Therapy at Grow
We work with individuals, families and couples experiencing any of the following:
- Grief and Loss
- Postpartum Depression (for women and men)
- Stress and Feelings of Overwhelm
- Interpersonal and Relationship Struggles
- Life Transitions
- Emotional Distress
Often times in the areas of:
- Pre-marital counseling
- Pregnancy and Transitioning Into Parenting
- Blended Families
- Workplace Stress
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Life Stress
- Life Transitions
- Individual Development
- Professional Development
- Exploration of Self
- Attaining Balance
- Therapy for Therapists
- Childhood, Adolescent and Adult Trauma
- Family Conflict and Resolution
Individual therapy is, in essence, a perfect balance of you letting your therapist know what you want to work on and what you need, the therapist asking questions and offering thoughts on areas you may not have thought of before. We want to help you feel at peace, find relief from the struggle you are experiencing. Together, we’re hopeful we can achieve that.
Each session is between 55 and 60 minutes in length. We often see clients anywhere from one session to a number of months, depending on what it is we are working on together. There are no pre-determined number of sessions and the length of your treatment truly is dependent on your circumstance. We see individual clients ages 11 and up working with pre-teens, adolescents and adults.
Families are so powerful in their dynamic personalities as a whole, and each one as a magnificent piece to that. We are intricately-woven individuals that combine to create unique, intricately-woven families.
Many families have similar struggles, but we don’t all operate with those struggles the same way. We work with your family to help you discover what your family’s strengths are and ways to use those strengths to offset where problems arise. Along the way, it’s our goal to help you discover a way to grow in these relationships, as a family, as a whole.
We see families struggling with:
- Communication & Conflict Resolution
- Coping with Change, including Divorce & Loss & other Life Transitions
- Work & Life Balance
- Building Better Relationships
There are any number of reasons why couples seek therapy, including:
- Bettering communication
- Conflict resolution
- Coping with stress
- Coping with mental illness
- Affairs and infidelity
- Increasing intimacy and connection
- Bettering sex life
- Building and strengthening relationships
- Coping with life transitions including marriage, preparing for a baby, loss of a loved one, and so many others
While each therapist has their own, unique and individual style of therapy, we all incorporate an emotionally-focused, strengths-based, pragmatic and practical approach with couples to get to the heart of what’s going on and uncover some of the deeper issues that could be preventing you and your partner from moving forward. Sometimes this means working in the present, talking about what’s happening currently that’s causing some issues for you. Sometimes this can also mean spending a little time in the past, trying to gain closure over past hurts or pains that are blocking the way for a healthy, happy relationship. Lisa Pisha, MS, LMFT and Angela Michalak, MA, LCPC have also completed the Gottman Level I Clinical Training and will often implement assessment and tools based on the principles and approach of the Gottman Therapy Method.
We usually see couples together, for the entire 55-60 minute session, but will sometimes work one-on-one with a partner if we both fee that would be beneficial.