Marriage and Family Therapy Services
Marriage and family therapy is process of looking at the family as a system that works or
doesn't work effectively together. The marriage and family therapist may treat just the individual
or work with several members of the family. The focus of treatment is the set of relationships in
which the person is imbedded.
Marriage and family therapy is brief and solution focused with specific therapeutic goals aimed
toward resolving the family problems. Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious
clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological
problems, and child-parent problems.
Couples / Marriage Counseling
Couple or Marriage Counseling helps to recognize and resolve conflicts. The goal is to gain
insight about each other's unique life background and understand the impact on your current
intimate relationship. With that insight, you can identify negative patterns of communication and
use tools to help constructive communication.
Couples therapy can be short-term. You may need only a few sessions to resolve a conflict or you
may need several months if your relationship has deteriorated.
Often children experience the same kinds of stresses, and anxieties that adults do. Yet
because of their youth they may not have the coping strategies to deal effectively with their
problems. When a child's problems do not resolve in a reasonable time frame, or when a child has a
problem that interferes with their social, psychological or physical development, it is advisable
to seek the expertise of a child therapist.
A child therapist has specialized knowledge and skills that enable them to identify problem
behaviors and to implement appropriate treatment interventions. This may include meeting with the
parents and child together, the child alone, or the parents separately. Therapy can help a child
discuss and understand problems, thereby developing new coping strategies.
Dana utilizes a combination of play and art as a way to help children process their feelings, gain
insight, and resolve conflicts.
Individual therapy or personal counseling with a psychotherapist is intended to help with
problems that arise as we move through challenging transitions. Individual therapy is the
treatment of emotional, and psychological problems. Problem solving strategies and techniques are
used to increase ones sense of well-being, resolve conflicts, and gain insight. The therapist and
client work together to improve social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.