Our Services

M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled, started his book with the sentence “Life is difficult.” Capstone Center emphasizes connecting people and organizations to vital resources which promote and inspire healing, hope, wellness and growth. These resources can include individual and group counseling, education and trainings, and consultation in the following areas:    
  1. Anticipatory Grief

    There are many experiences in life in which we are given disappointing or devastating news about an upcoming loss. Perhaps it is receiving a terminal diagnosis, finding out that an illness will result in loss of independence and/or disability, or facing the difficult decision of if and when to euthanize a beloved animal companion.  
  2. Relaxation and Stress Management

    “Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When you experience human touch and interaction, it eases tension in your body.” ― Simone Elkeles, Return to Paradise
    Capstone Center at times incorporates creative interventions such as music, mindfulness, art, rituals, and therapeutic writing to teach and help clients practice stress reduction and find healthy outlets for expression.
    We offer Therapeutic Touch, a complementary therapy that can provide relief of pain and anxiety and promote a sense of well-being and relaxation. For some clients, Therapeutic Touch uncovers meaningful insights or realizations that inspire healing and growth.

  3. Suicide Prevention
    and Loss

    Suicide touches the lives of family members, friends, faith communities, schools, and businesses. It affects people throughout the life span from children to seniors.  And sadly, it is estimated that on average 22 veterans a day from suicide.   Capstone Center recognizes and offers a compassionate and stigma-free support and resources to individuals and groups that have been touched by suicide.
  4. Traumatic Grief and Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    While many youth adults grieve normally and are able to adjust to an traumatic loss or life event, others experience complications that can keep them from being able to function in their lives or move through the tasks of grieving.  They may experience traumatic symptoms such as:

    • repeated or intrusive images and/or feelings of terror

    • avoidance of thoughts, places or activities associated with the trauma or death

    • Behavioral changes: jumpiness, trouble sleeping or concentrating

  5. Pet Loss

    Two surveys (2012, 2015-2016) by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Pet Products Association found that 65% of households own a pet and 63.2% of these pet owners consider pets to be part of their family. It is no wonder that when a pet is lost, dies, or is taken away that the grief of their loss can feel overwhelming. It can be especially challenging for those whose animal companion is a sole companion, part of a therapy team, or a service animal. Capstone provides compassionate support and guidance for those grieving the loss of a pet.

    We assist people in addressing issues such as:
    • if and when to get another pet
    • helping other pets grieve
    • breaking the news of a pet loss to children or the elderly
  6. Life Transitions

    What do the following have in common? Moving from a long-time family home, going off to college, retiring, changing jobs, having children, facing an empty-nest when children are grown, caregiving, adjusting after a disability, and moving into assisted living or other facility. These are transitions that many of us and our loved ones encounter in our lifetimes. Capstone Center can help explore and process reactions to these changes, build on existing strengths, and connect to vital resources that can help to facilitate a positive transition.
  7. Bereavement 

    The death of a loved one can be a life altering experience for those left behind. Capstone counselors can help bereaved individuals and families move through the tasks of grief including accepting the reality of the loss, experiencing the pain of the loss, adjusting to an environment in which the love one is missing, and finding ways to reinvest in life.
  8. Employee Wellness

    The modern day workplace can be entrenched with stressful demands, workloads, and relationship issues.  Employees often juggle family, finances,
    work demands, and personal needs. For a very modest annual fee employers can offer their employees opportunities to get professional and confidential counseling, educational opportunities and/or referral services to help them through tough times and reach their personal goals.

  9. Grief and Loss

    Most of us go through life forming attachments to people, pets, things, activities, and beliefs.  We often grieve when attachments are broken or damaged in some way. Additionally, there are times when we have dreams, goals, and expectations that get shattered when things don’t turn out the way we planned. It can be immensely helpful to have a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental source of support to navigate grief and loss reactions which can often be overwhelming, confusing, and painful.
  10. Personalized
    Funeral Services

    While many funeral services may include important elements of a person’s religious or spiritual beliefs and practices, a personalized funeral service is designed to represent the values and personality of the one being remembered. Rather than following a prescribed order, our spiritual care counselor works with the family to tailor the service to accurately portray their loved one and to incorporate the elements and voices most desired for a meaningful and memorable service.