Uses client -specific assessments and treatment plans to develop goals focusing on decreasing maladaptive thought and behavior patterns and increasing adaptive coping and life skills. Individual therapy focuses on lifespan development through all ages children, adolescents and adults.
Parent training focuses on instructing parents in positive discipline techniques. Whether working with married parents, divorced co-parents, step parents or blended families, working on a shared plan to discipline and provide developmentally appropriate routines and structure for children and teens is important in their growth.is important in their growth.
Family therapy incorporates all members of the family to improve communication, increase problem solving and conflict resolution strategies in order to improve the family dynamics and bond.
Mediation is a positive way to resolve important disputes . The mediation process seeks to find a “win-win” solution for both parties who agree to work voluntarily for a mutually satisfying agreement. Successful mediation protects the relationship in the process of solving difficult family problems. Mediation services offered include: parenting time, minor decision making, elder care, and adult family conflicts involving step families, in-laws, and parent/adult children disputes.
In play therapy, toys are the child’s words and play is the child’s language (Landreth, 2002). Using play therapy, therapists help children learn more adaptive behaviors to improve emotional-modulation, resolve trauma, address social skill deficits, improve communication and problem solving. Play therapy provides an avenue for young children to express their experiences and feelings in a safe and neutral environment.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative form of therapy focusing on processing distressing events and memories, correcting distorted thinking styles, and eliminating negative emotions and behaviors caused by unresolved issues. EMDR uses an 8 phase treatment model aimed at the resolution of traumatic and adverse life experiences through the use of standardized set of procedures and clinical protocols.
Cognitive behavioral therapy identifies unhelpful patterns of thinking, behavior and emotional regulation. Clients learn specific coping skills to change thought patterns and behaviors which lead to improved emotional states of being.
Dialectical behavioral therapy is a cognitive behavioral therapy approach that teaches skills including mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation.
Couples counseling focuses on improving conflict resolution, communication, and intimacy issues, guiding couples to rebuild and improve the quality of their relationship.
Kids ages 6-11 will learn valuable life skills:
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Telemental health provides counseling from a distance via online conferencing. The client and therapist are in two different locations using a secure interface for sessions. The benefit to doing therapy remotely includes convenience and increased accessibility to services. You simply need access to the internet and a private location.
There are several models of Clinical Supervision including developmental, psychotherapy based, and integrative models. I follow most closely the developmental model. Supervision moves from most directive to least directive as a counselor in training develops knowledge and increases their skill base. Areas of supervision include:
- skills competence
- assessment techniques
- interpersonal assessment
- client conceptualization
- individual differences
- theoretical orientation
- treatment goals and plans
- professional ethics
Supervision is tailored to meet the needs of each counselor’s experience and skill level.
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