As a general psychology clinic, therapy and counseling is provided to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of problems in a variety of formats. The type of treatment is based on:

Problem Type

  • Problems with Mood (Depression, Mania, Anger, Emotional Instability)
  • Problems with Anxiety (Stress, Worry, Trauma, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks)
  • Problems in Relationships (Recurring Problems, Confusion, Conflict)
  • Problems with Substance Use
  • Problematic Behaviors (Gambling, Hypersexuality)
  • Problems with Eating (Binging, Purging, Anorexia)
  • Problems with Grief and Loss
  • Problems with Transitions, Adjustments, and Self-Esteem                                                                                  

Therapy Format   

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group                           

Current Groups

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
  • Interpersonal Process Group
  • Psychosocial Support Group for Individuals with Neurological Impairments                


What is Therapy?

Therapy can be defined in many different ways with various points of view, and each therapy is unique for each client.  Common to all therapies, however, is an agreement on teamwork from two experts: (1) You are the expert on your life and (2) The therapist is an expert on psychological principles to help you change.  

Therapy helps to reduce distress and improve well-being through several ways:
  • Talking about your goals, motives, and feelings
  • Changing behavior
  • Changing thought patterns
  • Experiencing a new relationship with your therapist
  • Exploring emotional experiences in a safe environment
Frequently Asked Questions About Therapy
"Is what I say going to be repeated to other people?"
No. What you say in therapy is confidential.  Your therapist will not share what you say with anyone outside the clinic.  The only exceptions are:  
  1. If you have given us written permission to do so
  2. If you are in immediate danger of harming yourself or someone else
  3. If you file certain kinds of lawsuits
  4. Your therapist may discuss your case with his/her supervisor for consultation
"How long is a therapy session?  How long does therapy last?"
Therapy sessions last 45 minutes and are commonly held once per week.  The length of therapy varies for every client.  Some clients will need only a few sessions, while others will be in therapy for 1 year or more.  At this clinic, most clients are seen for 10 to 20 sessions.  The timeline for your therapy is an open discussion with your therapist.
"Will therapy work for me?"
There is good evidence that therapy benefits most people most of the time.  Therapy works best when you and your therapist agree about your goals and how you will work together to reach them.
Therapy Tips:
1.  Discuss beliefs about therapy with your therapist
It is important to learn how your therapist views therapy so that you will know what to expect. Just as therapists have different ideas about therapy, you come to treatment with your own expectations and preferences. Be sure to share these with your therapist.  This allows the two of you to work out any differences and build a common understanding of your therapy.
2.  Talk about your relationship with your therapist
A good relationship with your therapist is one of the keys to successful therapy.  You and your therapist may make a point to talk about it regularly.  As therapy progresses, it is common for your feelings and thoughts about your therapist to change several times.  For example, you can have positive feelings towards your therapist some of the time, and at other times, have negative feelings such as anger or distrust.  This is normal.  It is important, however, to tell your therapist about these feelings.
3.  Expect to learn about your therapy
You and your therapist will work together on a treatment plan that will help you with your specific goals and needs.  As part of this, they will help you understand the techniques that will be used to aid you in reaching your goals.  Ask questions if at any time you do not understand why a specific technique is being used.  If you have trouble understanding your therapist's explanation, know that it is your right to ask more questions.
4.  Talk about your experience in therapy
Talk to your therapist about what is working and what is not working.  Remember that you are an active member in your treatment team.
5.  Hang in there when it gets uncomfortable
Over the course of therapy, you may tackle some rough issues.  It's normal to feel uncomfortable when you confront some issues.  Your therapist will support you while you struggle with the challenges of therapy.  The more honest, open, and willing you are to explore during your therapy, the more you will benefit.
- Brian Klassen & Kathryn Zumberg

For additional information on any of our services, please call the main office at 313-577-2840.

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