We offer individual and family therapy for teens, adults and couples. All of our therapists and coaches at Bridge Counseling and Wellness have been trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and are knowledgeable about how physical health can affect emotional health. Many of us have additional training you can read about in our bios. It is important to us to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to heal and grow. We will work together with you to individualize your therapy experience to meet your unique needs. Some of the things we can help with are:
- post-traumatic stress
- low self-esteem
- life transitions
- prenatal and postpartum therapy
- work/family balance
- anger and frustration
- lack of focus and organization
- interpersonal relationships
- stress reduction
- mindfulness training
- parenting issues
- trust and attachment
For children and teens:
- risky behaviors
- school issues
- family conflicts
Many of our therapists are trained and certified in different therapeutic modalities:
Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship. Working with an art therapist, one can expect to be exposed to a variety of art media and techniques to facilitate expression of feelings, self-exploration, reduce stress, increase mindfulness, process trauma and aid in the healing process.
Hypnotherapy is an evidence based technique that uses the hypnotic state, which enables changes in perception and memory, a major increase in response to suggestion, and the potential for controlling many physiologic functions that are usually involuntary. Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation, intense concentration and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked or ignored. In this naturally occurring state and with the help of a trained therapist, the person may focus his or her attention on specific thoughts or tasks.
Clinical hypnosis can help you change your thoughts and behaviors by learning to use your mind to control your body. It can be a powerful tool to help you reach your therapeutic goals and is often a short-term and cost effective method of problem solving. Hypnosis is not mind control or sleep. You are in charge of deciding what you want to accomplish during hypnosis. Debra Bell, LCSW is a Certified Eriksonian Hypnotherapist. She has over 30 years of clinical experience and her approach is rooted in client empowerment and creating hopefulness and excitement mourned growth and change.
Hypnosis can be helpful for:
- Changing habits/behaviors
- Weight loss
- Quitting smoking
- Pain management
- Pregnancy and Labor
- Manage stress and anxiety
EMDR Therapy is a comprehensive, mind-body therapy approach, useful for overcoming stressful experiences of all kinds — even deeply embedded memories or traumas, which can be the basis of your depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, phobias, fears, or performance issues. This treatment is most effective in treating PTSD and trauma.
EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” Excellent randomized-control studies have demonstrated that Eye Movements can help our brains to calm distressed memories and negative thoughts that we’ve been stuck in. The goal of this therapy is to help people get “unstuck” and gain the freedom to move past painful, uncomfortable and distressing thoughts, feelings and sensations.
This therapy is especially useful for individuals who have had little progress and results in traditional talk therapy or for those who talk therapy is not appealing. We provide EMDR therapy for adults 18 and over. Please ask us for referrals for children and teens.
Many people struggle with finding the time to come into the office on a regular basis for therapy due to things like having children at home, illness or residing out of the Louisville area. Whatever the reason, we are able to complete sessions over the phone exclusively or an an as needed basis.