We are a team of licensed therapists with different specializations, and similar methods. When people work towards a goal, they often neglect some part of their life: give up drinking, begin binge-eating; leave a toxic relationship, isolate themselves; gain financial independence, neglect their loved ones, and so on. Red Apple Therapy takes a holistic approach to counseling. We take inventory of your mental, physical, and emotional health, and customize that what works best for you. Many of our therapists have specialized training, and/or certification in methods, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), the Gottman Method for Healthy Relationships, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). All of our therapists use more common methods when appropriate, including Acceptance & Commitment Theory (ACT), Logotherapy, Ecotherapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Emotions are biological messengers to take action, whether that mean to rest, cry, set boundaries, assert yourself, etc… Often anxiety emerges when other feelings are not being addressed. It is hard to feel settled inside when we haven’t “listened” to our emotions and moved through them successfully. There are several methods to treating anxiety. Our therapists will explore what works best for you.
Depression is a depletion of serotonin levels in some people, so activities that used to bring feelings of joy bring feelings of nothing. Most people with depression, even severe depression, can get better with treatment. Depression is first and foremost a disorder of vitality. Very often depression emerges when a person’s mind does not know how to process intense emotions, such as anger, and therefore simply shuts down instead.
Kinstugi is the art of broken pieces. In Japan, the broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty.The same is true of your trauma. Today’s culture promotes this idea of “positive vibes only”, but trauma actually shrinks the hippocampus, the part of the brain that regulates emotion. This is why classic talk therapy doesn’t work. We treat trauma using a method called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Contact us to learn more.
A shark in a fish tank will grow 8 inches, but in the ocean it will grow 8 feet or more. The shark will never outgrow its environment, and the same is true about you. Many times we’re around small-thinking people, so we don’t grow. Some times, we are around people who do not want to see us grow. We can help you understand how changing your environment can change your growth.
Working with Ana has been one of the smartest things I’ve ever done, both personally and professionally. She has a very gentle way of evoking a desire to fully understand what is happening deeply inside and why certain patterns were repeating themselves in my life.
There are people who touch our lives at certain points on our life’s journey. Ana is one such person in my life. I found her online through a basic search and picked her simply due to her office location and the fact that she was a female. Little did I know how big of an impact this woman would play in my life.
To say that I recommend Ana would be an understatement. Telling someone about her, for me, is knowing that if they make the decision to follow through with it, I have just given them a gift that has infinite possibilities in their life. She has been a profound influence in my life.