The Center for Health and Coping (CHaC) offers exceptional psychological therapies for improvements in mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health.  Health is not just being disease-free.  Indeed, one can also be healthy even though we have a disease!  The Center for Health and Coping helps you find and nurture your own unique pathway to optimal health, no matter what life has handed you.  By working together to discover and grow your strengths, skills, and creativities, CHaC will assist you in mastering the problems and symptoms that arise from physical, emotional, or mental difficulties, and to move from stress and illness to become a successful voyager, even when the sea becomes rough and choppy.

Many of us find that stress, life changes, or problems in relationships all can affect how we feel from day to day.  At CHaC, we understand that all elements of our lives interact with each other.  For example, when stressed, we can feel distressed and unhappy, but we may also become ill physically.  When we experience physical health problems, that illness is in itself a stress!  When we feel ill and unhappy, we may question our purpose or meaning in life.  As we become stressed with such problems, we may be so overwhelmed and distracted that we can’t think straight or solve problems well.  If we try to change only one or two of these things, as a way to feel better, we may miss opportunities to grow in each area of our lives.  At CHaC, we provide services to help, not just your body, or just your mind, but each and all of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self, and your relationships with others, too.

In addition, these changes in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health may then affect our behavior and our relationships with others.

Dr. Boyer and all CHaC therapists are rigorously trained in psychological therapies, and understand the process of sharing and working on important personal health issues. 

So, therapy:

  • Starts with warm and understanding evaluation of your situation,
  • Provides consultation about what problems or difficulties will be goals for therapy,
  • Designs and individualizes state-of-the-art psychological therapies to work toward those goals, and
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the therapy as services continue.