Art therapy (also known as arts therapy) is a creative method of expression used as a therapeutic technique. Art therapy originated in the fields of art and psychotherapy and may vary in definition.
Couples therapy is a form of psychological therapy used to treat relationship distress for both individuals and couples. The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress.
Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
Group psychotherapy helps people improve their ability to cope with difficulties in their lives. Research shows that it is also an effective form of treatment for many kinds of problems.
Within the individual therapy session, a variety of techniques is used to address the individual concern(s). One technique is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This hands-on, practical approach to problem solving is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment. The goal with CBT is to change patterns of thinking and/or behaviors that are behind people’s difficulties. This form of therapy focuses on solutions, encouraging the individual to change patterns of behavior. Art therapy and play therapy are among the other techniques integrated within sessions.
Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. This approach is common to young children.
We do not treat addictions due to the unique training and considerations needed to properly and fully treat addictions. We do treat family members and friends of those with addiction concerns. We recommend to those in our community with addictions that they seek counseling from a certified addiction treatment facility.