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Stonebridge Counseling is committed to providing the tools and support you need to grow into the person you want to become.

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Couples Therapy

Every partnership has its ups and downs. Learn to navigate and communicate through life together!

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Individual Therapy

You are capable of amazing things. Equip yourself with the tools you need to grow and prosper!

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Family Therapy

Family is our first support system. Learn to resolve conflict and work as a unit to foster growth together!

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Group Therapy

You are not alone. Find support in others and work together to overcome life’s struggles!

Our Approach & Values

At Stonebridge Counseling, we believe in nurturing personal growth and empowering individuals, couples, and families to achieve their goals. Our counselors provide steadfast support as you navigate life’s challenges, offering tailored guidance to help you thrive.

Our practice holds a deep commitment to inclusivity and acceptance. We embrace diversity in all forms to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where every individual is valued and respected.  Let us join you on your journey of self-discovery and empowerment, crafting a brighter future together.

Our Expertise

Anxiety

Anxiety is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of worry, nervousness, and fear that can interfere with daily activities. Counseling helps by providing a safe space to explore and understand these feelings, teaching coping mechanisms, and developing strategies to manage anxiety. Through techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), counseling can significantly reduce the intensity and frequency of anxiety symptoms.

Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder marked by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. Counseling aids in understanding the root causes of depression, providing emotional support, and developing coping strategies to manage symptoms. Therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT) can help change negative thought patterns and improve relationships, contributing to recovery and improved well-being.

Trauma & PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, leading to symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Counseling helps by creating a safe environment to process the trauma, reduce symptoms, and develop healthy coping strategies. Techniques like trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brainspotting can effectively alleviate PTSD symptoms and support healing.

LGBTQ+ Challenges

LGBTQ+ individuals often face unique challenges such as discrimination, social stigma, and internalized homophobia or transphobia, which can lead to mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Counseling provides a supportive and affirming space to address these challenges, explore identity, and build resilience. Through approaches like affirmative therapy, counseling helps LGBTQ+ individuals develop coping strategies, enhance self-acceptance, and foster a sense of empowerment.

Autism & ADHD

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by difficulties in social communication, restricted interests, and repetitive behaviors, while Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involves symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Counseling can help by providing tailored support to improve social skills, manage behaviors, and develop coping strategies for both conditions. Through behavioral therapies, psychoeducation, and support for co-occurring issues, counseling enhances overall functioning and quality of life for individuals with autism and ADHD.

Addiction

Addiction is a chronic condition characterized by the compulsive use of substances or engagement in behaviors despite harmful consequences, driven by changes in brain function and behavior. Counseling helps by addressing the underlying psychological factors of addiction, providing strategies for behavior change, and supporting recovery through therapy modalities like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). Through ongoing support and relapse prevention techniques, counseling aids individuals in achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety.

Relationship Help

Couple’s hardships often involve issues such as communication problems, conflicts, trust issues, and differing expectations, which can strain the connection between partners. Counseling helps by providing a neutral space to address these issues, improve communication skills, and develop effective conflict-resolution strategies. Through methods like couples therapy and emotion-focused therapy (EFT), counseling fosters understanding, strengthens bonds, and enhances overall relationship satisfaction

Family Conflict

Family conflict can arise from various sources such as miscommunication, differing values, financial stress, and parenting disagreements, leading to strained relationships and emotional distress. Counseling helps by providing a structured environment to address and resolve these conflicts, improve communication, and understand each family member’s perspective. Techniques like family therapy and systemic therapy facilitate healthier interactions, strengthen family bonds, and promote a supportive home environment.

Custody Evaluations

Custody evaluations are assessments conducted by mental health professionals to determine the best interests of a child in custody disputes, involving interviews, observations, and psychological testing. Counseling helps by preparing parents and children for the evaluation process, reducing anxiety, and providing emotional support. Additionally, counseling can address any underlying issues highlighted during the evaluation, promoting healthier family dynamics and facilitating a smoother transition during custody arrangements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people go to therapy?

People seek therapy for various reasons, such as managing mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or trauma. Therapy provides a safe space for individuals to explore and understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors with the guidance of a trained professional. It offers tools and coping mechanisms to navigate life’s challenges more effectively. Additionally, therapy can aid in improving communication skills, enhancing relationships, and fostering personal growth and self-awareness. Ultimately, therapy serves as a supportive resource for individuals striving for mental and emotional well-being.

What happens in a therapy session?

In a therapy session, a person may first discuss their current concerns or issues with the therapist. The therapist typically listens attentively, providing empathy and understanding while asking clarifying questions to gain deeper insight. Together, they may explore underlying emotions, thoughts, and patterns of behavior contributing to the person’s difficulties. The therapist may introduce coping strategies, techniques, or exercises tailored to the individual’s needs and goals. Throughout the session, there’s an emphasis on creating a nonjudgmental and supportive environment conducive to personal exploration and growth.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Yes, therapy sessions are confidential. Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of therapy, ensuring that what is discussed remains private between the client and therapist. We adhere strictly to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements, which set standards for the protection of sensitive patient information. This means that information shared in therapy cannot be disclosed to anyone without the client’s explicit consent, except in specific circumstances outlined by HIPAA, such as situations involving imminent harm to the client or others. Maintaining confidentiality fosters trust and allows clients to feel safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings during therapy sessions.

Should I use medication, or go to therapy?

Someone might use medication to cope with mental health issues when symptoms are severe or interfere significantly with daily functioning. Medication can provide relief by addressing chemical imbalances in the brain, alleviating symptoms such as anxiety or depression. However, therapy offers more lasting effects by addressing underlying issues and teaching coping skills that can be applied beyond the immediate treatment period. With therapy, individuals learn to understand and manage their emotions, develop healthier thought patterns, and build resilience, leading to long-term improvements in mental well-being, even if medication is used as a complementary treatment. Moreover, therapy provides a supportive environment where individuals can explore their experiences and develop strategies for sustainable self-care and growth.

Do you take Insurance? How do I pay?

Stonebridge Counseling is dedicated to making mental health services accessible to a wide range of clients. We accept cash-pay clients and are one of the few counseling centers in Butte County that accept Partnership Healthplan of California. Additionally, we work with various insurance providers, including MHN Managed Health Network, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, and some Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans (please call for details). We also accommodate clients with out-of-network PPO insurance plans, ensuring flexible options for those seeking our support.

Contact Us

Ask a question or book an appointment below. If you are in crisis, please call 988 for the Suicide/Crisis line, or text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line.

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Appointments: (530) 715-9611

Billing: (530) 399-0208

info@stonebridgecounselingca.com

1359 East Lassen Ave

Chico, CA 95973