Psychotherapy

Midwest Behavioral Health offers several Psychotherapy Treatment Paths to fit your unique situation.

The term psychotherapy – also known as therapy or counseling- refers to a process aimed at helping individuals who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behavior. There are different types of psychotherapy offering a variety of techniques and methods aimed at the goal of bringing about change in a person’s feelings and behaviors. Although the length of psychotherapy will vary depending on the complexity and severity of the problems being addressed, most psychotherapy today is goal-oriented and short-term, lasting less than a year.

Common Types of Psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Humanistic/Existential Therapy

Our experienced clinicians offer compassionate care built around the unique needs of every child, adolescent and adult. We offer expertise in a broad range of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Contact us today to get started on the right path.

We offer 4 types of Psychotherapy Sessions:

Individual Psychotherapy Sessions

Individual psychotherapy is used successfully with children, adolescents and adults. The psychotherapeutic process offers emotional support and helps a person learn to deal more effectively with issues in life that are impacting interpersonal, social, academic or occupational functioning.

Goals for therapy may range from very specific (improved relationships with family or friends, changes in behavior), to broad and general (improved self-esteem or reduced anxiety). An important element in individual psychotherapy is the trusting relationship that develops between the therapist and the client. A healing environment is created when the client feels safe, comfortable and understood by the therapist.

Group Psychotherapy Sessions

What is Group Psychotherapy?

The term psychotherapy – also known as therapy or counseling- refers to a process aimed at helping individuals who are experiencing difficulties with their emotions or behavior. There are different types of psychotherapy offering a variety of techniques and methods aimed at the goal of bringing about change in a person’s feelings and behaviors. Group psychotherapy provides treatment in a format involving a number of participants. Typically group psychotherapy involves one therapist and four to twelve participants with related problems.

There are a number of advantages to group psychotherapy:

  • Less expensive
  • Growth and change typically more rapid
  • Improved social skills
  • Offers multiple perspectives

Who can benefit from Group Psychotherapy?

Group psychotherapy is used successfully with children, adolescents and adults. The psychotherapeutic group process offers emotional support and help not only from the therapist, but also from interactions with others in the group. In a group setting, participants interact with others with similar issues in a safe, supportive environment where they can try out new behaviors, role play, and give and receive valuable feedback and insight. In group psychotherapy individuals learn to deal more effectively with issues  impacting interpersonal, social, academic or occupational functioning. Goals for group therapy may range from very specific (improved relationships with family or friends, changes in behavior), to broad and general (improved self-esteem or reduced anxiety).

Why choose MBH for Group Psychotherapy?

At Midwest Behavioral Health we understand that psychotherapy in a group setting can be frightening for some people. Our experienced group therapy providers offer a gentle approach to help group members become comfortable with the group process and create a safe environment for the expression of feelings. We offer a variety of psychotherapy groups for various ages. Please call our office for details about available and upcoming groups.

Family Therapy Sessions

What is Family Therapy?

Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy aimed at helping family members improve communication and resolve conflicts or problems within the family. The situation or issue bringing the family into therapy will determine whether all, or only a few, family members will participate in the therapy sessions. The ages of the children may also be a factor in determining whether they will be involved in the therapy process. Typically family therapy is very short term and can be effective in as little as one session or only a few sessions.

Who can benefit from Family Therapy?

Family therapy is frequently done in conjunction with other types of behavioral health treatments such as individual therapy or other inpatient/outpatient/residential treatments. The need for family therapy is often first identified by a mental health practitioner working individually with a member of the family. Behavioral health issues impacting one member of a family typically impact other family members in some manner or another. Family therapy helps strengthen family bonds as members gain better insight and understanding into the issue or problem facing the family.

Family therapy can be beneficial in any family situation that causes stress, anger, conflict or grief. Examples include troubled relationships between parents and children, substance abuse/addiction, mental or physical illness, or death of a family member. Working with the therapist, family members learn to better express thoughts and emotions, communicate and solve problems more effectively and support one another.

Why choose MBH for Family Therapy?

At MBH our family therapy specialists help bring families closer together by exploring family roles, rules and behavior patterns that create conflict and develop new skills to resolve the conflict. Family members learn new ways to interact with one another and overcome unhealthy patterns of relating to one another. If you and your family are struggling, please give us a call and let us help.

Couples Therapy Sessions

What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy – often referred to as marital therapy or marriage counseling – is a type of psychotherapy aimed at helping partners in a relationship recognize and resolve problems or conflicts within their relationship. Typically couples therapy involves joint sessions with both partners interacting with the therapist. In situations where one partner refuses to attend therapy sessions it is still possible to work on the relationship with one of the partners. Most often couples therapy is relatively short term; especially in situations of weathering a crisis. Longer term therapy may be necessary for couples whose relationship has greatly deteriorated.

Who can benefit from Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is aimed at helping couples in all types of relationships, including heterosexual, homosexual, married or not. Couples therapy can strengthen the bonds in a relationship and help partners gain better understanding and insight into their differences. It is also beneficial in helping couples make decisions about rebuilding the relationship or ending a relationship because the differences are irreconcilable.

Issues addressed in couples therapy are as numerous and diverse as the couples themselves. Some of the common issues include: communication problems; sexual difficulties; child rearing; blended families; financial troubles; anger; infidelity; domestic abuse; substance abuse/addiction; mental or physical illness and much more. The role of the therapist is to help the couple develop the skills needed for a healthier relationship. This often includes learning better communication and listening skills, as well as skills for problem solving and resolving differences.

Why choose MBH for Couples Therapy?

At MBH we understand that in many instances one partner in the relationship may be reluctant to participate in couples therapy. Often this reluctance is due to a fear that the therapist may side with the other partner and they will feel the need to defend themselves. Rest-assured our professional providers are experienced and have extensive training that enables them to remain neutral and create a safe, comfortable environment to facilitate healing for both partners in the relationship. We encourage you to give us a call today, because seeking help for a troubled relationship is more effective than ignoring the problem or hoping it will get better on it’s own.

Why choose us for Psychotherapy Treatment?

At Midwest Behavioral Health we understand the decision to seek individual psychotherapy is never easy. We also recognize that therapy providers do not come in a “one size fits all” package, thus making the task of finding the right “fit” even more difficult. We offer a client-centered approach to treatment that begins with your first phone call to our office. Our highly skilled intake coordinators will assess your unique needs and recommend a provider who will offer the care and support needed to put you or a loved one back on the path to wellness.

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