Psychotherapy

We all have our ups and downs.  However, some are easier to handle than others. Psychotherapy (counseling) is an intimate and immersive experience between you and your therapist. On top of that, it’s confidential!  You don’t have to worry about family and friends being judgmental towards you or bothered with your issues. Psychotherapy includes individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.   At PSHH, you’re in a safe environment. We can help you figure out healthy solutions when you feel overwhelmed and paralyzed in your life or your relationships. This help is available for you today.

Individual counselingYou may have a vision of how you want to live your life and reality just isn’t measuring up.  When you are being pulled in too many directions, feeling down, confused and stressed, it’s hard to catch your breath and clearly assess your situation. As a result, you may find yourself shutting down, acting out, or making choices that are not in your best interest. While this conflict may create discomfort, it has a wonderful purpose, which is to draw you towards change.

The change that you may be facing is a call for growth.  At PSHH, we can walk with you on this journey and work collaboratively with you to move forward in life with a better and healthier perspective.

Some common issues being addressed in individual therapy include:

  • Addiction and recovery
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Gaining confidence
  • Personality characteristics
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Sexual/Physical/Emotional abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Work and career issues

Couples CounselingIf you have been feeling misunderstood, disconnected, or alone in your relationship and are tired of fighting with your partner, then it may be time for you to examine your relationship.

Let’s face it – some of the best support in life comes from strong, healthy relationships. Relationships can either improve the quality of life or can be one of the greatest challenges. Every good relationship takes work and a commitment to build or rebuild the trust and love. Whether you have been involved for three months or thirty years, each developmental stage for individuals in relationships includes a variety of challenges.

These challenges can range from communication issues, sexual concerns, personality conflicts, infidelity, finances, a new child, role changes, illness, aging and much more.

Misunderstandings and assumptions can lead to arguments or withdrawal and emotional cut off.  This can damage a potentially vibrant relationship. At PSHH, we will help you learn to work through your differences with open and honest communication, by building/rebuilding the passion, and strengthening your commitment and intimacy.  You CAN have the kind of relationship that you used to have or have always hoped for.

Some of the benefits you’ll get from couples’ therapy include:

  • Balancing relationships and personal interests
  • Healthy open communication
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Staying connected with each other

ChildrenAt PSHH, we works with children from ages 6 and up. Depending on the needs of the child, children can be seen in therapy individually or in conjunction with their family members.

When indicated, and with parental consent, Dr. Pham works collaboratively with schools, teachers, coaches, and allied professionals in order to evaluate and help resolve the difficulties in order to facilitate the child’s ability to make change across various areas of his/her life.

Common issues for a children in psychotherapy include:

  • ADHD
  • Behavioral and conduct issues
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Adjustment
  • loss, grief, and trauma
  • Family conflict
  • Anger problems
  • Divorce
  • Bullying
  • Shyness, difficulty making friends
  • Academic difficulties
  • Sleep problem

Adolescents/TeensAdolescence can be an arduous stage for the whole family. As teenagers face hormonal changes, academic challenges, social pressures and struggle to become more autonomous with their decision-making, they can experience depression and anxiety and start to isolate. At the same time, parents may find it difficult to adjust to new parenting roles. Finding a balance between parents who want to keep their teens safe and adolescents who are ready to spread their wings can be a precarious task.

Parenting is a dynamic and evolving force. What works for a three-year-old does not work for a thirteen-year-old. During the adolescent stage, expectations shift for all members of the family. This change can cause poor communication and result in the family becoming overwhelmed by tension and stress.
Issues that are commonly addressed in therapy with adolescents include:

  • Anxiety, depression and mood swings
  • Developing a healthy sense of self
  • Improving judgment and making healthy choices
  • Building positive coping skills
  • Developing clear communication skills
  • Increasing frustration tolerance
  • Finding positive ways to respond to peer pressure
  • Creating better compliance at home and/or school

Family TherapyEvery family has its own unique dynamic with each member having his/her own communication style and way of relating. These patterns of communication structure and behavior are typically influenced by many factors including customs, parental belief systems/values, family members’ personalities, and life experiences.  When there are many family members with different sets of beliefs and styles of communication it tends to create conflicts within the family. At times, it can be difficult to see the good intention in each other.  Family therapy is designed to help each member become more aware of oneself and each other to foster healthy interaction. It is important to treat the problem as a whole rather than focusing on the identified problematic member because family tends to go back to what was familiar. Family therapy can help family members with the following:

-Identify conflicts and problems within the family

-Teaching family members new ways to handle conflicts to avoid repeats of family patterns

-Improve communication and resolve conflicts.

-Understanding how each family member functions

-Strengthen all family members to work together

-Help family to focus more on family as a whole rather than one identified individual.

Group TherapyGroup therapy also offers a safe environment for you to work through your issues.  It is an experience that some people prefer.  When you’re in a group setting, it can make you feel less isolated and alone in your issues and allow you a chance to practice your communication and interpersonal relationship skills with others.  You’ll have the opportunity to also connect with others who share similar struggles and learn many new perspectives from your group members.  The cost for group counseling is typically less than what you’d pay for individual therapy so it is beneficial if you are on a budget.

Hoping and wishing doesn’t make the problems go away. Please take this opportunity to call or contact us today for help!.