Our mission is to promote change and wellness for all individuals with a desire to live as their best self.
Graham Counseling and Consulting (GCC) takes serious its commitment to empower, advocate for, and respect the rights of all individuals and families.
Areas of Focus
What is traditionally referred to as "talk therapy", psychotherapy centers on the professional relationship between therapist and client. At GCC, your comfort, safety, and well-being are our top priorities. There are many different methods of psychotherapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). No matter the modality, a therapist typically guides you in developing insight to learn more about yourself.
When you hear the word yoga, many different things may come to mind. Yoga is simply a practice of developing a closer relationship to your breath and your body. Through different body postures, called asanas, you gain mental and physical strength. It usually involves simple meditation and controlled breathing techniques. Many people believe there is a spiritual element that can draw you towards greater self-awareness. There is no right or wrong way to "do yoga"!
Health coaching is similar to therapy in that your optimal wellness is the goal. Lifestyle choices are examined to identify your strengths and the opportunities for improvement that will lead to overall health. This often takes a commitment on your part to make major lifestyle changes (if necessary) towards disease prevention i.e. proper nutrition, exercise, etc. You will be setting goals and learning to listen to your body's inner wisdom to meet those goals.
Based on the work of Carl Jung and other psychoanalysts, dream work involves examining your dreams in detail to gain insight that often relates to your behavior and relationships. At GCC, you will have the option to explore the hidden meaning behind the elements that arise in your dreams. The unconscious continues to offer us clues to help us grow until we finally understand and acknowledge the lesson. This tends to be a fun and exciting activity that leads to greater understanding.
A case manager works with a client to assess for systemic barriers that are standing in the way of a desired outcome. Case managers make a plan and facilitate access to the necessary resources to help you meet your needs. It is a collaborative process that involves coordination of your care, education about what is available, and empowering you to become your own health advocate. At GCC, your needs are identified and your counselor will advocate on your behalf. These services are offered to you at no added cost.
To be mindful is to learn to focus your conscious awareness on the present, without judging the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that you observe. Each second of the day offers an opportunity to ground your attention to the moment that you're in. It is surprisingly hard to do! Adopting a non-judgmental stance allows you to acknowledge when you've become distracted and gently guide your awareness back to the present. Ask your therapist how to learn some simple techniques for living a mindful life.
The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
~ Nathaniel Brandon