Clinical Counseling

Ubuntu Wellness currently staffs six licensed therapists to guide you towards emotional balance. Starting from the vantage point of the whole person—our therapists a utilize a multidimensional approach to counseling that addresses people’s mental, physical, and emotional needs that are all rooted in evidence based practices. Our authentic, interactive and compassionate approach provides our clients with an environment that is conducive to healing emotional wounds.

In the fields of mental and physical health, it has become evident that interactions between mind, body, spirit and have a profound effect on well-being. Our counseling services have become a locally recognized provider in this integrative approach.

You and your therapist will delve into the ways that growth—encompassing mind, body, emotions, and spirit—can promote your health and wellbeing.


Below are more specifics on just some of the treatment modalities that we use with our clients:


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself.

One important part of CBT is helping clients change their unhelpful thinking and behavior that lead to enduring improvement in their mood and functioning.

CBT uses a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques, but it isn’t defined by its use of these strategies. We do lots of problem solving and we borrow from many psychotherapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, interpersonal psychotherapy, and when it comes to personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Art Therapy

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 therapy, facilitated by a professional art therapist, effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals as well as community concerns. Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change. 

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