What We Do

Our highly qualified therapists are skilled and experienced at working with clients who have a variety of psychological and mental health concerns which include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bilingual therapy
  • Child/Teen Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • End of life issues
  • Emotional Vulnerability
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Managed Schizophrenia
  • Mental health issues related to medical conditions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive CompulsiveDisorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic StressDisorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation

How We Do It

At A Balanced Life, Inc. we strive to provide our community with a wide variety of services. Our services are ever changing to meet the needs of the community, and we frequently offer free or low-cost community programs. Call our office for more information on the services we provide, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual, Child, and Family/Couples Therapy
  • Parenting Class
  • Co-parenting counseling
  • Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) - for minors and adults
  • DBT-Informed (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-based CBT
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Children's Play Therapy
  • Domestic Violence/Lethality Assessments
  • 12, 26 & 52 Week Healthy Alternatives Program - court approved anger management and Batterers' Intervention Program for both men & women
  • SMART Recovery

Our Affiliates and Payment Sources

We partner with several local and national organizations and agencies to provide therapeutic services to their customers and employees. For more information, please call our office. Some of our affiliates include:

  • Vail Resorts
  • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • California Conservation Corps
  • Elevate Addiction Services
  • Victim / Witness
  • Veterans' Affairs (VA)
  • Medi-care

Helpful Definitions

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through couples therapy or marriage counseling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding your relationship or going your separate ways.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This is thought to help them towards better social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.

Child Therapy

Children, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists can help kids and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues.

Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.

Teen Counseling

Adolescence typically describes the years between ages 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. This transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity; many adolescents and their peers face tough choices regarding schoolwork, sexuality, drugs, alcohol, and social life. Peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance tend to naturally increase in importance for some time during a teen's journey toward adulthood.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma focused therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy or counselling that aims at addressing the needs of children and adults with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other difficulties related to traumatic life events or experiences.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behavior patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT treatment is type of cognitive behavioral therapy that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.