Sometimes the future isn't clear because we're looking too intently at the past. We've learned that what many people really need is first to decide where they want to go in their life , and then a little help figuring out how to get there. Do you know you need change but aren’t sure what your first step is? We are here to help you discover that positive direction, and to support you as you take your next step.
Leading our professional staff for counseling and psychotherapy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who is listed in the registry of STAR Behavioral Health Providers for military and veterans and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and FOCUS (Family Resiliency Training). In addition, our Certified Professional Coach, also trained in Solution-Focused methods, can help where a therapist is not necessary. With nearly 40 years in the "people-helping" field, we'll be able to provide the considerate, compassionate and confidential help you're seeking.
We specialize in personal and family counseling, marriage counseling, issues related to adoption and foster care, spiritual crisis, relational and communication issues, medical and chronic health issues, end of life support and care-giver needs, post-traumatic stress, pastoral support, mental health diagnosis, and mood disorders.
We are "faith-based," but not exclusive, because, while our faith framework provides a solid foundation for our practice, we also understand that many people have different perspectives, and our goal is to help in the midst of inevitable change, to use whatever is available to make it more positive, not to make demands or create further stress. Read more about our Faith-Based perspective here.
Positive Change: Sometimes those words seem like two opposites, strangely connected in a random phrase. For many people, change is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of positive things. For many people, families and organizations change is not positive, because it brings discomfort, discord, dysfunction and division. We know it doesn’t have to be that way. And we instinctively believe there must be a way to manage change that brings us to a place of agreement, comfort and unity. But finding that way can be a daunting task.
The Banyan Group is a private, independently organized non-profit practice, dedicated to counseling, coaching and consulting, always with a view to managing change in such a way as to bring positive, helpful and hopeful results.
Perhaps you're visiting our website as part of a search for help in your personal life; or for direction in your career; or maybe as part of a search for help answering some particular questions about the structure, leadership or management of your church or non-profit organization. The Banyan Group provides resources from a wide range of experience and expertise, seeking to add value to what you are already doing in any or all of these areas. We believe in being helpers, not in "reinventing the wheel.” We seek to help our clients discover the missing piece, whether by counseling, coaching or consultation, to get their life, their career or their organization to a place of positive change.
We invite you to explore our site and learn more about the services we offer. As you seek assistance, it is important that you are always well informed and an active participant in your journey toward positive change. We welcome questions and invite you to contact us about the process and our work together.