Children are often faced with many family, school, and peer issues. Most children are referred for treatment due to behavioral issues. We use specific implementations of behavioral management and parent training to make parenting less stressful and quickly reduce problematic behaviors while developing individual skills within the child. Other issues, such as anxiety or depression, are generally treated the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
Adolescents are often referred for a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Most sessions, aside from the intake interview, will occur with the adolescent without the parent present. Since trust is a vital component of treatment, parents must generally consent to only request disclosure of therapy information when safety issues are involved. Most adolescent issues are treated through either behavior agreements developed with parents to address behavioral issues or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for emotional issues.
Adults seek treatment for a variety of issues. This practice treats all issues with the most effective treatments known. While there are sometimes additional alternatives for certain conditions, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is considered to have “strong research support” for most adult diagnoses (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). Treatment generally lasts around 4 months, with most patients experiencing sone improvement in a matter of weeks.
Couples seek counseling for a variety of issues, including repairing broken trust, improving communication, or even to just enhance the relationship. Cognitive-Behavioral methods, evidence-based relationship improvement methods, and emotion-focused techniques are used as needed to address most couples’ issues. However, it is important to note that couples treatment is not appropriate for couples involved in current domestic violence situations or if one of the partners intend to remain in an ongoing affair.
Expect more than mere supportive listening that only feels good in the moment, and experience the multitude of benefits of real psychotherapy.. The next step is to call and make the initial appointment.