PRIVATE CLINICAL THERAPY SERVICES
For personal or relationship issues, in a private therapy setting, we can understand and address a wide variety of problems and concerns in new ways that are tailored to the real need.
Individual therapy offers specialized, personal attention for addressing issues of concern and forming strategies for the future.
MARRIAGE BUILDING AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
One plus one adds up to much more than two in a growing marriage. The goal of marital therapy is to strengthen, heal and develop relationships. For this, we find powerful solutions for difficult problems that have become obstacles to success.
CHILD AND FAMILY ISSUES
Growing up is hard to do. The most powerful way to address issues that relate to children is to harness the primary resource which is the family. But often families and parents are under such tremendous pressure that kids are effected in a serious and negative way. Marriage and Family Therapists are trained to use the family to strengthen its members and help correct patterns which would be damaging if left unaddressed.
The teen years are filled with challenges and the possibility of great rewards. It helps to understand what all the changes mean and to have a proven strategy. For therapy with adolescents to be effective it’s always good to check out the parenting environment to give parents greater leverage in bringing a positive influence to there kids in the building of great adults. Our “Best Case Parenting” section consists of tools, resources and consultation programs for parents.
There are a variety of dependencies to substances and behaviors such as pornography use which start slowly but later take on a life of their own. To be free it’s crucial to be strategic and to draw from the experience of others.
GROUP THERAPY FOR ADDICTION AND OTHER ISSUES
Group therapy is a powerful way to bring wanted change, especially with substance and pornography addiction problems and for fostering personal growth and confidence. It’s also a powerful approach for those who are simply stuck in a life stage and apply positive strategies
THERAPY: WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
The terms, “counseling” and “therapy” are often used to refer to the same thing. However, I like to think of them as being very different yet overlapping. The focus of counseling is the imparting of wisdom and information for dealing with important situations. The source of that wisdom can vary and it works as long as that is what the situation requires. Therapy is different in that attention is given more to specific healing or growth experiences which we may need before we can go much further on our own path. Which is best? Maybe both – it’s all according to “the need of the moment.” That’s why the main goal of our first meeting will be to understand what that need is and to consider options for how it might be addressed. We may find an approach you haven’t considered.
An effective therapy experience usually settles out into three phases, even though the transitions for can be a bit blurry as they are happening. The initial phase is about getting to know who you are, your strengths, the issues you are concerned about and then forming a strategy for addressing those issues and meeting your goal.
The second phase consists of implementing the plan. As we do this we may discover that there are obstacles to overcome and often other issues which are “behind the scenes.”
The third phase involves solidifying progress that has been made and preparing for the end of therapy.
THE CLIENT/THERAPIST RELATIONSHIP
The biggest factor that gives therapy a unique ability to bring change is the client/therapist relationship. Many issues can be worked out and problems solved in the context of that interaction. Meanwhile, whatever is shared in our sessions is confidential, with a few specific exceptions which are stated upfront. In fact, it’s treated as your personal property. In my practice, I take care to protect the privacy of my clients by following specific guidelines and establishing clear boundaries.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Contact us for any questions you may have about therapy, Path Light Counseling or other concerns