Individuals & Families

Individuals & Families

Individual Therapy

A form of psychotherapy in which a therapist sees one client at a time, tailoring the process to his or her unique needs in the exploration of contributory factors and alleviation of symptoms.

Family Therapy

A form of psychotherapy that focuses on the improvement of interfamilial relationships and behavioral patterns of the family unit as a whole, as well as among individual members and groupings, or subsystems, within the family. Family therapy includes a large number of treatment forms with diverse conceptual principles, processes and structures.

Couples Counseling

Counseling in which guidance and advice focus on issues confronting relationships between partners. Couples counseling is short-term and problem oriented; it may include a variety of approaches to such difficult areas as shared responsibilities, expectations for the future, and loyalties.

Our clinicians are experienced in working with the following challenges:

  • Adoption
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Attention Deficit (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum challenges
  • Behavioral issues
  • Blended families
  • Communication difficulties
  • Depression
  • Developmental issues
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family conflict
  • Intellectual challenges
  • Loss/Grief
  • Marriage discord
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationship/social difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • School avoidance/refusal
  • Stress reduction
  • Trauma

The therapeutic approaches our clinicians use are:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) encourages people to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. ... ACT develops psychological flexibility and is a form of behavioral therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a type of treatment that is based on the idea that thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel and act better even if the situation does not change.

Creative & Expressive Therapies

Creative and Expressive Therapies are based on the assumption that people can heal through the various forms of creative expression. Expressive therapists share the belief that through creative expression and the tapping of the imagination, people can examine their body, feelings, emotions, and thought process.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Its main goal is to teach clients skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating traumatic and other symptoms by reconnecting the client in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a mindfulness-based program designed to assist people with developing non-judgmental self-awareness through meditation to enhance one’s ability to cope with challenging circumstances, a range of emotions, and psychological tensions.

Motivation Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.

Sand Play Therapy

Sand Play Therapy is a powerful and hands on therapeutic technique that facilitates the psyche’s natural capacity for healing. In a protected space provided by the therapist, clients create concrete manifestations of their internal symbolic world using sand, water, and miniature objects. Sand Play is done adjunctively to talk therapy during the process of the therapeutic work.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy are typically not targeted.

 

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