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The Center offers individual, couples, and family psychotherapy services on a regular basis. The specific therapeutic approaches used by individual providers include Cognitive Behavioral Interventions, Family Systems Treatment, Motivational Interventions, and other research-supported interventions. You can learn more about these interventions here.
Adult Individual Therapy One-on-one therapy with clients of all ages will help resolve life concerns, treat mental health conditions, and improve quality of life. Following the initial intake appointment, your clinician will suggest a therapy approach that is matched to your treatment goals and based on the best available research on therapy effectiveness. Our treatment approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, exposure and other behavioral therapies, and motivational interviewing.
Child and Adolescent Therapy Therapy is aimed at helping children and their parents resolve conflicts, improve school performance, reduce depression and anxiety, and build better friendships. Therapy may involve meeting as a family or individual meetings with parents and/or children. All child therapy is based on an evidence-based practices demonstrated to be effective for helping children and families.
Parent Training Counseling is available for parents looking to learn valuable parenting and communication skills for use with their children.
Couples Therapy Therapy is aimed at helping couples resolve conflicts, learn effective communication skills, and develop fulfilling relationships. Evidence-based cognitive-behavioral, acceptance, and emotion-focused techniques are used in couples therapy.
Psychotherapy services at GMU CPS are provided by doctoral-level trainees under the supervision of a qualified licensed psychologist. To facilitate training, and to ensure that psychotherapy clients receive the best possible service, sessions will likely be audio taped or video taped. Tapes are for the supervision of the provider only and are not considered a part of the client record.