87 E Maiden St, Suite 32

Washington, PA 15301

724-470-9910

lotushopecounseling@gmail.com

Anxiety, fear, despair, panic can paralyze you and impair you from moving forward and living your life to your fullest potential. Our therapists are trained to help you identify coping skills and strategies that will help you take control of your life again. The techniques that we use include relaxation, meditation skills, healthy lifestyle changes, self-awareness, distress tolerance and identifying and changing negative thought patterns.

Anger is a normal human emotion used as a protective mechanism to cover up fear, hurt or sadness. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively and physiologically when the person makes the choice to act to stop the threatening behavior of the outside force. However, often this feeling can get out of control resulting in negative behaviors and unwanted consequences. Our practice helps you recognize the negative behavior patterns, understand the consequences and replace the negative behaviors with positive ones, by utilizing new coping skills and strategies. 

We all have ups and downs in our lives, but sometimes events or situations impact our feelings and moods to the point of causing depression. At Lotus Hope Counseling we can help you by teaching you new coping skills or helping you enhance the coping skills you already have, in order to improve your mood. The techniques used include changing self-sabotaging thought patterns, increase motivation and awareness of self-worth.

Grief is a natural response to loss. The more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be. It happens when someone or something you love is taken away, and often the pain can feel overwhelming, impacting our daily functioning and emotions. At Lotus Hope counseling we provide support and teach you new coping skills that provide relief and stability.

Trauma

PTSD

Some events or experiences can leave long lasting negative effects, that impact our daily functioning and thought patterns. Our therapists are trained to help you identify those negative thought patterns and use a variety of techniques such as mindfulness and DBT to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and self-acceptance

Addiction can be a consequence of mental health issues or can cause mental health concerns. Either way, any addiction has the potential to destroy the life of the person addicted and the relationships that person has with loved ones. Our staff understands addiction and what it does to the addictive person and to all those affected directly or indirectly. We provide loving and compassionate strategies to help all involved, person addicted and all his or her loved ones, in the process of recovery

Individual Therapy 
Individual therapy (also 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 memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals and work towards long lasting change.

Family Therapy
Family therapy can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is often short term and it may include all family members or just those willing to participate. 
At Lotus Hope counseling we teach you skills to strengthen the communications between all family members, as well as improve how your family works together. Whether it’s you, your partner, a child or even a sibling or parent who’s in crisis, family therapy can help you all communicate better and develop new behavior patterns.

Couples Therapy
It would be great if every couple had the fairytale ending of living “happily ever after”. Unfortunately, maintaining a happy, healthy, long-term relationship requires hard work. Even the strongest of couples at times struggled with tough times and challenges. In couples therapy, your therapist will help increase awareness of the impact each person‘s behaviors and words has on the other and on the relationship. You will have the opportunity to work on issues together in a constructive fashion. Your therapist will help you practice new ways of communication and healthier interactions with your partner. And you will learn effective ways of solving problems together, communicating with each other and supporting each other.

Anger Management Therapy Group
As we grow older, we learn to control our emotions and communicate better with each other. However, some people struggle with managing their emotions, which can get out of control and result in negative behavior. 
Our goal at Lotus Hope Counseling is to teach the members of our Anger Management Therapy group new skills to slow their reaction to anger. This can help them identify the reason for their feelings and replace negative behavior patterns with positive ones.