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A Fresh Start Counseling Service, LLC
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"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him then step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away" -Henry David Thoreau
Therapies Offered at A Fresh Start Counseling
Couples and Marriage Counseling helps couples — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples therapy gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
Couples therapy can be short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis. Or you may need couples therapy for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. As with individual counselor, you typically see a marriage counselor or therapist once a week.
Family Counseling, also referred to as family systems therapy, is a branch of counseling that works with families to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
The different schools of family therapy have a common belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem, and regardless of whether the clients consider it an "individual" or "family" issue, involving families in solutions is often beneficial.
Trauma Counseling can mean many things in terms of what will happen in a therapy session since there are numerous approaches to helping people overcome traumatic experiences and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). In all instances, the term applies to undertaking therapeutic endeavors aimed at relieving the after effects of trauma. When people have experienced trauma, they are advised to seek help with a therapist who has worked in this area. Many people will not fully recover from the feelings trauma has caused without some form of processing.
A person looking for trauma therapy may hear different terms describing the approaches of a counselor. EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing), a counseling specialization, uses recollection of some aspect of the trauma at the same time a person follows a moving object with the eyes. Other trauma therapy methods include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). Some degree of talk therapy is typically involved too.
Individual Counseling is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist. Usually occurring once a week—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. To explore 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.