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Freedom Mental Health Services provides therapy through various and optional modes including:

 

Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Therapists are trained professionals who:

  • Provide support 
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Provide assistance with working through painful or embarrassing issues
  • Assist people with issues that are hard to face alone
  • Help people make lifestyle changes
  • Assist with identifying underlying causes of symptoms
  • Provide strategies for changing unwanted thoughts and behaviors
  • Equip people with the skills to manage symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life    

Most people find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware. Some people even go to ongoing therapy for self-growth.

 

It could be time to seek therapy if an issue causes distress or interferes with daily life. Distress can mean negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors, or even a bodily sensation such as pain or fatigue. It is important not to wait until symptoms become severe before going to therapy. It may be best to seek therapy if you are often unhappy or feel overwhelmed and hopeless about issues in your life. Therapy can also help if you cannot focus on work or school, experience addiction, or feel like hurting yourself or someone else (Please see below,  “Issues Addressed” by Freedom Mental Health Services).  

 

Initial psychiatric evaluation will take 90 minutes.  Thereafter, sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on your particular situation and therapist’s recommendation. 

 

Group therapy involves a therapist working with several people at the same time. Therapy groups differ from support groups.  In a therapy group there is much more structure and the focus is on individual growth with the help of the therapist.  A support group’s aim is to help you cope, group therapy’s ultimate goal is to help you change.  

 

Initial individual assessment will take 90 minutes.  Thereafter, group sessions will range from 50 to 90 minutes, depending on your particular therapy group and the therapist’s recommendation. 

 

Family therapy involves you and other family members addressing specific issues and can be useful in any family situation that causes stress, grief, anger or conflict. It can help you and your family members understand one another better and learn coping skills to bring you closer together.

 

Family therapy typically brings several family members together for therapy sessions. However, a family member may also see a family therapist individually. 

 

After the initial family assessment, sessions typically take 50 to 90 minutes. Family therapy is often short term — generally about 12 sessions. However, how often you meet and the number of sessions you'll need will depend on your family's particular situation and the therapist's recommendation.

 

Couple's therapy has been shown to lead to significant improvements in relationship matters involving two people.  Every kind of relationship could benefit from couple's therapy, not just the type with couples who intend to get married or spend the rest of their lives together.  Couples therapy can be effective for siblings, parent and child, friends, church members, coworkers, roommates and other partnerships.  

 

Couples therapy allows a safe place for the couple to achieve greater understanding of the dynamics between them.  The therapist facilitates exploration and communication, development of effective communication techniques and problem solving strategies. Couples may invest in ongoing relationship growth by attending therapy four times per year.  

 

After the initial couple assessment, sessions typically take 50 to 90 minutes. Couple’s therapy is often short term — generally about 12 sessions. However, how often you meet and the number of sessions you'll need will depend on your particular situation and the therapist's recommendation.

  

Issues Addressed:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
  • Caregiver Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  • Chemical Dependence
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pastoral Burnout
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Care
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma 
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Techniques:

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment Based
  • Christian/Spiritual 
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused (CFT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential 
  • Family Systems
  • Guided Imagery
  • Inner Child Work
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Marital - Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered 
  • Positive Psychology
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT)