Individual, Family, Couples Counseling

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 integrative techniques and are knowledgeable about how physical health can affect emotional health. Additional training for each therapist can be found in their bios. It is important to us to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to heal and grow as we work together to individualize your therapy experience and meet your unique needs. Some of the things we can help with are:

For Adults:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Prenatal and postpartum therapy
  • Work/life balance
  • Grief
  • Anger and frustration
  • Lack of focus and organization
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Stress reduction
  • Mindfulness training
  • Spirituality counseling
For Couples:
  • Divorce
  • Affairs
  • Communication
  • Parenting issues
  • Trust and attachment
For Children and Teens:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-harming
  • Risky behaviors
  • School issues
  • Anger
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
Psychiatric Medication Evaluation (ages 6+)

This initial evaluation includes an assessment of psychiatric symptoms and determination of appropriate treatment options. Evaluation appointments are 60 minutes

Medication Management

Medication prescriptions will be monitored for effectiveness and adjusted accordingly. Prescription refills are sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice. Please note that medications cannot be changed without a face to face appointment and we request a 48 hour notice for all medication refills to be processed in a timely manner.

Genesight testing

Bridge now has Genesight testing! Please allow 15-20 minutes for this appointment. This test consists of collecting buccal swab DNA samples (cotton swab inside the cheek) and sending them to Genesight for analysis. Testing determines the medications that could be the most beneficial for you.

Existing patients who need FMLA paperwork filled out will need to bring a hard copy to the appointment and allow for 30 minutes to go over individual needs and expectations of timelines.

Doctors Supplement Store

Bridge has partnered with The Doctor’s Supplement Store to ensure high-quality, third party certified supplements that are available to all of our clients. Bridge receives a small fraction of the profit to pay for time spent researching and comparing supplements for our client's benefit. For additional questions about supplements, please ask one of our Nurse Practitioners. 

Use Registration Code: ES1584

Integrative Psychiatric Services

Our psychiatric services include a whole person perspective of mental health treatment, comprehensive evaluations, and medication monitoring. Our therapists and psychiatric nurse practitioners will work together to make sure your treatment plan is effective and contributes to increased well-being.

Nature and Outdoor Therapy

We offer scientifically proven, nature based therapeutic services, as well as workshops, retreats, and group adventures as part of our integrative approach.

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy, is a therapeutic practice that focuses on the belief that time spent in nature can have a positive impact on both body and mind. Recent studies have shown that experiences in natural settings (like a walk outside) can have a tremendous effect on individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.  

 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” –Albert Einstein

 

Ecotherapy is a great fit if you:

 

  • Are experiencing a major life transition
  • Are trying to heal from trauma
  • Have depression, anxiety, or difficulty connecting to relationships 
  • Are experiencing chronic stress
  • Know that nature is healing for you
  • Would like to develop a stronger connection to the earth
  • Are experiencing anxiety about environmental or political issues
  • Would like to incorporate ritual, ceremonial, or rites of passage in your life
  • Have tried traditional talk therapy with little success
  • Have trouble opening up in a traditional office setting
Walk and Talk Therapy

A growing body of research indicates that simply being outdoors in the presence of nature has positive effects on our physical and mental well-being. Some people also find it easier to say what is on their minds while walking.  Outdoor therapy has the added benefit of increasing vitamin D levels, boosting serotonin, improving sleep, increasing focus, and improving physical health.Your therapist will most likely be willing to do a walking session around the office anytime for no additional fee. We are also willing to meet established clients for trail walks or incorporate movement or mindfulness-based approaches according to your needs in a natural setting. Please contact your therapist directly if you’d like to arrange an off-site, outdoor session. Walk and talk sessions are $120 for 60 minutes.

Shinrin-Yoku

During a forest bathing session, you will be guided through a leisurely walk on gentle paths under the forest canopy with activities to help you open your senses, hone your intuition, and experience the forest like you never have before. By tuning into scent, sight, sound, touch, and taste, we slow down and begin to connect with the forest by way of guided exercises, or what we call “invitations.” We draw upon mindfulness meditation practices and techniques of deep nature connection.

This is not a hike or a long walk. We will cover a relatively small amount of distance, so all are welcome regardless of age, fitness level, or outdoor experience. Please use bug spray and sunscreen before we enter the forest. Please dress in layers and bring blankets, gloves, a full water bottle, and a hat for cold weather. 

Suggested donation is $20 or give what you can. Ages 18+ (anyone younger than 18 must have a parent/guardian/adult present). No pets please. 

If you have questions, please email Juniper@bridgemindbody.com

To register: https://calendly.com/academyimh/donation-based-guided-forest-therapy-session

Art/Expressive Therapy

Modalities

Many of our therapists are trained and certified in different therapeutic modalities.

