Childhood introduces many events that trigger a wide variety of negative emotions for children, from the fear of an invisible monster lurking under the bed to the acute anxiety that often accompanies the first day of school. Every new event requires superhero strength just to get by because of the uncertainty of trying something new. […]
What is Play Therapy and How Does it Work?
Individual child therapy can take many forms, depending on the mental and emotional needs of a child. One of the less common forms of individual child therapy is called play therapy, which can be a highly effective psychological strategy to help children work through difficult mental and emotional issues. Because children use playtime to express […]
Do We Need Couples Therapy?
Far too many partners involved in a relationship feel guilt and shame when it comes to attending couples therapy. However, ignoring the signs of a troubled relationship can lead to the end of the relationship. Couples therapy can help partners resolve differences, as well as learn the signs that indicate a relationship needs a considerable […]
Why it Takes a Village to Raise a Child…and Support Adults
Raising a child is no longer the sole responsibility of parents. It takes a village to raise a child in the 21st century for several reasons, including providing support for adults that have to juggle a career with child-rearing. One of the greatest benefits of attending couples therapy involves parents learning about why it takes […]
How to Relieve Anticipatory Anxiety
Anticipating some of life’s events can trigger stress and anxiety. When the stress and anxiety triggered by the anticipation of a future event negatively consume our lives, then we have fallen victim to a condition called anticipatory anxiety. Participating in an adult therapy program can help alleviate the symptoms and even eliminate anticipatory anxiety. Some […]
Family Therapy: What to Expect at Your First Session
The first time your family steps into a counseling center, you might feel a mix of confusion, nervousness, and anticipation. These feelings are normal, regardless if you’ve had counseling in the past. Similar to other forms of counseling, whether individual adult or child therapy, your first family therapy session will be focused on introducing your […]
3 Signs You and Your Spouse Will Benefit From Couples Therapy
Weekly couples therapy with an experienced clinician provides you and your spouse a peaceful and supportive space to discuss your relationship and make it stronger. Therapy isn’t limited to individual adult therapy or child therapy. It can be tailored for couples working through minor and major arguments, and is actually one of the greatest gifts […]