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Parent Training

School Consultation

Home Visits

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY                                                                  [Top]

Individual Therapy involves working on a one-to-one basis with a therapist to prepare a plan to create positive changes in one’s life. Individual sessions focus on learning new skills and strategies so as to decrease symptoms, improve functionality and enhance one's quality of life, as well as relationships with others.


COUPLES COUNSELING                                                                                [Top]

The aim of couples counseling is to help the couples identify the strengths as well as the weaknesses of the relationship. The couple is encouraged to look at their interaction styles and evaluate the factors that contribute to relationship problems. The therapist’s role is to teach them various strategies and techniques to help them change/overcome their faulty interaction styles. A collaborative approach is used to overcome hurdles and increase overall satisfaction with the relationship.

We work with couples in any kind of relationship, heterosexual, gay or lesbian; married or cohabiting; pre-living together, separating or divorcing; with or without children.


FAMILY COUNSELING                                                                                  [Top]
Family counseling is a type of psychotherapy that may have one or more objectives. Family counseling may help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. It may be incident specific, as for example family counseling during a divorce, separation, or the approaching death of a family member. Alternately family counseling may address the needs of the family where one family member suffers from a mental or physical illness that alters his or her behavior or habits in negative ways. Often the experience of psychological difficulties by one member of the family affects the entire family dynamic. As a result, family intervention is often a necessary and important aspect of treatment.

PARENT TRAINING                                                                                        [Top]
Recognizing that every child is unique, it is important to identify early in treatment, the child's behavior pattern, as well as strengths and weaknesses in order to build on and implement parenting methods that would best fit the child.
With that in mind, parent training, as a supplement to individual treatment, or as an independent treatment goal, consists of the following:
Use scientifically tested Cognitive, Emotive and Behavioral techniques to encourage rational behavior.
Assist parents in identifying and implementing specific skills that can support their child's treatment and progress in school as well as in personal life.
Assist parents in expanding the repertoire of intervention options and behavioral management skills.
Assist parents in understanding the importance of self talk
Training parents how to differentiate between feelings and thoughts so they can understand the relationship between their kid’s self talk and disturbed feelings.
Teaching the parents how to identify emotions and help their children distinguish between hurtful and helpful thoughts
Teach how to implement parenting practices that are consistent and effective.
Help the parents determine age appropriate rules.

SCHOOL CONSULTATION                                                                            [Top]
For children and adolescents, school is frequently an area in which symptoms and impairment is manifested. Consequently, it may be necessary to consult with school personnel to coordinate treatment efforts. This may involve communicating with the school psychologist, administrators and where appropriate individual teachers.

School consultation is a process of providing psychological services in which the therapist works cooperatively with the school psychologist and/or relevant teachers/school staff to improve the learning or adjustment of a student or a group of students.

HOME VISITS                                                                                                   [Top]
Some individuals are unable to leave their homes and therefore treatment may need to be made available in their homes. In other cases, it may be more therapeutic to provide treatment within the home setting. Under these circumstances, home sessions may be scheduled as needed.