Centerpoint Counseling Services in Rexburg, Idaho provides pornography addiction treatment for LDS teens and young adults through the Mending The Armor program. Geoff Winfree, LMFT and Brandon Buhler, LMFT are the therapists who oversee this program.
Geoff Winfree has helped hundreds of individuals and families while in private practice since 1997 and have supervised other clinicians since 1999. Real and effective change occurs in Psychotherapy, or counseling, when the relationship between you and your therapist focuses on your well-being and growth. He provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families using a brief systems approach. This means treatment centers upon your presenting concerns within the context of your environment. Mental health is best achieved in a family or marital framework using the power of relationships as a force for positive change. Geoff helps address a wide array of issues including depression, addiction and substance abuse, pornography, eating disorders, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self-esteem, issues associated with aging, job and career concerns, educational decisions, issues related to mental and emotional health, and family, parenting, and marital or other relationship problems. By applying systemic principles, methods, and therapeutic techniques to your marriage and family for the purpose of resolving problems, he will help you modify your perceptions and behaviors, enhance communication and understanding, manage conflict, and achieve personal satisfaction, harmony within your family and a dramatically better quality of life.
Marriage and Family therapists are unique in their training and experience in that they are able to assess and treat individuals, couples and families that are experiencing unhappiness and pain. They view individuals as being a part of a larger system (marriages, families, friendships, etc.) and are specially trained to draw on the strengths of these systems. They realize that individuals, couples and families are not isolated from what occurs around them, allowing them to utilize more resources to assist those seeking treatment. Brandon has been working therapeutically with individuals, couples, and families since 2005. He has worked in various settings that include: residential, home-based and outpatient. His experience includes work with children, adolescents, adults and couples. This experience covers a broad range of issues, including parenting, marital, pre-marital and family conflicts. His extensive training and education allow him to address issues such as attention-deficit, defiance, adoption issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, marital and pre-marital satisfaction, sex addiction, couple sexual dysfunction, traumatic events and childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Brandon has received specific training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IRRT (Information Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy), which allow him to assist individuals, couples and families who have experienced trauma events such as: physical, sexual or emotional abuse, life-threatening situations or significant losses. EMDR is well-researched as an effective treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). IRRT is effective specifically for individuals experiencing flashbacks of traumatic events, sometimes effective in as little as a single session. Some trauma is experienced in a single event and others can be repetitive over days, months or years. Whether in a single occurrence or repetitive over time, each type of trauma can be devastating for those who survived the events. Brandon has had great success in helping those who have suffered traumatic events, utilizing EMDR and IRRT along with his other therapeutic skills to assist trauma survivors overcome their emotional distress.