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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 counseling, 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.
Life Event Counseling can mean many things in terms of what will happen in a therapy session since there are numerous approaches to helping people overcome life-changing experiences. In all instances, undertaking therapeutic endeavors aimed at relieving the after effects of these events is paramount. When people have experienced a major event, they are advised to seek help with a therapist who has worked in this area. Many people may not fully recover from the feelings these disturbances have caused without some form of processing. A variety of therapy methods may be used to include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). Some degree of talk therapy is typically involved as well.
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.