We offer professional, evidence-based counseling focused on the findings of neuroscience that inform treatment. Counseling can be an effective, efficient way for individuals to overcome hardship, increase confidence and improve quality of life. Counseling is a process that utilizes various interventions and strategies to reduce symptoms, improve functioning, and develop coping skills.
Types of counseling available:
Individual counseling may be beneficial for those who are having emotional, behavioral or psychological concerns that are causing problems in life. Often individuals seek counseling to help with issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, social anxiety, past or recent trauma, dissatisfaction, assertiveness, identity concerns, low motivation, feeling stuck or lost, problems coping, grief and loss issues, transitions, and interpersonal problems.
Counseling can be an effective way to help couples identify their strengths, learn new strategies to communicate, and overcome barriers or struggles. Counseling can help with relationship issues including, but not limited to, improving communication, deepening intimacy, reducing stress and destructive behaviors, parenting concerns, finding balance, conflict management, increasing fun and passion, and restoring trust.
Family therapy is a resource to “address family pain and heal a family’s wounds,” (Virginia Satir). Some families come to counseling to prevent problems from occurring in the future and some come to solve current problems or heal from past hurts. Some common issues that families seek counseling for include, parenting difficulties, single parent concerns, discipline problems, dealing with divorce, parent/child relationship difficulties, generational conflicts, how to manage/navigate children’s use of technology, how to set appropriate boundaries and expectations, different cultural values among generations, and communication difficulties.
Group therapy can be a great choice for addressing concerns and making positive changes. The benefits of working in a group include, gaining new perspectives, exposure to diverse backgrounds and specialties, enhancing empathy and connection, support/guidance, increase in hope, interpersonal learning, and having a safe place to open up and express yourself.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), World Health Organization, Department of Veteran Affairs, and more as one of the best treatments to help individuals recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment that utilizes eye movements (or other bilateral stimulation) to access the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of adaptive cognitive insights. As a natural outcome of the EMDR therapeutic process, the clients’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior become adaptively functional and are all robust indicators of emotional health and resolution—all without speaking in detail or doing homework used in other therapies.
Source: EMDR International Association. (2022, May 24). About EMDR therapy. EMDR International Association. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
Coaching through the CPW assesses a physician's daily practice through Intentional Rounding, which includes observing the physician in-vivo, noting areas of strength and weakness related to communication, workflow and professional wellbeing. This observation culminates in a verbal report that includes recommendations for improvement. After discussing the recommendations, the physician and CPW therapist will co-develop strategies for implementation. Following the initial Intentional Rounding observation and strategy development, the physician will receive support from the CPW therapist during the trial/error process of implementing change in the form of in-person or virtual meetings.
Workshops, Retreats and Groups
In addition to our scheduled programs, the CPW is available to develop custom programs for AdventHealth teams and departments. Group programs and workshops are great ways to address concerns and make positive changes. Benefits include, gaining new perspectives, exposure to diverse backgrounds and specialties, enhancing empathy and connection, support/guidance, increase in hope, interpersonal learning and having a safe place to open up and express yourself. To request a unique program for your team, call our office at (407) 303-9674.
North Division Services
If you are a medical staff member in the CFD-N Division, counseling services are now available through your division. To schedule an appointment contact Lenworth McLean via either method listed below.
Phone: (386) 231-5390