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Here you will find information that will help you through your decision making process. You will also find information that might pertain to your situation in life and that you find helpful. At Counseling SDC we value knowledge. Clients are involved in every step of the therapy process, including making decisions about how we approach different treatment topics. We encourage you to use this information to start your healing journey. When you are ready, we are here for you.
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Counseling SDC Modalities
What does a PACT session look like?
Your experience during a PACT session may differ somewhat from what you would experience in other forms of couple therapy. Key features of this approach include:
- Your therapist will focus on moment-to-moment shifts in your face, body, and voice, and ask you to pay close attention to these as a couple.
- Your therapist will create experiences similar to those troubling your relationship and help you work through them in real time during the session.
- PACT tends to require fewer sessions than do other forms of couple therapy.
- PACT sessions often exceed the 50-min hour and may last as long as 3–6 hours. Longer times allow for the in-depth work of PACT.
- Your therapist may videotape sessions to provide immediate feedback to you
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IFS Therapy (Internal Family Systems)
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an approach to psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain of the wounded parts.
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Psychodynamic therapy focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client's present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are client self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior.
Attachment Based Therapy
Attachment-based therapy is an approach to therapy that specifically targets those thoughts, feelings, communications, behaviors, and interpersonal exchanges that patients have learned either to suppress and avoid or to amplify and overemphasize because of early attachment experiences.
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Some Helpful Terms
Drug Induced Psychosis:
Psychosis is a psychological problem which causes someone to interpret the world differently from those around them. Drug-induced psychosis, also known as ‘stimulant psychosis’, refers to any psychotic episode which has been caused by abuse of stimulants, an adverse reaction to prescription drugs, or excessive use of alcohol which has directly triggered a psychotic reaction. These reactions are typically temporary in nature.
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions. https://www.apa.org/topics/tra...
A Counseling SDC clinician, is a fully licensed or otherwise authorized, without restriction in California to provide therapy. Clinicians are certified under all applicable state and federal laws to perform the services in the applicable category of service, maintain current (non-delinquent) licenses and certifications required for the provision of such services.
The originating site is the actual location at which eligible clients receive services via the telecommunications system located at counselingsdc.com. Clients must be familiar with the site and how to use telehealth functions prior to first appointment. The decision of medical necessity will be made by the clinician located at the distant site. NOTE: Krug and Park Family Counseling P.C. (DBA Counseling SDC) Authorized origination sites are: Office (of a physician or practitioner), Hospital, Health Clinics, School, Private residence
The distant site is the site where the clinician providing the professional service is located at the time the service is provided via a telecommunication system. The clinician providing the care must be currently and appropriately licensed in the state of California.
Marriage and Family Therapy:
Also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychology that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.
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Articles and Books:
"Failure to Launch"
rtor.org for parents