Bessel van der Kolk
Northern Light Counseling is owned by Claudia Bayly, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional, National Board Certified Counselor, and Certified K-12 School Counselor in Pennsylvania.
Northern Light Counseling provides outpatient mental health and integrative wellness services in NEPA, and is dedicated to the community it serves. Our treatment ranges from every-day stressors to suicidal ideation, and we work with ALL ages. Our clinicians work to treat the whole person rather than just the symptom. This holistic approach to healthcare is very effective at finding the root cause that affects the mind, body, and soul of our clients.
Our therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative and evidence-based. Northern Light Counseling exists so that individuals living in rural Pennsylvania have access to research-based, quality mental health and wellness services.
Services are designed to strengthen and increase self-esteem, self-respect, and respect for others in society; promote health, and to address issues relating to improving the quality of your life.
Existing clients and contacts can manage appointments, participate in telehealth appointments, view and pay invoices, view and complete pending documents, and communicate with their therapist via Secure Messaging from the app's dashboard.
Salt therapy activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System and allows the body to switch from “flight or fight” to “rest and digest”. The grounding effects of the cave also help balance the Central Nervous System and restore the body's ability to regulate itself in every way.
These amazing benefits are ideal to help remain calm and safe while processing through uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and/or behaviors with a therapist.
Counseling in the cave would be a great option if you're feeling anxious due to past clinical experiences, it's your first time working with a counselor, or you just need a little extra self-care!
Please give us a call at 570-280-6321 to book clinical counseling in our Himalayan Salt Cave.
We have known sandtray therapy is powerful for years (since the 30s) but have only recently realized WHY it’s so powerful. We now can peek inside the brain with fMRI’s and understand how our brain processes information. Information is processed with pictures first and THEN words and linguistics are attached to it. This makes sense if you think about it – we can process images WAY before we can process words developmentally.
I bet if you think about it, this still happens. Have you ever seen a picture that affected you a certain way in your body and mind, but struggled to put it into words? That’s because information is processed first with pictures and images in the right part of our brain, and this information may never get moved to the left part of the brain (where words happen).
The right side of the brain is where all our early trauma lies, as well as our feelings and emotions. Seems like the right side of the brain is where the big meat of the therapy stuff lies, doesn’t it? AND – you get one other HUGE benefit – when you show me your world in the sand, I understand more about you, and will then be able to help you get better faster!
These are photos of sandtrays completed during sessions at Northern Light Counseling. My clients are given the opportunity to take a photo of their world with a digital camera. That way it can be captured exactly how intended.
**CONSENT WAS OBTAINED FOR ALL SANDTRAY PHOTOS SHOWN**