Individual psychotherapy allows us to develop and strengthen coping skills while gaining insight into ourselves and our patterns of behavior. It can serve as a catalyst for change and a tool for promoting growth, while providing much needed support during difficult and trying times. Our therapists rely on strength based, client centered approaches that view the client as the expert of their own experience while working alongside clients to achieve greater satisfaction and quality of life.
Couples often avoid therapy until problems becomes too big too ignore. This is often because therapy tends to be viewed as an indicator that something is “broken” within the relationship. This belief could not be farther from the truth, as healthy relationship skills are not something that we are born with, but something that must be learned.
At FACT our therapists work with couples to develop or strengthen skills that are necessary for any relationship. This might include areas such as:
- Identifying the sources of communication breakdowns and learning more effective communication strategies
- Learning how to resolve conflicts and problem solve in a productive manner
- Learning how to communicate needs clearly and openly
- Identifying barriers to intimacy and developing strategies to overcome this barriers
- Learning how to effectively work through challenges faced both within and outside of the relationship
Play therapy is a structured, evidence based approach that builds on the normal learning and communicative processes in children.Play therapy can be effective in helping children to:
- Develop more successful strategies for managing behavior and emotion
- Increase their problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Strengthen respect and acceptance of themselves and of others
- Learn ways to comfortable experience and express their emotions
- Learn new social skills and relational skills with family.
Family therapy looks at the family as a system made up of separate parts. While each part of the system exists on its own, the family must learn to function effectively as a whole, which often presents challenges for family members. In Family Therapy, the therapist will work with the family unit to determine where the system is struggling and to develop skills that allow for healthier family functioning.
Short Term Therapy
Often, we run into specific concrete challenges that are difficult to resolve on our own. Events such as a new job or new school, moving to a new area, welcoming a new sibling, or navigating through a difficult break up can be disruptive. At these times, many people benefit from working with a therapist, who can help them acclimate to a “new normal”, manage expectations, and cope with bumps along the way. Short-term therapy varies in duration, but typically ranges from six to twelve weeks, and is solution focused.
Short term therapy can be particularly helpful for children who are in need of extra support to help them adjust to changes, manage anxieties, and regulate emotions more effectively.
We invite you to call us to discuss your needs and determine how we can help you.