What To Expect
What To Expect
Individual therapy(45 - 50 minute session)
Is specifically set for the individual who has a problem that is recognized as theirs. Examples would be depression, anxiety, panic attacks, adjustment issues, etc. It does not mean that other persons are not involved with the individual's problem but they choose not to help or participate in marital therapy. Examples would be a marital issue when the partner doesn't see the issue or want to participate, or your child or adolescent refusing to attend family therapy.
Family Therapy(45 - 50 minute session)
Family therapy involves all members of the family (when possible) to address issues of family structure, responsibility, coexistence and problem solving. Family therapy could encompass as few as two individuals, parent & child or siblings. Sessions may be further divided into partial time increments to hear each person's individual points of view
Therapeutic interventions:Phoenix Mental Health, LLC, utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy although the preferred therapeutic intervention is Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBT) and Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT). Relaxation/meditation techniques are also utilized as coping skills in addition to other methods.
What is CBT?Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common type of mental health counseling (psychotherapy). With cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. By helping you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, cognitive behavioral therapy allows you to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression. But, not everyone who benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy has a mental health condition. It can be a very effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.
What is TF-CBT?TF-CBT is a conjoint child and parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. It is a components-based treatment model that incorporates trauma-sensitive interventions with cognitive behavioral, family, and humanistic principles and techniques. Children and parents learn new skills to help process thoughts and feelings related to traumatic life events; manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related traumatic life events; and enhance safety, growth, parenting skills, and family communication.
Emotionally Supportive & Responsive Network
Thank you for providing clear and deliberate counseling during each of our interactions. The environment is supportive and during each visit, I felt a deep sense of welcoming. During each session, there was open dialog and clear acceptance of each subject discussed. No matter the content, there was acceptance. Having a supportive voice of confirmation greatly assisted with making those challenging decisions seem more clear and those emotional storms more withstanding. During the difficult times, I was able to call my provider directly; she provided much-needed emergency conference during moments of need. Having an effective, well-trained, and emotionally intelligent team there to help makes all the difference. Thank you again.
Professional and knowledgeable
I came to Phoenix Mental Health with a lot of past trauma that had not been resolved by previous therapists. I felt scared and overwhelmed by the thought of having to delve into it all but working with Ms. Varela made it easier. She put me at ease and has been able to help me navigate it all while being professional. I have recommended her to many of my friends who are struggling and those who took my advice have not regretted it.
Very understanding, caring, and flexible
We are seeing Lynn for PTSD issues my son and I are experiencing. She is very understanding, and so flexible in scheduling. Even when we aren't in a session, if I have an issue or a question, she can be reached by phone or email. She is very easygoing and personable and I really can't imagine going anywhere else and feeling this level of ease.
Professional and Welcoming Environment
This is a top grade organization. I began visiting Phoenix a few months ago and I haven't regretted the decision one bit. The guidance and coaching providing were top class and I didn’t feel rushed at any point. In comparison to other locations I've visited, I didn't feel like I was being pushed to meet some strict timeline or limited on my discussion topics. There is clearly a willingness to help. I was able to schedule an appointment at a last minute’s notice due to a specific event; my counsellor was more than understanding she extended her work hours to fit my schedule. I’m truly grateful for all the help I’ve received.
I was going through a hard time at work and personally. Mrs. Varela really helped me to work through the difficulties and gave me another way of seeing my issues. I had begun to give up and she gave me new hope. Thank you so much for all of your help. It has been a great experience.
Extremely Great Organization
The office was easily located and the environment was both friendly and welcoming.Talking with Ms. Latty was a great experience! I felt as if though she was there to provide aide and recovery instead of filling a time slot. Thank you!
I sought treatment and counseling after a life changing event with my family. I held a lot of guilt and kept holding myself responsible for issues that were outside of my control. After starting my therapy sessions with Alicia I have been able to develop new coping mechanisms and have been able to move forward with my life and my family. She has given me the tools to see that things outside of my control are not my fault and that I can move forward. We have been working on some ongoing family issues and she offers insight and an unbiased, outsider's perspective that is refreshing and helpful. She has a no nonsense approach that I find energizing and supportive. All in all, I am very happy with the direction we are headed.
My experience with Miss Alicia has been one that I would have never expected. I was always the typical never let anyone see your weaknesses kind of a guy. Always going from one bad relationship to the next. She has a non threatening way of calling you out on your bs and making you see things from a healthy perspective. For the first time in my life I am able to see the light in the darkness and work hard to achieve my goals. She has made me realize that I can live a happy, fulfilled and normal life. An educated person with the proper tools can avheive truly amazing things. Mine and my family's lives have never been better, its a work in progress but it seems like it gets easier and easier by the day. Thank you for giving me the tools to be a better person.
My daughter and I have both been receiving counseling and I am very pleased as to how far we have come. Our therapist has helped us with many aspects in our lives, above and beyond what we originally were getting counseling for. Our therapist is always so kind and understanding of the situations that we have faced during the time we have been in counseling. I would highly recommend our therapist.
Better than expected
I never have been a real believer in therapy and all that psycho babble so when I found myself depressed because of my divorce and couldn't get out of bed I decided I'd give it a try since I had nothing left to lose. I didn't expect much at all but what I got was better than I ever could have expected. The therapist started out by getting to know me and understanding my resistance to head shrinking. She took her time and was sensitive to my needs. I felt comfortable although it did take a couple of sessions to really get into the meat of my issues and for me to trust it was helping; I found it has worked. I am not cured by any means but I'm working towards being myself again with the therapist helping me.
The therapist was really empathic. The office was nice and peaceful. I felt comfortable to talk my problems openly to her without judgement.
Therapist was very knowledgeable and understanding of my issue. I would definitely recommend them to a friend.
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