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Counseling for Specific Needs

Dr. Jane Toler with patient
Dr. Toler will help you step back to see your situation in a broader context and generate options for regaining control of your life. Her counseling emphasizes Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy to help you recognize the relationships among your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and to allow you to achieve concrete changes as quickly as possible.

If you have trouble establishing relationships, a strained or non-existent relationship with someone with whom you were close, or difficulty ending a relationship, therapy can help you gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. It can improve your ability to connect/reconnect with others as well as overcome feelings of depression, shame, guilt and grief.

Dr. Toler helps families going through transitions such as separation, divorce, financial reversal, loss, death, adolescent struggles, and┬ácoping and management issues regarding ill/elderly loved ones. Building on the family’s strengths, she assists them in:

  • Disengaging from conflict
  • Improving communication skills
  • Organizing information for decision-making
  • Helping to identify and clarify realistic options
  • Developing a plan of action
  • Implementing the plan of action
  • Enhancing their sense of well-being
  • Achieving a better quality of life

 

In counseling for conflict in intimate partnerships, Dr. Toler addresses both practical and psychological issues:

  • Safety planning options
  • Living arrangements
  • Parenting education
  • Opportunities for self-improvement
  • Financial independence
  • Developing healthy relationships
  • Reducing stress
  • Controlling anger
  • Fostering a sense of hope

 

For conflict in intimate partnerships, group therapy, as well as individual sessions, often can be helpful.