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Family therapy involves all members of a nuclear family or stepfamily and, in some cases, members of the extended family (e.g., grandparents). Family sessions help families deal with important issues that may interfere with the functioning of the family and the home environment. Sessions focus on family dynamics, communication, and problem solving.
Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, partnered—or sometimes even parent and child or other pairings) works with a therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.
Individual therapy is a process through which clients work with a therapist one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their 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.
AT RISK ADOESLECENTS
Therapy with At Risk Adolescents involves the family. Issues related to at risk behaviors are addressed including substance use, emotional regulation, defiant behaviors, academic problems, and legal issues. Such sessions vary in who attends each session, at times sessions include just parents/guardian, just adolescent or entire family unit.