Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, partnered—or sometimes even parent and child or other pairings) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship.
I believe that we are designed to be in relationships. We are committed to providing a safe place of community for men and women to learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. Group therapy is a special form of therapy in which a group of people meet together under the guidance of professionally trained therapists to find help for themselves and to help one another. Group therapy has been widely used and has been a standard treatment option for over 50 years.
Group therapy works! In studies comparing group psychotherapy to individual therapy, group therapy has been shown to be as effective as and sometimes even more effective than individual therapy. The groups we offer at cultivate an environment that is both challenging and supportive. It may be your next step for growth.