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Services


Individual Psychotherapy| Couples Therapy| Group Therapy | Recovery Services

EMDR | Supervision| Psychological Testing | Training | Consultation


Individual Psychotherapy

Individual therapy for adults and adolescents is a relationship between the person and the therapist. Often thoughts and feelings are brought to therapy, and here the mind can easily become the focus. A relational approach to an integral life brings community, spirituality and body into the therapy context. This may mean trying out a physical activity and then bringing back to therapy the thoughts and feelings that it brought up. The course and goals of therapy are decided between you and your therapist. You may decide to be in individual therapy for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Difficulty finding or maintaining meaningful relationships
  • Specific symptoms, such as frequent crying or feeling anxious
  • After a significant life event or loss
  • To change a career or life path

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is focused on the relationship between the two people in the relationship, whether they be married, co-habitating, or dating. Couples often come to therapy when a problem is significant. It is better for the relationship if couples enter therapy early on in a problem situation. Couples can also benefit from therapy in order to develop healthier ways of relating. The family history and backgrounds that each person bring to the relationship are important to explore. Couples may enter therapy as a result of:

  • A significant life event or change in the relationship
  • A significant lifestyle change, such as children leaving home
  • On going difficulty communicating

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a powerful interpersonal experience. Process groups actively look at the interactions within the group, while offering support to to group members. A group may be right for you if you are seeking:

  • An opportunity to receive feedback and practice new ways of relating
  • Create meaningful relationships in a safe environment

A Pain Management Support Group meeting weekly for 10 weeks can help

  • lessen the negative impact of pain on the ability to work and participate fully in relationships
  • decrease isolation
  • provide support with feelings of hopelessness and anger

Recovery Services

Recovery Services examine the connections between chemicals, emotions, and relationshps. Exploration can occur in an individual or group setting. Recovery Services include:

  • Information and resources
  • Support to facilitate and maintain your recovery.

EMDR

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing - a technique used to treat trauma. Developed by Francine Shapiro, EMDR allows for traumatic or upsetting experiences to be processed using bilateral stimulation of the brain. Bilateral stimulation means that a stimulation, such as eye movements, are guided by the therapist. Research has shown EMDR to be a safe and effective treatment for trauma.

A very important part of EMDR is preparation. When processing difficult expereinces, it is essential to have a sense of safety in therapy and in your life. Ways to manage stress, soothe yourself and feel safe will be identified before EMDR begins.

You can stop EMDR at any time, even right in the middle of a session. Having control over the process can also be a part of feeling safe. EMDR is happening in the context of a relationship with your therapist, it is not happening to you, but with you and your therapist.


Supervision

Clinical supervision is offered to masters and doctoral level clinicians. Supervision can be focused on clinical cases, organizational structure or the developmental phase of the clinician. The supervisee guides the supervision. Licensure hours needed for Pennsylvania and New Jersey psychologists are available. On-site supervision may be available (please inquire for further information). Group supervision is also occasionally available.


Psychological Testing

You and another health care professional, such as your family doctor or psychiatrist, may decide that testing will help to clarify an issue. During testing you will be asked to perform a number of tasks, such as telling a story or putting together a puzzle. A question that you may want answered by testing can be:

  • Assessment to clarify a non-response to medication
  • Testing for certain conditions, like depression or ADD
  • Assessment of intelligence or personality

Training

Integral psychology can have a significant impact on an organization. An integral approach means that each aspect of the organization is considered. This can include finances, services, personnel and training. Training is available to organizations that are serving children, providing residential care or want to develop a deeper understanding of differences. Trainings are tailored to the needs of the business or organization seeking them. The following trainings have been provided to organizations:

  • The Three C's : Care, Consistency and Consequences When Treating Abused and Neglected Children
  • How Not to Get Stressed Out When Working With Stressed Out Kids
  • Understanding Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • How The Brain is Related to Behavior After Trauma
  • Planning a Psychological Assessment for Your Child
  • Adolescents: It Really is Normal
  • Treatment for Traumatized Adolescents
  • The Conscious Assessment: A Constructivist Approach to the Clinical Interview
  • Group Therapy: Starting a Group
  • Trauma Treatment - Interventions with Erin O'Brien

Consultation

Consultation services are available to organizations interested in creating a more relational perspective at any level of the organization. This can include the psychological services, such as a community mental health agency that wants to increase the show rate for outpatient services. Other services that can benefit from a relational perspective are customer service, educational programs and the service industry. Consultation for organizations that provide a range of services, such as a hospital or school, can focus on using an integral approach. This facilitates a more integrated approach and breaks down the "silo" effect common in complex systems.

 

   

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