Personal counseling with a psychotherapist aimed to assist patients in resolving problems in living. Techniques utilized for each patient during the course of treatment are chosen according to individual needs. However, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) interventions are most often used in working with adolescents and adults due to the overwhelming empirical evidence that suggest its effectiveness (Greenberger, D., Padesky, C. (1995).Mind Over Mood; Change the Way You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. New York: Guilford Publications.;Beck, A. T. (1975). Cognitive Therapy and Emotional Disorders. International Universities Press, Inc.). A combination of play therapy techniques and CBT are most often employed in working with children due to the age-appropriateness of such interventions. Other interventions utilized in individual therapy include solution-focused therapy, systematic desensitization, assertiveness training, goal-setting, experiential techniques, and behavioral therapy.
A branch of psychotherapy designed to help families and couples in intimate relationships to improve relationships and resolve problems in living.In working with children and adolescents, family therapy is almost always included in the treatment plan. Structural, behavioral, and systemic therapeutic approaches tend be most often utilized in family therapy due to their effectiveness (Minuchin, S. (1974). Families and Family Therapy. Harvard University Press; Skinner,B.F. (1969). Contingencies of Reinforcement: A Theoretical Analysis. New York: Meredith Corporation; Robin, A., Foster, S. (1989). Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict: A Behavioral-Family Systems Approach. New York: The Guilford Press;Satir, V., Banmen, J., Gerber, J., Gomori, M. (1991). The Satir Model: Family Therapy and Beyond. Palo Alto, California: Science and Behavior Books, Inc.)Education of effective communication skills, conflict-resolution skills, and parenting skills are also commonly incorporated into the treatment plan.
A branch of psychotherapy designed to help individuals achieve treatment goals while working in a group setting. Groups offered have specific topics and are open only to specific individuals with similar treatment issues. Group therapy is only recommended as an adjunct to individual therapy wherein the individual would achieve treatment goals quicker with the support of a group setting. As part of the group process, necessary life skills are developed and positive relationships with peers are formed (Yalom and Leszcz (2005). The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy; 5th Edition. Basic Books). Individuals learn to develop trust in themselves and others. Common therapeutic interventions utilized in group therapy include behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, play therapy, bibliotherapy, art therapy, and skill-building activities.
24-HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE:
Existing patients of Foundations Counseling Center. have access to a 24-hour voice mail system that is checked regularly. In case of life-threatening emergencies, patients are directed by the voice messaging system to call 9-1-1 immediately.
SCREENING FOR INPATIENT ADMISSION:
As part of the initial assessment process, each patient is assessed for the most appropriate level of care to treat presenting symptoms and problems, including inpatient hospitalization. If hospitalization is warranted, the therapist will facilitate the process.