Child & Family Therapeutic Systems offers a variety of professional services designed to provide the most effective care possible for each client. Services most frequently provided are:
Child/Adolescent psychotherapy or counseling
Children or adolescents and their families begin with an assessment of each family member’s individual circumstances as well as looking at the functional capacity of the family as a whole. Therapists work with parents to identify the unmet needs of the child/adolescent with the help of other significant persons as a team to develop a holistic plan toward meeting these needs. Partners in this team often include teachers, pediatricians, extended family or coaches.
Individual adult psychotherapy or counseling
Clients meet one-to-one with a therapist on a regular basis to identify problems and develop solutions. Therapists use their many years of experience to create an effective plan to resolve presenting problems. Typical areas of concern may include affective problems, stress management, relationship issues, overcoming trauma and loss, substance abuse problems or other issues.
Often, more satisfying relationships are a key goal for therapy. In such cases, it may be valuable to work with a client and spouse/significant other, or a client and another family member(s) in sessions together, to best understand and improve the relationship dynamics. Clients who are working on couples’ issues sometimes choose to participate in individual therapy as well, in order to change patterns of behavior that are problematic for the relationship. Communication is an essential aspect of a functional relationship and the development of effective communication and problem-solving is frequently a focus of family/couples therapy.
Alcohol and other drug abuse counseling (AODA)
Adolescent and adult clients begin with an alcohol and drug assessment. Therapists work with all aspects of a persons life to devise and support a plan to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle. AODA treatment, in addition to assessment, includes AODA education, counseling to promote abstinence or responsible use of substances, relapse prevention, self assessment for future use, and the development of a life-long plan for responsible use or abstinence from substances. Employee Assistance programming, outpatient counseling, and group counseling help achieve the goals of individual clients and their family.
Group psychotherapy or counseling
Psychotherapy groups are usually organized around a particular issue. Examples would be substance abuse, academic achievement, or mastering anxiety. Group psychotherapy provides an additional level of support and intervention by bringing together people who are working to make changes in similar areas of life. Group psychotherapy is often combined with individual therapy to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in therapy.
Psychological assessment and/or psychological testing
Psychological assessment or testing can be a valuable resource to provide insights when planning therapy interventions or making educational, legal, or family decisions.
Mediation is a means of developing workable arrangements for you, your spouse, and your children in a non-adversarial setting that takes into consideration the needs of the whole family. Mediation does not take the place of a court hearing, but assists the family in agreeing on the best alternatives and avoiding lengthy and expensive proceedings.
Psychoeducational presentations for the public
Child & Family Therapeutic Systems clinical staff members provide many presentations to the public on workplace conflict resolution, children, family relationship, and on various other mental health issues. If your group would like information on a presentation, please call Paul Krepel LCSW, LMFT at our main number: 414-325-7741.