Partners in Change:

Psychological and Community Services, PLLC

Individual Treatment

We offer individual therapy for concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger control, impulse control, gambling  problems, substance abuse problems, and personality disorders. The types of treatments we use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness for Stress Management, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Systems Analysis of Psychotherapy (CBSAP) and Schema Focused Therapy.

 

 

Couples Treatment

We rely on Gottman's Couple Therapy and Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy as our main treatments for couples, although we also include other treatments as well.  Generally, we meet with the couple together for the first session and then have one individual session with each person. During the fourth session, we present our conceptualization of the problem; begin to actively reverse old patterns of thinking and interacting that have been harmful to the relationship; and begin to practice new ways of thinking, handling emotions, and interacting, which enhance, and move couples towards individual and mutual dreams.

Group Treatment

Troubled Teens

Level I:

Parent and teen therapy.  Families identify goals, and we help the family meet these goals. Frequent target areas include monitoring teen behaviors, how to apply meaningful consequences, and how to maintain a good relationship with a teen while maintaining healthy discipline. Treatment is generally once a week and is usually covered by insurance.

Assessments

We have many years experience providing a variety of assessments for individuals, courts, police, attorneys, and other professionals including:

  • Learning Assessments

  • Fitness for Duty Evaluations - Police, Sheriff, Fire and other Departments

  • Psychological Screens for Employment - Police, Sheriff, Fire and other Departments

  • Bariatric Surgery Evaluations

  • Court ordered psychological assessments

  • Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial

  • Guardianship Evaluations

  • Medical Competency Evaluations

Level II:

We assign a therapist for the teen as well as a therapist for the parents. All the interventions in Level I are implemented and, additionally, Level II includes individual treatment of the adolescent, such as how to manage emotions, correct rigid thinking, increase social skills, and motivate the teen towards pro-social living. Treatment begins at a rate of about twice a week and is usually covered by insurance.

Level III:

This is our most intense treatment and is an alternative to residential treatment. Insurance may cover some of the treatment, but there will be more out-of-pocket costs. This approach includes team meetings, mentoring for youth, individual and family therapy, services in the home and school, and collaboration with juvenile court when necessary.

We offer different levels of services from basic to intensive for teens with behavioral problems.

Treatment and Assessment

Family Treatment

We provide family therapy for a variety of concerns including youth behavioral problems, trauma, and stress related difficulties.  Family therapy often involves some individual sessions, parenting sessions, as well as meeting with the family together.

Treatment Evaluation

Our therapists evaluate the treatment they provide in order to ensure that you are happy with our services and that you are progressing towards your goals.