Sandhill Counseling and Consultation specializes in the treatment of mental, emotional, psychological, and relationship problems using the latest theory and research-based approaches. We use empirically supported treatments, which means that the work we do if informed by science and has been shown to be effective in research studies. A Selection of the Latest Theory and Research Based Approaches used at Sandhill:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy which has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic, addiction and eating disorders.
Solution-Focused Therapy is also commonly practiced achieving reasonably quick results. Narrative therapy is often incorporated into the work, as it focuses on how we view the world and our place within it; here you would work to modify the story that you have been trained to tell yourself about what can be achieved or changed (and what cannot).
Strength-Based Theory is utilized by all of our therapists, focusing more on internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps build on one’s best qualities, find their strengths, improve resilience and change their worldview to one that is more positive.
Play Therapy (directive and non-directive) is often used to achieve the desired results when working with children. Sand tray work can be a fantastic intervention with kids of all ages.
Systems Theory is the root of relational work. The process of the system is studied, and patterns are identified and understood. Our experts are trained to chart the patterns in relationships and be able to see where interventions will be most beneficial. Systems Theory is used when working with individuals, couples, and families.
Emotionally-Focused therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Model are primarily used to ignite change when working with couples.
Communication Coaching is commonly incorporated into relational work.
Most commonly, people come to therapy once a week for a 50-minute session, although this can vary depending on the problem and its severity. The duration of therapy (number of sessions) is difficult to predict as it depends on a number of factors including severity of the problem and response to treatment. Therapy lasts as long as it needs to in order to eliminate or minimize the problem; this can be anywhere from a few sessions to working with a therapist for several years.
Non-medically necessary therapy is often engaged in by those who want to develop a stronger Sense of Self, explore relationship patterns, or deepen their understanding on mental wellness. This type of therapy is on-going and takes many forms in regard to frequency and duration.
At Sandhill we work collaboratively with our clients in discussing the direction of treatment as well as conducting on-going assessment to measure effectiveness and progress.