Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a foundational approach to psychotherapy. The vast majority of Psychologists and therapists utilize the principles of CBT to assist clients to identify the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. This awareness allows people to make choices or engage in behaviors that will work towards the change they want. CBT is commonly incorporated in with other forms of therapy and other interventions.
What is couples therapy?
Couples therapy, otherwise known as couples counseling, focuses treatment on the relationship dynamic between individuals. A couples’ therapist will look at patterns of behavior, past hurts and/or conflicts that keep popping up, individual issues that are impacting the relationship, and other dynamics that keep partners from being able to emotionally connect and grow their relationship. Sometimes couples therapy is not the right choice for a relationship, a psychologist is also able to identify various other methods and resources to help a couple who is struggling.
What is family therapy?
Family therapy is similar to couples therapy in that it focuses treatment on the dynamic, or system, of a family. Change is viewed in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health for clients. The format of family therapy can be quite variable; working with all members of a family or different groups of members depending on the unique issues.
What is a divorce coach?
Divorce coaches assist in the collaborative law process through identifying and prioritizing issues and interests of the participants. The divorce coach will engage the participant(s) in the use of effective resolution skills. The divorce coach will facilitate communication and reduce misunderstanding between participants their lawyers and any other involved professionals. The focus of divorce coaching is future oriented, moving towards resolution in the collaborative process. Divorce coaches assist in the development of a responsive and developmentally appropriate, child centered parenting plan.