Marriage and Family Therapists – Redding, California
COUNSELING FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, COUPLES, CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) are mental health professionals that are licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of individuals, marriage, couples, and families.
Personal Counseling is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the therapist, client, and the particular challenges we bring forward. There are many different methods we may use to deal with the challenges that you hope to address. We have therapists that are certified in EMDR, which is an effective way to treat trauma related issues. Art/play therapy is also a very effective tool to help treat children as well as adults that have trouble communicating. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.
Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness and helplessness; on the other hand psychotherapy has also been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.
Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation we will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work will include and what treatment plan to follow. If you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working together. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about our procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise if your doubts persist, we will be happy to refer you to another mental health professional for a second opinion.
Please call us for an individual, couples or family therapy consultation today.
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