What We Do
At Kovacs Counseling, we believe by providing an environment of safety, trust and hope, people can change, grow and heal. We strive to help people see improvements in their relationship with themselves and with others.
Dietetic and Nutrition Therapy
Dietetic and nutrition therapy at Kovacs Counseling adheres to an anti-diet, Health at Every Size® framework and serves individuals and families struggling with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorder not otherwise specified, binge-eating disorder, ARFID), disordered eating, Diabetes Mellitus (Types 1 and 2), PCOS, and ADHD.
By engaging these individualized services, clients are empowered to challenge their eating disorder voice, fuel their body, confront cycles of “yo-yo dieting” and other disordered eating patterns, and heal their relationship with food. Caregivers are given the tangible tools to support their child’s weight restoration and long-term nutrition needs. Evidence-based nutrition therapy services are delivered in tandem with CBT and DBT counseling techniques.
We are gifted at connecting one-on-one with you. Through the context of therapeutic relationship, you are able to confront the patterns, fears, pain, and challenges you are facing. You can grow in meaningful ways and move towards healing and restoration. Experience increased joy, purpose, and self-compassion.
Marital therapy involves an assessment of the relationship to better understand each partner’s role in the current relationship struggles. Often times couples will come to therapy feeling “stuck” as if they have tried everything but continue to have the same patterns of behavior over and over again.
Marital therapy can provide a new lens through which to understand current struggles, as well as hope for how to move toward patterns of behavior and communication that bring more joy and intimacy into the relationship.
Family life can be the source of tremendous joy, love, and intimacy, and it can also bring conflict, destructive patterns of behavior, and frustration with one or more members that are struggling due to disruptive moods and depressive or anxious symptoms.
Whatever pattern your family has fallen into, family therapy can provide hope for getting “unstuck” and finding new ways of interacting with each other that can reclaim the joy, love, and intimacy that everyone once shared.
Therapy will include an assessment of the family, in order to better understand current relational patterns and how they may be derailing a positive family experience, as well as ongoing sessions structured around the specific needs of the family.
PreMarital therapy is for those who are seeking to build a strong relational foundation in the marriage. Therapy can move at the couple’s desired pace. PreMarital therapy will typically cover the following topics, however sessions can be customized to best meet each couple’s specific needs:
- Communication (How do we argue?)
- Boundaries with extended family
- Sexual preferences/expectations
Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, couples, and families through art-making, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.
Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress. All ages can participate in art therapy, and no artistic experience is needed.
Katie Kovacs, MSEd., LPCC-S provides supervision to those seeking a higher level of licensure. Additionally, Kovacs Counseling is proud to partner with the University of Dayton as a pre-approved site for students in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate education program seeking to complete their practicum and internship experiences.