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    Looking for Couples Counseling for Couples, or EMDR Therapy for trauma, anxiety or depression?

    “From the cradle to the grave, we all need a safe haven and a secure space.” – John Bowlby

    Thank you for visiting Ascension Counseling, located in Beachwood in the Cleveland, Ohio metro area. We are the leading group practice of Relationship Experts and Trauma Specialists led by Dr. Noelle Chappelle, IMFT-S, LPC, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist. When treating our clients we use evidence-based practices including EMDR Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and the Gottman Method, as our first lines of treatment along with CBT and DBT. These theories and our training in general couple of systems and trauma theories are are what make us stand apart from other practices. We also integrate Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, and Play Therapy as needed to help you navigate the challenges in your relationship as well as any personal mental health issues you may be struggling with.

    If you’re facing sexual difficulties, struggling with anxiety or depression, having trouble managing conflicts, or are suffering from breakdowns in communication you’re not alone. Seeking couples therapy or individual counseling are proactive steps towards personal healing and reigniting the spark that once brought you together and towards living a healthier life in general. Let us guide you on this transformative journey.

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    Why Choose Couples Therapy or Individual Counseling from a Trauma-Focused Perspective?

    Relationships as well as life in general can be complex, and it’s natural for conflicts and challenges to arise. Some people may have experienced traumatic events, including relational or racial trauma, in the past that impacts how they show up in their relationships and life as a whole. Individual counseling focused on trauma using EMDR Therapy from a relational perspective can lower the amount of charge associated with such events and help an individual show up in a healthier manner. When left unaddressed, these issues can fester and create distance between partners or even cause an individual to develop mental health concerns. Couples therapy offers a safe, non-judgmental and neutral space for both individuals to express their feelings, gain insight, and work towards building a healthier, more fulfilling relationship.

    Our Expert Therapists

    At our relationship and trauma focused practice, we have a team of specifically trained and empathetic relationship therapists who specialize in navigating the intricacies of interpersonal dynamics. We use a specific formulation of family systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR Therapy and the Gottman Method to treat our clients. The therapists and counselors on our team use various therapeutic formats, including couples therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy to meet the needs of our clients.

    They are committed to helping you identify and address the root causes of both your individual and relationship struggles, fostering open communication, addressing individual concerns that may be impeding your functioning in the relationship including trauma, depression and anxiety and guiding you towards lasting change of behaviors, thoughts and beliefs about self and others in the negative cycle you and/or your partner are experiencing.

    Benefits of Couples Therapy:

    1. Increase Sexual Intimacy and Connection: Experience a more satisfying and thrilling sex life which facilitates a deeper connection with your pattern. Work through issues which are stifling your sex life.

    2. Conflict Resolution: Learn powerful conflict resolution strategies for both solvable and perpetual conflicts which will aid you and your partner to find common ground, negotiate differences, understand where one another is coming from and work through disagreements constructively.

    3. Rebuilding Trust: If trust has been compromised because of emotional, physical or financial infidelity or another type of betrayal, our therapists specialize in helping you rebuild this essential foundation through proven techniques and exercises tailored to your unique situation.

    4. Enhanced Communication: Discover effective communication techniques that promote understanding, healthy attachment, empathy, and active listening, allowing you to express yourselves more openly, respectfully and honestly.

    5. Strengthened Attachment/Emotional Bond: Through therapy, you will gain a deeper understanding of each other’s needs, desires, past experiences and vulnerabilities, fostering a stronger bond and a safer sense of connection.

    Benefits of Individual Counseling by Itself or as an Adjunct to Couples Counseling/Therapy:

    1. Breaking Generational Trauma Patterns: Individual counseling can shed light on relationship patterns and dynamics. By examining past experiences and current behaviors, you gain valuable insights into your relationship choices. This awareness empowers you to make more informed decisions and build healthier, more fulfilling connections.

    2. Gain Self-Esteem: Individual counseling helps boost self-esteem by addressing negative self-perceptions and building self-acceptance. Through self-exploration and guided support, you can develop a stronger sense of self-worth, leading to greater confidence and healthier relationships.

    3. Emotional Healing: Through individual counseling, you can address past traumas, heal emotional wounds, and find closure. This process promotes emotional well-being, allowing you to move forward with a renewed sense of peace and positivity.

    4. Self Discovery: Through individual counseling, you embark on a journey of self-discovery. By exploring your values, strengths, and passions, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. This self-awareness is invaluable for making aligned choices and living a purposeful life.

    5. Better Relationships: Individual counseling contributes to building resilient relationships. By working on yourself, you can improve your ability to connect, communicate, and empathize with others. This leads to healthier, more fulfilling relationships built on trust, understanding, and emotional intimacy.

    Take the First Step:

     It’s time to prioritize your relationship and invest in its well-being as  well as your own emotional health. Ascension Counseling, our group practice, offers a warm, non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns and discover new ways to strengthen your connection. Our therapists will guide you through evidence-based techniques, empowering you with the tools you need to overcome obstacles and create a fulfilling, safe, connected, and harmonious relationship. We offer 90 minute couples sessions for those who wish to invest in them!

    Begin Your Journey to a Thriving Relationship:

    Don’t let relationship issues burden you any longer. Take the first step towards healing and revitalizing your partnership today. Fill out the contact form to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced therapists. Remember, seeking therapy is a sign of strength and commitment to a happier, healthier future together.

    If you’re ready to make positive changes in your relationship and your life, we stand by ready to help. Contact us today @ (833)254-3278 or at [email protected].

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    We are committed to serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area (including Cuyahoga County) as well as, but not limited to, underrepresented populations. We also provide telemental health services for those individuals and couples who qualify in Akron, (Summit County), Lake County, Lorain and Elyria (Lorain County), Northwest Ohio, Columbus and Cincinnati as well as other areas of Ohio.

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