In individual psychotherapy, our trained professionals and clients work together to establish a strong working relationship in order to alleviate the client's psychological and emotional problems. The object of their relationship(s) is (1) removing and/or modifying existing symptoms, (2) mediating disturbed patterns of behavior, and (3) promoting positive personality growth and development.
Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of our professionally trained therapists to help themselves and one another. Group therapy helps people learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. It addresses feelings of isolation, depression or anxiety. And it helps people make significant changes so they feel better about the quality of their lives. Additionally, group therapists can apply the principles of group to other settings and situations such as businesses, schools and community organizations. Also offered are focused group experiences such as anger management, parenting, and addictions.
Couples counseling aims to increase understanding of the couple's relationship patterns, and decrease destructive (but all-too-human) tendencies to focus on blame and guilt. Riegler Shienvold & Associates understands there is no relationship that is not without its problems. Working with couples in counseling to achieve better understanding, better communications, and acceptable expectations can profoundly affect the quality of the relationship. Participants can be expected to be treated as two adults, with respect for the life course and goals of each of the partners. Couples counseling can be very challenging, even an adventure in self-discovery.