About

We believe in working with the person, couple or family as the situation prescribes and creating a tailored treatment for a positive outcome. We are adept at many therapies, including, but not limited to, Emotion-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, play therapies for children, trauma therapies, Solution Focused, Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and the like. We also use a variety of techniques, including hypnosis and Integrated Based Stress Reduction (IBSR), Emotion Code (EC), Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), and Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). Hypnosis is wonderfully relaxing and can aid our clients in more quickly harnessing ruminating thoughts and pesky preoccupations or in getting rid of unwanted habits, such as smoking and overeating, or conquering fears. IBSR promotes overall well-being, rids the body of stress stored over time and we notice our clients will often move forward in their lives after treatments.

CERTIFIED COUNSELORS

Our therapists use a variety of approaches that are highly researched and proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve emotional resilience. Our therapies are safe and effective for treatment of addiction, emotional stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Autism, and other issues.

RELAXATION

It is very important to us at Happy Brain to help people reduce anxiety. We have learned how to remove stress from the body with a variety of science-based techniques and therapies. One way we do this with clients, as part of the counseling process or separately, is using Integrated Based Stress Reduction (IBSR), Emotion Code (EC), Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET). These techniques are appropriate for children and adults and we have noticed that when we feel better we do better – make better choices with our words and actions. We also use traditional counseling and hypnotherapy to reduce anxiety. You will find more about these techniques throughout our website. Finally, for people that are uncomfortable with office appointments or would like additional support we offer pre-recorded guided meditations, affirmations and hypnosis, or recordings that are tailored for you. These are available on our products page.

For payment, cash, check, or credit card is accepted. Also, some insurance plans are accepted, such as United Healthcare (UHC) and Aetna. Please remember to confirm with your insurance company that mental health coverage is offered.
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THE TEAM

Our therapists use a variety of approaches that are highly researched and proven to help our clients feel better. Our therapies are safe and effective for treatment of addiction, emotional stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Autism, disordered personalities, and other issues.

ABOUT THERAPY

Happy Brain believes in a unique approach for each child or adult, couple, and family. Every individual has a history, a body, an environment, and an outlook on life that is exclusive and cannot be defined entirely by diagnosis or labels. We use traditional talk therapy and body therapies to support whole person sustained change.

AFFIRMATION

I am a positive, joyful person.
I do not hold on to anger or resentment of others.
I do not let negative thoughts about me, others or things that have happened linger in my brain.
I choose the positive thoughts from moment to moment.
I choose to laugh and find humor in things around me.
I care for people, animals and the planet.
I do not criticize people in my head.
I am powerful.
I create my own happiness, inner satisfaction and peace.

THE NATURAL APPROACH

Medications can help but many have side effects. Sometimes a change in diet, daily routine, moderate exercise, and an increase in vitamins or supplements can greatly improve mood, energy levels, and a positive mental outlook.

HYPNOSIS

Hypnosis uses your subconscious mind to achieve your positive conscious goals. Our subconscious minds work very, very fast in how they process and integrate information. If you are using just willpower to change your life, you’re moving too slow for your own subconscious mind.

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WHAT IS HAPPY BRAIN?

A happy brain looks for the positive, ‘the glass is half full’.  It self regulates quickly; although the happy brain gets sad or mad it is able to come back to a happy state relatively quickly.  Happy brains have happier relationships.  The body with the happy brain feels better and has more energy.  The happy brain has habits that provide positive rewards (e.g. satisfying relationships and/or careers, healthy routines). In short, a happy brain carves out a happy lifestyle.

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