We understand that therapy can be difficult and intimidating. Our spaces are built to feel safe and comfortable, reflecting our warm and relaxed vibe. You'll instantly feel calmer when you enter our office.
Calm Mind Counseling Center specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a groundbreaking therapy that produces results when even other types of therapy do not.
The clinicians at Calm Mind Counseling Center have trained in various treatment areas and will tailor your treatment plan around your unique needs to ensure you find a calm mind.
If you’re suffering from trauma or other forms of psychological pain, consider Calm Mind Counseling Center. Our compassionate approach helps our clients make the most of their therapeutic journey.
Our professional therapists have extensive training in trauma-informed care, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and an array of other types of therapy treatments.
Caring and Compassionate Therapy in a Safe Setting
If clients don't feel safe during therapy, the vital work of helping them boost the quality of their lives through improved psychological functioning won't get done. Progress towards treatment objectives comes to a screeching halt because clients fear revealing their true selves to their therapist.
At Calm Mind Counseling Center, we ensure our clients can look forward to the continued and predictable experience of feeling safe whenever they book a session. Because we believe that a patient’s psychological safety is just as important as their physical safety, we do everything in our power to create a space where clients are able to explore their painful feelings and memories without judgment.
This includes creating a therapeutic context where clients feel unconditionally accepted and understood. In a safe environment, clients dealing with trauma feel emotionally secure enough to drop the hyper-vigilance that's a protective mechanism against perceived threats. This means that psychological suffering is processed in a way that's restorative instead of re-traumatizing.
Providing a safe environment is essential if a client is going to develop the trust necessary to succeed in therapy. However, creating a sense of safety isn't the end goal—it's an essential prerequisite to the therapeutic interventions that help clients establish more effective coping strategies.
A New Way of Looking at Trauma
Experiencing a traumatic event can have a devastating effect on our mental health, shattering our familiar ways of thinking and acting into a million glittering shards. This can cause us to feel hopelessly adrift on the sea of life. Because the journey back to wholeness can be difficult, you need a supportive and experienced therapist who can help put the pieces back.
At Calm Mind Counseling Center, we equip clients with the psychological tools they need to effectively deal with trauma. That way, the past doesn’t overshadow the present.
Instead of our clients feeling that they’re nothing more than a warehouse of painful memories, our clients learn how to marshal their inner resources to effect meaningful change.
Our solution-focused, trauma-informed approach to treatment provides our clients with much-needed relief from their own minds. That’s because it goes to the very root of how all the suffering they experienced in their past causes them to view themselves and the world through a distorted, negative lens.
Things that happened years ago color how you see the present. The supportive alliance you forge with your clinician can be the cornerstone of a new way of looking at the world blessedly free from the stranglehold the past has had on your life.
Freedom From the Effects of Past Trauma
Trauma tends to freeze previously flexible neural pathways into a set of rigid and reactive responses. That's why it can be challenging to mitigate its effects without the help of a skilled therapist.
At Calm Mind Counseling Center, our non-judgmental treatment approach allows you to effectively process all the traumas that continue to have an oversized impact on your life.
Severe trauma fundamentally transforms the mind so that it focuses almost exclusively on a single task: protecting you from imaginary harm. If you suffer from post-traumatic stress, you most likely rely too much on the parts of your brain that anticipate all the things that could go wrong.
This means that neural functions that allow you to revel in personal triumphs, enjoy the beauty of the present moment, and form meaningful relationships with others are shut down. This can lead to anhedonia, an inability to take pleasure in life.
Individuals suffering from severe trauma don’t feel safe, even when their environment isn’t dangerous. It’s as if their brains shut out all new information that contradicts their hostile view of the world. This can cause them to view events inaccurately, which leads to overreactions.
Trauma leaves you psychologically impaired and vulnerable. This prevents you from accessing your inner strength, which helps you build resiliency. Our trained professionals will help you learn the coping skills you need to diminish the harmful effects of painful memories.
What People are Saying
At Calm Mind, Suzanne has carefully curated a practice that continues to educate themselves and takes careful care and consideration for those experiencing trauma related symptoms. Suzanne is an amazing, patient, and caring therapist with a lot of knowledge and expertise in this field. It was really hard for me to begin therapy. With Suzanne's help and patience with me I have been able to find someone to confide in and experience relief from doing so in a safe therapeutic environment. I cannot even begin to describe the gratitude I have for Suzanne and the knowledge and care she has given me in therapy. I would 1,000% recommend Suzanne and this center to anyone struggling with their mental health.
Increase Your Capacity for Joy
Our counselors can help you achieve freedom from acute psychological pain by making you more conscious of your feelings and behavioral patterns. We'll help you explore your past experiences so that you can cultivate keen insights into how they led to your current feelings of unhappiness.
This can increase your capacity for joy so you can create a more fulfilling life.
An Incremental, Strategic Approach
At Calm Mind Counseling Center, you’ll teach your brain how to differentiate traumatic memories from actual events. This helps to restore brain functions that have been deactivated due to the pain associated with past experiences.
Although you probably won’t entirely eradicate traumatic memories from your mind, you’ll be able to mitigate their effects. That way, you-and not your trauma-are calling the shots.
It can be hard to find the right therapist. We strongly believe that the best indicator of whether or not therapy will be successful is if you feel comfortable with your therapist.
At Calm Mind Counseling Center we have an amazing team of therapists with a variety of backgrounds and experience in areas such as EMDR, children and families, trauma, and more.