We believe that a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship is the foundation for effective counseling.
With our Family Therapy services you and your family will learn to increase harmony and decrease conflict while focusing on increasing effective communication skills. We can also help your family navigate family transitions or trauma.
Couples Therapy is any of the following:
Marriage and Couple Therapy
Decision and Divorce Therapy
Parenting and Parenting Skill Education
Infidelity, Intimacy, Infertility
Communication and Conflict Resolutions Skills
Skills Training tackles a range of issues and needs from anxiety and depression to self-esteem and self-worth. Learn more here.
Our Child Therapy and Teen Counseling services reach out to our youth. We treat issues around school and learning while increasing emotional coping and regulation skills. Self-esteem is improved, anxiety and depression is addressed, and trauma and grief is processed. Education therapy and academic underachievement services are also available.
If you are wondering if we have experience treating your specific needs, or need help identifying and putting a name on a specific issue, please view out "Issues and Needs" list below. This definition list encompasses many issues with which the therapists at FCCG are skilled and competent.
ISSUES & NEEDS
Needs related to improving performance in school, including learning organizational, studying, & test-taking skills.
Addiction to chemicals (including alcohol), or other compulsive behaviors, such as eating, gambling, sex, or internet use.
Adjustment to stressful life events causing clinically significant emotional or behavioral symptoms.
Concerns related to adoption, such as attachment, identity, or grief issues.
Causes and effects of problematic alcohol use that results in negative consequences, loss of control, or difficulty abstaining.
Addressing maladaptive ways of experiencing and expressing anger.
An emotional and physiological state of apprehension and distress that may manifest in different ways, including panic, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, posttraumatic or acute stress, or generalized anxiety.
A set of techniques and perspectives that use artistic expression as a means of communication, therapeutic work, and assessment.
A pervasive developmental disorder that features impaired social interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Persistent inattention and hyperactivity and impulsivity, in varying combinations in different individuals, that interferes with social, academic, or vocational functioning.
A pervasive developmental disorder that features marked impairment in social interaction and communication and significantly restricted repertoire of interests and activities.
A therapeutic approach that utilizes carefully identified reinforcers to influence behavioral change in a desired direction.
A mood disorder characterized by the presence of at least one manic episode, or by the presence of at least one hypomanic and one depressive episode. Manic or hypomanic episodes involve varying decrees of distinctly elevated mood, with inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, increased talkativeness, flight of ideas, and distractibility. Depressive episodes include depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure, change in appetite, sleep disturbance, psychomotor effects, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, impaired concentration, or thoughts of death and suicidal ideation.
Coping with stress or loss issues related to blindness or other visual impairment.
Causes and effects of problematic drug use that results in negative consequences, loss of control, or difficulty abstaining.
Addressing trauma issues with children and families who have experienced emotional, physical, or sexual abuse or neglect.
Any of various disorders occurring in childhood, including mental retardation, learning disorders, communication disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, tic disorders, separation anxiety, selective mutism, and reactive attachment disorder.
Chronic Mental Illness
Coping with long-term mental illness, including addressing the impact of long-term effects and planning for future needs.
Addressing stress and loss issues related to chronic pain and utilizing new coping mechanisms.
Causes and effects of problematic gambling behavior that results in negative consequences, loss of control, or difficulty abstaining.
A pattern of behavior in childhood or adolescence in which there is a consistent defiance of societal norms or infringement on others, which may include aggression, vandalism, deceit, or serious rule violations.
Helping parties to communicate, identify common ground, think creatively, negotiate, and resolve and learn from conflict.
Working with couples to facilitate communication, solve problems, experience greater intimacy, and gain new insights.
Needs related to cultural and ethnic identity, such as affiliation, isolation, and confronting and coping with discrimination.
A mood disorder characterized by depressed mood, diminished interest or pleasure, change in appetite, sleep disturbance, psychomotor effects, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, impaired concentration, or thoughts of death and suicidal ideation.
A disability defined by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development, including reciprocal social interaction skills, communication, or the presence of stereotyped behavior, interests, and activities.
Helping couples navigate the process of separation and divorce, as well as addressing grief and anger issues with children and families who are experiencing the effects of a separation or divorce.
A disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception, which may include dissociative amnesia or fugue, depersonalization disorder, or dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder).
