Adult counseling provides support, hope, and healing for a variety of concerns. Our counselors work with people in all stages of life and value the uniqueness of each individual and their chosen path. Maybe its anxiety, a relationship problem, or emotional pain from long ago. Maybe it’s something that “just doesn’t feel right, or perhaps you just need extra support for a major life decision or situation. We are here to listen and to help provide support as you process your experience and work towards your goals. Through our counseling services, we strive to help you find better todays and brighter tomorrows.
Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate form of counseling for children. Unlike adults, children do not always have the advanced thought and language abilities to express themselves through words. Instead, children communicate through play and activity, using toys as their words. In play therapy, children have the opportunity to express thoughts and feelings in a comfortable way to help develop awareness and understanding of their experiences.
Parenting can be difficult. Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) is a unique program that can help you feel more confident in your parenting skills and create a better relationship between you and your child. You will learn how to understand your child's emotional needs, effectively respond to challenging behaviors, help your child develop self-control, and communicate more effectively with your child.
Our counselors offer a variety of approaches for pre-adolescents and adolescents, including activity therapy, group counseling, and traditional talk therapy. Activity therapy is frequently used with this age group, providing a developmentally appropriate way to express thoughts and feelings without feeling the pressure or anxieties that may be associated with talk therapy. We work with clients through a variety of means, including expressive arts, sandtray therapy, and therapeutic games to build trust and therapeutic rapport, explore feelings, and help them reach their goals.
Couples counseling is a form of counseling that addresses relationship and communication patterns for the purpose of improving relationship satisfaction. It can be beneficial for couples who are in a new relationship and are having difficulty adjusting to a new life together, as well as couples who are in an established relationship but have developed some less than satisfying interactions. If you would like to have a stronger, healthier relationship, couples counseling is for you.
Autplay Therapy is a play and behavioral therapeutic approach to working with children and parents affected by autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dysregulation issues, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and developmental disabilities. It combines the therapeutic approaches of play therapy and behavioral therapy along with relationship development approaches together in a collaborative model to assist children and adolescents in gaining needed skills and abilities. AutPlay Therapy is a combination of behavioral and developmental methodology that is both therapist-led and parent-led.
University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients' individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.