helps the client challenge his/her perceptions, attitudes,
thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns. The objective is
to refute self-defeating core beliefs and redefine a healthy,
productive cognitive system. This results in a new repertoire
of emotional and behavioral responses to yourself, your
relationships, and the world around you.
Family of Origin/Family Systems:
of Origin and Family Systems therapy involves an
exploration of the individual's role within their family
system along with the inherent values, messages and parenting
they received. The client closely examines these components
along with productive and non-productive loyalties to his/her
family. The objective is to both concurrently separate from
the historical family and arrive at a positive, expanded
concept of self determined by choice.
Psychodynamic therapy is
hallmarked by the dynamic process between the therapist and
client. While engaging in therapy the client has the
opportunity to experience a neutral, caring adult responding
to their background, present life circumstances, and current
behavior in a new light. Within the therapeutic relationship
the client begins to incorporate an accepting image of
themselves as a valued individual.
is a counseling modality whereby the therapist plays a neutral
role in assisting two parties in resolving conflicts. The
objective is to reduce discord between the clients and open up
the possibility of arriving at decisions that are acceptable
to both parties. The therapist assists the clients with
establishing priorities, setting common ground for agreements,
developing new methods of solving problems and employing
respectful, concise communication.
Group therapy is a format of
counseling with its' own inherent therapeutic attributes.
These include: universality (part of a community),
instillation of hope, giving and receiving support and help,
problem-solving, shared responsibility, new and varied
perspectives, and education. The clients within the group have
the unique option of learning and growing with others who have
experienced similar life events.