In a supportive and nurturing environment, the individual and therapist work collaboratively to understand how the client's life stressors and personal history relate to current feelings, behaviors, and decisions. The goal of this exploration is greater personal fulfillment and healthier relationships. Our clinicians utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques to help you achieve your goals. These may include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Adlerian Therapy
- Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Culturally Sensitive Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Play Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Trauma-Focused Therapy
child and adolescent therapy
Child and/or adolescent psychotherapy focuses on helping them learn how to connect their behaviors to their thoughts and feelings, how to cope with stressors and/or trauma in a healthy manner, how to communicate effectively, and how to increase their capacity for self-compassion and self-soothing. Our clinicians utilize developmentally appropriate supplements (e.g., play, art, digital/media) to support the therapeutic process. Therapy for young children utilizes their natural ability of communicating through play, which can include sand play, Legos, games, and art. The sessions may be individual or family depending on the presenting issues and the age of the client, and the work often includes helping their parents/caregivers to provide a safe, supportive and loving environment, reduce conflict and increase communication. When appropriate, we will also engage schools, coaches, and other important individuals in your child and/or adolescent's life.
The focus in family therapy is helping families of all ages and make-up work through challenges such as poor communication, rebellious behavior, or a lack of closeness. The therapist will help the family face these difficulties and develop more effective patterns in how they work together.
Partners learn to understand their differences and utilize those differences to promote growth as a couple and increase intimacy. Couples develop healthier constructive ways to express their true feelings while still maintaining the ability to listen effectively. A safe atmosphere is created where each partner can own their contribution to the conflict and also receive the empathy of their partner.
At Personal Growth Associates, your clinician will utilize objective and standard measures to address the questions and concerns that prompt you to seek our services. Our assessments are comprehensive, strength-based, and individualized. In addition to the results of the assessments, clients are provided with individualized, detailed, and relevant treatment recommendations. Psychological testing can be utilized for a range of presenting concerns, including cognitive concerns, learning difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder, mood dysregulation, and many more.