Addressing issues of domestic violence with individuals, couples, children, or families, including trauma issues with survivors and behavioral modification with offenders.
Severe disruption in eating behavior, including anorexia nervosa, characterized by a refusal to maintain minimally normal body weight, fear of gaining weight, and disturbed body image; bulimia nervosa, characterized by binge eating, inappropriate compensatory purging behavior, and self-evaluation excessively influenced by body shape and weight; or other disordered eating, such as compulsive over-eating.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. During EMDR therapy sessions, you relive traumatic or triggering experiences in brief doses while the therapist directs your eye movements.
Therapy involving members of a family all meeting together with a therapist, identifying relationship dynamics, with problematic patterns being replicated, offering the opportunity for exploring alternative choices.
Practice of healthy grieving and adjustment to loss and life change.
Needs related to sexual identity, such as affiliation, isolation, and confronting and coping with discrimination.
Disorders diagnosed when an individual’s achievement in specific academic areas falls significantly below that expected for the individual’s age, schooling, and level of intelligence.
Needs related to HIV/AIDS positive status, such as addressing grief, dealing with health issues, experiencing isolation, and coping with discrimination.
Issues related to infertility, such as experiencing grief, exploring family alternatives, and dealing with relationship conflict.
Issues related to intimacy – a close, loving, and often sexual relationship between close friends—or fear of intimacy.
Trust and relationship issues due to infidelity – the action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse or other sexual partner.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
A disorder characterized by failure to resist aggressive impulses resulting in serious assaultive or destructive acts.
Military Lifestyle Issues
Adjustment to changes brought about by enlistment in the armed forces by an individual or a loved one, including long separation from family, issues of control and structure in the military, and trauma and loss issues associated with participation in combat.
Recurrent obsessions (inappropriate or intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images) or compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts intended to reduce anxiety), which are excessive or unreasonable and which cause marked distress, investment of time, or interference with ones functioning or relationships.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
A recurrent pattern emerging in young people consisting of negative, defiant, disobedient, or hostile behavior toward authority figures, which features loss of temper, arguing, refusal to comply with requests or rules, deliberately annoying and blaming others, irritability, anger and resentment, or spite and vindictiveness.
A sudden onset of intense apprehension or anxiety, with symptoms that may include shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, and fear of loss of control.
Concerns related to parenting, including coping with stress, improving communication, implementing behavioral limit-setting, and special concerns, such as co-parenting in conjunction with a former spouse.
An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from societal expectations, is pervasive and inflexible, has an early onset, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment.
Phase of Life Problem
Problems associated with a particular developmental phase or life circumstance, such as entering school, leaving home, starting a career, or experiencing changes related to marriage, divorce, or retirement.
Persistent fear of discernible objects or situations, in which exposure provokes anxiety, usually with the recognition that the fear is excessive, and in which the feared stimulus is either avoided or endured with dread, and which interferes significantly with an individual’s life.
Addressing trauma issues with individuals and families who have experienced physical abuse of themselves or a loved one or who have been a physical abuse perpetrator.
A type of therapy often used with younger children in communication and resolution of issues takes place in the context of play activity, with unobtrusive participation by a play therapist.
Depressive symptoms experienced after childbirth or in early child-rearing.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Intense fear, helplessness, or horror after having experienced or witnessed an extremely traumatic event, and the experience of symptoms that may include persistent reexperiencing of the event, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, numbing of general responsiveness, and increased arousal, causing significant distress or impairment.
Addressing a number of school-related issues, including learning disorders, separation anxiety, behavior problems, and social stressors.
A diverse group of problem areas that involving distress with regard to sexual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
Social Skills Training
Providing instruction and problem-solving skills for individuals with social deficits, inexperience, or anxiety.
Patterns of recurring, multiple, clinically significant somatic complaints, which cannot be fully explained by a known medical condition.
Assistance with identifying sources of stress, learning alternative perspectives, and practicing new coping strategies to reduce distressing feelings and unproductive responses to stressors.
Assistance with planning and utilizing time effectively, with greater gratification and productivity.
The experience of a profoundly distressing life event or loss, such as a threat of death, an injury or assault, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, participation in combat, or experiencing an accident or disaster.
Help with identifying vocational aptitudes, interests, and values, assessing work behaviors and environments, and matching work preferences to job opportunities.