Other Modalities of Therapy

Family Counseling/Therapy

In Family Therapy, the family is viewed as a system that consists of inter-dependent members working within the same system.  This system is defined by healthy boundaries, rituals, rules, roles and interactions.  Therefore, the goal of Family Therapy is to identify maladaptive behaviors and implement strategies that will help the family become a healthy and functional system in which the members can thrive.  This is accomplished by emphasizing the present rather than the past, the process rather than the content, and the system rather than the individual.  Some common issues addressed during family therapy include:

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  1. Grief

  2. Anxiety

  3. Stress

  4. Self-esteem

  5. Depression

  1. Sexual Trauma/Abuse

  2. Co-dependency

  3. Addictions

  4. Spiritual Concerns

  5. Dealing with difficult experiences

Couples Counseling/Therapy

In Couples Counseling/Therapy, the couple moves through a process in which different unhealthy patterns are brought to the surface and the couple is assisted in instituting effective coping strategies to strengthen their relationship.  The process includes an initial interview assessment which provides a base-line on which the goals are co-jointly established,  These goals are assessed throughout the process. 

Typical goals include:

  1. Conflict Resolution

  2. Re-Building Trust

  3. Establishing a Sense of “we-ness”

  4. Intimacy

  5. Adjustment to Parenting

  1. Overcoming Past Hurts

  2. Honoring Each Others Dreams & Aspirations

  3. Re-Connecting with Each Other

  4. Increasing Positive Interactions

  1. Intra-Familial Communications

  2. Conflict Resolution

  3. Re-Structuring the Family Organization

  4. Establishing Healthy Boundaries

  1. Re-Aligning Emotional Distance

  2. Enmeshment

  3. Modifying and Adjusting Members’ Interactions

  4. Creating a Supportive Environment

  1. Reducing Over-Protectiveness

  2. Successful Transitions

  3. Increasing Parental Influence

  4. Nurturing Change & Development

Individual Therapy

In Individual Therapy, the client is assisted in understanding and working through different issues in order to increase self-awareness, improve coping skills and the well being of the individual.  This is done by building an interpersonal therapeutic alliance with a trained professional that respects self-determination and individual differences.  A number of different theoretical approaches are used to insure the most effective treatment of issues including but not limited to: