Services

First Step Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling approaches tools that can help you find your way through many of life’s dilemmas.

Our counseling services include sessions for:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Children and Adolescents

Our counseling approaches include:

  • Talk Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Interventions
  • Life Coaching
  • Workshops and Seminars

For children, play is a significant part of the therapeutic process. In this capacity, play is used to help children as they work on the difficulties that are causing problems in their lives. It is widely accepted among play therapists that play is a child’s natural way of expressing and learning about themselves. Play therapy encourages children to communicate, express their feelings, develop problem-solving skills, and discover ways of relating to others. Play offers and opportunity for children to express thoughts and feelings appropriate for their development.

ADD/ADHD

ADD and ADHD treatment does not only entail taking medications. There are many other treatments that have very positive effects on ADHD symptoms in children. read more

Addiction

Addictions are the result of controlling compulsions to use and do certain things in excess, often out of a need to escape from hurtful emotions and situations. read more

Anger Management

Anger is a normal and usually healthy emotion. However, there are times when it gets out of control and turns destructive; this can lead to problems in your life. read more

Anxiety

At First Step Counseling Center rather than treating anxiety symptoms alone, as medications do, our sessions aim to identify and address the source of the anxiety. read more

Behavioral Problems

All children and adults have moments, whether brief or extensive) when they do not behave appropriately. People of all ages can go through different phases. read more

Codependency

If you suffer from codependency you probably sacrifice your own needs for those of others, and may experience a diminished sense of self worth, which in turn can... read more

Depression

Depression is a common. It has a variety of physical and mental symptoms that can affect you life; however, it’s more than feeling down or fed up every now and again. read more

Divorce Recovery

Divorce recovery counseling can help you move forward with more clarity and confidence. The pain of a broken relationship does not always ‘heal with time’. read more

Gender Identity

Whatever your personal situation, First Step Counseling Center can provide the support and advice needed to guide you through the right course of action for you. read more

Life Transitions

Whatever your life transition might be, First Step Counseling Center can help you navigate these changes and provide a base from which to explore and process. read more

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking or life threatening event that may result in emotional trauma. read more

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other Head Injury causes damage to the brain. Mild traumatic brain injury may cause... read more

Marital Problems

There are few things as heartbreaking as experiencing your marital relationship falling a part. It is very common that couples have marital disagreements. read more

Midlife Crisis

This is in fact a time in life when it is easy to be overcome by both emotional and mental duress. It is a period in our lifespan, the halfway point, when many... read more

Mood Disorders

Life is filled with situations that can lead to irritability, tension and moodiness; it is part of everyone’s life. A healthy individual will bounce back and find balance. read more

Parenting

Being a parent is the world’s toughest job. You are responsible for caring for the daily needs of a child, as well as teaching your child or children necessary... read more

Relationships

At the First Step Counseling Center we work with groups, couples and individuals to explore what it is they want from their relationships. Our main role is to listen... read more

Sexual Identity

Sexual identity has to do with whom one is sexually attracted to. Sexual identity is not the same thing as someone’s gender identity, which is one's... read more

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