How we can help:
Here are some of the issues we can assist with:
Body image, food, and eating issues, from a size acceptance perspective
Career transitions, cultivating creativity, and issues related to being an entrepreneur
Grief and loss
Healing difficult family relationships (mom, dad, and sibling issues)
Pre-martial and marriage
Procrastination and avoidance
Relationships, dating, and sexual concerns
New Therapy Clients
Call (225)-955-4971 or email us and someone from our team can schedule your first session. We have Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) on staff to assist our clients. We welcome and work with people of all genders and orientations.
Stitches Therapy offers help and hope for the following relationships:
Couples who want a stronger, more spiritually-centered relationship
Couples in crisis
Couples with a boring, mediocre relationship
Pre-engagement and pre-marital couples
Issues That Are Addressed:
Most importantly – any issues keeping you from the marriage that is designed for you and your spouse
The Two Most Important Factors For Success:
You want your relationship to work
You are willing to work on your relationship in completely new ways
With the want and the will, Stitches Therapy can help you begin a healthy relationship based on new patterns, core beliefs and communication techniques-all using sound principles on marriage and personal relationships.
Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a licensed therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
STITCHES4LIFE Therapy provides individual therapeutic sessions for many personal issues. Although group counseling tends to be productive for clients in substance abuse programs, DWI education programs and anger management programs, traditional one on one counseling sessions are often the preferred method to provide counseling for many difficulties that people may experience. One on one sessions are more personal and focused. Clients experience an array of difficulties and it is often helpful to discuss these with an objective professional.
At STITCHES THERAPY, we understand that although it is often difficult to call and make an appointment, you will probably find that it is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. When the problems continue to surface after you and those close to you have tried to resolve them, it is time to seek some help. Knowing when to seek help is a sign of strength – not weakness.
The professionals at STITCHES4LIFE THERAPY see clients for many personal issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, family frustrations, and relationship difficulties. In one on one sessions the focus is on the individual for the full session. We will always start the process with procedures to assess and focus on clearly defining the reason for seeking help. We generally use cognitive behavioral counseling methods and adhere to the brief counseling model whenever possible. Some clients see us for longer periods of time, but most cite significant progress with a brief counseling model.
STITCHES4LIFE Couples Therapy can be a positive turning point. Often couples wait too long to seek help and come to therapy when a separation or divorce is already in progress The sooner a couple seeks help, the better the outlook for their situation to improve and grow. Seeking help can preserve a marriage and a family, as well as lessening the possibility of a traumatic separation or divorce.
STITCHES4LIFE Couples Therapy is available for those in a partnership who are experiencing difficulties. Couples often feel their relationship is stagnant or deteriorating because of lack of communication, or differences related to parenting issues, financial issues, issues with trust or sexual incompatibility. Often couples evolve into roles in which they may be protecting their emotions by subconsciously withdrawing from the other person. When this happens the partnership begins to fracture and problem-solving difficulties develop. Couples counseling provides a means to explore these issues with a counselor who is trained to identify the negative behaviors that have developed from both parties and that may impede mending or advancing the relationship.
Often issues are identified that neither party is aware of and for which they have been unable to find a solution. Discovering acceptable solutions for both partners is the goal of counseling and couples are taught to communicate with each other in a reasonable and truthful manner.
STITCHES4LIFE Premarital Counseling, a specialized type of therapy usually provided by marriage and family therapists, is believed to offer benefit to all couples who are considering a long-term commitment such as marriage. Typically, the goal of premarital counseling is to identify and address any potential areas of conflict in a relationship early on, before those issues become serious concerns, and teach partners effective strategies for discussing and resolving conflict.
Couples in the pre-engagement or pre-marital state of life are often consumed by the thought of what marriage is-often not based in reality. And during this stage in our lives, we are often protected by a facade we build, hiding our true selves from our potential spouse.
Whether in the pre-marital (pre-engagement), newly married or even the empty-nesters stage of a relationship, all couples strive for a connection and a sense of intimacy with their chosen partner. But, too often, couples find themselves struggling to keep what they experienced when first married or dating.
Those beginning the marriage journey often ask themselves the question, “Is this what I signed up for?” And they are right to ask. We never marry whom we think we are marrying.
And, empty-nesters often ask themselves the question “Is this all there is?”
God wants our marriage to be both challenging and fulfilling. We can develop an intimacy that we never thought possible as we begin to explore those barriers to intimacy.
Whether you are a couple in crises, or simply have communication issues and seem to argue all the time, there is help.
Family dynamics change over time. Whether you are experiencing difficulty due to teenage children becoming distant or experimenting with alcohol or drugs, the family is going through a divorce, or is in turmoil due to the loss of a job or a new, demanding job, Stitches Therapy can help. We understand the family dynamic and can assist you in learning how to communicate and work toward a solution.
Children & Adolescents
If your child is experiencing difficulty, our trained counselors can help. Whether your child is having difficulty due to a divorce, bullying or trauma, is going through a difficult adolescence or is struggling with drug or alcohol use, we will work with them to identify their issues and help them to find a solution. Many times, having an independent person listen provides the perspective they need. We offer age-appropriate therapy, including play therapy for young children.