The Mandala Center believes the most therapeutic relationships are characterized by a nonjudgmental attitude, mutual respect, and trust. A client's confidentiality will be protected because privacy is critical to building therapeutic rapport.
During regularly scheduled sessions, licensed psychotherapists use specific psychological techniques to help clients overcome behavioral and emotional problems. Clients discuss their concerns, the emotions surrounding them, and the origins of those beliefs. The psychotherapist may provide feedback about the client's behavior patterns, teach positive coping skills, and help them refame negative thoughts and emotions in order to respond in productive ways.
Hypnotherapy aims to achieve subconscious change and healing in a client through deep relaxation to bring about new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, or feelings.
MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness, or meditation, is the practice of sustaining attention on one’s body, breath, sensations, and whatever arises in each moment. The objective is for the client to feel calm enough to gain awareness about their life, which can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance concentration, and improve the immune system.
Stress Reduction: Individuals have more control over the stress in their lives than they often realize. This program may help clients take charge of their life so they can focus on what is really important to them.
Gastrointestinal: The discomfort of a gastrointestinal issue can cause a person to feel uneasy discussing it with others and to avoid seeking treatment. This program encourages clients to eat a proper diet, practice relaxation, and utilize positive thinking to reduce gastrointestinal distress, anxiety, and negative thoughts.
Infertility: Dealing with infertility is a difficult journey for both men and women. This program may be ideal for those who want an alternative or a supplement to traditional reproductive procedures.
Postnatal: Recovering from a pregnancy can be a long and arduous process. This program may help women recover quicker by motivating them to look and feel their best again.
Smoking Cessation: Smoking is a very difficult habit to quit. This program strives to reduce a client’s urge to smoke and increase their willingness to quit through a multi-pronged approach that attempts to address the core reasons they smoke in the first place.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY?
The number of sessions will depend on the client's goals, history, and type of problem as well as the quality of the client-therapist relationship and the client's willingness to engage in the process (in and out of session). A client generally senses that therapy has worked for them when major challenges have been overcome. Some clients start feeling better right away after just a few sessions while for others it can take longer. Successful psychotherapy also depends on the client remaining committed to the necessary work to stay healthy.
WILL INSURANCE COVER THESE SERVICES?
We accept most insurance plans for psychotherapy; however, some services (e.g. couples therapy and some psychological testing) are not covered. Call the center to ask about your specific insurance plan’s coverage. Meditation and mindfulness classes as well as hypnotherapy are out-of-pocket expenses.
These websites contain a plethora of information on psychotherapy and how it can improve a client's health and wellbeing.
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA provides educational resources, databases, and publications featuring psychological articles pertaining to work, school, family, relationships, emotional wellness, and more.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH aims to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids (SPEAK)
SPEAK offers educational resources to caregivers of children who suffer from mental illness, including warning signs, facts, news articles, and events.