“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

George Washington Carver.

Arbor Counseling is a non-medical outpatient counseling facility.  We specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders including, but not limited to, substance abuse and addiction. Our holistic, person-centered approach promotes self-caring behavioral change through awareness, acceptance, action, and accountability.  We collaborate with each client to identify specific, personalized, practical treatment objectives.  We may coordinate care with other specialized service providers, facilitate clinical referrals, and identify relevant community resources, as deemed appropriate.

Substance abuse and addiction are commonly associated with recurring or chronic patterns of one or more unregulated experiences: boredom, stress, grief, regret, resentment, mania, confusion, loneliness, inaction, procrastination, emotional enmeshment, isolation, trauma, hopelessness, fear, loss, anger, numbness, etc.  As maladaptive patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors grow, the substance abuser’s motivation to practice self-care tends to suffer.  Family and friends tend to increasingly assume responsibility for the substance abuser’s welfare, and increasingly neglect their own self-care. 

As care-takers rather than care-givers, family and friends often develop an unhealthy tolerance for drama and increasingly become crisis managers.  Arbor encourages and supports purpose-focused change on the part of the substance abuser, family and friends.  If all concerned are willing to adopt practical coping strategies, the impact of maladaptive patterns can often be reduced or remedied. 

We offer private, joint, and peer group sessions.  These sessions are subject to federal and state confidentiality laws as well as professional ethics guidelines.  Partner, spouse, and family support may be incorporated into a treatment plan.

Client Inspired Questions

  • What would it look like if I was emotionally
  • How did I lose myself in my living?
  • How can I better nurture my “higher self“?
  • How can I better use my power to love?
  • What would it look like if I forgave _____?
  • How can I tell if a man is emotionally “mature”?
  • What would it look like if I was “whole”?
  • Are my expectations part of my problem?

Arbor Services Include:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy
  • Facilitated Peer-Support Groups
  • Substance Abuse Psycho-education
  • Substance Addiction Treatment
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Continuing Care
  • DWI and Other Judicial Assessments

Arbor accepts credit card payments.