ultimately enriching your relationship and helping each partner make intentional, meaningful decisions.
Trauma Therapy and EMDR
Trauma therapy, including the specialized treatment Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, offers a pathway to healing from traumatic experiences and emotional distress. The primary goal in trauma therapy is to create a sense of safety, respecting each client's pace and readiness to share trauma details. Trauma-informed care follows principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment. This therapy helps the mind and body relearn the difference between threat and safety, empowers individuals to assert control, mourn losses related to trauma, build external support, and reduce distressing symptoms.
EMDR therapy, a pioneering approach, combines bilateral stimulation with focused attention on traumatic memories. It benefits individuals with various types of trauma, providing efficient and time-saving relief in a safe and non-invasive manner. EMDR's holistic approach helps reprogram negative beliefs, achieving long-lasting results and fostering emotional well-being. It's an excellent choice for those seeking transformative healing and renewed hope.
Therapy for Depression/Anxiety
Therapy for depression and anxiety offers a transformative path to reclaiming emotional well-being, providing a warm and supportive environment with your therapist. This specialized form of mental health treatment focuses on addressing and managing symptoms related to depression and anxiety, fostering a collaborative process between trained therapists and individuals in need. Therapy creates a confidential space for exploring emotions, gaining insights, developing coping strategies, and working toward emotional well-being.
This therapy benefits those experiencing symptoms such as persistent sadness, lack of motivation, hopelessness, excessive worry, panic attacks, or irrational fears. The therapeutic process begins with assessments and goal setting, followed by exploration and insight into underlying causes. Evidence-based techniques tailored to individual needs, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), may be incorporated, while coping strategies, skill-building, support, and validation are integral components, too. Therapy for depression and anxiety empowers individuals to overcome challenges, offering compassionate care and a collaborative, evidence-based approach for a fulfilling and emotionally balanced life. Take the courageous step towards healing, and let us support you on your way.
Sexual & Gender Identity Exploration
Embarking on a journey of sexual and/or gender identity exploration is a deeply personal and transformative process, yet the stigma associated with seeking professional support can be damaging, particularly in areas of identity that experience oppression. Navigating your sexual and/or gender identity is a privilege we take seriously. Your exploration is not a symptom- it is a celebration! Your therapist will work with you at your own pace, acknowledging the societal impacts you may face as you explore. Understanding the challenges posed by societal stigma, prejudice, and internalized shame, seeking therapy for sexual and gender identities is an act of self-compassion and empowerment.
It's crucial to recognize that there's nothing wrong with seeking support in your journey toward self-discovery and authenticity. Therapy for sexual and/or gender identity exploration offers a safe and non-judgmental environment where individuals can freely explore their authentic selves, with experienced therapists providing support, guidance, and affirmation. This exploration is a collaborative process that fosters self-awareness, while also addressing emotional challenges that may arise. It also assists in navigating relationships, intimacy, and connecting with supportive communities and resources to forge a sense of belonging. By seeking therapy, individuals take a courageous step toward self-discovery, self-acceptance, and creating a fulfilling and meaningful life. We would be honored to be your trusted allies on this transformative journey.