Individual Therapy begins with the therapist and consumer getting to know each other. Through this initial meeting a pattern of thinking and behaving emerges that allows the clinician to understand the individual's method of responding to their world. sometimes these patterns can be associated with a common diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. An effective course of action or Treatment Plan, can be constructed from an understanding of these patterns. Because each person is unique, the thereapeutic process is indiviualized for each person and the issues for which they are seeking relief. The treatment plan is the road map of what will be addressed during therapy.
There are many problems affecting families and couples today: adolscent and child behavior problems, emotional difficulties, or the acting out of past family patterns that are difficult to break. The support for couples and families has changed dramatically over the last decade. Families of all sizes turn to marriage and family counseling to help sort through all of their often overwhelming daily obstacles. Marriage and family counselors treat individuals within the context of their relationships. By dissecting the family structure, a marriage counselor or family therapist can evaluate where the difficulties lie and establish a plan for resolution.
Group Counseling involves 3-5 inidivuals who meet together with 1-2 trained group counselors. Group counseling, like individual therapy, is a safe and confiditial environment that offers opportunities to connect with others who have had similar experiences, gain suport, develop trust, increase self-awareness, and learn new ways to cope with challenges.
Family therapy views a person's symptoms as taking place in the larger contest of the family. Family Therapist help family members find constructive ways to help each other. The therapeutic process seeks to find ways to acknowledge the value of families and other relationships. Emphasis is placed on respecting each other's perspectives, beliefs, views, and stories. The therapist uses the goals in the treatment plan to support change with individuals, but also in the relationships in the family and support system.
Case Management Services
Case management helps provide an array of services to individuals and famillies in order to cope with complicated situations in the most effective way possible. The goal is to achieve a better quality of life. The consumer identifies their goals, needs, and resources. From that assessment, the case manager, consumer and family will come up with a plan to meet those goals. The case manager helps consumer to find resources to get them connected with other services. Sometimes she or he advocates on behalf of a consumer to obtain needed services, and checks with the consumer to make sure thier goals are being met.