Therapy Services

Individual Therapy

Individual Psychotherapy is a joint process between a therapist and a child, adolescent, or adult in therapy. It is a safe, confidential, one-on-one space to address individual concerns that are interfering with life satisfaction and overall well-being. Appointments are 50-minutes and typically occur weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on the acuity of the presenting problems and client preferences. Client difficulties and preferences also drive treatment approaches, which may involve cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, exposure response-prevention, humanistic, and psychodynamic modalities.

Therapy assists individuals in overcoming life-challenges that are impacting mood, behavior, emotional regulation, and daily functioning. Some individuals also seek therapy to gain self-awareness, healthy coping strategies, interpersonal skills, and increased motivation for productive living. Others may engage in therapy for support during a situational stressor or life stage change/transition or to process the difficulties and successes of everyday life with a trusted, objective individual.
Therapy can be useful at any point in life or throughout the life span to assure optimal support and self-care. It is often recommended by loved ones, medical providers, school staff, or others when one is experiencing emotional or behavioral issues that are impacting daily functioning. Difficulties may include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, low motivation, obsessive-compulsive thinking and behavior, relational problems, trauma, and grief to name a few.

VitalLife Psychology welcomes clients of all ages to find support, warmth, unconditional acceptance, and trusting partnerships in a compassionate therapeutic space. At VitalLife, the relationship between the therapist and client is considered paramount, as a strong collaborative therapist-client connection allows for sharing and growing in a nonjudgmental, caring, encouraging environment.

Family Therapy

Family therapy involves the therapist and family members. Family therapy assists families in learning how to maintain healthy relationships, communicate effectively, work cooperatively, and solve problems as a collective whole. Sessions may include a variation of the entire family, individual members, or couples. Appointments are 50-minutes and typically occur weekly or biweekly.

Family Therapy is designed to identify family patterns that contribute to maladaptive functioning in the family system. Through strategic work together, family dynamics, hierarchies, alignments, and so on are identified and addressed to increase healthy family functioning.

Family work is often indicated when there is high emotional stress in the home setting. That may involve frequent arguments, verbal/physical altercations, behavioral acting out (by one or more members), or other situations that one or all members consider problematic. Family therapy is also used as a strategy to gain better relationships and increased joint activities through communication, self- and other-awareness, compromise, finding shared interests/commonalities, and learning to appreciate and respect individual differences.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy involves two people in a committed relationship teaming with the therapist to address issues impacting their partner/marital satisfaction. Couples therapy is an effective tool for exploring relational ideologies, shifting maladaptive relational views, modifying dysfunctional behavior, decreasing emotional avoidance/withdrawal, improving communication, and promoting strengths. Sessions may involve individual and couple sessions lasting 50-minutes weekly or biweekly.

Couples may seek therapy before entering into a more serious, committed relational stage to assess their compatibility, plan for potential stressors, and/or address fears and concerns. Often times, couples’ therapy is requested when couples are in distress. One or both partners may be unhappy and looking for help in navigating relational obstacles, whether minor or significant. Minor issues may reflect day-to-day conflict and communication problems, while significant difficulties can range from ingrained personality differences to infidelity. Whether seeking couples’ therapy for relational improvement or relational restoration, VitalLife provides an objective emotionally-focused therapy approach to enrich relationships and/or work through relational ruptures.

See also Neuropsychological Psychoeducational Assessment Services