Life may have thrown you a few curve balls fortunately, you don’t have to face them alone! Acme Counseling of Corvallis can help you address concerns and issues, develop a strategy to help you resolve issues with confidence and gain relief from stress.
Individual didactic therapy is therapy done in a “one on one” setting and is intended to be a session strictly involving the counselor and the client.
We at Acme Counseling follow a few different theoretical orientations that we feel are the most beneficial for our clientele’ A few of these orientation’s include:
Family therapy (FT) is provided to work with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. FT tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
The different schools of FT have in common a belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem, and regardless of whether the clients consider it an “individual” or “family” issue, involving families in solutions is often beneficial. This involvement of families is commonly accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session. The skills of the family therapist thus include the ability to influence conversations in a way that catalyses the strengths, wisdom, and support of the wider system.
What Is Group Therapy?
A therapeutic group consists of five to eight people (plus a therapist) committing themselves to attend weekly group sessions. Sessions run for three hours. Participants agree to keep everyone’s name and personal information confidential outside of group. Although there is focus on one person at a time, everyone participates through listening, asking questions, and contributing support. Sometimes there are opportunities for two or more group members to work together in a session for their mutual benefit. Individuals may always decline to participate in any facet of group that feels uncomfortable. Groups times are Thursdays @ 5:30 pm and Saturdays @10:30 am.
What Is The Role of the Therapists?
Group therapists are trained in group dynamics and process. The therapist encourages emotional safety in the group by guiding and modeling member interactions, questions, etc. In particular, the therapist emphasizes the cultivation of trust, respect, and compassionate honesty among members. In time participants take larger risks revealing their internal thoughts, feelings, and struggles. Inevitably, however, there are disappointments and conflicts between group members. Problems outside of group get experienced within the group dynamic. These struggles are a helpful part of group therapy and allow the therapist to address painful experiences as they happen.
What Are The Benefits of Group Therapy?
Group members experience emotional support, empathetic understanding, and authentic encouragement from one another. Committed attendance is itself therapeutic, as members “show up” for themselves and for others. Individuals increase self-confidence through revealing their interior lives. Group therapy is instrumental in healing all emotional and psychological struggles people experience: depression, anxiety, anger, fear, shame, etc. Participants learn to accept support from others. Members feel less alone in the world through understanding other people’s lives. Understanding other people’s problems, goals, and solutions helps members clarify their own. Attending group gives purpose to members’ lives; we develop a sense of responsibility to the group because our participation impacts other group members. And, we can experiment with different roles and ways of being in group that inform, change, and take root in our lives. Group therapy provides opportunities to transcend our life struggles, as we experience them, in the moment.
Fees for group therapy are usually much than for individual therapy. Often 20% or more. For more information, please consult both Acme and your insurer for possibilities .