April Quillin, LCPC
April is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
Ages 14 - Adult
Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups
Paula Schaefer, LCMFT
Paula is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist.
Ages 25 and older
Individuals, Couples, Families
Areas of Focus: Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Parenting Concerns, Relationship & Boundary Issues, Transgender Issues
Areas of Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Trauma, Family of Origin Issues, Relationship Difficulties, Issues of Self-Worth & Defining Self
All mental health providers receive similar and thorough training for the treatment of clients: learning about theories, interventions, and patterns of human interaction, and certainly these inform every counselor's approach to varying presenting issues. Importantly, research shows that the therapist---client relationship is the most predicting factor for therapy success. We believe this and focus on developing relationships with the following ideas:
Integrity: “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” ~ Emerson
Humans are relational; we're made for connection with others. And the health of relationships depends largely on the health of the individuals in them. Integrity is the relationship you have with yourself, it's making sure the values you believe, the things you say, and the things you do are congruent. The ability to weather the guaranteed stresses that are a part of all relationships --- that are a part of life --- is improved when responses to them are made with integrity.
Curiosity: “The future belongs to the curious.” ~ Anonymous
Being open to what you don't know and the willingness to consider new ways of thinking about things is an integral part of growth. Often times the concept of curiosity is connected to playfulness, lightheartedness. The truth is maintaining a stance of curiosity can be hard; it's difficult to give up what may be rigid ways of thinking, and yet change may demand just that. Stay curious.
Tenacity: “Often it is tenacity, not talent, that rules the day.” ~ Cameron
Commitment to a goal is a significant part of determining success. Therapy is hard work. A willingness to stay invested in yourself --even when what you work on may be difficult to process --- is essential to your success. It's extremely beneficial to stick with the knowledge that you can do hard things. And while it is very true that your therapist plays a role in your effort for change, we can-not work harder for you than you are willing to work for yourself. Your work is your work. We believe you are capable of doing it.
We believe in every person's capacity to pull-up in their own functioning. It's not a place where one arrives, it's a continual process. We engage you from this position. Our intent is to be respectful of your pain and honoring of your human spirit to thrive. At Arrow Therapy Group you will find respect for your unique efforts, healthy challenge, and encouraging empathy.