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Grounded Connections Counseling

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At times we struggle to keep a healthy balance in our lives. Neglecting our mental health needs is one key contributor to imbalance. Therapy can help to realign our focus and promote self growth to a healthier you. At Grounded Connections Counseling we take an integrative approach, utilizing multiple theoretical interventions based on a person's unique needs. We work collaboratively with clients to help them in their growth process and act as guide to help each person reach a more holistic harmony within themselves. We work with individuals, couples, and families.

Coping with Trauma 

You can rest assured that you will be working with a trauma-informed therapist. At Grounded Connections Counseling we utilize a Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, which is backed by research to offer clients the best results in their growth and healing. Many clients have sought ways to cope with a toxic relationship with physical and emotional aggression or to work through processing childhood experiences of deep pain. At Grounded Connections Counseling we help individuals move forward towards a path of healing.

Transitions with an Affirmative Approach

Specialized training in working with the transgender population, has helped prepare us to provide ethical, quality care to gender non-conforming and transgender identified folx. This training involved helping clients towards hormone readiness and completing insurance referral letters for gender affirmation surgery. Grounded Connections Counseling helps assist clients as they explore their gender or sexual identities with non-binary labels. Our goal is to help people of various LGBTQAI+ backgrounds with an inclusive and affirmative approach.

Couples Working Towards Connection

At Grounded Connections Counseling we assist multicultural couples with issues around intimacy, infidelity, and communication. We integrate a Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Attachment Theory approach to offer the best insight and tools for couples to get more immediate relief and change.

Grounded Connections Counseling is here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-growth. Take the steps to reaching a new level of harmony and balance in your life today.


What To Expect In Therapy

Perhaps you're sad or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship or just feel that you are not living the life you were meant to lead.  Whatever your needs may be, Grounded Connections Counseling is here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Therapy can promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes. Through therapy you can gain the tools necessary to help get you on track.

Contact us today for a FREE 15 minute consultation to help get a sense of our therapeuticutic stye and to see how we can help you. Click Book Consultation to schedule a virtual consultation.

Need more information? Click Services & Fees below to discover more on the different areas of concern that we assist clients in. Still unsure? Add your email to the Subscribe Form at the bottom of this page to receive the GCC Monthly Newsletter. The GCC Monthly Newsletter will help give you a better sense of our therapeutic outlook and ideas for growth, coping and connection to community resources or events. 


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