Individualized Counseling Services
Life brings challenges, often when we least expect them. Working through these challenges in a healthy way is important to our mental and behavioral health. Some of the most common reasons individuals experience anxiety, depression, anger, or recurrent problems in their relationships is because they haven’t yet worked through a bigger issue that may be difficult to navigate without help. Our counselors at Red Cedar Counseling help service individuals, couples therapy, and families to help them to develop new skills for working through difficulties and new solutions to long-term problems.
We believe that everyone should have access to mental health care. We don’t try to tell our patients how to live their lives, nor do we judge for any reason. Our goal is to work with each individual to help them find a solution that works best for them and their lifestyle. Our counselors are compassionate and understanding, which is what helps Red Cedar Counseling offer the counseling services that Lansing and surrounding areas can trust.
Red Cedar Counseling does not judge based on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or any other identities. Our counselors are happy to serve everyone, from all different backgrounds and stories. We’re here to listen and to help, working together with you to create lasting and healthy changes. Our counselors are proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community, those struggling with sexual or gender identity issues, children and adults, singles and families, and everyone in between. Read more about these therapy services we offer below:
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SERVICES
Call Red Cedar Counseling when you need a therapist in Lansing MI. Our counselors offer individual counseling services both in our offices and online, so that you can feel comfortable during your session. Every individual faces challenges in life that can impact their ability to enjoy and engage with each day. Sometimes these challenges are unexpected or too large to handle on our own. Individual counseling allows individuals to talk with a trusted and professional counselor to not only process their emotions but develop practical solutions. Those looking for individual counseling for anger, depression, anxiety, sexuality and LGBT issues, trauma or for recurrent problems in relationships, can trust in the counseling services offered by Red Cedar Counseling.
FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES
Having relationships with our family, friends, and significant others is what drives us forward in difficult times and brings us joy. So much of our lives are spent focused on the people closest to us, yet we oftentimes find ourselves struggling to coexist. Resentment, past hurts, fear, stress and more can prevent us from communicating with our family. When these relationships are unhealthy, it often causes stress and tension in other areas of our lives too. Red Cedar Counseling offers family therapy sessions to help strengthen relationships and break down barriers to communication. Our therapists work with families to listen and understand the problems before developing a practical solution for everyone. We aim to provide non-judgmental and emotionally focused family counseling services for the greater Lansing area.
COUPLES COUNSELING SERVICES
Healthy romantic relationships provide strength and resistance against the various stressors in life. Are you and your partner facing an unexpected, stressful event? Are you struggling to communicate well with one another? Or, are you looking to mend pain caused by one or both of your words or actions? Red Cedar Counseling is sensitive to the complexities of romantic relationships. One of our skilled, empathetic counselors will work with you and your partner to resolve disagreements and break down communication barriers. You and your partner deserve the love and support you can provide one another. Contact Red Cedar Counseling today to learn more about our couples therapy services and to schedule an appointment today to discuss healthy strategies for handling life’s challenges side-by-side.
ADOLESCENT & CHILD COUNSELING SERVICES
The child therapists at Red Cedar Counseling offer trusted and caring child counseling services to support your children through difficult situations. Children and teenagers often don’t want to communicate with their parents about the difficulties that are going on in their lives, but their emotions may change and reflect that something isn’t right. Our child counselors are compassionate and develop trust with each child so that they feel comfortable speaking openly and honestly about how they feel. Then we work to help them process their feelings and develop practical strategies for how to walk through their difficulties in a healthy way. We use a variety of different techniques depending on the age of the child, so that they are engaged and comfortable with our child therapists. We communicate closely with the parents or guardians as well so that they are informed about the development of their child. We understand that adolescent and child counseling services should be handled with care and compassion, which is the main focus of our child therapists here at Red Cedar Counseling.
COUNSELING SERVICES FOR ANGER
Anger is a strong response that stems from disappointment, frustration, pain, and/or fear. Oftentimes when someone has difficulties controlling their anger response, it’s because there are underlying emotional stressors or situational stressors that haven’t been resolved. Learning to express anger in a healthier way is essential to anger management counseling services, as individuals can often damage personal and professional relationships because of an angry outburst. Anger management therapy at Red Cedars Counseling can help people to understand the early signs of their anger, and learn to respond to it and control it so that anger does not control them. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for anger management counseling services.
