Individual and Family Therapy
We offer individual therapy for adults, adolescents, and children to help with life changes, problem in relationships, mental health issues and substance abuse. Our clinicians are licensed mental health professionals with experience treating a variety of issues, including:
- Academic of learning difficulties
- Behavior problems
- Difficulties with social relationships
- Family Conflict
- Grief and loss
- Job changes or job loss
- Parenting a child with challenging behaviors
- Questions about identity or life purpose
Our approach to therapy emphasizes building a trusting relationship with a therapist who can help you develop the understanding and skills needed to create lasting positive changes in your life. We believe that recognizing your unique gifts and strengths is fundamental to the treatment process. We will work with you to individualize a plan of treatment to meet your needs and goals.
Family therapy can be helpful in addressing family changes, concerns affecting the family as a whole, and conflict and communication difficulties among family members. Family therapy sessions can also be incorporated into individual therapy work when appropriate.
The initial individual or family session will be an assessment. This is an opportunity for your therapist to get to know you and learn about your needs and goals. Through this assessment process, your therapist will work with you to develop a plan for your treatment.
To schedule an appointment for outpatient counseling, please call 616.942.7294. An intake specialist will gather some basic information and help arrange your first appointment.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
This treatment modality is effective in treating individuals with patterns of intense emotions, high-risk behavior (which may include self-injury/"cutting" or suicidal behaviors), and trouble maintaining stable relationships. For adolescents, treatment includes weekly individual and group therapy, parent group therapy, and 24/7 on-call skills couching. In order to ensure that individuals are appropraite for this specialized form of treatment, an assessment process will be conducted before DBT begins.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
This evidence-based trauma treatment reduces anxiety, depression and behavior problems for children who are experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This specialized treatment is intended for children or adolescents who have experienced physical abuse and/or sexual abuse, who have witnessed the death of a loved one, or who have experienced a car accident or other traumatic event. Clinicians providing TF-CBT have completed extensive training regarding treating children and adolescents suggesting from trauma. Treatment can be provided in the location of the family's choice (in the home or at Wedgwood). Both the parent and child are typically involved in weekly 90 minute sessions.
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