Individual therapy is what most people think of when they think of psychotherapy. In this scenario it’s just you and your therapist, together having an intensive focus on helping you to achieve more clarity and meaning in your life (and less pain and stress). The benefit of individual psychotherapy is that you have your therapists’ complete attention, both within the session and outside of it when your therapist mulls over approaches and researches the most helpful treatments.
We have found that couples come into therapy for one of three reasons: too much heat, too little heat or a “temperature mismatch”. Too much heat means conflict, arguing too much, about small things or in ways that are unproductive. Too little heat means that each member of the couple is somewhat unengaged. A “temperature mismatch” means that one member of the couple is seeking more engagement and connection, while the other member is retreating somewhat and becoming less available. Monarch therapists are well versed in addressing all of these types of problems, in addition to infidelity, infertility, sexual issues and communication problems.
Family therapy acknowledges that the family functions together as a unit, and that healing of the dynamics within the family will help each individual member. Often families fall into negative patterns of relating that they aren’t aware of, for reasons that they aren’t fully conscious of either. These relationship patterns then effect each member of the family, who then bring less healthy behaviors to the family in a recursive and ongoing cycle. However, there are relatively simple fixes for even the most complex of negative interaction cycles. Monarch therapists (especially Carissa Hannum!) are versed in family systems theories and can help you to use the power of family to heal dischord, conflict, poor communication, child behavior problems, anxiety and eating disorders.
Many people overlook the power of group psychotherapy, but it is a powerfully effective method that often comes at a fraction of the price. In group psychotherapy, participants benefit from not only the therapist’s knowledge and experience but also the honest feedback of every member of the group. It’s like therapy to the fifth or sixth power. Monarch is currently running groups for the following populations:
- Eating Disorders Support (Wednesdays at 11 & Fridays at 2)
- Women of Color (Wednesdays at 6 pm)
- Young Adult Process Group (Tuesdays at 11)
We are also always open to building more groups based upon interest; please reach out to see if we might have a group that is right now you.