Face-to-Face and Telemental health services are now available!
Marriage and family therapists help individuals dealing with a wide range of issues including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems. Services are available to individuals of all ages. Depression, anxiety, stress, various forms of trauma, grief and loss, adoption issues, infertility, attachment issues, low self-esteem, self-improvement, and a variety of other issues can be explored during individual therapy sessions.
Couples therapy sessions focus on the unique needs of the couple. Improving communication skills, addressing conflict, trust issues, emotional and verbal expression of needs, and other topics can be explored during couples therapy sessions. Further, as a Certified PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator I am able to utilize this model as needed and when requested. Research has shown that taking the Prepare/Enrich assessment prior to marriage reduces your risk for divorce by 30%.
Research indicates that marriage and family therapy is as effective, and in some cases more effective than standard and/or individual therapy for many mental health problems such as: affective (mood) disorders, adult alcoholism and drug abuse, children's conduct disorders, adolescent drug abuse, anorexia in young adult women, chronic physical illness in adults and children, and marital distress and conflict. Family therapy can take many forms and will be tailored to the unique needs of each family. Parenting issues, remarriage/blended families, family relationship issues, divorce/co-parenting, adoption, foster care, kinship placements, attachment issues, and a variety of other topics can be explored during family therapy sessions.
Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children experiencing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems, including: children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, assimilate stressful experiences, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters (Bratton, Ray, Rhine, & Jones, 2005; LeBlanc & Ritchie, 2001; Lin & Bratton, 2015; Ray, Armstrong, Balkin, & Jayne, 2015; Reddy, Files-Hall, & Schaefer, 2005). In addition to play therapy, I utilize TF-CBT, CBT, mindfulness, and other models in work with children.
Learn more here: Association for Play Therapy