HopeAllianz Inc was organized in 1994 by Dr Jody L Friesen Grande PhD LICSW BCD and provides a full spectrum of holistic counseling/therapy, personal coaching, lifeskill training and educational services.
InPerson and OnLine
Providing Individual, Couples & Family Counseling with Transition & LifeSkills Education
Treatment specialization includes:
- Addiction and Recovery
- Therapy for Anxiety and Depression
- Caregiver Journey and Caregiving Issues
- Chronic Health Issues
- Couples Counseling
- Distress Tolerance – Promote Health and Acceptance in Change
- Emotion Regulation – Manage Your Thoughts, Feelings and Actions
- Family Counseling
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Intrapersonal Effectiveness – Build a Roadmap to Self-Discovery
- LifeSkills Education
- Life Transitions
- Loss/Grief Counseling including Ambiguous Loss
- Mindfulness – Learn Tools and Techniques for Everyday Challenges
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Relationships/Interpersonal – Enhance Communication and People Skills
- Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Actualization
- Senior Care Management
- Spiritual Journey – Reflections of the Soul – Exploring Life Lessons
- Stress Management
- Walking the Middle Path – Dialectical, Validation, Compassion
- Wellness Perspective
- Weight Concerns
- Women’s Issues
Dr Grande works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety/depression and grief counseling to couples counseling and beyond – family caregiving to senior care management. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, Dr Grande offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each of her clients individual needs to help attain the healing and personal growth they’re striving for.
Acceptance of Who I Am [and] Developing Who I Want To Be
Dr Grande uses multi-dimensional approaches, below are just a few she finds herself grounded in when embracing her clients and their needs:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in five key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual’s ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships. Lastly, intrapersonal effectiveness identifying values and the exploration of self-discovery.
Dimensions of Wellness is an active process of becoming more aware of, and making choices toward a more successful existence through a multi-dimensional approach to health. The seven dimensions include spiritual, emotional, occupational, social, intellectual, physical and environmental.
Existential Psychotherapy emphasizes the human condition as a whole. It uses a positive approach that applauds human capacities while simultaneously maintaining a genuine perception of the limitations of the human being, human spirit, and human mind.
Humanistic Psychotherapy is founded on the belief that moral and ethical values and intentions are the driving forces of our psychological construct and directly determine our human behavior. It stresses the importance and value of human beings and their ability to retain their dignity and their conscious willingness to form self-respect and competence.
MiCBT — Integrating Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – MiCBT is a therapeutic approach which integrates mindfulness and some of the basic principles of CBT in order to help people improve the way they feel and change unhelpful behaviors. However, MiCBT helps people make changes in a different way to CBT. While CBT attempts to change maladaptive behavior by modifying people’s unrealistic thoughts and beliefs, MiCBT tries to help people learn to develop control over the processes that maintain the unrealistic thoughts and beliefs through mindfulness training. MiCBT helps change the process of thinking, not just the content of our thoughts.
Positive Psychology emphasizes the positive influences in a person’s life, such as character strengths, optimistic emotions, and constructive institutions. The theory is based on the belief that happiness is derived from both emotional and mental factors, and positive psychology aims to help people identify happiness from moment to moment rather than only appreciating happy moments when looking back on them.
Mindfulness ~ Awareness ~ Acceptance ~ Choice & Commitment ~ Action
Personal Growth & Mastery ~ Enhance Values ~ Authentic Wholeness