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Blue Mountain Center is a collaborative comprised of licensed psychotherapists — Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists (LCASs) — along with our other health and wellness professionals. We also have supervised Nationally Certified Counselors (NCCs) and graduate interns which allows us more flexibility in our fees.

Topics/Issues Commonly Addressed in Psychotherapy:

Addictions • Anxiety • Body Image • Careers/Employment • Childhood Abuse/Trauma • Communication • Conflict • Couple/Marital Assessment, Enrichment, Counseling • Depression • Divorce/Separation • Dysfunctional Family Survivor Issues • Eating Issues and Disorders • Emotions • Family Issues • Friendships • Gender Issues • Grief/Loss • Pain Management • Parenting • Performance Anxiety • Personal Growth • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder • Pre-Marital Assessment/Counseling • Relationship Issues • Sexual Assault • Smoking Cessation • Stress Management • Burnout Prevention/Intervention • Life Transitions

What Is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy may also be known as counseling, psychological therapy, mental health counseling, clinical social work, or just therapy. Psychotherapy or counseling assists people who are experiencing difficulties with ways they think (such as self-criticism or other destructive thought patterns) or feel (moods, overwhelming emotions) or act (behaviors that are destructive or problematic in some way), or who are seeking personal growth or enhancement of some aspect of life such as a relationship or career direction. Psychotherapy involves the development of a therapeutic relationship and the use of dialogue and therapeutic techniques that help guide the client. Through this process, clients may experience relief from their symptoms or problems by gaining a clearer understanding or insight into their situation, by resolving conflicts or improving communication in a relationship, by learning to feel better about themselves, or by making changes in behavior or thinking patterns.

Psychotherapeutic Theories:

The psychotherapists here at Blue Mountain Center each have their own combination of theories and experiences and generally practice an integrative psychotherapeutic approach, tailoring the session to the individual client or group. More details about specific systems of psychotherapy and forms and techniques available at Blue Mountain Center are listed in the following sections. You may also refer to each person’s individual information page or contact us directly for additional details.

Specific Forms and Techniques of Psychotherapy:

Dreamwork • Eco-therapy • EMDR • Emotional Freedom Techniques • Emotionally Focused Approaches • Expressive Arts Therapies • Family Systems Therapy • Gestalt Psychotherapy • Hypnotherapy • Journaling • Meditation • Movement Therapies • Pain Management • Play Therapy (with children) • Prepare/Enrich (marital & premarital assessment and relationship enhancement) • Visualization • Yoga/Breath Work

Systems of Psychotherapy May Include:

Behavioral Therapy (Skinner, Wolpe)
Body Psychotherapy (massage, energy work, and yoga with dialogue)
Brief (solution focused) Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (Beck, Ellis)
Existential (Yalom, May)
Humanistic (Rogers, Maslow, Perls)
Mind-Body (expressive arts therapies, hypnotherapy, movement therapy, journaling, meditation, visualization, yoga)
Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic (Jung, Adler, Freud, Erikson, Horney, Rank, Klein)
Systemic (family therapy & marriage counseling)
Transpersonal (Houston, Grof, Wilber, Walsh)

Fees

All of our psychotherapists work on a sliding fee scale. The specific sliding scales vary by the therapist's credentials and professional experience. We also offer free and low cost sessions with graduate counseling student interns. Payments are expected at the time of the session and can be with cash or check. We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Please see our fee schedule.

Insurance and Medicaid

Many insurance plans are accepted by some of our licensed psychotherapists. Please click here for important considerations regarding using your insurance coverage for our services.

For Healthcare Providers

Thank you for considering us as a referral option for your patients or clients. We will be happy to discuss our services with you by phone or email.

Mind-Body Therapy Limitations

As we learn more about mind-body-spirit connections, we know that there are many overlapping areas between psychological (mind) and physical (body) concerns. For example, chronic stress or anxiety can lead to a host of physical problems, and poor nutrition or lack of exercise can contribute to cognitive and emotional symptoms. That overlap is part of the holistic psychotherapy framework.

Mind-body therapy recognizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and bodily function and is designed to promote overall health and relaxation. Although this work may lead to improvements in physical problems, we do not offer treatment of explicitly bodily/physiological symptoms, and we do not prescribe medications or other medical interventions.