PLAY THERAPY SERVICES
Incorporating play therapy into child counseling services has proven to be a highly effective method for aiding children in processing their emotions and overcoming various challenges. Play therapy is premised on the idea that play is a child’s natural language, through which they express themselves and explore their world. By facilitating a structured yet playful environment, therapists can tap into this language to better understand the child’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Through this therapeutic approach, children are given an opportunity to express their inner struggles in a non-threatening, engaging, and understanding environment, which can lead to significant improvements in their behavior, emotions, and social relationships.
LGBTQ+ COUNSELING SERVICES
LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming counseling services provide an inclusive, supportive, and affirming environment for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, as well as others within the diverse spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations. These specialized counseling services aim to address the unique psychological and social challenges that many LGBTQ+ individuals face, such as discrimination, social stigma, identity exploration, and the process of coming out. Gender-affirming counseling services, in particular, is crucial for transgender and non-binary individuals who may be in the process of gender transition, providing supportive resources, guidance, and therapeutic interventions that respect and affirm their self-identified gender. A fundamental goal of these services is to cultivate a safe space where clients can express themselves freely and authentically, fostering personal growth, self-acceptance, and well-being. Furthermore, these services often include advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and work towards reducing the systemic barriers that these individuals may encounter.
PTSD COUNSELING SERVICS
Counseling services for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are a crucial component in the continuum of care for individuals who have experienced traumatic events. These services employ a variety of therapeutic approaches to help individuals cope with and eventually overcome the debilitating effects of PTSD. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most effective treatments, works by helping the individual change patterns of thinking or behavior that lead to their symptoms. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another common approach, in which patients are taught to reprocess their traumatic memories while focusing on an external stimulus. PTSD counseling services aim to empower individuals with coping mechanisms, resilience-building techniques, and renewed hope, aiding them in their journey towards recovery.
EMDR COUNSELING SERVICS
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) provides a unique and effective approach to treating a variety of psychological disorders, particularly Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR integrates elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help patients process and reframe traumatic memories. The therapy typically unfolds in eight phases, ranging from history taking to the actual desensitization process, and finally to reevaluation. The core part of the treatment involves the client mentally revisiting the traumatic event while the therapist guides them through eye movements or other bilateral stimulation. This process enables the transformation of traumatic memories into less disturbing ones. EMDR counseling services are administered by trained professionals only. Contact Red Cedar Counseling to schedule an appointment.
TELEHEALTH & VIRTUAL THERAPY SERVICES
Virtual counseling services, also known as online or teletherapy services, provide mental health support via digital platforms, bridging geographical and logistical barriers that may prevent individuals from seeking help. These therapy services are delivered through various means, including video conferencing, phone calls, emails, or even text messaging. The key advantage of virtual counseling is its accessibility; it allows people to receive therapy from the comfort of their own home, or anywhere they feel safe and comfortable. This can be particularly beneficial for those with physical disabilities, those in remote locations, or individuals with busy schedules. Moreover, it can also offer increased anonymity which may help those who are reluctant to seek therapy due to stigma. It’s crucial, however, that these services are provided in a secure and confidential manner to protect clients’ privacy. While virtual counseling services may not be suitable for all types of therapy or all clients, research has demonstrated its effectiveness in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, making it a valuable component of modern mental health services.
COUNSELING SERVICS FOR ANXIETY
Counseling services for anxiety disorders offer a safe and supportive environment where individuals can learn to understand and manage their anxiety effectively. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most widely-used therapeutic approach in treating anxiety disorders, as it helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that exacerbate anxiety. Your therapist may also incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help you manage acute symptoms of anxiety. Moreover, counseling services can help you develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and improve overall mental wellbeing. It’s important to note that counseling services for anxiety is personalized to each individual’s needs, ensuring a tailored approach that addresses their unique experiences and challenges with anxiety. Contact Red Cedar Counseling to schedule an appointment today.
COUNSELING SERVICS FOR DEPRESSION
Counseling services for depression offer a critical resource for individuals grappling with this often debilitating mental health disorder. A primary therapeutic approach used in these services is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps individuals identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to depressive symptoms. Another common therapy is Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), which focuses on improving interpersonal relationships and social functioning to alleviate depressive symptoms and improve quality of life. In certain cases, counseling services may also utilize mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The goal of these therapies is to help individuals learn to manage their depressive symptoms, develop effective coping strategies, foster resilience, and improve their overall mental health.