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Sponsored - Take Care Counseling moves to Wilton
Take Care Counseling provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, sleep and eating disorders, parenting and general life stress.
Therapy is an important tool, not just for people suffering from mental illness or related disorders. But sometimes the thought of starting with a therapist can cause apprehension. Luckily, there are therapists like Brandi Matz, MSW, LCSW, owner of Take Care Counseling Center, open now in Wilton Center. She has made it her mission to create a comfortable and inviting environment for her clients while they work toward positive change.
Matz has been in the mental health field for 20 years, 12 of which were spent in private practice. In addition to her private practice, she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. While in private practice, she felt like she could be doing more for her clients than traditional cognitive behavioral therapy. She felt compelled to make a change and began what is now her signature take on therapy—breaking from tradition by incorporating cutting-edge therapies in order to ensure that the goals of her clients were met.
She created Take Care Counseling Center in New Jersey. There, she had several therapists, an art therapist, a nutritionist, private yoga instruction, CranioSacral therapy, and Theracoustic Audio Therapy. After moving to Ridgefield last year, she decided to open a version of Take Care in Wilton. The Wilton office offers individual therapy, group therapy, parenting groups, and Theracoustic Audio Therapy for people who want to make positive changes in their life, learn coping skills for anxiety, depression, family issues, self- injury, eating disorders, general life stress and more. The mission is to tailor therapy to each individual’s needs and not put a bandage on the problem but to give the clients the tools they need to help themselves as well as address the underlying issues holding them back from reaching their goals.
One approach is to create a tranquil state. Theracoustic Audio Therapy targets brain waves associated with stress, anxiety, and mood. It retrains your brain. TAC is offered and recommended in addition to therapy but is also available for clients who just want the benefits of meditation without all the time and work it takes to get there. Studies were conducted on veterans coming home with PTSD and after using TAC they had a 60 percent reduction in symptoms by the third session. TAC is used for clients who want to lower their stress but also has programs for sleep issues, weight management, addiction, and anxiety.
More than anything, Matz hopes to bring an individualized approach to improving peoples well-being in Wilton and surrounding areas so that people can feel comfortable and welcome. “Therapy isn’t just for people with mental illness anymore. It’s for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life in addition to the kids and adults that are dealing with real life changing issues.” Matz says.
When asked about people’s reluctance to take to therapy, Matz says: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the awareness and health conscious community here. It’s amazing. People are educated and understand the benefit of physical and mental health for overall happiness. If they can take that first step they will be so glad they did.”
Take Care Counseling Center