Therapy & Counseling Services

Providing individual, couples and family counseling

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Therapy, Talk Therapy, Psychotherapy – all words to describe the healing process of regular interaction between a licensed therapist and a client, working together to overcome hardship and difficulties in the client’s life through evidenced-based theories and techniques.

Psychotherapy was created as a treatment for mental illness and psychological disorders, but it also has significant value in other situations. Therapy can help:

Therapy is not just for adults- It can help people of all ages, including children. If you have noticed unexplained behavioral changes or mood swings in your child and think they could benefit from having a safe space to share, therapy could help! Learn more about therapy for children and adolescents.

COUPLES AND FAMILIES COUNSELING

In addition to offering individual therapy, South Coast Family Services understands the value of relationships and the family as a system. We offer counseling for couples and families, and encourage it for some treatment issues.

  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Strategies
  • Substance Use Intervention
  • Parenting Support and Co-Parenting Strategies

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Serving children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, Dr. Nelson performs comprehensive and evidence-based psychological evaluations for a wide range of presenting issues.  These often include (but are not limited to): Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays, learning disorders or academic difficulties, mood disorders including depressive, anxiety, and bipolar conditions, disruptive behavioral patterns, trauma, memory loss, cognitive functioning, dementia, and personality functioning.  Results from the assessment can then be used to inform decisions about treatment, academic accommodations or placement, strategies for positive change, or referral to other services as needed.

 

COMPREHENSIVE DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT)

Dr. Carol Seixas offers a comprehensive DBT program that includes group and individual counseling. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an excellent option for people looking to find relief from uncontrollable emotions and distressing experiences and can increase internal stability through mindfulness and skills. 

 

GROUP THERAPY OFFERINGS

Group therapy can be a great way for people to process their emotions in a safe environment while gaining feedback from a therapist and their peers. Groups can provide a wealth of coping strategies as well as validation from hearing other clients’ experiences. Often, feedback from someone else going through a similar struggle can be just as impactful, if not more so, than feedback from you therapist. 

 

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