The Lotus Center for Therapy & Mediation
Most people who participate in therapy are looking for an objective professional to understand and support them, providing helpful direction or insight when appropriate.
The Lotus Center uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to individual and family psychotherapy.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During CBT, we work together to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. By addressing these patterns, we can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs.
This specialized treatment intervention incorporates a therapy dog into the development of specific interventions that help and motivate the clients treatment goals. Animals help make the process easier for clients and often, more fun.
Research has demonstrated the power that animals can have in the physical and emotional healing of those in therapeutic treatment.
Integrating animals into treatment can:
*Lower anxiety, stress and blood pressure
*Teach caring, gentleness & empathy
*Help clients be more open and receptive
*Facilitate rapport with children & teens
*Help develop attachment related
receptivity & reciprocity
*Help draw attention outward, thus mitigating anger, depression & anxiety
*Help develop healthy boundaries
*Reducing loneliness and isolation
Mediation is a confidential conversation between individuals in a safe environment and facilitated by an impartial third party.
The mediator is a professional skilled in helping people in dispute communicate more effectively about their interests, and guiding them to form a resolution that meets as many of those interests as possible. The ultimate goal is a positive resolution of conflict.
There are times during or after divorce or separation when couples need extra help in making parenting decisions. Domestic mediation, specifically parenting coordination and co-parent counseling, can help.
Benefits of Mediation::
*Participants determine their own solution to the problem
*Less costly both financially and emotionally
* Non-adversarial process reduces tensions between parties
*Confidential discussion avoids the public disclosure of private/personal issues
* Relationships may be maintained or strengthened
.*Participation is voluntary