Types of Therapy
Individual therapy merely means you and me meeting one-on-one. Our conversations are safe and confidential (see FAQ for more information about confidentiality limitations) as we discuss and develop solutions for issues that are disrupting your life. It is sometimes difficult to take that first step toward wellness, but be encouraged - we will embark on this journey together. Our time together will not just be talking about your current concerns, but discussing and trying different strategies that will bring about a full, satisfying and peace-filled life.
Couples therapy is chosen when the focus involves you and your partner. While your problems are unique to you as a couple, the overriding problem usually involves how each of you feels (hurt, disrespected, not valued, etc.) and then how you talk about how you feel. When you finish with counseling, my goal is that you and your partner will really understand and value each other, and for you to feel secure that this understanding will last beyond the counseling office. My goal is to put myself out of a job! I am an Emotionally Focused therapist. To understand more of this therapy, click HERE.
When I work with a member of a family, I may also ask that we include other members of your family, which is known as working with the "family system." For instance, when I work with children or teens, I will often work with parents as well, because you and your children are all part of a family “system.” Family systems therapy may be appropriate if there are problems between parents and a child or children, a parent and adult child, and/or any other members of your family.
Do you ever feel at a loss knowing how to deal with your child and his/her issues?Unfortunately, our children do not come with an "owner's manual"! Parent coaching consists of discussing alternate means of communication as well as praise and discipline, to improve not only your child's behavior, but improve your relationship with your child as well!