Services and Specialties

Counseling and psychotherapy services have great potential to transform suffering, create balance in our lives, and illuminate areas where we choose to grow.  Psychotherapy is intended to be about exploration, discovery and new experiences.  Together, we identify key concerns or core issues and then discuss goals and strategies for achieving therapeutic goals.

 

As human beings, we are fundamentally good, and life’s disappointments sometimes disconnect us from knowing our own goodness.  There is nothing wrong with you; you are not broken or flawed or a problem.  It has been said before “you are not the problem; the problem is the problem.”  Psychotherapy is the process of realizing your inherent wholeness, sanity, and joy; and about reconnecting or reuniting with the goodness of being alive.


 
Individual Counseling - Get back on track

 

Whether or not we are ready for it, change comes to us in many forms and in many ways — in our personal and professional relationships, in where we live, in our career paths, in our life goals and ambitions, and in how we perceive ourselves and the world around us.

 

Whether you're trying to cope with current life changes or actively working to create the life you desire, there may be nothing so important as having an objective and highly-skilled partner to help you along the path to a better life.

 

Couples Counseling - Enhance your relationships

 

Relationships are complicated; they take work.  But what does that really mean?  You know that communication is key to success; but HOW do you speak to each other in a way that addresses your needs, while still being supportive?  You just feel "out of sync" but don't know how to re-connect.  Or maybe you're thinking of making a lasting committment together, but want to be sure you've thought everything through.

 

Couples counseling is a way to obtain the help and support you're looking for.  Learn how to see things from a new perspective, understand issues with a new clarity, and how to make positive changes that point you toward the healthy, happy relationship you've always wanted.

 

Family Counseling - Strengthen your family bonds

 

Dysfunctional families may be fodder for sitcoms or reality TV, but the truth is strained family relations are no laughing matter.  Through meaningful, respectful communication in a safe and supportive setting, you can uncover ineffective family patterns and make changes to improve family functioning or resolve parent-child conflict.

 

Additionally, family counseling sessions may take place between custodial and non-custodial parents, or for cohabitating parents who want to come to agreement on parenting strategies.  And blended families can learn about each other and ways to merge two histories into one future.  Whatever your idea of family looks like, you CAN get help to acheive that vision.

Straight Spouses - When your spouse comes out

 

It’s not easy, finding out your husband is gay or your wife is lesbian.  You may have suspicions, ask questions, or accept answers that aren’t always complete.  Sometimes you know what you know, and run up against a wall of denial. Sometimes you may find out too much, all at once.  In any case, it’s very important to take it one day at a time, and have someone to talk to who understands.

 

You may wonder, "What should I do?"  There is no one right answer for everyone.  But confidential counseling will provides the support  you need during this difficult time.  StraightForward™ is a program designed by Kim Mazella especially for straight spouses.  No matter how you're coping with your spouse coming out, know that you're not alone and that help is just a phone call or email away.

A former client says:

“Kim is a therapist with heart and wisdom.  She helped me grow and thrive.  Kim consistently displayed empathy, practical problem-solving, and creative "outside the box" thinking that challenged me to be my best self.”

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