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Support For Individuals, Couples, & Families

Don’t wait, schedule your EMDR therapy today.

Individual Therapy

Therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone.

Couples Therapy

The purpose of couples therapy is helping partners learn more about each other and acquire healthy problem-solving skills.

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is guided hypnosis or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist.

Now Offering Telemedicine!

Studies have consistently shown that the quality of healthcare services delivered via telemedicine are as good those given in traditional in-person consultations. In some specialties, particularly in mental health and ICU care, telemedicine delivers a superior product, with greater outcomes and patient satisfaction. Established patients can request a telemedicine visit. 

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Trauma and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that you may develop after being involved in, or witnessing, traumatic events. The condition was first recognized in war veterans and has been known by a variety of names, such as ‘shell shock’. But it’s not only diagnosed in soldiers – a wide range of traumatic experiences can cause PTSD.

Behavioral Disorder

Fortunately, there now exist many therapies for behavioral disorders that seem to be delivering results researchers and mental health practitioners could only have dreamed of just 30 or 40 years ago.

Delaying or denying the need for treatment is almost always a mistake and can make the underlying disorder more difficult to address if and when treatment finally is sought out. For guidance in seeking treatment, or just to talk to somebody who knows what you’re going through, please don’t hesitate to call today. 

Child or Adolescent

Behavioral issues in children or adolescents can lead to stress and frustration for the entire family. In young children, these issues may not yet be categorized as a specific diagnosis or can be misdiagnosed altogether.

Often their teachers, peers, and parents label these children as disruptive, frustrating, mean, or even “bad”.

Getting Started is Easy

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Free 20 Min Chat

Being heard is an important part of being human. Are you indecisive about therapy? We are here to help, so please give us a call.

Book Appointment

Don’t be afraid to get the answers you need. You will get out of counseling what you are willing to put into it. It’s not always easy. It requires thought, introspection, reflection, and effort, a willingness to “try on” different perceptions or experiment with alternative behavioral approaches.

1st Session!

The first therapy session is very similar to the first time that you meet anyone else. While you want answers, you aren’t going to end up with many from your first meeting. It’s more about setting the stage then diving into the issues that brought you to therapy.

Hello! I’m M.J. Carpenter, LISW-S

Counselor, EMDR Therapy
I have spent the last 10 years in Mental Health and Social Work practice. I’ve worked in organizations such as Children’s Services, a Behavioral Specialist for Headstart, private practice counseling and I am a retired veteran of the Air Force Security Forces.
As a prior combat vet I have a thorough understanding and knowledge of PTSD and today’s Innovative treatment of EMDR. Trauma comes in all shapes, forms, and sizes. To each individual their own trauma can be a mountain; but when you’re ready to start the journey to over-come we will walk with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO BE IN THERAPY?

You don’t have to do anything! But if you want to make meaningful changes to your life and relationships, the length of treatment is based on your needs and what you want counseling to help with. We’ve had clients who have come for a few sessions, followed through with recommendations in between sessions, and felt better and moved on. We’ve also had clients come back into treatment as needed, or stay on to work on more complex issues. While it’s hard to predict how long therapy will take, we promise we won’t keep you for longer than needed.

If I go to therapy there must be something wrong with me; I should be able to handle this/figure it out on my own, right?

Making the decision to seek out therapy isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a wise act of self-care to reach out for support from professionals when there’s a challenge you need help with. You’d reach out to a doctor for help setting your broken bone or to a lawyer if you needed help filing divorce paperwork, wouldn’t you? When it comes to your mental and emotional health it’s no different. Reaching out for professional support is an act of self-care to address the challenges you’re facing.

I only want to come into therapy every other week. Is that something you do?

While we can appreciate the urge and desire to come to therapy every other week, we only see clients on a weekly basis. Psychotherapy works best within the context of a trusting and caring relationship and, in our experience, it takes weekly sessions to create a strong, and effective-enough container that allows for us to deepen the work and for you to experience the change you desire. Working on an every other week basis simply doesn’t allow the work and change to deepen or happen as quickly and as effectively.

DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?

Yes, we accept Behavioral Health Systems, CareSource, and Mutual of Omaha. We bill these insurance companies directly for services provided. For other health plans not listed, we’re considered an out-of-network provider.

ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS TO NOT USING INSURANCE?

You might elect to not use insurance for privacy reasons. Throughout treatment, your insurance company generally needs a mental health diagnosis to determine “medical necessity”. When we run up against issues processing claims, insurance companies have required additional clinical information such as a treatment summary. Some of our clients have also expressed concerns about leaving a paper trail when applying for life, health or disability insurance.

Therapy’s an added cost. Is it worth it?

It’s an investment in yourself and your ability to become aware of self-sabotaging patterns and more capable of practicing new, more effective thoughts and behaviors. This – this ability to think and behave more effectively – can profoundly and positively impact your future relationships, your work, your health, and even your finances. If you’re like most of the individuals we have worked with, you’ve likely already invested a lot of time and energy and money into your education, your career, your home, and your physical health. We truly believe that investing in therapy as an act of self-care can be a continued investment in your overall wellbeing and success in life.

Contact Us

Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(937) 902-2183

2338 Aldin Drive, Sidney, Ohio

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