Our Services

AT COLEGROVE COUNSELING CENTER, LLC,

We offer a range of services to suit your specific needs

Therapy

We offer individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and EMDR therapy.

Evaluations

We conduct thorough adolescent and adult substance abuse evaluations.

EMDR

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is an evidence-based self-regulation practice in which brain function is trained directly, It is effective in addressing and treating symptoms from a wide range of issues.

Drug & Alcohol Education Class

This is a four-hour class that teaches about substance use, its effects on the body, and legal ramifications. It also provides hands-on experience being under the influence.

Overview

We have six therapists and an administrative assistant readily available to meet your needs.  The therapists are trained to work with a variety of issues, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety or worry, grief and loss, trauma, stress management, bipolar, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, domestic abuse, behavioral problems, and drug- and/or alcohol-related problems. Our administrative assistant is qualified to assist with appointments and scheduling, billing questions, insurance-related matters, or any other general questions you may have.

We offer a variety of services to work with each person, couple, or family in order to help achieve success. These services include individual, group, couples, or family therapy.  We also offer substance use evaluations, public seminars, a four-hour drug and alcohol education class, and parenting class.

Appointments vary on the day and time depending on what is available.  

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

This is where a person works collaboratively with the therapist to share strengths and concerns. The individual and therapist will identify goals to work on, helping the individual feel successful, more confident in their coping skills, and overall enhancing that person’s life. An individual session is 30 minutes (16-37 minutes face to face), 45 minutes (38-52 minutes face to face) or 60 minutes (53 minutes or longer).  

COUPLES / FAMILY THERAPY

This is where two or more individuals work collaboratively with a therapist to share the presenting  problem and/or concern as well as identify solutions that will enhance the relationship(s) for everyone.  These sessions are typically 60 minutes however can last up to 90 minutes.  The therapist typically meets with all parties involved but there are times when it is deemed more appropriate to meet with one person of the unit and come together again later.  These are all decisions made between the therapist and all parties involved.

EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION REPROCESSING)

EMDR is a form of therapy designed to treat trauma (ie: war, sexual abuse, violence, accident). EMDR has also been show to be effective in treating anxiety, grief, and ADHD as well as other areas. The therapist works with an individual about an image that is the worst part of the trauma.  Disturbance levels are reduced and positive beliefs are increased through sets of eye movements, pulse sensations, or audio changes that are facilitated from the therapist.  Research shows success rates of about 95% in individuals with a single incident trauma.

We offer adolescent and adult substance use evaluations.  This process is about 2-3 hours depending on the individual. 

The evaluation consists of:

•  A brief screening to be filled out by the individual
•   A series of questions about all aspects of one’s life will be asked by the therapist (these questions follow a standardized format required by the State of Nebraska)
•  The therapist will obtain collateral information
•  The therapist will share the recommendations with the individual prior to leaving
•  Once the face-to-face interview is complete, the therapist will type the evaluation and forward it on (if necessary) in about 7-10 days.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.

No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed. Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people.

EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting. Many types of therapy have similar goals.

The amount of time the complete treatment will take depends upon the history of the client. Complete treatment of the targets involves a three pronged protocol (1-past memories, 2-present disturbance, 3-future actions), and are needed to alleviate the symptoms and address the complete clinical picture. The goal of EMDR therapy is to process completely the experiences that are causing problems, and to include new ones that are needed for full health. “Processing” does not mean talking about it. “Processing” means setting up a learning state that will allow experiences that are causing problems to be “digested” and stored appropriately in your brain. That means that what is useful to you from an experience will be learned, and stored with appropriate emotions in your brain, and be able to guide you in positive ways in the future. The inappropriate emotions, beliefs, and body sensations will be discarded. Negative emotions, feelings and behaviors are generally caused by unresolved earlier experiences that are pushing you in the wrong directions. The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions.

For more information please visit http://www.emdr.com/

Neurofeedback is a direct training of brain function by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. Neurofeedback is an evidenced based, self-regulation practice used to address symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, attention disorders, and some medical conditions such as sleep disorders, headaches, and migraines. 

This is a four-hour class that teaches facts about substance use, its effects on the body, and the legal ramifications. It also includes hands-on experience being under the influence. To register for this class, please call the office.