Counseling

The Restoration Space offers several counseling programs. Please review all programs offered. If you have questions feel free to contact us at (484) 241-4220.


Counseling provided by Tracy Walters

Offering counseling for individuals, couples, families. Children and adults. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

My counseling practice is rooted in several deeply-held convictions. One, I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the single most important factor determining the counseling experience. Clients need to feel safe, comfortable, and valued in order to be able to share sensitive and difficult information. To this end, I aim to foster a supportive, judgement-free environment with an emphasis on trust and acceptance.  Second, I believe that counseling is a collaborative process- we work together to determine the issues that you would like to work on, always keeping in mind that you, the client, is the expert on your own story. To support this, I use an integrative approach with emphasis toward client-centered, strengths-based, narrative therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. Third, I believe in the power of ‘connection’ not only as an essential factor that boosts resilience (our innate capacity to recover from difficulties) and central predictor of overall sense of fulfillment, but as a fundamental human need. Of connection, psychologist and researcher Brene Brown says, “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick”.  Through the course of counseling, we will work together to identify, repair, and restore the areas of ‘disconnect’ in your life, so that you may once again reap the mental and physical benefits of this fundamental human need. 
 


Counseling provided by Nikki Baker

Nikki’s therapeutic approach is rooted in expressive arts techniques with the guiding principles of trauma-informed care. Her specific interventions, which include, the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, the Mandala MARI Art technique, and Attachment Based therapies, are woven together in a creative tapestry for individual growth and wellness.

Areas of interest include:

  1. Performance Anxiety

  2. Depression

  3. Sleep Disturbance

  4. Parent-Child Relational Problems

  5. Stress Management

  6. Compassion Fatigue

  7. Vicarious Trauma.

Individual Counseling

Within the individual therapy format, adults, children, and adolescents are engaged in deepening emotions, exploring creative solutions, and learning to regulate the imbalances that come from living our daily lives in this complex, diverse world.

Group Counseling

Within the Group therapy format, collaboration peer support and empowerment is explored through topics that impact health and well being. During these sessions, topics such as compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are discussed in effort to assist in reducing stress while increasing resiliency.

Expressive Arts Therapies

Expressive arts therapies are defined as the use of art, music, drama, dance/movement, poetry/creative writing, bibliotherapy and play within the context of psychotherapy, counseling, rehabilitation, or medicine. Additionally, expressive therapies are sometimes referred to as “integrative” when various arts are purposively used in combination in treatment.- Psychology Today

Expressive arts therapy at the restoration space is the use of music, imagery, creative play, and art to engage creative flow, deepen emotions, and integrate them into healthier routines and self-care.

Trauma-Informed Care

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to six fundamental principles rather than a prescribed set of practices or procedures. These principles may be generalizable across multiple types of settings, although terminology and application may be setting- or sector-specific.

Integrated counseling at The Restoration Space is grounded in these six fundamental principles.

  • Safety

  • Trustworthiness and Transparency

  • Peer support

  • Collaboration and mutuality

  • Empowerment, voice, and choice

  • Cultural, Historical, and Gender