Counseling Services

Our Approach

Paper Cranes Behavioral Health supports the individuals and families of our community to build healthier relationships with themselves and with their loved ones. Our therapists have invested time and effort to hone their skills to be the most effective they can be with you. Our counseling team works from a place of integrity, focus, authenticity, warmth and professionalism.

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Emotional-Focused Therapy

EFT is one of the most validated forms of therapy proven effective in working with couples with all ranges of struggles and relationship injuries.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

CBT is a form of psychotherapy that is client-centered and brings awareness to the relationship between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Developed self-awareness encourages growth, strengthens relationships and improves one’s overall health. CBT is evidenced based and beneficial to the care of mental health conditions. It is effective as a solution-focused brief treatment and self-care, as well as the continuous care of metal health conditions. CBT is also effective in overcoming the obstacles and emotional struggles within one’s life.

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination” – Carl Rogers

Couples and Marriage Counseling

Assistance with the toughest job on earth

Overcome and become “unstuck”

Teen stress, ADHD, Eating Disorders, and many more issues facing our youth

Post or Peri-Partum Depression and Mood Disorders

Drug, Alcohol, Gambling, etc. Guidance and Support for all addictions.

Verbal and Physical Abuse, Neglect

OCD and other borderline personality disorders

Connecting with a greater power

Allison Ellsworth

Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Counselor

I believe that healing, growth and change are possible. I recognize the innate goodness, strength and potential in each individual and consider it a sacred privilege to help others recognize and live consistent with that potential. I approach my work with clients as a collaborative partnership and respect their goals, pace, and readiness. The course of treatment tends to have three general stages: assessment and education; symptom management and relief; and healing underlying issues. 

I work with couples and families to help improve and restore relationships and marriages. I also specialize in people with many presenting issues including working with peripartum mood disorders, including postpartum depression and anxiety. I am also a good fit for individuals who struggle with perfectionism and whose views of themselves is obscured by excessive or inappropriate guilt or shame. 

Based on my training, experience, and on current research, I believe humans are created for connection and that greatest satisfaction in life involves emotional safety and connection in close relationships. Accordingly, I will often encourage clients to invite significant others to be part of their healing process.