Individuals / Couples
Individual Therapy for Adults
Therapy helps one to identify areas where constructive change may improve one's capacity to function better in life, relationships and work. Psychotherapy is not just “getting advice”, but learning how to find new solutions and discover greater freedom to make choices you want and to achieve your life goals.
Psychotherapy is the process of examining thoughts, feelings, stress, pain, and relationships, as well as looking at personal and/or family patterns to gain greater understanding about oneself. Through working to increase self-awareness and compassion for ourselves, we may begin to gently reveal the subtle ways we have unwittingly denied ourselves our full potential to experience love and joy in our work and personal lives. We may also come to recognize the ways in which we inadvertently create or contribute to distress in ourselves or others.
A therapeutic alliance is developed with the two working together in a cooperative manner. The therapist has specific expertise in using communication and relationship in a helpful way, usually based on a particular theory of personality and human behavior, such as cognitive therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, person-centered therapy, interpersonal therapy and others.
Although the issues are different for each person, there is a common need to learn more about ourselves through personal insight and emotional support. You may have thought about talking to family or friends. That can be a good place to start, although many times you can benefit from talking to a professional. The psychologists, counselors and social workers at DR Associates offer individual therapy. Although their approaches may differ, you will always be provided with a professional, confidential and caring atmosphere for these services. We encourage you to talk directly with your therapist and become familiar with their approach toward therapy.
Couples therapy and/or marriage counseling is generally provided by licensed therapists known as marriage and family therapists. These therapists provide the same mental health services as other therapists, but with a specific focus — a couple's relationship.
Couples therapy helps you and your significant other — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts and improve your relationship. Couples therapy gives you the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
Couples therapy can be short term. You may need only a few sessions to help you weather a crisis. Or you may need couples therapy for several months, particularly if your relationship has greatly deteriorated. As with individual psychotherapy, you typically see a marriage counselor or therapist once a week.
Illness, infidelity, sex, anger, financial hardship and communication problems — all can contribute to distress in marriages or other relationships. Marriage counseling or couples counseling can help resolve conflicts and heal wounds.
As a couple, you decide if the time is right to begin Couples Therapy. Sometimes Couples counseling leads to a strengthening of your relationship. Sometimes it involves making the decision, together, not to continue as a couple. Either way, couples therapy can help you understand your relationship better and make well-thought-out decisions.
- Tina Hahn, LCSW, TRT
- Stephen KL Chock, PhD
- Nicole Grandjean, PhD
- Sabrina Austin, PhD
- Kathy Morgan, LCSW, LCDC
DR Associates of North Texas
2301 Ohio Drive, Suite 130
Plano, TX 75093