The CCS staff welcomes individuals and families from all walks of life who are dealing with personal and family struggles, intimacy issues, and parental concerns. Our goal is to facilitate creative solutions that can result in personal growth and well-being, healthier relationships, good parenting skills, and better communication with those whom you value.
Our team of counselors understands that each individual, couple, and family’s experiences are unique. We appreciate and embrace our clients’ diverse cultures, perspectives, beliefs, and resources in the formation of therapeutic goals or desired outcomes of therapy. We respect and value our clients’ autonomy and expertise and acknowledge the importance of client feedback during the therapy process.
According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy:
- Marriage and Family Therapists are unique because they are trained in both psychotherapy and family systems, which allows them to focus on understanding client symptoms in the context of the relational interactions that influence behavior. The problem does not define the client but rather is a symptom of his or her system.
- MFTs work with individuals, couples and families. Whoever the client, MFTs view problems from a relationship perspective.
- Family-based therapy is a powerful model for change. Research has shown that family-based interventions such as those utilized by MFTs are as effective as– and in many cases more effective than– alternative therapies, often at a lower cost.
- MFTs work with a wide range of clinical issues, including relationship problems, depression, anxiety, affective (mood) disorders, and more.
- MFTs apply a holistic perspective to health care; they are concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of individuals and their families.
- MFTs practice short-term therapy. In the CCS most clients find fewer than 8 sessions to be helpful.