Varied Needs. Varied Services.
Consistent with our unique NeuroSystemic Approach, we offer a wide range of services to best address the needs of our clients. Services include:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
There are times when we all need help with personal struggles, large and small. Help can come from a variety of sources – family members, friends, spiritual leaders, self-help literature, etc. While these may provide valuable supports, in certain situations, we find ourselves needing more. Through individual therapy, we assist clients in identifying the resources to best meet their needs.
"If you share your pain you cut it in half, if you don't you double it." - Anonymous
Many of the issues for which we may seek therapy impact our functioning in multiple aspects of our lives, including the larger social context in which we exist. Group therapy provides an invaluable opportunity to explore the interpersonal dynamic of such issues. Those involved in group therapy can expect to enhance their knowledge and insight, learning from others’ experiences in an atmosphere of support and connectedness. Depending on the need, we provide groups for children, adolescents, adults, and couples on a variety of topics including social skills building, relationship issues, and mind/body connection. Visit our group therapy page to see current group offerings
Family and Couples Therapy
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." - Anthony Brandt
Families are beautifully complex organisms – each part interacting in a system. When one member is struggling, the whole family is affected. While our individual experiences are as numerous as there are people, we all originate in a family system. At Stone Creek, we honor the importance of family dynamics in our work with clients, helping families create a common relationship vision and cultivating patterns of behavior that support that vision. Through this collaborative process, families live happier and more harmonious lives together. Just like families, intimate relationships come in all shapes and sizes and in all stages of development. Each relationship has its own strengths, as well as vulnerabilities. We invite you to learn more about our unique approaches to working with all kinds of families and couples. Read More About Family and Couples Therapy
"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." - Napoleon Hill
Among experts in the field, as well as the public, there has been much controversy and misunderstanding surrounding the diagnosis of AD/HD. Over the past decade, our clinicians have been at the forefront of discovery - observing various facets of the AD/HD experience that have more recently been substantiated by other experts in the field. Through these findings, we have uncovered unique abilities and skill-sets possessed by individuals with this condition. AD/HD refers to a set of features that impact one’s ability to regulate behavior, thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a variety of settings. Unfortunately, many who struggle with AD/HD confront various obstacles in identifying support, and often go years before receiving a correct diagnosis and finding help. Our approach to AD/HD has assisted many clients in living satisfying and productive lives. Furthermore, we encourage clients to embrace their own personal characteristics and the many positives of having an AD/HD brain! We invite you to learn more. Read More About AD/HD Services
"Birds fly. Fish swim. Children play." - Gary Landreth
Children of all ages play. Play is children’s natural medium of self expression. Childhood is often thought to be an innocent and carefree time in one’s life, however, just like adults, children confront issues that impact their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Play therapy is to children what talk therapy is to adults. Although it may be difficult for children to express themselves verbally, they are fluent in the language of play. Through play therapy, we allow children to speak in their natural language. They are allowed to process and resolve emotional difficulties at a level that respects their stage of development. We invite you to learn more. Read More About Play Therapy
Parenting & Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” – Kahlil Gibran
Parenting is difficult work. Along the way, many questions arise related to understanding, disciplining, and talking to our kids. Children do not come with manuals. They are individuals with their own needs and wants. Parenting is the process of honoring these needs and wants, while also making informed decisions that allow us to act in the best interest of our children. Parents often wish to parent differently than they were parented. At times, however, it may be unclear how to proceed, or there may be conflict related to our notions of what a good parent should be. In therapy, we work to assist parents in establishing affirming and healthy connections with their children. Children and their parents may also participate in Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), a special training program utilizing at-home therapeutic play interventions. We invite you to learn more about CPRT. Read More About Parenting & Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
“Psychotherapy is a tool to enrich the mind, whereas neurotherapy is a tool to enrich the brain”
Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are biological events. The human brain is the stage where these events unfold. In the same way our bodies need exercise to maintain health, our brains need exercise to maintain healthy functioning. In the same way playing an instrument or dancing becomes an automatic process through practice, our brains learn to respond accordingly with our environments. Neurofeedback is a powerful tool to enhance our responding across all areas of functioning. We invite you to learn more. Read More About Neurofeedback
"I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom." - Fernando Flores
Sometimes, we have trouble finding the language to communicate our needs. At other times, issues causing significant distress have not yet risen to our level of awareness. Accurate and sufficient information is vital in addressing one’s current functioning. Formal assessments provide a way to gain important information that is necessary in determining the needs of our clients, as well as their strengths and individual characteristics. These assessments include: Psychoeducational assessments (WISC-IV, Standford Binet, or equivalent), Achievement assessments (WIAT, Woodcock Johnston or equivalent), Continuous Performance assessments (TOVA), ADD assessment (Brown’s ADD Assessment), Projective assessments, Career assessments (MBTI, SII), Diagnostic assessments for learning disorders.
"It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it." - Ken Hensley
The crisis of addiction is both painful and highly disruptive. This is true not just for the addicted person – the individual’s family system is also impacted in substantial ways. In our culture, much value is placed on one’s ability to control his or her behavior in every situation, no matter what. Over time, chemical dependency creates a change in our biology, such that craving becomes a matter of life and death. This is a tremendous force to overcome. At Stone Creek, we are unique in our emphasis on exploring addiction within the context of the family system. More specifically, we address the impact of addictive behavior on the family, and the family’s impact on the addicted person. Treatment may include individual, family & couples therapy, group therapy, neurofeedback, or any combination of services. When appropriate, we make referrals to treatment centers, specialists in addiction medicine, and anonymous support groups.
"To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides." - Mark Sullivan
There are many sources of meaning in our lives. Few of these are as significant as the process of finding and engaging in satisfying work. While the rewards are great, the journey isn’t always easy. The Career Resources Center at Stone Creek provides individuals with tools and experiences to guide the journey toward fulfilling career lives. The assessments used are among the most respected and widely administered career planning tools available, including The Strong Interest Inventory® (ages 15+) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (ages 14+). Clients can expect to gain insight into personality, suitable careers and college majors, preferred work environments and tasks, work and leadership style, interests, and job fit.
“When one is pretending, the entire body revolts.” - Anais Nin
Research in recent years has blurred the lines separating spiritual, mental, and physical health. Our bodies are complex and integrated systems. When there is distress of any kind, the entire organism is affected. At Stone Creek, we assist clients in addressing all components of their healing through identifying available resources. Such resources may include health practitioners, physical fitness consultants, chiropractors, dietitians, and massage therapists, for example. At a client’s request, we will coordinate with other prescribing professionals of their choosing outside of Stone Creek.
“I came here on a recommendation from a previous client who was very satisfied. It turned out that her therapist was perfect for me, too. My husband also found his perfect therapist here. The cooperation and consideration between colleagues and the staff is wonderful. And I have never had a scheduling issue that could not be worked. Love these people!”
ADHD Assessments are Incredible!
“Came in for an ADHD assessment last year and was completely mindblown by the process and Ms. Appolito's knowledge of ADHD. I had no idea it affected so many areas of my life and I learned so much during the evaluation and afterward. It was definitely a life-changing experience for me.”