This form of therapy will bring you and other family members closer. It provides a forum to discuss the important issues on your minds. Family life can fall out of balance due to a variety of life stressors such as divorce, relocation, or death, and this can take a toll on anyone. Or maybe you are worried and trying to help a loved one with a problem.
Family members can have a difficult time adjusting to and dealing with:
- Death and Loss of Love One
- New school
- Peer teasing/ peer pressure
- Other life events or traumas
Some common signs and symptoms that may arise are:
- Self-isolation/ withdrawal
- School problems
- Identity issues
- Mood swings
- Reckless behavior
- Drinking and drug use
- Apathy/ not caring about anything
- Being numb
Individual Therapy for Adolescents
Adolescents often value their privacy and pride themselves on their independence. Individual therapy will help by providing them with a place to reveal personal situations which they feel upset, confused or worried about. They will gain confidence in themselves by learning effective problem solving and decision making skills. They will also learn to cope with difficult situations without engaging in worrisome self-destructive behaviors.
Parent Support and Therapy for Younger Children
Behavior problems such as fights, school refusal, lying, excessive shyness may be a sign of an emotional difficulty. The aim in these sessions is to help your child verbalize their fears and feelings and to help you respond in a nurturing way, while disciplining and shaping appropriate behaviors. Therapy will include creative, hands-on strategy building sessions.
Young Adult Life Coaching
As a young adult in your 20s and 30s you are in the midst of making decisions that directly and indirectly affect the course that you take personally and professionally. It is an enormous time for growth. Coaching not only helps people achieve their goals but also helps them get out of ruts, deal with stress, and overcome obstacles that keep them from advancing and reaching their goals. Self-analysis is critical to becoming increasingly self-assured and successful.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a very direct and effective treatment modality. This type of psychotherapeutic treatment helps patients to understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders, including depression, trauma, phobias and anxiety.
The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach patients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.
Cognitive behavior therapy is often best suited for clients who are comfortable with introspection. In order for CBT to be effective, the individual must be ready and willing to spend time and effort analyzing his or her thoughts and feelings. Such self-analysis can be difficult, but it is a great way to learn more about how internal states impact outward behavior.
Cognitive behavior therapy is also well-suited for people looking for a short-term treatment options that does not necessarily involve pharmacological medication. One of the greatest benefits of CBT is that it helps clients develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future.