Individual, Family and Couples Counseling

Susannah believes in the empowerment, social justice and equality for all. Sharing ones story is often the first step.  It is important to let each person share their thoughts, feelings, and perspective of their situation.  Having a goal helps give direction and is a way to track overall progress within the therapeutic setting.

 

Homework assignments are created on an individual basis and will depend of the issues that are being addressed. 

 

Susannah uses several treatment modalities while working with individuals, families and couples that includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Strengths Based Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

 

Here are some of the issues that are addressed in Individual, family and couples counseling:

Individual Counseling

  • Identify issues
  • Acknowledgment of feelings and learning how to share them with others
  • Coping skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Communication (active listening, sharing feelings, I statements, etc)
  • Balance: Creating balance in one’s life
  • Challenging our thoughts: Are they true and realistic or skewed and unrealistic

Family Counseling

  • Roles within the family
  • The family unit and creating balance: Learning the importance of alone time vs. family tine
  • Rules and consequences (creating and enforcing)
  • Boundaries/Limitations: How to create/enforce them
  • Communication (active listening, I statements, etc.)
  • Fair fighting rules: How do we fight fair
  • Compromise: What is it and how is it created

Couples Counseling

  • Expectations of each person
  • Communication (active listening, sharing feelings, I statements, etc.)
  • Balance: Creating, learning and understanding the importance of alone time and spending time together
  • Boundaries/Limitations: How to create/enforce them
  • Fair fighting rules: How do we fight fair
  • Acknowledgment of feelings and learning how to share them with each other
  • Compromise: What is it and how is it created