We want it to work for you. At Psychotherapeutic Resources we do more than listen. We hear. In hearing what your concerns are and what you want to accomplish, we use specialized approaches to address your concerns.
Offering Help for Life's Challenges
Anxiety / Depression
Everyone feels anxious or sad now and then. They are normal emotions. For example, you may feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. You may feel sad after a loss, chronic illness, life change, or conflict.
Anxiety and Depressive Disorders are different, though. The distress they cause can keep you from carrying on with your life normally. For some people worry, fear, or sadness are constant and overwhelming, and can be disabling. But with treatment, many people can manage those feelings and get back to a fulfilling life.
Addiction Recovery / Relapse Prevention
Counseling is an important step of addiction treatment for many people. Cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, and other types of therapy can help you to maintain progress. Psychotherapy can also treat the other mental health conditions that often play a role in addictions.
Early Childhood Trauma / Trauma Recovery
Traumatic stress is the psychological reaction that you have to a traumatic event, whether it happens to you or you see it happen to someone else. These events can affect children’s brains, emotions, and behavior in the same way traumatic events can affect adults.
Grief and Loss
Grief is a natural response to losing someone or something that’s important to you. You may feel a variety of emotions, like sadness, anger or loneliness. Dealing with death is part of life but for some people the grief associated with losing a loved one is so crippling that it dominates their lives. It is estimated that as many as a million Americans a year develop a chronic, disabling condition known as “complicated grief” brought on by the loss of someone they love.
Separation / Divorce
If your family is going through a tough time, whether it’s from stress, anger or grief, family therapy can make a difference. It can help couples, children, or members of an extended family learn to communicate better and work through conflicts.
Stress Management / Adjustment
Adjustment Disorder is a short-term condition that occurs when a person has great difficulty coping with, or adjusting to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event. Therapy can help you understand how the stressor has affected your life and to develop better ways to cope with it.
Trauma Recovery for First Responders
In treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is intended to help the person re-conceptualize their understanding of traumatic experiences as well as their understanding of themselves and their ability to cope.
ADHD / School / Behavioral / ODD Issues
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder affects an estimated 3% to 5% of children and adults in the U.S. Behavioral therapy, parent training and meditation can be effective treatments for coping with symptoms present with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Self-Esteem / Personal Development
Couple / Family / Blended Family Issues
Using Specialized Approaches
Family systems therapy has been used to treat many mental and behavioral health concerns. In general, it may be considered an effective approach for those concerns that appear to relate to or start in the family of origin. Family systems therapy has been shown to be effective with families, couples, and individuals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short-term form of behavioral treatment. CBT helps to reveal the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and the behaviors that follow. Through CBT, people learn that their perceptions and thought processes inform their behaviors and actions.
Marital, Couples and Family Therapy goals are to reduce conflicting verbal communication, while increasing intimacy, respect, and affection among the couple or family members.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is grounded in the belief that although individuals may already have the skills to create change in their lives, they often need help identifying and developing those skills. SFBT recognizes that people already know what change is needed in their lives and have a therapist to come along side them to help clarify their goals. Therapists then help to collaboratively develop a series of steps that will help them achieve those goals.
The primary goals of psychodynamic therapy are for an individual to achieve greater insight about his or her conflicts and self-awareness about his or her feelings and motivations. Insight is the avenue that can lead to the relief of symptoms. In addition, psychodynamic therapy aims to help the patient develop internal psychological resources. The individual does this by confronting issues that have been unconsciously repressed but that still affect his or her life and by learning healthier ways to deal with them so they don’t interfere with the effort to live a more fulfilling life.
Strengths Based Therapy
Research in positive psychology has shown us that people who know their strengths and use them frequently tend to feel happier, have better self-esteem, and are more likely to accomplish their goals. However, many people have a hard time identifying their strengths. In order for people to use their strengths effectively, it’s important that they have a clear idea of what they are and how they can be used. Therapists can be instrumental in helping clients discover and use their strengths.