Dr. Underwood, Angela Harris, LMSW, Ashley Wilson, LCSW, Thad Ward, LPC, LCDC, Dr. Susana Mendez, Renee Segler, LPC, LCDC, Sheila Ruble, LPC, and Katie Avalos, LPC provide traditional talk therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Family Systems; and skills based therapies (REBT; DBT). Dr. Underwood and Angela Harris are EMDR trained. Dr. Underwood are also trained as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) psychotherapists and treat a high volume of clients who have experienced adverse life events and trauma. When deemed appropriate, animal assisted psychotherapy (EAGALA-horses; dogs) is available to clients.
Many clients struggle with intuitive eating and overall wellness when experiencing symptoms of a mood disorder (e.g., depression, anxiety, etc.), eating disorder, or other mental health issues (e.g. addiction). Mood can be significantly impacted by nutrition and fitness. Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC collaborates with wellness experts to provides fitness and nutritional coaching to clients.
Many clients seek treatment with Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC in lieu of using medication to manage symptoms. Much improvement in mental health has been found in the use of psychotherapy in conjunction with lifestyle changes. This is undeniable in the research literature. There are times when medication can be a valuable adjunct to psychotherapy. The keys are finding a psychiatrist who understands the client’s symptoms; is willing to collaborate with the psychotherapist; and does not over-prescribe. If a psychiatric consultation is determined to be appropriate, Underwood Counseling & Consultation, PLLC will provide a referral to one of the many psychiatrists with whom they collaborate.