Mental Health TherapySeeking the help of a professional behavioral health therapist can be the best solution to overcoming life’s challenges. No matter whether you are suffering from new difficulty or a life-long illness, the professionals at Flourish Counseling and Wellness Center can help. Flourish offers a wide variety of individualized counseling and psychotherapy. Our individual therapy is designed to address all of the most common mental health challenges.
Individual Therapy for AdultsWe provide individual therapy for adults suffering from a variety of mental health problems and life’s challenging issues, including: depression, anxiety disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, abuse and trauma, relationship issues, personality issues, attention deficit disorder and grief and loss.
Child and Adolescent ServicesOur child adolescent clinicians are specially trained in a variety of modalities to diagnose, treat and counsel children and their families. Because every child’s needs differ, our services are always customized to best address whatever challenges they might be experiencing. We treat the following issues: ADHD, anger management, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral problems, bullying, depression and anxiety, family conflicts, grief and loss, mood issues, OCD, parent-child conflict, phobias, school challenges, self-harm, social issues, and trauma. In addition, we provide techniques for improving communication skills and coping mechanisms, and provide chronic and acute illness support, play therapy, psychiatric risk assessments, and testing and diagnostics.
Marital/Family TherapyMarriage and Family Therapy addresses the behaviors of all family members and the way these behaviors affect not only individual family members, but also relationships between family members and the family unit. We have clinicians trained in providing counseling to couples and families dealing with a variety of challenges and life struggles. The therapist will help you learn to identify individual family roles and behaviors that contribute to conflicts, identify specific challenges, and explore ways to actively resolve issues. Individual therapy for one or more of the family members may be recommended if underlying mental health issues are found to be present.
Psychoeducational TestingEducational, psychological and neuro-psychological testing is provided by a licensed psychologist. Testing can help us diagnose, develop treatment plans, and assess need for medications. During the initial consultation, our psychologist will assess the nature of the referral question and develop a battery of tests specific to your individual needs. A feedback session is scheduled following the testing phase; results will be presented in the form of a written psychological report.
Testing may be utilized to determine: 504 and IEP (Individual Educational Plans), ADHD, educational achievement, intellectual abilities, and learning disabilities.
AcupunctureThis gentle yet powerful medicine optimizes health and vitality, supports the immune system, and prevents disease. Acupuncture needles act as conductors when placed in specific areas. They access the body’s natural healing response by transmitting signals through a network of microscopic channels that are embedded in the connective tissue. The signals broadcast information to the central nervous system, endocrine system and local immune system, triggering the release of specific proteins, hormones, neurotransmitters, and stem cells.
ReikiReiki is a technique that promotes relaxation, diminished stress and pain, and healing at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. While a precise translation from Japanese to English is difficult, the word “rei” refers to spirit and/or universe. “Ki” means vital or life force energy. A basic understanding of Reiki is that this universal life force energy can be accessed and channeled to support healing. Known too as the Usui System of Natural Healing, Reiki is likely an ancient practice, which Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered in Japan in the early 20th century. A Japanese-American named Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the West after extensive training in Japan.
YogaYoga is a system of personal growth and development achieved through postures, breathing, and concentration. A regular yoga practice promotes and helps maintain physical health, flexibility, as well as mental and emotional well-being. Our yoga instructors offer a variety of workshops and classes designed to meet a variety of specific issues as well as overall wellness and self-empowerment. Yoga is also used in addition to therapy to overcome a variety of life challenges and traumas. Yoga helps people achieve optimum emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
Meditation and Mindfulness“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,” says Kabat-Zinn. “It’s about knowing what is on your mind.”
Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. While meditating, you are turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. We offer group mindfulness and meditation workshops and classes as well as individual instruction.
AromatherapyAromatherapy is the therapeutic application of plant derived essential oils to benefit the body and mind. It can be offered as a complementary therapy or alternative medicine.
