We offer a variety of therapies
Most therapists blend therapeutic treatment approaches and customize an integrated approach for each client. There are more than fifty types of therapeutic approaches, only a few of them are common, though. These are the types you are most likely to encounter at Zandier Counseling.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Individual therapy is a form of therapy in which the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. The most popular form of therapy, individual therapy may encompass many different treatment styles including psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
Individual therapy allows the therapist and client to focus on each other, building a rapport and working together to solve the client’s issue.
However, psychoanalysis and related therapies may progress for months or even years, while brief therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can produce results in just a few sessions.
Many people believe that you should only seek relationship counseling when separation or divorce are looming. But that is often too little, too late. Relationship therapy should begin as soon as the problems get in the way of your daily life. Here are some signs that you might benefit from a consultation:
- You have trouble expressing your feelings to one another
- You have one or more unsolvable disagreement
- There is withdrawal, criticism, or contempt in your interactions
- A stressful event has shaken your daily life
- You have trouble making decisions together
- You experienced infidelity, addiction, or potential abuse
- You want a stronger relationship
Remember that there are no wrong reasons to seek relationship counseling. Counselors can help you become a better communicator, develop strong relationship skills, and improve your family’s happiness. It is therefore important to acknowledge problems early and seek therapy as soon as possible. Problems with relationships are not limited to romantic ones, even though that’s the most popular reason people consult for relationship therapy.
Deciding if family therapy is right for your family can be a big decision. While it may feel initially like admitting defeat or failure, in reality choosing family counseling can be a big step forward. Think of family counseling as adding some tools to your family’s relationship toolbox. You can learn new ways to communicate, to work through problems, to discipline and to relate to one another.
If your family is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it may be time to consider engaging the services of a qualified professional marriage and family therapist.
- Family members have difficulty functioning in their normal capacity. Do you feel an “energy drain” in your family? Things that used to be routine and normal are now burdensome?
- Family members tend to have extreme emotional reactions. Do members of your family exhibit excessive anger, fear, sadness, depression or other emotional reactions?
- There is a significant breakdown in communication between family members. Do you find it harder to communicate than usual? Are you experiencing the “silent treatment” more often than usual?
- Family members are withdrawing from family life. Is there a new pattern of one or more family members going into seclusion?
- There are symptoms of violence or the threat of violence to oneself or other family members. Beyond normal “horseplay,” do you feel that violence is a problem? Is there a behavior that would be considered “assault” if it weren’t between family members?
- Family members express feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. Do you feel that you have reached the end of your rope? Is coping with the stresses just too much to bear? Do you wonder if your family will ever recover?
- There have been changes in children’s behavior at home or school. Are grades taking a nosedive? What about attendance problems or disruptive behavior at school? Is one of the children out of control at home?
- The family has had a traumatic experience and members are having a hard time coping. Has there been a death in the family? A divorce or separation? An affair discovered? Is the family having difficulty adjusting to the new reality?
- Family members have substance abuse problems. Are there challenges with alcohol or drug use? Is there a family member with an eating disorder?
Deciding to turn to marriage and family counseling for dealing with family problems is a big step. But it is a necessary and helpful step when the family’s own resources for solving problems is insufficient, or when problems seem insurmountable. Trying family counseling is not admitting defeat—it is an important step to helping build a family’s toolbox and resources.
Children deal with school stress, bullying, friend drama, grief, and many transitions throughout childhood. Sometimes children are embarrassed or scared to tell mom or dad that something is wrong, and other times parents are unsure if a problem is fleeting or something more serious. There is lots of help for kids of all ages and no parent should feel alone when it comes to their child’s mental health. Here are some signs that your child should talk to a therapist:
- Change in eating or sleeping habits
- Engaging in destructive behaviors
- Extreme feelings of sadness or worry
- Behaving badly
- Isolating from friends
- Increased physical complaints
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Our therapists are caring, experienced clinicians who are eager to help you with whatever issues you are facing. We look forward to helping you achieve emotional wellness.