Counseling is a process of assessment, exploration, and education. Counseling assists individuals, groups, or families to promote growth, awareness, and change in attitude, feelings, and behaviors. These all lead to a happy and healthy life.
The initial counseling session is used to listen to and learn about the client and the situation. Many times the counselor will take notes and ask questions. After the session, the client and counselor discuss options and strategies and make plans for future sessions.
Anxiety Disorders to include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Separation
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Survivors of Abuse
Sexual Abuse Survivors
Addictions and Substance Use Disorder
Management of Depression
Pet Therapy – Pet Assisted Therapy
Parenting – Co-Parenting
Certified Play Therapy for children 3 yrs to 6 yrs. of age
Adolescent and Child Counseling (ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
Eating Disorder Specialist
Body Image Specialist
Grief and Loss Counseling
Work and Career Issues
Pet Therapy with Greta
Greta is a German Shepherd that is a certified pet therapy dog. She works with Anne Hendrix, a Licensed Counselor at The Counseling Group. Greta and Ms. Hendrix work with adults and children using Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT). PAT is a unique therapeutic process involving clients, animals, and handlers.
Therapeutic play (including play therapy) is a dynamic and interpersonal relationship between a child and a counselor. The counselor provides selected play materials and facilitates the development of a safe and understanding environment in which a child may explore and process their feelings, behaviors, and lived experiences by utilizing their most natural means of communication, which is play. Recent research suggests that 71% of the children referred to play therapy will show a positive change.
Employee Assistance Program Services
EAP Counselors include: Amy Owensby, LCMHCS; Bob Giduz, LPA; Greg Suddreth, LCMHC, LCAS; John Worm, LCSW; Marlys Kiser, LCMHC; Suzanne Trollan, LCMHC; and Nicole McManus, LCSW.
The Counseling Group, Inc. has been providing Employee Assistance Services to area businesses and organizations since 1981.
These services provide free, confidential (as required by law) counseling to employees and immediate family members of companies and organizations contracted with us. EAP services are essential for companies to provide a full range of help to people experiencing problems that may interfere with work performance.