Our Services

Our professional therapists provide individual counseling and couples counseling in Hudson, WI

The staff at Hudson Counseling Services believes strongly that balance between mind, body and spirit is key to living a healthy and confident life. We focus on creating a "bridge to balance" that can help you take charge of your mental health as well as your physical and spiritual well-being.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a service that allows you to talk directly with a therapist about how you're feeling, what's going on in your life, and how to navigate through difficult times.  As you meet with your therapist, you develop a connection and feel more and more comfortable to share your thoughts and feelings openly.  You can set goals to improve areas of your life, discuss important relationships, seek help in coping with the loss of a loved one, or begin to work through feelings of stress or sadness in a more helpful way.  Most people need to meet with a therapist weekly for 3-6 sessions to meet their goals and resolve their immediate concerns.  Some people prefer to continue meeting with their therapist 1-2 times per month as a way of checking in and maintaining good mental health.

EMDR

If you have experienced trauma in your life and are looking for relief from the flashbacks, anxiety, depression, and feelings of being on-edge, EMDR could be helpful for you.  EMDR stands for Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It's a form of therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy, people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.  See this site for more information: https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/

Mary Jacks, Tracey Bishop, and Angela Bishop provide EMDR therapy.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a service that allows you and your partner to work with a therapist to improve your romantic relationship.  As you meet with your therapist, you identify growth areas and unmet needs in your relationship.  You and your partner gain clarity about how to communicate, express feelings openly, connect physically, and resolve conflicts.  Most couples need to meet with a therapist weekly for 3-6 sessions to gain the skills needed to meet their relationship goals.  Some couples prefer to continue meeting with their therapist 1-2 times per month as a way of checking in and "fine-tuning" their communication and emotional connection with each other.  All of our therapists provide couples therapy services.

Discernment Counseling

Some couples come to counseling to deal with difficult concerns, such as abuse, addiction, or affairs.  These three problem areas are more complex and usually require weekly therapy sessions for 3-6 months to resolve.  Many times these issues may cause one or both partners to feel unsure about whether or not they want to continue in the relationship.  This can make traditional couples therapy difficult, since there isn't agreement from both partners to put effort into improving the relationship.  Discernment Counseling is the best option at that point, as it aims to meet each partner where they are at and discuss options for each person individually while trying to develop the clarity and confidence to make a decision about whether to stay in the relationship or leave it.  Discernment Counseling is typically 3-5 one hour sessions and is focused specifically on helping the couple decide whether to move forward with therapy, or to move towards separation or divorce.  While this service can be billed through your medical insurance, it requires one person in the couple to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder in order for the insurance to cover services.  Our private pay option allows for discernment sessions to occur without a mental health diagnosis.  See our payment page for more information.  Jordan Johnson provides Discernment Counseling.