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We hope reading this is your first step towards finding increased freedom, flexibility, and fulfillment in your life . .

At Embrace Strength Counseling, we specialize in working with eating disorders, body image, anxiety, depression, self-worth, fertility and postpartum concerns, personality disorders, life transitions, and personal growth. We offer individual counseling for teens and adults, telehealth counseling, group counseling, and clinical consultation and supervision. We have evening and daytime appointments available!

Our team is passionate about providing effective counseling within a caring, authentic relationship. We strive to empower you to overcome whatever is holding you back from living the life you want to live. We want to support you in embracing who you are and living courageously.

Regardless of who you are, our therapists are here for you. We work from an inclusive, strengths-based approach. We aim for you to feel seen and heard and we believe everyone is deserving of respect, support, treatment, and recovery.  

We would love to chat and see how we can support you in living the life you want to live!

Catherine S. Tilford, MA, NCC, LPC, CEDS: Founder & Director

Stages of Therapy: Ending the Therapeutic Relationship

In the last three posts, I have focused on how I approach the different stages of therapy in my practice -  this post in the series focuses on the final stage of ending the therapeutic relationship. Upon entering therapy, many people wonder how long therapy will last...

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Stages of Therapy: The Second Session and Beyond

Over the next series of posts, I want to introduce you to how I approach the different stages of therapy in my practice -  from the free initial consultation to ending the therapeutic relationship. Once we've completed the free initial consultation and first session,...

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Stages of Therapy: The First Session

Over the next series of posts, I want to introduce you to how I approach the different stages of therapy in my practice -  from the free initial consultation to ending the therapeutic relationship. In my last post, I described what the free initial consultation looks...

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Stages of Therapy: The Free Initial Consultation

Over the next series of posts, I want to introduce you to how I approach the different stages of therapy in my practice -  from the free initial consultation to ending the therapeutic relationship.  The first time I meet with someone, it is typically for a free 20...

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Knowing Your Values: Why It’s Important

The word "value" has many meanings.  For this post, I am talking about the values that guide your life and are important to you.  The following definition from http://www.lifevaluesinventory.org is helpful when thinking about values: "Your values are the lenses...

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