Counseling helps individuals explore and improve their emotional, behavioral, and relationship functioning. By improving the ways in which you handle your feelings and interact with others, your professional and personal life also will improve. Your therapist, will work with you to understand your challenges and establish a positive therapeutic relationship that will help you achieve your goals.
Counseling for young adults helps you make clearer decisions about your life course so you can feel like you know exactly what it is you are meant to do. If you are experiencing a major life transition and feel lost about which options are best for you, or you are invested in establishing a foundation to set goals for the future and that are reachable.
The process of therapy is often different for adolescents than for younger children. Common issues discussed in adolescent therapy include identity formation, struggle for independence, decision-making, and problem-solving. It is not unusual for adolescents to be hesitant about starting therapy. Your therapist works hard to help adolescents feel comfortable in therapy by offering a non-judgmental adult who will listen, minimize blame, and focus on their strengths. We will partner with parents and assist with open communication.
Counseling assists children in developing new and effective skills for behaving, coping with feelings, and interacting with others. We understand that a child’s behaviors may reflect challenges and experiences in different areas of their life and will support and actively communicate with parents. The treatment approach we use for each child varies depending on their temperament, age, needs, and difficulties, and may include techniques such as structured cognitive-behavioral strategies and play therapy.
In family therapy, there is no one identified individual client; rather, the family as a whole are seen as the client. Family counseling is rooted in the belief that what is happening to one member will impact the others. Entire families are impacted by tragedies, crime, grief and loss, transitions such as a move or divorce, mental illness, unmanageable conflict, codependency, or other relationship difficulties. In these situations, it is often helpful for the entire family to heal together. A common goal in family therapy is to create new patterns of interacting and coping within the family system.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to families, parents and couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationships. Therapy sessions are held with all parties and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.