Adolescent Therapy

Developmentally, puberty is accompanied by major physical and emotional changes that alter a young person’s relationships and patterns of interaction with others. Their brains are changing with an explosion and expulsion of neurons which affect’s an adolescent’s judgment, communication, empathy, emotional stability, and perception of social cues.  The transition into adolescence begins the move toward independence from parents and the need to establish one’s own values, personal and sexual identity, as well as gaining the skills and competencies needed to be successful in adulthood. Adapting to all of these changes in relationships, social contexts, status, and performance criteria can generate tremendous stress, feelings of rejection and anger at perceived or real failure. Sometimes teens need extra support in addition to a good relationship with their parents to help them successfully transition through adolescence.

Child/Play Therapy

Children are not small adults. They do not respond to their emotions and thoughts in the same way an adult may. Developmentally children are very concrete in which they see situations as black or white, good or bad, and right or wrong. It can be very confusing as a parent to try to understand the unique challenges your children may face.  All children will act out because their needs are not being met at that particular time and they don’t have the words or concepts to describe how they are feeling.  Let one of our Child Therapy Specialists help you to help your child to develop coping strategies, be successful at school and prevent small problems from becoming larger ones in the future.   We can help determine if your child’s behavior is developmentally and age appropriate. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Due to the current situation regarding social distancing, all DBT groups have been postponed until further notice.  Please check back after the first of the year for updates.  Thank You!

Treatment of people with borderline personalilty disorder is a marathon, not a sprint.

DBT is first and foremost based on the theory that states that borderline personality disorder develops out of, and is maintained by, an ongoing transaction between emotional vulnerability and dysregulation within the individual, and an experience of invalidation from the environment.  As developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., DBT has been found to provide hope to individuals.


All therapist are available for telehealth during the Covid-19 crisis.

Over the years, Mandarin Counseling has worked hard to provide access to quality mental health counseling services by our caring, experienced and licensed professionals. The rapid development and use of the Internet, to deliver information and foster communication, has resulted in thousands of therapist now providing E-Counseling via real-time web cam.

Online counseling e-therapy – is when a professional licensed counselor talks with you over the internet, to give you emotional support, mental health advice or some other professional service. E-therapy directly addresses a major problem uncovered by the Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health (1999) which stated that while one American in five has a diagnosable psychological problem, nearly two-thirds of them never seek treatment.

You may be someone who is seeking E-Therapy due to:


EMDR – Client Handout What is EMDR? The mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1987, utilising this natural process in order to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since then, EMDR has been used to effectively treat a wide range of mental health problems.

Family Therapy

Some families have situations which throw them off their feet, while other families have experienced major problems which keep them from having the happy, healthy family they want. Some families come into counseling to prevent a problem from occurring and others come in to correct a problem from the past. Family therapy brings family members together to solve their shared problems. It is based on the belief that families are the single most powerful resources available to individuals attempting to cope successfully with major issues or even those caused by society. By allowing families to harness and strengthen existing resources, and by helping family members work collaboratively toward inventive solutions to tough problems, family therapy has proven to be of great benefit to people at times of major life stress.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, our focus is to resolve the issues that bring you to counseling and to help you establish or re-establish your life as a thriving, nurturing process. The first step is to help you identify the goals you seek to accomplish. Then, using powerful yet gentle methods, our counseling acts to enliven and release the forces of positive growth already present within you. You fulfill your goals and grow beyond negative patterns from the past, empowered to move forward with freedom in your life. Our therapists are highly trained to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions.

Marriage Counseling/Relationship Counseling

Everyone knows that having good communication is vital to your relationship. Since statistics show that over 60 percent of marriages end in divorce, one reason may be that many couples don’t seek relationship counseling until it’s too late. Most of us realize that getting rid of your partner does not get rid of the problems because half of the problem is yours. You can walk out of your marriage, but you can’t run away from yourself — no matter how hard you try. One of the biggest challenges for most couples is learning how to stop blaming each other so they can work through the troubled times without the power struggles. Relationship counseling offers a safe haven for couples to express their needs and fears and effectively resolve anger and conflict.

Pre/Marital Counseling

Pre-marital counseling can strengthen a relationship especially for couples at risk. As divorce rates continue to rise in the United States, more and more couples are approaching marriage with increasing caution. While Americans are still opting for marriage, many are looking for opportunities to damage-proof their relationships before they say “I do.” Pre-marital counseling is just one approach couples are taking.

Young Adult Therapy

Whether in college or not, many young adults in this country between the ages of nineteen and twenty-five are prone to depression, anxiety, phobias and various social disorders. The young adults of America face many questions such as “Who will I be?” “Will I make friends?” and “Will I be successful at romantic relationships?”  In December the Archives of General Psychiatry conducted a survey from Columbia University called the National Epidemiologic Survey. This study conveyed that many young adults were prone to alcohol-related conditions and drug use disorders, as well as other issues that affect emotional health and well-being.