Through therapy at New Heights Counseling, your feelings of defeat and discouragement are replaced with finding answers and reaching new aspirations in your life again.
The challenge of recovering from a traumatic event can be difficult, however, with a strong support system, the process also becomes more manageable along the way. “Where we once considered traumatic events as rare, we now know that most people experience one or more such events in their lifetime.”(1) When people experience trauma, they are often left in a state of panic, depression, hopelessness, anxiety, or fear. A New Heights trauma specialist will facilitate sessions, providing the client, the opportunity to address concerns and face fears, in a safe place, while developing coping skills that can assist in day-to-day activities. [Learn more about trauma]
EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and is a form of psychotherapy most often associated with patients dealing with PTSD and previous trauma. Studies have shown EMDR therapy has a high success rate and only certified therapists may practice EMDR. "Attention will be given to a negative image, belief, emotion, and body sensation related to this event, and then to a positive belief that would indicate the issue was resolved." (1) A majority of patients, who receive this therapeutic technique, experience the elimination of or decrease in symptoms of many other mental health issues such as anxiety, phobias, and addictions. [Learn more EMDR]
In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of individuals who developed addictions. These addictions have taken on different forms of substance dependence and behavioral addictions, which can devastate a person's life, leaving them feeling hopeless. confused, and depressed. Through addiction therapy, a New Heights counselor works with the client to develop valuable skills and strategies to help regain control of their life, and repair potential damage caused by the addictions. "Strong alliances like this ensure that patients view their counselors as trustworthy, and know that their best interests are on the forefront." (1) [Learn more about addiction]
Group counseling may at first feel intimidating yet there are many benefits. Individuals who attend groups find supportive peers and a safe place to discuss openly and honestly targeted specific problems. Topics of conversations can cover a wide range of problems, such as anxiety, addiction, and coping with illness. New Heights group counselors facilitate a small number of clients who are seeking similar treatment. "By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns." (1) No one needs to be alone and everyone desires to be supported. [Learn more about groups]
Counseling for all seasons of life
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Military individuals seek counseling for a variety of reasons which are similar to civilians' needs such as depression, anxiety, anger management, family concerns, and substance abuse, yet all in the context of working and living in a military community. Therapists, trained to work with military personnel, employ effective strategies and techniques to guide clients to a healthier approach to daily activities and reduce stressors. [Learn more about military counseling]
There are many reasons why people go to therapy, such as major life transitions, undesirable thoughts, and emotions, yet vary from person to person. Through psychotherapy sessions, a mental health specialist can help a person work through challenging feelings or stressors that may affect someone's day-to-day life. The counseling is collaborative and depends on mutual respect and trust between the therapist and client. [Learn more about individual counseling]
When family members constantly fight and argue, the home dynamic feels like constant chaos. All family members are affected! It’s not uncommon for members to feel powerless, helpless, angry, hurt, and emotionally drained. Family therapy is a method to develop and maintain healthy relationships by working closely with a therapist to identify and address issues that could be emotional, psychological, or behavioral. [Additional information about family counseling]
"Sometimes you just need to talk about something - not to get sympathy but to just kill it's power by allowing the truth of things to hit the air. " - Karen Salmanshon
Couples typically face challenges all the time, but what happens when, in a relationship, there's constant arguing, fighting, and individuals walking away from confrontations feeling hurt and misunderstood? These disagreements can be trivial, yet can include longstanding arguments about finances, parenting, and infidelity. Therapy is designed to help couples resolve conflicts and develop healthy relationship skills. [Get more information about marriage counseling]
Adolescence years can particularly be challenging for both parents and teens. Most parents are able to identify warning signs but feel shut out by silence, tension, or arguments. Adolescent counseling provides a safe place for teens to process thoughts and feelings. Working closely with a therapist, life skills are developed such as self-confidence, emotion regulation, communication, and self-awareness. [Get additional information about adolescent counseling]
COUNSELING FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF MENTAL CONCERNS
A person's mental health is extremely important to maintain as it impacts every area of a person's life. "This aspect of your welfare determines how you’re able to operate psychologically, emotionally, and socially among others."(1) Our therapists work alongside clients to take a positive approach, address mental concerns, and stabilize constructive behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. In doing so, the patient can increase positive productivity, enhance self-image, and improve relationships. If you are in need of help, reach out to one of our therapists.