Art/Expressive Therapy

Benefits:

  • Nonverbal and creative self exploration
  • Promotes insight and is a tool for gaining a new perspective
  • Emotion regulation and resilience Building
  • Increases self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Reduces stress 
  • Increases positive emotional states using kinesthetic-sensory experiences
  • Aids in trauma processing and conflict resolution
  • Helps with access to inner child healing 
  • Assists with somatic (body-focused) and 'right brain' processing 
  • Provides a cathartic outlet for expressing emotions

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. Art Therapists are Master’s level clinicians trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques across a broad spectrum of experiences. Visit arttherapy.org for more information.

Brain Spotting

Brainspotting

Benefits:

  • Can be used without verbal processing (less need to speak of the trauma or distress).
  • Uses resourcing to assist individuals in feeling empowered.
  • Can help lower anxiety in session and provides tools to use outside of session.
  • Processing happens at a deeper level by bypassing the prefrontal cortex to allow body/nervous system healing.
  • Can be used to enhance performance in areas such as: test anxiety, job interviews/presentations, sports performance, creative blocks, and/or wellness motivation.
  • There is potential for individuals to start experiencing relief in a single session.

Brainspotting is a powerful, evidence-based practice with significant research showing its effectiveness. This treatment can be used with children and adults and works by identifying, processing, and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation, and a variety of other challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with Biolateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful, focused, and containing. It can be an effective approach in treating trauma, anxiety, and depression, and can also enhance performance. 

EMDR- "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing"

EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 

Benefits:

  • Allows individuals to access past traumatic memories while safely anchored in the present moment of the therapy setting.
  • Creates shifts in negative core beliefs about ourselves and the world to more adaptive ones.
  • Provides exposure and desensitization to a traumatic experience without going into significant details of the events.
  • Heals emotional wounds using bilateral stimulation, allowing for changes within the neural networks of the brain.
  • Works from a foundation that healing originates inside the individual.

EMDR Therapy is a comprehensive, mind-body therapy modality useful for overcoming stressful experiences of all kinds, even deeply embedded memories or traumas, which can be the basis of depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, phobias, fears, or performance issues. This treatment is evidence-based and highly effective in treating post-traumatic stress in children and adults. EMDR can be especially useful for people who have had minimal progress in traditional talk therapy or for those who find talk therapy less beneficial. We provide EMDR therapy for teens and adults. Please ask us for referrals for clinicians that offer EMDR for younger children.

Somatic Experiences

Somatic Experiences

The Somatic Experiencing® method (SE) is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of successful clinical application. The SE™ approach releases traumatic shock, which is key to transforming PTSD and the wounds of emotional and early developmental attachment trauma.

Benefits:

  • Somatic Experiencing (SE) is utilized by practitioners in the treatment process to heal trauma and/or other stress disorders. These might include: accidents, invasive medical procedures, assault, abuse, neglect, loss, and stressors with ongoing fear or conflict.
  • SE offers guidance for the practitioner to assess when a person is “stuck” in fight, flight, or freeze response, providing tools for resolution.
  • SE is a body-oriented approach. The focus is on uncovering habitual behavior patterns and exploring sensations that lie beneath feelings.This approach could benefit individuals who have difficulty remembering trauma, become easily overwhelmed by trauma, or experience intense emotions without specific memory.
  • Practitioners move at a speed that does not overwhelm the individual. This stays away from additional trauma and stress and introduces positive boundaries.
  • Tools provided in SE for trauma renegotiation frequently increase stress capacity and reinforce mindful thinking.
CBT

CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.

 

Benefits:

  • Assists the individual in identifying negative thought patterns and modifying them to be more positive.
  • Teaches people how to be more aware of what leads to their overwhelming emotions.
  • Improves communication skills so individuals can better express themselves, without bottling up feelings.
  • Integrates activities and practices for the person to complete between sessions and apply to daily life.
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is bringing purposeful attention to what is happening in the present moment, without judgment. Mindfulness meditation is rooted in the Buddhist meditative practice, but it can be secular and take a variety of forms. Anyone can benefit from cultivating awareness of the mind and body regardless of their spiritual mindset. Being mindful is prescribed by some physicians and mental health professionals to help people cope with pain, stress, or illness.

Benefits:

  • Helps bring awareness to the here and now; individuals who practice mindfulness report they are less likely to get caught up in worries, fears, or thoughts about the past and future.
  • Decreases stress
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves sleep
  • Encourages acceptance rather than reacting with avoidance or aversion
  • Improves focus, memory, and concentration
  • Improves sense of well-being and confidence
Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

Check with your provider about this service option and availability.

Modalities

Many of our therapists are trained and certified in different therapeutic modalities.

Wellness Services

Our wellness services focus on mindfulness, movement, nutrition, and nature, all of which support mental health. In addition, we offer energy and bodywork for wellness.

