Individual counseling is utilized for many issues that a patient may be suffering from. This type of therapy uses one-on-one treatment types to address the concerns that you have.
Family Counseling addresses issues that involve the whole family. Many diagnoses can be addressed in a family setting, but the main difference between Individual and Family Counseling is that the entire structure of the family is addressed to help the individual.
Couples Counseling focuses on the relationship between two intimate partners. This can be for Pre-Marital Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Domestic Partnership Counseling, or to improve the relationship with someone you are dating.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based treatment for young children (ages 2-8) with behavioral problems.
PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions during which you and your child are in a playroom while the therapist is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear an ear bud through which the therapist provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child's behavior.
PCIT is completed across two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment focuses on establishing warmth in your relationship with your child through learning and applying skills proven to help children feel calm, secure in their relationships with their parents, and good about themselves.
Read more about PCIT
If you would like more details about PCIT before making your decision, please visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway for an article on its effectiveness.
PCIT for Children Who Experience Trauma
If you are interested in the effectiveness of PCIT for children that have experienced trauma, please have a look at the Kauffman Report examining the effectiveness of several child treatments.
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If you are interested in counseling, please reach out to us and we are happy to answer any questions and talk with you about options for counseling.