About Our Practice

Counseling SDC is a private counseling practice built from a small step and a large leap. Counseling SDC, started with a simple conversation between us two therapists; myself, Kathryn Krug, LMFT and co-founder, Michelle Park, LMFT. Both, with a history of providing counseling to the community through large public and county entities. There, we have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of our clients, while within the limitations those facilities sometimes set. We saw, we diagnosed, and we treated! But, something was missing. 

There was not a lot of room in the BIG counseling process for us to reach our clients on a human level.

Have you ever tried to get help but can

not seem to connect to the person helping you? 

Did you know it is possible to receive counseling without an official “diagnosis”?

These are 2 of the hundreds of ideas that drew us to the beauty of private practice counseling. We see the freedom to personally connect and bring the humor and light that makes us human back to therapy. We vowed to set out and make a private practice focused on relationships. First and foremost, our practice's relationship with the community, and then with each and every client. 

Counseling SDC Values Technology and we use it to empower our clients. We offer tele-counseling options for all levels of therapy

Counseling SDC Values your Trust and Privacy. That is why we do not submit any of your session note documentation to a third party biller, insurance or private payers. 

Counseling SDC Values Communication! That is why our website is available for scheduling 24/7. We also offer a free 10 minute consultation appointment to assess your counseling needs. 

Counseling SDC Values Risk-taking. Getting more information from our website today is taking a risk. We appreciate that about you. 

Counseling SDC Values Competency and Efficiency. We commit to always have the most up-to-date training and certifications possible. We pledge to personally tailor treatment to your needs.



Treatment Models

Counseling SDC is a private counseling practice focused on ALL relationships, including the one you have with the counselor you see. Although we utilize several practice models to understand and develop individualized counseling directives, our services start with the relationship we build with you. From the first time you speak with us, to the final session; we want this to be personal. There is no theory, practice model, technique or word of wisdom that can teach what it takes to help someone feel they are making a connection with their counselor.

Our treatment approach, at it's base, is Cognitive Behavioral Interpersonal. This structured system integrates emotional intelligence (EI), neurological and biological components and mindfulness techniques (Cordier & Tampi, 2016). Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy also focuses on the interpersonal connection and delivery of counseling and psycho-education from your clinician. If you do not like the counselor, learning and growth is highly improbable. Cognitive Behavioral Interpersonal therapy accounts for history of interpersonal interaction and attachment styles.

Couples and families will be exposed to a Psychodynamic therapeutic approach. This approach is a whole person approach that takes into account historical and current information and experiences. Have you gone to therapy before and worked on one aspect of your relationship, only to find there are other issues at play? Psychodynamic therapy expands the view of relationships to incorporate all levels of what is occurring at any given time.

In addition to these general practice models, at Counseling SDC we encourage all of our counselors to obtain education and certification in other areas to enrich the counseling experience. Please see the ​clinicians​ ​page for more information about individual counselor modalities and training.

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