Our counselors provide a comfortable, confidential, non-judgmental place for you to get the help you need to create positive changes in your life.
Our name is inspired by the oak tree, a symbol of strength, and a river, symbol of life’s flowing energy and power. We build these through a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship. We believe this is the essential foundation of any effective therapy. When you visit our practice, you can expect a warm, compassionate environment.
Meet the Counselors
How We Work With You
On your first visit, we’ll ask you to provide some important information for our services, and to explain your rights as a client. It is important that you know your rights and that you can terminate therapy at anytime.
Establishing plans and goals: Your counselor will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your goals and needs. You come with a specific concerns and we help you resolve them as quickly as possible.
Every therapy session will be developed around your unique qualities and learning style. Our counselors have devoted years to practicing skills and techniques, but you’re the expert on what works best for you. We believe that each person has a solution as unique as their personality and therefore, we treat each situation individually without assumptions and treat the whole person.
Our special focus is an integrated approach, which includes the body/mind connection. Your therapist will absolutely provide a safe place to share your concerns. You may also explore guided imagery sessions, breathing techniques, meditation exercises, and stress management techniques as you develop new strengths.
Each form of therapy has its strength. Sometimes they are strongest when used together. Therefore, depending on your needs, your treatment plan may include therapeutic conversation, exercises and role-play of real-life scenarios, education, hands-on activities, and other techniques. You can explore therapies that involve movement including yoga, Reiki, and EMDR to see what helps you most.
There may be times when you are asked to extend what you are working on in therapy to your everyday life. This may include keeping journal entries to track certain emotions and/or behaviors, reading a relevant book, or practicing techniques with a trusted confidant. For therapy to be most successful, it is important to work collaboratively and with intention.