Areas of Focus
General Mental Health Therapy
Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC is committed to the emotional wellness and trauma recovery of children, (ages 8-10); pre-adolescents (ages 11-12); adolescents (ages 13-19); and adults. Our team of highly trained PhD and Master’s level clinicians have over 50 years of combined experience in the treatment of mental health concerns.
Emotional wellness is a journey of growth. Learning to manage life can be a challenge. When complicated by life transitions, performance pressures, chronic health conditions, mental health diagnoses, and a host of other unforeseen obstacles, it is important to seek guidance.
- Life Adjustments
- Grief & Loss
- Infertility & Pregnancy Loss
- Traumatic Birth & Postpartum
- Physical, Sexual, Emotional, & Spiritual Abuse
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Suicidality & Families Affected by Suicide
- Chronic & Terminal Health Issues
- Career Transitions & Loss
- Athletic Performance & Injury
- Substance Abuse, Early Recovery, & Family Recovery
We believe that client success is accomplished through a multifaceted approach. Family participation is critical and strongly encouraged. Our team of experts bring the best to clients through treatment collaboration with Registered Dieticians, General Medical Physicians, Psychiatrists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and School Counselors.
Trauma is defined as an event that has had a lasting negative impact (Shapiro, 1987).
Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC specializes in trauma recovery for individuals, couples, and families who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress; and adverse memories or emotions of an event from which they feel holds them back in various areas of life (e.g., relationships, school, career, athletic performance, recovery from medical illness, etc.). Our clinical team is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), and/or Trauma Focused-CBT.
Anyone at any age can experience a trauma response. Left untreated, this response could evolve into PTSD and have significant impairment in an individual’s social and occupational functioning. Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC has special training in working with a variety of individuals and ages who have experienced trauma.
Our team also has training in working with first responders including Medical Doctors, Nurses, Mental Health Therapists, Police Officers, EMTs, Firefighters, Teachers, and Disaster Responders. Trauma recovery therapy has been empirically shown to effectively treat a wide range of challenges such as but not limited to the following:
- Recurring conflicts
- Feelings of disconnection
- Health issues of partner or family member
- Sex and intimacy
- External stressors (e.g., employment, relocation, changes in financial security)
- Beliefs and values
- Children (e.g., including addition of or loss of a child)
To learn more about trauma recovery therapy please visit these links:
EMDR International Association , Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART),
ART video with founder, ART video, International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (IS-ART)
Relationships, Couples & Family Therapy
Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC has a team of therapists trained in Gottman Relationship Therapy, IMAGO Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to assist individuals and their partners improve and rebuild their relationship.
Couples therapy may consist of pre-marital counseling, marriage therapy, and relationship counseling.
Couples therapy can assist with a wide range of relationship issues. Couples therapy may also be used to enhance the positive characteristics of the partnership and assist the couple to grow the use of their skills in areas such as communication, decision making, parenting, problem solving, and maintaining healthy boundaries.
Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC provides family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults who desire to improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy may include all family members or just those able/willing to participate. The family system will learn skills to deepen family connections, manage stressful situations, and adapt to changes in ways that do not threaten the system.
The goals of family therapy are to provide a safe environment to explore and discuss challenging experiences; to help family members find alignment and closeness while maintaining individualization and autonomy; and to re-establish or create healthy exchange of thoughts and emotions.
- Anxiety, panic attacks
- Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and phobias
- Chronic Illness and medical issues
- Depression and bipolar disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma and stress-related issues
- Sexual assault
- Sleep disturbance including insomnia
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Violence and abuse
There are many benefits to couples therapy. Couples who actively participate in therapy together report reduced relationship stress, increased relationship satisfaction, greater sense of security, more spontaneity, and more playfulness. When individuals feel more secure in their relationship they are more assertive and adventurous in other areas of their lives.
First Responder Care Team
First responders serve in roles with intense physical and mental demands. You take care of others; but who takes care of you. Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC has a team of clinicians who have specific training in working with individuals who hold positions as emergency responders and allied professionals who provide adjunctive first response care.
- Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMS, Dispatchers, Disaster Response
- Healthcare Workers
- Pastoral Professionals
Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC provides care and training to improve coping with adversity and trauma. Our goal is to support first responders and allied professionals in their healing. Our team focuses on several areas of support.
- Resiliency training
- Tools to guard against burnout
- Management of stress under pressure
- Recovery after traumatic or adverse experiences
Career & Organizational Coaching
Similar to family therapy, career & organizational coaching is ideal when assisting groups of non-familial individuals understand how to successfully work together by improving their skills in the following areas:
- Problem solving
- Idea exchange
- Positive and negative feedback
- Professional development
- Performance improvement
Career & Organizational Coaching examines the personality and cognitive strengths of the system members; their knowledge and skills; as well as the members’ learning styles to create a more collaborative and successful team. Career & Organizational Coaching can help an organization increase profitability, efficiency, and productivity by helping to align members with the roles and leadership that are a best fit.
Career & Organizational Coaching is idea for:
- Professional teams
- Executive leaders
- Work groups
- Athletic teams
- Performance groups