We offer counseling or therapy Services for children (5-11), teenagers (12-17), adults,couples or families. The term counseling and therapy are often used interchangeably. Your first three sessions will be assessments to get to know you and identify your therapy needs; we will collaborate with you to develop your therapy goals and general recommendations are given about the possible length of time needed to address things presented as topics for treatment.
Children, Families, Couples & Individual Counseling
Divorced Couples & Co-Parenting
Parenting already poses normal stresses and challenges. The difficulties that arise in co-parenting following a divorce, separation or other circumstances can cause additional stress, problems in communication and can make co-parenting feel like an overwhelming task. AFFINITY offers services to parents seeking better ways to communicate, reduce conflict and support a healthy transition for their child after parental separation. We also serve parents that may be mandated to complete counseling for Co-parenting issues.
Specialized Services For Young Children
Infant mental health/wellness is a specialized treatment that is provided to parents with young children ages 6 months to 5 years old. One effective therapy practice for this age group is Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), founded at the UC Davis Children’s Center in 1990’s. PCIT is an evidenced-based practice that is supported by decades of research and predictable outcomes to prove its effectiveness. PCIT services offer effective parenting techniques, healthy approaches to discipline that maintain a positive relationship between the parent and child, and helps to reduce behavioral problems with toddlers/young children.
What's Right For Me?
Therapy requires an active commitment to change. Change can be very uncomfortable and the therapeutic experience has both risks and benefits. We value the importance of developing a trusting relationship with you and your therapist; we are open to hearing your feedback and providing an individualized therapy approach with your needs in mind.
Questions you should ask yourself before committing to therapy are:
1. Am I coming to therapy for myself or someone else?
2. Are there things I have tried to help manage my problems, am I willing to try new things?
3. Can I commit the time for self-care and self-awareness that therapy requires?
4. Can I be honest about my needs, challenges and what I’m willing to do to make positive changes?