Essential oils stimulate our powerful sense of smell. It is known that odors have a significant impact on how we feel. For example, studies with brain wave frequency have shown that smelling lavender increases alpha waves in the back of the head, which are associated with relaxation. Our certified aromatherapist can work with you on a holistic basis, addressing physical symptoms and their root cause. After health history and intake interview, the aroma therapist chooses appropriate essential oils and creates on or more blends for the client to use at home. Results are generally seen after one to three weeks of regular essential oil use, and a client may be seen for several follow-up sessions if necessary.
Integrative Health & Nutrition CoachingIntegrative health and nutrition coaching can assist you with a variety of health and emotional issues, including weight gain, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, anxiety, and/or depression and more. Our coach will act as your guide to help you unravel the mystery of your symptoms and find the root cause. You will also receive the support, plan and motivation to guide you to move forward towards better health and vitality.
Our coach can also help with children, whether it is a spectrum disorder, behavioral problem, chronic infection, allergy, or digestive issue. We will work with you to identify the contributing factors and create a program that will lead towards optimal health so the child can function at their highest potential.
Corporate Wellness ProgramsWe can help you create a personalized Wellness Program in your organization to empower and re-energize your employees. We develop customized presentations and workshops for companies and organizations based on their particular needs. These comprehensive workshops address the sources, effects and solutions to stress through practical tools for healthy and balanced living. For example, we provided the following choices, but are not limited to: work-life balance, practical relaxation, stress management, stress response and weight gain, mindfulness, and coping with workplace trauma. In addition, we provide group/individual Acupuncture, Reiki and Yoga.
Our mental health counseling services are In-Network for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare and are Out of Network for most other carriers. Please call our office with questions about your insurance. Our Acupuncturist accepts most major insurance companies.
“I was a lost soul just searching for a way to help my son…I had read article after article, searched through book after book, consulted with doctor after doctor, tried medication after medication. Nothing worked and I felt helpless…Dietary intervention was the next step I was ready to take. As I aimlessly walked the aisle at the local health food store, lost in the chaos of overwhelming food labels, there she stood!!! She had me at “GLUTEN.” A year later our lives are something I never thought they would be…Frandi has given us the tools and support to be able to make the changes to our diet that have helped my son heal from the debilitating effects of ADHD and Torrettes Syndrome. I have watched my son blossom and it has been an amazing journey. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY SON’S LIFE, I AM FINALLY GETTING TO KNOW WHO HE IS AND HE IS GETTING TO KNOW HIMSELF. Life is now what I feared it would never be and I am just so grateful to Frandi for all of her help.”
“My initial Reiki session with Marcia was delightful, and the positive effects of the energy were immediate. During an initial consultation, Marcia briefly explained the practice of Reiki and encouraged me to be open to the possibility that Reiki would help to alleviate my joint stiffness and fatigue. Marcia put my anxieties at ease; she kindly and calmly answered my questions. I felt a tremendous sense of safety and comfort as she conducted her work, almost as though my body was wrapped in a warm blanket. I felt renewed in mind, body, and spirit once the session was complete—both relaxed and energized at the same time. Over time, I have found that Reiki has integrated well with my regular medical treatments. I now have a sense of overall well-being that I didn’t have prior to Reiki, and I’ve noticed that my normal aches and pains have been greatly reduced. Marcia is truly a gifted, personable, and compassionate healer. I am grateful for Reiki’s gift of healing, and for Marcia’s willingness to share that gift. She has become an integral and trusted partner on my path toward good health and overall well-being. I highly recommend her work.”
“I could honestly never thank you enough for all you have done for me. Because of you and all of the strategies and support you have given me over the last few years, I am a much happier, healthier, and controlled person. I have gained so much more control of my OCD, anxiety and depression and now have much higher self-esteem and confidence than I ever would have. I have grown so much over the past few years. I am grateful for your presence in my life and for helping me find myself again. “