PEACE AND HOPE OFFERS
The goals of individual therapy are many and include:
Helping you think through events and change behavioral patterns that are not useful.
Focusing on how you feel emotionally and physically and learning to use this information more effectively.
Increasing self-awareness of both automatic thought processes and unconscious material that may be causing or at least contributing to your distress.
Journaling and take-home activities to help you process and practice skills discussed in sessions.
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM EMDR
EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges
- Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
- Depression and bipolar disorders
- Dissociative disorders
- Grief and loss
- Performance anxiety
- Personality disorders
- PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
- Sexual assault
- Sleep disturbance
- Substance abuse and addiction
- Violence and abuse
Because the family is a key part of the team that helps people with mental illness get better, it is sometimes helpful for family members to understand what their loved one is going through, how they themselves can cope, and what they can do to help.
Family therapy is beneficial to families that are having a hard time dealing with:
*Substance or other types of addictions;
*Sudden or traumatic loss of a loved one;
*Divorce, marital conflicts or separation;
*Prolonged illness of a family member;
*Relocation or job change; *Birth of a child;
*Adoption; *Child behavior issues;
*Teen behavior issues;
*Child separation anxiety;
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience working with couples, most often a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. Although the practice of couples therapy may vary depending on the therapist’s theoretical orientation, all couples therapy tends to involve the following general elements:
1. A focus on a specific problem (i.e. sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, jealousy)
2. Active participation on the part of the therapist in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately
3. Solution-focused, change-oriented interventions early on in the treatment.
4. A clear establishment of treatment objectives.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM COUPLES THERAPY?
- Straight or gay relationships
- Interracial relationships
- Young teen or college relationships
- Relationships with a large age gap
- Relationships that are at any stage, including dating, engaged, or married.
…”Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm, or your brain, it is still an illness and there shouldn’t be any distinction… We should make it clear that getting help isn’t sign of weakness- it’s a sign of strength – and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need”…
– Michelle Obama-
American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.