Navigating life can be difficult. Whether you are managing symptoms or pain from your past, navigating a life change, or facing a difficult decision, it is important to know you are not alone. We are here to support you. During sessions, we come alongside you to help you understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and actions. We explore how your past impacts your present relationship patterns as well as how you experience life. We guide you through how to get from where you are to where you want to be.

Whether you are new to counseling or have tried it before, most find the time and effort spent invaluable. Optimize Mind Care believes taking action can reap great rewards. As Theodore Roosevelt said:

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

Counseling can be very effective but cannot heal underlying brain dysfunction. People often spend years in therapy without seeing significant results. Optimize Mind Care believes in identifying and healing the root causes of a client’s symptoms to help achieve lasting change. To do this, we recommend qEEG brain mapping before starting your counseling sessions.

Brain mapping is a non-invasive and painless recording that reveals how the brain areas linked to your symptoms or behaviors are functioning. This is helpful information since we can connect a client’s symptoms to the findings in their brain map. This data also brings clarity to what is the root of your symptoms. For example, it helps us see if your anxiety is really anxiety or if it originates from something else like trauma, insomnia, or mild traumatic brain injury. Counseling is most successful when looking at the organ we are working with. This way, we can provide the most accurate recommendations to deliver impactful outcomes.

Our Approach

Biblical Counseling

Our niche is helping people understand and experience the freedom, fullness of life, and peace that come from having an intimate relationship with Jesus. We often see individuals who are trying to live a godly life but not experiencing the truths and promises in the Bible.

Our sessions focus on helping clients apply Biblical truths to the hardships and decisions they face, as well as showing them how to be transformed by the renewing of their minds (Romans 12:2).

We support clients in receiving Jesus’ love in a way that transforms them, as well as helping them understand who they are in Christ. We walk clients through healing their hearts and being set free from anything that hinders them. We collaborate with patients on how to live in Christ’s sufficiency instead of their own, along with how to discern God’s voice so they can more closely follow Him daily.

Individual Counseling

The primary approach we use in individual counseling is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Research shows CBT can be as effective as medication for anxiety and depression. CBT helps clients understand how their thoughts affect their actions.

Every thought you have releases powerful chemicals (neurotransmitters) in your brain that influence your feelings and behaviors. Most people tend to believe their thoughts are true but rarely take the time to evaluate or question them. This generally results in agreeing with tons of inaccurate and negative thoughts over time which significantly and negatively impacts your life. CBT helps clients correct unhealthy thought patterns and establish new ways of thinking that positively impacts their life.

We provide a peaceful, safe environment to feel seen and known without shame or judgment. No matter what you are facing or what has happened in the past, there is a way forward. We are here to help you get there!

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