Our Services

Family Therapy

Often times, families get stuck in negative cycles that can be difficult to break. Our therapists meet with families to gain an understanding of the issues that need to be addressed. Ongoing issues of conflict and communication will be addressed, as well as the difficulties that come with separation or divorce of parents, death of loved ones, and extended family issues. Often times, therapists will meet separately with parents and caregivers to explore healthier and more effective ways of parenting, co-parenting, and discipline so that greater cohesiveness can exist between parents and children. While we will determine specific goals at the onset of family therapy, the ultimate goal is to develop a deeper trust and connection with one another.

Play Therapy

We are delighted to offer play therapy as an option for our young clients, ages three to ten years. Rather than asking children to come to our level and process their thoughts and feelings verbally as adults do, we attempt to meet them at their unique developmental level. We enter into their world by utilizing the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat children, thereby helping them to do their own form of processing in the language that comes most naturally to them at this stage in their lives. Our play area is stocked with intentionally chosen toys (real-life toys, aggressive-release toys, and creative expression toys) to provide a medium in which children can best express themselves. Play therapy can be a helpful intervention for a wide variety of challenging childhood issues, such as, trauma, divorce, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and anger management.

Couples Therapy

It’s natural for changes and challenges to arise over the course of a relationship, but if you are beginning to feel as if your relationship is not where you want it to be, if fear and struggle is beginning to replace connectedness and compromise, then its time to take action. Couples therapists at Bareiter Counseling Center strive to provide you and your partner with a safe place to explore difficult feelings and express your emotions and concerns. Our therapists have specialties in one or more of the following couples therapy methods: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Internal Family Systems. While we cannot make a guarantee, these approaches have been proven effective in strengthening relationships. Using one or more of these methods, we will work to help you and your partner address your areas of concern and learn ways of relating to rebuild your connection and security within the relationship.

The initial couples therapy session is done with both partners present. As in individual therapy, a history is taken and preliminary goal setting is discussed. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments will be made and the therapist will discuss the approach to be used. Sometimes, a combination of individual and couples therapy may be recommended depending on the presenting problems or the judgment of the therapist. We not only want both you and your partner to feel that the therapist is competent, but also to feel comfortable with the therapist and that the planned approach will suit your needs.

Individual Therapy

Do you find yourself feeling stuck asking “Why does this keep happening to me?” Or “Why am I like this?” Often life events, relationships, trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency or just the stressors of daily living can keep you from the peace and balance you desire. Therapy invites you to reflect and become more aware of how your life experiences impact you in your relationships, your spirituality and your everyday life.

Our clinicians provide a safe place to gain understanding on how your unique story impacts your current way of understanding and relating to yourself, others, and God. A history is taken and preliminary goal setting is discussed. Recommendations in terms of frequency of appointments will be made and the therapist will discuss the approach to be used.

NC/SC Clinical Supervision for LPC and LMFT

Beth Bareiter, Dr. Breen Boyce and Carol Hollandsworth provide supervision towards North Carolina MFT licensure. Dr. Breen Boyce and Carol are also Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisors for NC. Carol is additionally licensed in South Carolina for both LPC and LMFT candidates seeking licensure.

Beth and Carol have a special interest in offering training in Internal Family Systems Therapy. They have both completed Level III and continue to pursue growing with IFS. Carol offers group supervision for deepening IFS learning and application. Beth and Carol have experience in working with trauma and addiction and provide supervision for these areas of interest.

Dr. Kelly Breen Boyce has doctoral and post-doctoral training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She provides supervision from a psychodynamic and depth-oriented perspective. In addition, Dr. Breen Boyce has experience with couples using the Gottman Method and is able to supervise this model of therapy.

Carol enjoys teaching family systems, depth-oriented, experiential and IFS in supervision. In addition, she offers supervision and support for candidates wanting to learn other models of therapy.

Psychological Assessments

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Boyce provides an array of psychological testing services. Types of assessments provided include cognitive and educational evaluations, diagnostic services for disorders such as ADHD, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. She also provides various types of assessments for issues related to immigration and adoption.