Adult & Family Counseling
Loudoun Family Counseling Services provides counseling for:
||- Behavioral issues
|- Anxiety disorders
||- Asperger Syndrome
|- Stress management
||- Self-esteem issues
||- School behaviors
|- Marital difficulties
||- Family relationships
||- Separation anxiety
|- Separation and divorce
||- Co-dependency issues
||- ACOA patterns
|- Blended family relationships
||- Adjustment disorders
Types of Therapy
Many types of therapy are utilized depending on the specific needs of each client:
- Individual Therapy (Children and Adults)
This term refers to one-on-one therapy using a single or combination of therapeutic styles based on the specific needs of the individual.
- Couples Counseling
- Filial Therapy (parent-child)
- Family Therapy
This type of therapy emphasizes the systems theory that family relationships are interactive and interdependent. Family members benefit from a deeper understanding of their needs and reactions in the context of their family.
- Play Therapy
Children communicate their thoughts, feelings, and problems through the language of play. Play therapy is useful for all children, especially those that are not able to express their inner feelings through words or don't really understand what's going on inside. Research has shown that play therapy is effective in treating many emotional and behavioral problems in children. The following web link is helpful for parents who ask, "Why Play Therapy?"
Why Play Therapy (3 minute media presentation)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is effective with children, adolescents and adults. It focuses on the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works on the premise that our thoughts cause us to feel and behave in certain ways. Cognitive Behavioral Therapists ask questions and ask that people question their perceptions, like, "Is she not talking to me because I did something wrong and she's mad at me? Or, is she just super busy or in a bad mood today and it has nothing to do with me?" CBT works because it helps people to change the way they think in order to respond in beneficial ways. The therapy is goal oriented, directive, and homework is given to help people understand how and why they act in certain ways. People benefit in the long term as they continue to understand that they only have control in changing themselves, not people and events outside themselves.
- Equine Assisted Learning Program/Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - An exciting way to partner with horses to help people learn new skills. The program is 100% on the ground; no riding skills required.