Reiki

Reiki is a hands on/or near body energy healing that uses universal life force energy to break down energy blocks, balancing the mind, body, and spirit. Regular treatments promote the consistent and unlocked flow of energy throughout the body. This allows people to feel less stress, enhance their learning and memory, and promote mental clarity. Reiki also aids in physical healing/less physical pain. The term comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things.  To learn more about Reiki, visit www.reiki.org

Healing Touch

Healing Touch is an energy therapy where practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. This type of therapy is a biofield (magnetic field around the body) therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing. It uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body. Healing Touch therapists focus on removing energy congestion which form in the energy fields (aura) and energy centers (chakras). Once these imbalances and disturbances are cleared, the energy channels resume their task of integrating the body, mind, and soul to restore health and promote healing. In addition, it is helpful in preventing future issues by restoring balance to energy field disturbances. These non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, resulting in optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. 

For more information, visit healingtouchprogr

Havening

The Havening Techniques are a healing modality designed to help individuals overcome problems resulting from traumatic encoding. The Havening Techniques belong to a larger group of methods called psychosensory therapies, which use sensory input to alter thought, mood, and behavior.

Havening can be used to help alleviate distress from:

  • Phobias
  • Emotional Eating
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Trauma
Nutrition and Wellness Coaching

Bridge Counseling and Wellness offers individualized nutrition plans to meet your unique needs. You can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our certified nutrition consultants to create your personalized nutrition plan and accommodate you with your wellness goals. Nutrition sessions are $120 and Sliding scale options are also available.

Group Yoga Sessions

Bridge Counseling and Wellness provides a therapeutic and confidential yoga class for our counseling clients. Our instructors are experienced, credentialed, and stay up-to-date in their field.

Our professional experience and definitive research suggest that exercise, yoga, and meditation are effective tools for reducing anxiety, depression, and stress. Our classes offer a safe space to experience the benefits of physical activity and are a big part of what makes our counseling center unique.

  • Guided Meditation Sits: Wednesdays (starting 10/20/21) 

Attend a group meditation sit to increase your meditation and mindfulness practice if that is a part of your mental health wellness plan. We open with a short discussion, sit together for 30 minutes in silence, and follow up with 10 more minutes of discussion. Free and open to all! Wednesdays at 9:30-10:15 

  • Therapeutic Yoga

These classes are reserved for clients of Bridge Counseling, but guests are welcome with a recommended donation of $5-20.

See our events page for more information on class times and locations. 

What technology do I need to use teletherapy?

You will need a device capable of live video and/or audio streaming such as a smartphone, tablet/laptop, or a phone. After scheduling your first appointment, you will receive paperwork to sign electronically. Your therapist might reach out to you to complete additional intake paperwork. The video teleconferencing platform is HIPAA-compliant and allows you and your therapist to access video and audio conferencing for online sessions.

Who would benefit from teletherapy?

Teletherapy is typically done with people who are not currently in crisis. People who’ve recently had a suicide attempt or suicide plan, or those who might currently be a danger to themselves or others, should reach out to the Hope Now hotline (502-589-4313) to discuss a plan for more intensive treatment. Online/phone therapy has been successfully used to treat a variety of diagnoses, from anxiety and depression to trauma, addiction, and family difficulties. People who have scheduling difficulties or transportation issues also find telehealth/teletherapy a convenient alternative to having to schedule an office appointment.

I'm not currently in a crisis, but what if a crisis happens during my treatment?

During your first appointment, you and your therapist will create a crisis plan should you ever need it. This crisis plan includes a list of crisis resources in your area, a plan for support and access to crisis care, and a personalized list of steps that you and your therapist may use to help determine the best course of action for you should a crisis develop.

Is online therapy really as good as in-person?

Bridge Counseling and Wellness always prioritize the interaction and relationship between patients and therapists. Typically there is increased engagement with Telehealth/Teletherapy with patients under 30 since this generation has grown up with technology and are comfortable with it. The activities are no different from what the therapist would be doing with the patient in a traditional office setting. The therapist and client can always see each other live and on screen regardless of what activities they are doing if they choose to use video. Teletherapy has the added benefits of keeping any worksheets, training videos, messaging, and handouts in one convenient online location for easy access.

How do I know the teletherapist will be a good fit for my needs?

Teletherapists with Bridge Counseling and Wellness are talented professionals who are hand-selected and vetted for your unique needs. We practice a person-centered approach, meaning that we work on what you want to work on. Your goals and objectives come first. If what we’re doing doesn’t seem to be working for you, please let your therapist know and we will try a different approach. This also means that if, after a few sessions, you feel your therapist isn’t a good fit or that online therapy isn’t for you, we will be happy to refer you to another therapist who may be a better fit.

Online Therapy with Bridge Counseling and wellness

Bridge Counseling and Wellness now offers teletherapy (therapy online on a secure platform or via phone) for residents of Kentucky and Indiana. We provide all the information you need to participate in your telehealth session. You can now sign all necessary paperwork electronically. For more information about telehealth view our FAQs below.

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