Family Therapy : Counseling is designed to meet the multiple and often competing needs and interests of more than one family member. Family therapy helps children, parents and step-parents/guardians, supports families coping with mental health or medical challenges, promotes connection, introduces new communication strategies, assists with reaching compromise and cooperation, integrates listening, feedback from children, parent leadership and learning in a playful, supportive setting.
Court-referred co-parenting counseling : Short term counseling for parents who are struggling with the difficult emotions and decisions about children after separation or divorce. Focus on individual relaxation/self-regulation, active listening, constructive communication techniques, centering needs of child in interactions. Typically three-nine sessions.
Prepare/Enrich couple support : Short term couple enrichment assessment and consultation to enhance couple relationships. Useful prior to moving in together, marriage, prior to birth of children, or when children grow up and leave home. Get in touch with each other before big transitions!
Story Stems : This structured play technique helps clinicians and parents to understand how family dynamics are perceived from a child's perspective. Designed for children age 4-11, this fun, creative activity also helps communication with families and enriches family therapy. Three-Five sessions, includes one family session, one story stem session per child and one follow up feedback session with parents.
Court-referred conflict resolution for individuals, couples or families : Address escalated arguments individually, or with others in relationship as appropriate. Goal is to resolve conflict more calmly, understand underlying reasons for losing control, manage emotions more successfully, learn assertiveness techniques. Not appropriate for issues where physical fights resulted in injury, or situations where either party is in fear of the other. Six to Ten sessions.
Sliding Fee Scale based on income and family size, cash or check. Typical fee ranges from $15-25. See "fee" tab.