Therapy & Counseling
Approach to Treatment
Our providers take an integrated approach to treatment and believes it is important to obtain feedback from our patients.
With written consent from our patients, our providers will collaborate with other health care professionals and significant individuals in that patient’s life to help improve symptoms.
Many of our providers use a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment. Simply stated, this means that they strives to positively influence negative thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors while focusing on solutions.
What to expect from Therapy & Counseling
Working with a therapist can help patients develop insight and understanding to the current stressors in their lives. Once patients understand more about their problem, they can start learning about potential solutions and how to apply them in daily life. As a result patients will find a decrease in their symptoms (i.e., stress, depression, anxiety) and an increase in insight, personal development, interpersonal relationships, and overall life satisfaction.
Types of Therapy & Counseling
Our providers have experience in treating children, adolescents, teens, and adults.
Our providers offer several different types of therapy & counseling which include the following:
Individual Therapy & Counseling: Addresses a patient’s personal mental health needs.
Family Therapy & Counseling: Works with families to address stress and improve relationships within the family.
Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling: Assists in improving relationships and communication.
Graven and Associates, PLLC offers psychological and neuropsychological testing, therapy & counseling for patients, and addresses psychological issues. For an example of conditions treated CLICK HERE.
What to Expect
At the initial session, the provider gathers patient history, asks about symptoms, develops a treatment plan, and discusses recommendations. If therapy & counseling is recommended, patients typically have counseling every one to two weeks to focus on needs identified during the initial session. Once symptoms start improving, then appointments can be spaced out. Most intake and therapy & counseling sessions last 45 to 60 minutes.
Given presenting symptoms, a provider may recommend a psychological evaluation or neuropsychological testing. If so, they will discuss this during the initial session and will explain the steps involved.