stepstoneParticipating in counseling is a potentially transformative means of becoming more aware of who you actually are, and living more and more out of what’s deepest and best in you. Many people seek counseling for relief from the stress, pain, or suffering they are experiencing, be that on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.  Couples often find counseling a proactive means of cultivating greater ease, intimacy and caring within the challenges of relationship.

In my counseling practice, as in my personal life, I find that stress, discomfort and even pain can serve as powerful catalysts for growth. When we can find ways of bringing our full creativity, intelligence and compassion to the challenge of looking deeply into our lives, including the exploration of patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, counseling becomes the beginning of a life-long process of self-reflection, self-discovery and liberation from confining definitions of self, others and the world.

Who Can Benefit?

If you seek to explore new ways of relating to yourself and your life circumstances, or to discover new choices for how to respond to the challenges and difficulties you are facing, counseling may be of great benefit to you. I provide counseling for individuals and couples from late adolescence through late adulthood. I work with people facing a variety of challenging conditions and circumstances, including:

* Anxiety and Panic
* Depression
* Chronic pain or illness; medical conditions
* Trauma Recovery
* Relationship Issues
* Grief and Loss
* Body Image and Eating Issues
* Stress—financial, health, job or family

I bring my extensive training in Mindfulness-Based Interventions to the counseling setting; there is a vast and growing body of research which demonstrates the effectiveness of MBIs in coping with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma-related conditions, and emotional distress related to chronic and acute physical conditions.  My current training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford University enables me to offer evidence-based practices that are at the forefront of innovation and effectiveness in our field.

I am fully-trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based programs and practices. EMDR is designed to reduce trauma-related stress, anxiety and depression symptoms associated with PTSD, and to improve overall mental health functioning.  It has been shown to be effective and efficient at helping individuals process and find relief from both significant trauma as well as “the trauma of everyday living”, to quote Mark Epstein’s book by the same name.

My fee for an individual session is $120 per hour, $180 for 1.5 hours and $60 for a half-hour . All initial Intake Sessions are 1.5 hours.  At times, a sliding scale may be offered to those who would otherwise be unable to engage in counseling.  My commitment is be as efficient and skillful as possible in bringing the best current practices available to clients to foster ease, well-being and peace of mind.

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To inquire about counseling services, please contact Janet Curry, MA, LPC by phone: 970-779-0611 or email: janet@stillpointmindfulnesstraining.com .

Janet’s series of 4 Guided Mindfulness Meditation CDs for stress reduction can be a powerful support in the counseling process. Please contact Janet for more information or to purchase CDs singly or as a set.

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