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SEVERAL TYPES of PSYCHOTHERAPY
ADULTS & ADOLESCENTS
Therapy for adults and adolescents is usually from 45-50 minutes, weekly. Here are some common areas of treatment for individual adults and adolescents:
- Major Depression or General Anxiety
- Social Anxiety or Phobias
- Mood Stability (Bipolar Disorders)
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorders (or Tendencies)
- Anger Issues / Hate / Spite
- Trauma (PTSD or Otherwise)
- Grief / Death / End-of-Life Issues
- Sexual Problems or Phobias
- Organization / Behavior
- Impulse Control
- Confidence or Lack Thereof
- Sexual Identity or GLBTQ Issues
- Issues of Spirituality & Faith
Therapy for kiddos is usually from 35-45 minutes, weekly or sometimes twice a week. Here are some common areas of treatment for children, some of which may involve play-therapy*, some of which wouldn't:
- Behavioral & ADHD Coaching
- Autism & Social Pragmatics
- Trauma (Sexual or Otherwise)
- Coping with Divorce or Separation
- Eating Disorders
- Child OCD (Using ERP Therapy)
- School Bullying & Self Esteem
- Anger and Emotional Regulation
- Criminal Behavior (Conduct/ODD (Issues)
- Grief & Lost of Loved Ones
*We are fortunate to have an excellent play therapist in our office, certified in sand-tray therapy, so depending on the issue, a referral to that specialist may be appropriate.
MARRIAGE & COUPLES
Each provider may approach couples' treatment differently. Most psychologists evaluate the dynamic between the couple as a system. However, treating a "system" will likely be unsuccessful if the players in the system have their own hurdles to overcome.
Generally we like to see the couple together first, and hear from them each, what the goals for couples' therapy include.
We may recommend that individual therapy be strongly considered before embarking on a couple's journey. Either way, we will make sure you each feel heard during the process. For us, couples therapy should be weekly - at a minimum.
THE UNIQUE FAMILY
We approach family therapy in a similar way - through a systems perspective. And, must like with couples, we look for hurdles that each individual player needs to overcome to be successful in family therapy. One major struggle in family therapy (probably the biggest) is that the therapist's dedication is the family unit as a whole - not to the "grown ups." In other words, parents may sometimes feel frustrated that therapists do not automatically endorse their perspective. Trust us: if we did that, we would not be helping you or your family. The good news: family therapy can be one of the best decisions of your life.
We work to make all families feel safe: two-parent, single-parent, grand-parent, same-sex, divorcee' or divorcing, young parents, older parents - all are welcome here.
INTERPERSONAL PROCESS GROUP
If your primary concern for therapy is to understand how you relate to others, and in-turn, how others relate to you, then this group may be more ideal (and more affordable) than individual therapy. During an individual therapy session, the experience is between two people: the therapist and the patient. However, in a group session, the data you can mine is multiplied. That data, in many cases, may be richer and even more rewarding because it is so diverse. The members of the group are carefully screened, even curated, to create the most rich, diverse, and enlightening group experience possible.
COST: $25 per week
SIZE: 8-12 Members
COMMITMENT: 1 year, up to lifetime
SELECTIVITY: Very Selective, Closed Group
LEADERSHIP: Psychologist or other Doctoral-Level
COUPLES GROWTH AND MENTORSHIP GROUP
This group is fairly innovative in the world of mental health. While process groups (above) are extremely common, process groups for couples - led by a clinician couple - are not. The group is open to all types of partners regardless of faith, age, sexual orientation, or polyamory (however pricing for the latter will differ). In fact, the group encourages such diversity. The group is open and revolving, meaning that no commitment is required (but is preferred). As such, couples will be able to explore issues in a safe place, with other couples, who may have very different relationship philosophies. All faiths are welcomed, however no one particular faith is endorsed for guiding a couples' relationship.
COST: $35 per week (per couple)
SIZE: Usually 4-6 Couples
COMMITMENT: Prefer a commitment to at least 8 sessions
SELECTIVITY: Fairly Open to All Partner-Types, Rotating Group
LEADERSHIP: Couple-Clinicians (Masters- or Doctoral-Level)
ADHD PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP & WORKSHOP
Parents hold a key to helping their children develop strengths that will serve them for life. New research is revealing that you can help treat your child’s ADHD, improve your relationship with him or her, and boost your child’s social skills by taking behavioral parent training (BPT). This group is all about setting up house rules and establishing procedures for rewards when your child follows the rules. It also teaches you to focus more on what your child does right rather than wrong. All parents in the group will have a child with ADHD, or another behavioral program. The groups are not drop-in, and parents should plan to attend each one, until the program is over.
COST: $15 for single parents, $20 for couples
SIZE: Generally Unlimited
FREQUENCY: Every 2 Weeks
COMMITMENT: 12 Sessions
SELECTIVITY: Totally Open to All
LEADERSHIP: Master's, Doctoral, or Special Education Certified
Each of us attended graduate programs that placed major emphases on diversity.
We are a team of individuals who's backgrounds represent Chinese, Native-African, African-American, Guyanese, Native American, and Caucasian/European American.
We hold a deep respect for all faiths and spirituality, or a choice to not hold any faith...
...or anything in between.
We are proud to employ and work with members of the LGBT community.
We have experience working with gender-identity struggles, both pre- and post-op.