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Individual and Family Therapy

Individual and Family Therapy is a service provided as treatment for a wide variety of mental health conditions of an individual or a family.
A family sits on a couch in a sunny room while speaking to a therapist.

Our approach to care

The purpose/goal of mental health counseling is to help clients develop more adaptive and healthy patterns of thinking and behavior.  This is done utilizing talk therapy suited to the client’s needs and developmental and intellectual level.  

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Mental Health Counseling

Counseling is based on the needs of the client and typically involves verbal communication to provoke new patterns of thinking and behaving. During sessions, the counselor may introduce various games or outside time to encourage communication and appropriate social skills, or as a reward for exhibiting the desired behavior outside of counseling.

Appointments

Appointments are generally 30 minutes to an hour. Scheduling is done through the front desk and then with the counselor typically. There is a waitlist for counseling services that is served on a case-by-case basis. Counseling can take place in person, via telehealth, or a combination of both.

Attendees

Appointment attendance varies based on the needs of the client and family. Parents often attend appointments with young children, and even older children and teens based on issues being discussed. If a person other than the client's legal guardian needs to be in the session the guardian must sign a release of information prior to the session granting permission.

Timeframe

While some clients are in counseling for relatively brief periods, some attend for years due to the chronic nature of the condition(s). Sessions are typically begin on a weekly basis then spaced out as progress is made.

Parents and guardians

Parents and guardians are important to the counseling process as the counselor will rely on their perspective outside counseling sessions. At times parents and guardians will be given specific items to work on between sessions, and/or behaviors, attitude shifts, and new skills of which to be aware and report on.