Individual Therapy is the most common form of psychotherapy. This format allows the patient to explore unresolved issues, while having the full attention of the therapist. Healing and change occur within the context of the relationship between the patient and the therapist. The individual therapy setting provides a safe environment to identify and explore the problem(s), and examine solutions that are feasible for each individual.
Group Therapy brings together a group of people who have a common interest, such as women executives, or teenage girls, step mothers/fathers, etc. This format allows for a great deal of dynamic interaction and feedback among the participants while focusing on the common theme. Empowerment and personal growth groups for women have been part of my practice for years. Group therapy offers an alternative for the person who may need more support in dealing with their issues.
Couple’s Counseling examines the relationship between the partners in terms of their expectations of one another, styles of communication (verbal/nonverbal), and the balance of power within the relationship. Attitudes toward sex, money, children, and other important issues are explored and specific recommendations are given for specific problems.
Family Counseling views the family as a system and each member an important element of that system. Family is the basic component of any society. What goes on in families eventually reflects in the society. Working with each family and helping the members will eventually result in healing the community at large. Counseling gives tools to families to resolve their conflicts. Families may be stressed due to influences from within the family such as domestic violence, or children’s behavioral problems. The stress may be due to external factors such as losing a job. Family counseling helps to bring harmony, understanding, and balance to the family by allowing each member to voice her/his needs and be heard by other members.