Therapy Types

What Types of Services Are Available?

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Individual Therapy: Many people come to therapy alone to address their thoughts and feelings. The goal is to reduce the negative feelings and increase a sense of well being. Even those who have problems with their primary relationships can improve their relationships by attending individual therapy. By working individually someone can talk about sensitive issues or feelings they might feel too uncomfortable sharing in a group or with their family members.

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Couples Counseling: Problems in the primary relationship effect each partner differently. These problems unaddressed over time lead to undesirable changes in the relationship. Communication breakdowns are common in stressed relationships. Couples counseling bring in both partners to realistically discuss the problem and find solutions.

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Family Therapy: As the name suggests, family therapy includes many if not all the members of a family. Many times a family will have one family member with a "problem." Perhaps it is a teen who runs away or an elderly parent who is not taking care of themselves. The family comes together to talk about how the problem effects each member individually as well as how it affects the family system. The goal of family therapy is two fold. The first goal is to resolve the individual's problem. The second goal is to improve the functioning of the family as a whole.

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Group Therapy: A group is designed to address a specific problem shared by many individuals. The types of problems can include Anger Management, Depression, Trauma, Addiction, Wellness, Parenting etc.. A group can take a few different forms. Some groups are open-meaning the group is on-going and members of the group can join or leave as they see fit. An example of that kind of group might be Alcoholics Anonymous or a depression support group. Other groups are closed. Closed groups have a defined beginning or end. They do not allow new members to join in the middle of the group. An example of a closed group might be a 6-week parenting group. Most groups include some education or skill-building as well as interaction with the other group members.

Where Do I Go From Here?

The goal of the Global Therapy web site it to answer your questions and provide resources as you make the decision to pursue clarity and improved relationships. I would be happy to answer any questions or refer you to resources or services which might be of help. Donna@Global-Therapy.com