About Us

At Chances Marriage and Family Counseling, we provide individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy services for children, teens, and adults. We treat anxiety, addiction, trauma, depression, anger management, ADHD, self-esteem issues, women and empowerment, social injustice/privilege issues, teens, juvenile justice, immigration, parenting, and more.

We strive to create a comfortable, warm experience from your very first email or phone call to the end of each session with us.
All of our exceptional clinicians are well trained and experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families. We offer various treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
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Our philosophy

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We don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach with our clients and I’m not here to tell you what I think you need.

Instead, we believe it’s our job to help you determine what sort of life and relationships you want to have and then help you create that reality. We’ve chosen to learn a variety of therapy approaches so that we can be more effective in our work. Through getting to know you, your learning style, your current problems, and your goals for our work together, We’ll be able to work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your specific needs. we’ll focus our counseling sessions on topics that will support you in moving towards your treatment goals, with regular check-ins to help ensure that you’re getting what you need from our work.

One of the great things about humans is that we often can achieve the same goal in a lot of different ways. What this means for our work together is that we can use an approach that works for you, rather than us trying to force the current ‘in’ model of therapy on you. We’ve learned from research that while there are certain cases where one therapeutic approach works better than others, for the most part, all models work. What’s more important in therapy is building a good relationship between the therapist and client.
While we do provide 45-50 minute office sessions, which are pretty ‘standard’ for therapy and work for many people, we also realize that’s not the right fit for everyone. We're also happy to provide services online or via telephone, and we offer sessions of different lengths as well.

How long we work with a client varies – we’ve had clients who came for just one session to get help in exploring a specific decision they wanted to make, and others who have come for a period of years for help in healing from deep emotional wounds.