Watching our children struggle whether in school, with peers, or in their relationship with us is a very difficult part of life. Parents often seek the counsel of a professional when they see their child struggling or demonstrating undesirable behavior. Through play therapy and art therapy the child or adolescent can begin to reveal to the therapist and themselves what is bothering them.
Often the child or adolescent does not understand or even know why they are behaving the way they are. They only know that they feel pain, worry, sometimes fear. Children often do not show the same symptoms as adults, i.e. a young boy who is acting agitated and irritable could be depressed even though he is not showing signs or symptoms that are commonly associated with depression for adults. Through beginning to understand the problem I can help the child or adolescent understand themselves as well as the parents understand the problem and how to best help their child.
Individual counseling is a process that involves meeting one on one to help you work through painful feelings, gain new perspectives and set attainable goals.—in a confidential environment—the therapist and the client explore emotions, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenges, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others.
Marriage and Family Therapy:
Marriage and divorce are both common experiences. Healthy marriages are good for the couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems.
A marriage should be a safe haven in which partners are able to express their differences, anger and conflict. In marriage counseling, we work together on multiple levels.When one person in a family system is struggling significantly, the whole family struggles. Seeking marital or couples therapy can be especially helpful in fostering the full capacity of a loving relationship
You just got engaged and are ready to take the next step into marriage! Congratulations! This is a great time to prepare and plan not just the wedding, but the marriage. Pre-marital counseling can be required by some religions and officiants to get married but now more and more couples regardless of requirement are choosing to check out counseling as part of the wedding preparation. Going to counseling before you make the life long commitment allows couples to explore and process life long decisions, not just the flavor of the cake.
I generally meet with clients for 50 minutes on a weekly or biweekly basis, depending on your needs.
If, upon contacting Dre McGee, you discover that this is not the right fit for you, you will be given referrals to other providers in town who may be more appropriate for you. Dre McGee maintains relationships with many psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in town for collaboration, consultation and referral. Finding the right fit is important when looking for a therapist.