Ponte Vedra Counseling & Wellness, located in the heart of Nocatee Town Center, is a therapy practice serving the needs of individuals, couples and families in the overall mission of achieving happiness and peace in all aspects of life.
Too often, people will readily address physical health issues yet ignore signals from their minds and bodies about their emotional and mental well-being needing attention. Moreover, research demonstrates our physiological and our psychological health are interconnected and affect one another whether or not we actively realize it. While we would never ignore chest pain or a broken bone, we put mental well-being and sanity on the backburner.
Many times our emotional or mental issues are subconscious, yet our bodies send us signals in the form of headaches, migraines, stomach pain or issues, muscle twitches, insomnia, increased sleepiness, and more obvious signs like an “anxious” or nervous feeling. When the more subtle signs are ignored, our bodies send stronger signals that are often the first ones we recognize, in the form of depression, anxiety attacks, feeling out of control, or just knowing something is not “right.” Even then, people try to fix their problems on their own without the help of a professional, and often find their symptoms quickly worsening.
That is an entirely personal question that only you can answer. However, we have never experienced someone saying “I wish I wouldn’t have come in for counseling.” In fact, we hear the opposite – “I wish I would have come in sooner!” Choosing to focus on your mental well-being is not only a smart choice, but is also a sign of strength rather than admitting a weakness. It takes courage to say that you are ready to look at your life and make active changes. No matter what brings you in the door, you will leave feeling empowered and with new tools to help you cope with whatever you are currently facing in life.
Individual therapy is as individual as you are. We design creative and customized sessions and treatment plans based solely on your exact needs; never a one-size-fits-all approach.
Families often need to come together in a safe setting with an unbiased professional to work through difficult issues. Solutions are the focus, eliminating blame and arguments.
Many couples feel like they are spinning their wheels; as an outsider lens, the therapist listens to both sides allowing each partner to have a voice in a safe space. Couples therapy improves communication skills, resolves conflict, and deepens intimacy and connection.
Adolescent/Teen counseling may be both individual counseling as well as family therapy when it may be helpful to bridge communication gaps and create better understanding.
EMDR is a widely accepted, proven psychotherapy technique that is often used to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other conditions. Already a powerful therapy, when EMDR is paired with traditional psychotherapy, you can expect amazing results and can resolve trauma far more quickly and successfully than either therapy on its own.
Family Intensives are individually tailored to your unique family situation, serving families who may be experiencing several different challenges at once, are in crisis, or who feel a more comprehensive approach is needed than weekly one-hour sessions can provide.
460 Town Plaza Ave. Suite 230 Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
(Located in the Town Center of Nocatee, just behind Publix)