Whether you’re in a relationship that has been torn apart by lies, deception, or pain associated with an addiction, or you’re simply in a relationship that has lost its spark, we can help. With our specialized training and experience in issues relating to sexual addiction and substance abuse, we’ll help you settle chaos in your relationship by calming down anger and resentment, helping you open up about these very tough issues, and making it so that you can find ways of avoiding unwanted behaviors in the future.
We value your relationship with yourself as well! Counseling and therapy can help you learn about yourself, build longer lasting, deeper connections, and also reach goals so you can live the quality life that you want to live. Whether it’s contending with addictive or compulsive behavioral patterns or you’re just looking to heal past wounds and grow, we can help.
We specialize in helping people deal with the following:
- Sexual Addiction
- Sexual Relationships and Dysfunction
- Trauma and Abuse
- Self-Acceptance for LGBT Individuals
- Shame Resilience
- Relationship problems
- Substance Abuse
For those who are in a relationship with someone who is struggling with an addiction, we understand the trauma that can come with this experience.
We’ll provide you with support to help you through this tough time, so that you can again find trust in your relationship, and move forward with your life. We’ll help coach you on how to handle difficult issues where you have to set boundaries, but also help you move through the anxiety, fear, and anger associated with this tough time.
If you’re in a relationship with someone and you have serious troubles getting along, or you get along with few problems, but you just don’t “click”, we can help with this as well. We’ll provide you with assessments of the issues that you’re dealing with to shed light on where you can grow, but to also show you where your strengths are as well. Whether it be serious issues with your sex life, or problematic issues that never seem to improve, we can a build a strategy that can work. By coaching you through your communication problems, you’ll be better able to work out difficult problems that you thought weren’t possible. You’ll also be better able to move towards a relationship where you can feel more connected with each other by identifying and talking about life goals and dreams.
Finally, we help people with self-acceptance. If you’re an individual who is part of the LGBT community, we provide services that are affirming. Whether it be needing help with coming out or identifying and learning more about this part of yourself, we’re hear to provide you with the support you need. From accepting this part of your sexual orientation to accepting a difference in gender identity, we’ll use our experience and training to provide you with the safety that you need.
Our training and specialties includes:
- Training in sex addiction from IITAP and Dr. Patrick Carnes.
- Specific training and licensure in issues relating to substance abuse.
- Training in Gottman method therapy for couples.
- Somatic experiencing training for those who are dealing with trauma.
- EMDR training for help with trauma.
- Sex therapy training
- LGBT-Affirming experience and training
- Training inThe Daring Way™, which is based in Dr. Brené Brown‘s research on Shame and Vulnerability
Individual counseling at Vantage Point Counseling consists of compassionately helping you solve problems, reach your goals, and learn about yourself. Counseling is done by utilizing an eclectic approach to help you learn about your thoughts, feelings, and emotions and see how these impact your daily decisions and relationships. Barriers to achieving your goals are examined, and plans are made to help you overcome these problems. Internal and external motivators of change are used as a theme in counseling sessions at Vantage Point to help you create long-lasting change.
Reasons to set up an appointment for individual counseling include:
Whether you are dealing with a sex addiction, or you are a partner of someone who is dealing with a sex addiction, Vantage Point can help. Whether it be dealing with multiple infidelities, compulsive use of pornography or cybersex, Vantage Point has specialized training to help you through this. With such help, you will be able to rebuild trust that has been lost and gain control of your sexual behavior for life. You’ll be able to create better communication in your relationship, and live a life without secrets and betrayal.
Vantage Point offers outpatient substance abuse and alcohol abuse treatment services. These services are provided individually to clients to help them look at their current usage patterns and make plans to moderate their usage or abstain from their usage altogether. Counseling is provided in a non-judgmental manner to empower clients to make new goals, promote changes that enhance relationships, lead to improved feelings of self-esteem, and develop ways to enjoy leisure time without alcohol or drugs.
Clients thought patterns are reviewed as they relate to alcohol, stress, sadness, and relationships to determine more rational ways of thinking. Feelings of grief relating to loss of work, struggling relationships, and loss of the substance itself are addressed to help clients their chances for success.
Vantage Point also provides and encourages couples and family counseling for substance abuse treatment. This type of counseling provides education and support to family members so that they better understand the problems that their loved ones are dealing with. Family and couples counseling also shows clients ways to provide a strong support system without unknowingly enabling the behavior.
Substance Abuse Evaluations
Vantage Point specializes in providing substance abuse evaluations for those who are questioning whether or not they have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and to determine if treatment is needed. This is commonly recommended by attorneys for those who currently have a legal charge related to alcohol or drugs, such as a driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence charge. Evaluations are completed in a timely manner after the interview.
Substance abuse evaluations at Vantage Point are conducted utilizing nationally recognized assessment formats and screening tools. This is followed by a comprehensive interview to reach an objective recommendation for the person being evaluated.
Some reasons to have a Substance Abuse Evaluation include the following:
- Frequent complaints about your drinking from family and friends
- Legal problems related to alcohol or drug use
- Financial problems related to alcohol or drug use
- Continued use despite multiple attempts to stop
- Frequent questioning if you have a problem
- Unsure of the level of treatment needed
- Activities have been given up for use of alcohol or drugs