At Family Matters Psychological Services, we believe that you matter, and your family matters! Our mission is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy you. Our goal is to empower you to make informed decisions, to practice responsibility for self, to live your life to the fullest capacity.
We work with individuals, couples, and families to develop strong interpersonal relationships, in all domains: personal, professional, and familial. We work to empower clients to recognize their strengths, and build upon them to address issues that may hinder them in other areas. This strengths-based approach is used to encourage clients that, even when problems exist, there are also solutions available within them, and they may simply need some assistance to access and apply them.
When working with children, we primarily use a Cognitive Behavioral approach. We believe that thoughts cause feelings, and we work to empower clients to be "in charge" of their own feelings and behaviors, rather than giving away their power. When using this theoretical approach to counseling, we help children to examine their irrational beliefs about situations, and then replace those beliefs with more appropriate and more true beliefs. In turn, this places clients in control of their own feelings, allowing for more satisfied and healthy emotions, and better behavior.