How We Help

We work with individuals and families in a variety of ways. Here’s some explanation to help you understand the counseling process and various services we provide. None of these services are mutually exclusive. They can be used at various times and in various ways throughout the counseling process.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling often takes place on a a weekly or every-other-week basis, in increments 45 to 50 minutes. In this time, we’ll help you feel comfortable with the counseling process and comfortable in the counseling space. We’ll establish a sort of “road map” to help you know where you want to go and how to get there.
Since a majority of our work is with teens or young adults, it’s often important to periodically hold family sessions that help everyone be on the same page, improve relationships and communication, and help parents support their son or daughter. Although this isn’t a requirement, and may not be appropriate for all situations, it can be very important and helpful.

Adventure-based Counseling

Working out of an office isn’t always the best setting for working with teens (or adults for that matter). That’s why I allow flexibility for structuring sessions differently. This might look like talking a walk during our session or doing an experiential activity with therapeutic metaphors either in the office or outdoors. There’s a great deal of benefits that go along with being outdoors. Sometimes talking directly isn’t the only way to make progress in our lives, especially for teens who aren’t fond of talking already. Using shared experiences is not only a unique relationship building opportunity for the client and therapist, but can also impact our thinking, our motivation, and ability to respond differently in situations.

Telehealth Counseling

Whether it’s distance, conflict of schedule, or continued precaution due COIVD-19, we are also able to meet with clients via Telehealth. This is a counseling session that takes place over the internet with video and audio transmission. We use a HIPPA compliant Telehealth service that meets HIPPA standards regarding security and maintaining your privacy. It’s very easy to use and offers a great way for us to work together should your circumstances require it.

Family Counseling

Whether communication is a struggle, extreme emotional reactions occur, or whether there’s a shared experience that the family is working through, family counseling might be an appropriate fit for you and your family. Family counseling sessions can occur in outdoor or indoor settings, but will always begin with assessing the family’s challenges and needs. Your counselor may request to meet with individuals in the family or in dyads or triads. By helping identify and put language to patterns and roles in the family and helping each person feel understood, we can help your family begin to shift the patterns and find new ways of interacting.

Group Counseling

Group counseling not only offers a way to receive therapy while significantly reducing the cost, but can also provide some incredible benefits beyond individual counseling. Two unique parts about group counseling include the added support of and connection with group members and the opportunity to share your story with others beyond just the counselor. The group can also act as a mirror or microcosm to help you see the ways you interact in other relationships or cope with or respond to other problems. Going through a brief interview is required to make sure group counseling is a good fit for you and will meet your needs. Contact us here if you have questions or would like to start the process of joining a group.

Adventure-based Therapy Trips

We host Adventure-Based Therapy trips that are designed to accelerate the therapy process, take therapy out of the office, and use the group process as an element of therapy. Therapy trips usually occur in small groups, approximately 4 to 8 clients, of the same gender. Our counselors complete an assessment with each group member prior to being allowed to participate in the trip. Preparing for a therapy trip involves meeting with the therapist and group prior to the trip, preparing and providing necessary outdoor related gear, going over safety preparation material, completing the trip, and meeting one or more times as group in order to debrief the trip and maintain new insights or changes made as a result of the group work and individuals experience. Therapy trips may be designed as a backpacking trip, where participants are moving to a new camp location each day, or may be designed using the base-camp model, where participants are able to do day hikes or other activities, but stay camped in one location. All adventure-based therapy trips take place in the state of Ohio.

Contact:


Phone: 513-201-5858

Email: Collin@innertrekguides.com

Office Location: 8118 Corporate Way Mason, OH 45040

We also meet clients for sessions at various parks, walking trails or at designated locations for facilitated trips.