Most people have encountered some type of stress in their lives in which certain stressors are manageable, but others can be unmanageable to cope with alone. If this is something that you are experiencing and unable to find the appropriate ways to relieve the stress, then maybe individual therapy is the answer. There are different types of therapy modalities, even more importantly to know, is that therapy is not a “One Size Fits All” but is based on a case by case basis. My approach is what is called an “Eclectic Approach” that involves bringing together the most appropriate and effective therapeutic interventions to support a positive outcome. I have been trained and experienced in what is called “Evidenced-Based” (Scientifically Proven Effective Models) including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Seeking Safety Therapy, are approaches that maybe used in individual therapy. Although, therapy is designed to bring about positive outcomes, there are situations that therapy alone may not accomplish favorable outcomes. As your therapist, I will commit to employing my extensive years of clinical expertise and training to your specific issue so that we can collaboratively coordinate the necessary strategies towards your desired objectives.
I believe that family is the foundation for which we learn to develop certain familial attributes and also to find our individual uniqueness within the family. In therapy, family is seen as a unit due to the “Family Systems” concept and how the concept of family is considered a part of this form of system. Each member has their own individual considerations but when one is affected with an issue, then other family members can be affected as well. Family therapy, just as individual therapy, also has various approaches that are “Evidenced-Based” therapy models that effectively support the family to a more harmonious and appropriately structured unit or system.
Group therapy is beneficial for people to have the opportunity to work through their issues in the presence of a qualified group therapist and a group of individuals with related issues. Additionally, group therapy supports the participants to give and receive pertinent and profound feedback during the group settings. The four stages of group therapy are, Initial Stage, the stage to establish the expectations for the purpose of the group, Transition Stage, considered the most difficult stage to get through. At this stage, participants tend to begin to experience different forms of emotional arousal about sharing their feelings amongst unfamiliar group members, Working Stage, is once members have progressed from the transitional stage, members began to feel more relaxed to explore the deeper concerns of which brought them to group therapy, and Final Stage, when the group has recognizes that they have moved to the final stage and that termination of the group is imminent. Overall, this is the stage in which each member can reflect on their experiences and contributions to the group in a collective manner. *Evidence has shown, group therapy is quite successful when each group member engagement is productive and in addition, how well the group leader is able to lead and keep the group on course.