We understand that joining a group may not be the optimal or most comfortable choice for every person. For those individuals we offer individual counseling using the same integrative approach. All therapists working at PGSC are highly skilled, licensed mental health professionals who have been trained in both group and individual counseling methods.
We know it isn't always easy finding a good therapist. Insurance limitations, finding the right chemistry, and finances add to the problem. Moreover, It's even more difficult when you are feeling the pressure of anxiety or the pain that is often associated with depression or other mental illness. At PGSC, we offer therapies that are scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of these and other conditions and, just as important, we do so in a safe and respectful environment. We believe that positive change can only occur when there is a caring and trusting relationship between a therapist and patient. The truth is, life is often very challenging and we all will find ourselves dealing with difficult or extraordinary circumstances at one time or another. Understanding this makes it easier to be more emotionally available and compassionate and to treat every person as an individual and not just as a collection of symptoms. We also believe that while medication can be very useful for a small percentage of people, they are typically overused and should only be prescribed as a last resort after all physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual factors have been assessed and taken into consideration. Only then can a meaningful diagnosis or treatment plan be formulated.
As with our group counseling, treatment is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness and lifestyle training (for example, nutritional, exercise and sleep issues, all of which account for a great deal of why we may feel imbalance in our life and must be addressed if progress is to be made.)
So, if you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Charles Leighton, LCSW, CGP, CYT, Director
For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please e-mail [email protected] or call the office at (908) 431-5254