Designed to meet children and teens on their terms, therapists utilize a variety of techniques, some of which include aspects of play. Play therapy, a modality used by many of our therapists, allows professionals to speak the language children know to articulate thoughts and feelings. Through play, therapists teach social skills, process trauma, improve emotional regulation, and manage big behaviors. Therapists work in conjunction with parents/guardians to teach skills, provide support, and increase secure attachment.
Kids may enter therapy for lots of different reasons, and we want to help caregivers understand and respond to their children in ways that promote connection and safety, while also enforcing boundaries and managing behaviors.
Making the decision to enter into therapy can be scary and overwhelming. We are here to help you navigate this process and identify a therapist that is right for you. As a training facility for therapists our goal is to increase training and education to provide quality care for all. With an emphasis on attachment focused trauma healing, each provider brings their own unique style and skill set. At PSG we offer multiple evidence-based treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Seven Challenges, Circle of Security Parenting (COSP), Internal Family Systems, and more.
What we help with:
- Anger Management
- Attachment Disorder
- Attention – Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Career Issues
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders
- Gender Identity
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Grief and Loss
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Relational Problems with Couples and Families
- Specific Phobias and Social Phobia
- Developmental Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Our caring and knowledgeable staff bring together a holistic approach to understanding the impact of trauma and attachment on the body and nervous system. Through assessment and observation staff gain a better understanding of how each individual’s brain is processing incoming sensory information and the way it directly impacts the body and its emotional state. This information drives the treatment process and areas of focus. By combining mental health and occupational therapy our team of professionals can support growth by developing fine motor skills, mindfulness, emotional regulation, body awareness, and executive functioning to improve day to day life.
At PSG, we believe in the power of shared experiences. Group therapy provides a unique opportunity to connect with others who may be facing similar struggles, creating a space for empathy, validation, and mutual growth. We offer a wide array of group treatment options to address both mental health and addiction. We offer groups tailored to specific challenges, and work to help clients strengthen their interpersonal skills and improve relationships.
Groups Currently Available:
- Nutrition and Its Impact on Mental Health
- Circle of Security Parenting
- Women’s Yoga
- Healthy Relationships
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Recovery Basics
- Seeking Safety (healing trauma and addiction)
- Adolescent DBT Skills
Our skilled psychologists are dedicated to providing in-depth, comprehensive assessments that offer valuable insights into various aspects of psychological wellbeing. Our evaluations provide accurate diagnoses for conditions such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior challenges, traumatic brain injuries, mood disorders, PTSD, attachment-related challenges, personality disorders, and more. Psychological testing can help identify learning disabilities, intellectual strengths, and areas that may need additional support.
We believe that gaining a full understanding of an individual’s functioning enables us to provide accurate, effective solutions to improve performance and well being. Recommendations are developed out of this understanding, and involve targeted interventions for clients, parents, schools, service providers, etc.
Therapy is a professional relationship where you can discuss and work through personal issues, emotions, and concerns with a trained therapist. It can help you gain insight, develop coping strategies, and improve your mental and emotional well-being.
Our practice offers a range of therapy modalities, including play therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), Circle of Security Parenting (COSP), and more. All of our treatment considers attachment patterns and trauma reactions, and we tailor our approach to your individual needs.
Everyone could benefit from therapy at some point in their life, and we’re committed to reducing the stigma of seeking help. If you’re experiencing persistent emotional distress, struggling with relationships, or facing challenges that affect your well-being, therapy can be beneficial. It’s also a valuable resource for personal growth and self-improvement.
During your initial session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals with the therapist. The first session will last about an hour and go over your family history and background information so the therapist has a better understanding of your needs, can provide an appropriate diagnosis, and discuss the best treatment approach with you. The therapist will go over important paperwork so you understand the therapeutic process and are informed about treatment.
Therapy sessions usually last 45-50 minutes, although the duration may vary based on your therapist’s recommendations and your needs. Sessions focused on processing trauma may last longer, which your therapist will discuss with you.
Yes, conversations in therapy are confidential, and therapists are legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy. There are exceptions, such as concerns about harm to yourself or others, which may require disclosure. These exceptions will be discussed with you at your first appointment and your therapist will let you know if they have to break confidentiality for any reason.
The frequency of therapy sessions varies depending on your needs and goals. Initially, weekly sessions are common, but this can be adjusted over time as progress is made.
You are not required to discuss your past if you’re uncomfortable with it. Your therapist will work with you to explore topics and issues that are relevant to your current concerns.