Individual & Couples Counseling
All of our therapists offer individual therapy. We work with adolescents and adults. All of our therapists offer daylight and evening availability to help meet the needs of their clients. The following are a list of our specialty areas:
Problem Gambling and Gaming
Grief and Loss
Areas of Expertise
First Responder Wellness
At The Better Institute, we offer couples counseling with a heavy emphasis on the Gottman Method. The goals of the Gottman Method include increasing closeness addressing conflict productively, and building a life of shared meaning together. The Gottman Method involves customizing principles from the research to each couple’s particular patterns and challenges. After their initial session, couples can take the Gottman Relationship Check. This assessment measures a number of categories and helps to identify areas of strength and weakness. The results are used to establish a plan with the couple so that they are getting the most out of their therapeutic experience.
The Better Institute offers both in-person and teletherapy options when appropriate as determined by the clinician.
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Programs at The Better Institute®
Problem Gambling Support
The Better Institute has made it a focus to help as many people as possible that experience gambling harms; including individuals, partner/spouses, and the family.
Powered Up Parent™ & Powered Up Player™
MATT MISSAR LSW, IGDC
Helping teens and tweens find balance with video games; Video Game Awareness, Knowledge, & Confidence for Parents
First Responder Support at The Better Institute®
APRIL CONDEMI MS, LPC
COUNSELING SERVICES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, CERTIFIED CLINICAL TRAUMA PROFESSIONAL
Back in the Game®
ROB BUMBACO LCSW, CMC
SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAM HELPING ATHLETES DEVELOP THE MENTAL SKILLS TO TAKE THEIR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Recovery Services at The Better Institute®
EVAN DEAN, LCSW
RECOVERY SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES IMPACTED BY ADDICTION, MEN’S RECOVERY GROUP
Jody brings over 30 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is a professional coach, Gambling Addiction Expert, International Speaker and Trainer, and MBTI Certified Facilitator.
Rob brings over 20 years of experience to The Better Institute. He is a former Division 1 hockey athlete, at-risk behavioral coach, and clinical social worker.
LPC, Director of Trauma Informed Care
April brings over 10 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is the Director of Trauma Informed Care and is a professional resource for First Responders.
LCSW, CCTP-II, Director of Recovery Support
Evan brings over 5 years of clinical experience to the Better Institute as an expert in recovery from use, abuse and addiction. In addition, he is a professional musician that loves to work with creative people using the arts in the therapy process.
LCSW, Director of Aviation Wellness
Doug brings over 5-years of clinical experience to The Better Institute. He is a clinical social worker and an Airline Transport Pilot with over 40 years of global flying experience understanding stress, trauma, and their effect on people’s behavior.
Matt is a clinician with The Better Institute. He values working with individuals of all ages and specializes in working with younger individuals regarding stress, anxiety, and problematic gaming.
Tara is a clinician with The Better Institute who works with individuals and with couples. She specializes in addiction, trauma, and working with the LGBTQIA community.