WE PROVIDE COUNSELING TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
We love everything about the communities that surround New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC! We're located in the beautiful city of Fort Walton Beach. We not only help the people of this great city but our clients come from nearby cities as well. With the arrival of new businesses and young couples moving into Crestview daily, to the stunning views of Destin's beautiful beaches, we have some AMAZING communities! With Niceville's emphasis on the family-friendliness environment to the city of Fort Walton Beach's recent developments, hands down we live in the best place in Florida. Our communities are thriving! There is an incredible amount of love and appreciation for the military and military families that is unmatched. We love hearing and seeing jets fly overhead, coming from Eglin Airforce Base, Duke Field, Hulbert Field, The Navy Base in Pensacola, and Tyndall Airforce Base in Panama City. Truly, this is the sound of FREEDOM! The United States Coast Guard Station in Destin does an incredible job providing safety and protection on our beautiful waters. A big "THANK YOU" to all of our military personnel and families for your sacrifice and commitment! The staff at New Heights Counseling understands "Community involvement provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness. It can also offer extra meaning and purpose to everyday life"(1) and we wouldn't want to live anywhere else, but here!
CALL 850-757-1552 TO START YOUR COUNSELING JOURNEY TO HEALING
If you've landed on this page... Congratulation! You've taken the first step to getting help for yourself or a loved one. Therapists, here at New Heights Counseling, understand the difficulty that comes from making this decision. The decision to pick up the phone, and call for help, can be one of the hardest steps to take, requiring courage and a little bit of faith. We hope you find, what we already know to be true, the staff here genuinely care about the clients' well-being. They will work at a pace you're most comfortable with. We offer both male and female therapists who will come alongside you and provide the support you deserve and need. Take that next step to your healing, call us or send us a message [Contact Us].
A Quick Look At New Heights Counseling
Compassion is at the heart of everything we do here at New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Our team cares deeply about our clients, our company, and our community. We are motivated by a sincere concern to enhance the well-being of each individual we come in contact with. All staff receives extensive training and supervision in the use of evidence-based and best practice models of therapeutic treatment. We seek to interact with everyone in a respectful, caring, empathetic, and understanding manner. To learn more about each therapist, please visit their biography. [Meet the Team]
Where is New Heights Counseling Office Located?
New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC is physically located on the 2nd floor of WorkSpace Suites at 1992 Lewis Turner Blvd, Suite 1057, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. We're able to see clients anywhere in Florida with our online therapy services. Reach out to us to let us know which is better for you. [CONTACT US]
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Business hours (Last appointment - 4 PM)
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Evenings/Weekends by Appointment
Certifications & Memberships
EMDRIA EMDR International Association
New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC founder and business owner, Colleen Wenner, is an EMDR Certified therapist through EMDRIA as well as an EMDR Consultant. Several therapists in the practice [Meet the Team] are trained and qualified to practice EMDR therapy. "EMDRIA has more than 12,000 members trained to provide EMDR Therapy."(1) Our therapists find working with clients, to overcome challenges and trauma, an honor. The goal of EMDR therapy is "to help individuals who have experienced traumatic stress to reprocess and adaptively store dysfunctional stored traumatic memories. (2) Learn more about EMDR counseling [What is EMDR Counseling]
American Counseling Association
New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC is a member of the American Counseling Association. ACA is the world's largest association that represents professional counselors. Our therapists join in ACA's mission to "enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity."(3) New Heights counselors [Meet the Team] are passionate about continuing their education and reaching a higher level of professionalism and trust from their clients.
Master Certification Addiction Professional (MCAP)
New Heights Counseling & Consulting, LLC founder and business owner, Colleen Wenner, is a Master Certification Addiction Professional issued by the State of Florida. "An MCAP is the most advanced professional certification a substance abuse counselor in Florida can receive."(4) They work with patients and families to deal with the struggles and hardships associated with substance and addiction abuse. The goal is to provide all parties involved with educational tools, therapeutic methods, and recovery support and care to clients who seek help. Under the supervision of Colleen, New Heights counselors [Meet the Team] work together to help clients formulate and put into practice a plan for a healthier lifestyle and develop coping skills to stop substance dependency and prevent relapse.