Services Offered at Hirt Psychology
Individual psychotherapy provides a confidential and supportive space where people can openly discuss their thoughts and feelings without judgment. Therapy is a collaborative process between a licensed therapist and an individual seeking support (client). The therapeutic process involves various elements and techniques, and the specific approach can vary depending on the therapist's theoretical orientation and the needs of the client. It is used to address a broad range of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, stressors, challenges related to autism spectrum, trauma, relationship issues, substance use/alcohol issues, grief, and chronic illness. Some people pursue therapy as a means of self-discovery and personal development; it is a space for individuals to reflect on their goals, values, aspirations and/or career and academic ambitions, and to work towards becoming the person they want to be.
Couples therapy is a collaborative process where a licensed therapist works with the couple to identify and address specific issues, improve communication, and enhance the overall quality of the relationship. It provides a safe and structured environment for partners to express themselves, gain insights, and work together towards positive change. Common reasons people seek couples therapy: communication issues, conflict resolution, intimacy and connection, parenting issues, life transitions, mental health concerns, infidelity, loss of trust, unresolved issues from the past, or premarital counseling.
Family therapy is an approach that involves working with the family system to address and resolve issues affecting the family members. The therapist serves as a facilitator, helping the family navigate challenges, improve communication, all while promoting understanding and empathy among family members. The therapist may guide the family in active listening, expressing emotions, and resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. Common reasons people seek family therapy: conflict resolution, mental health concerns, cultural or identity issues, addiction, emerging adulthood issues, life transitions, grief, family crisis or trauma, improving quality of relationships, and/or improving communication and boundaries.
Psychological consultation involves seeking guidance and expertise from a licensed psychologist or other mental health professional to address various psychological, emotional, developmental, or behavioral concerns. The goal is to provide insights, education, recommendations, and practical strategies to address specific concerns. While therapy involves ongoing treatment and exploration of deeper issues, psychological consultation tends to be more focused on addressing specific challenges and providing targeted interventions. Some common reasons for seeking psychological consultation: self or family member recently diagnosed with autism, discussing mental health treatment options for self or family member, parenting strategies, and/or wanting to learn how to best support a loved one struggling with mental health issues.
Parent consultation refers to a process in which parents or caregivers seek guidance and support from a licensed clinician to address specific concerns related to child development, mental health concerns, parenting strategies, and/or family dynamics. The goal of parent consultation is to provide parents with information, insights, strategies, and help with navigating challenges. Some common reasons parents seek parenting consultation: behavioral or emotional issues, developmental concerns, issues related to autism spectrum, blended family concerns, discussing treatment options, and/or life transitions (e.g., college preparation ).
Performance and Sports Psychology Consultation:
Performance coaching is a professional relationship in which a trained coach works with an individual or a team to enhance performance and achieve specific goals. It is commonly utilized in various domains, including business, sports, academics, and personal development. The primary focus of performance coaching is to facilitate positive change, promote skill development, and optimize the individual or team's potential. Some common reasons people seek this service: motivation issues, enhance performance (sports, academic, career etc.), assistance with exercise and/or other health related goals, guidance with injury recovery, help with focus, changing thought patterns, developing relaxation techniques, and coping with stress or burn-out.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a small group of individuals with similar concerns or goals meet regularly with a trained therapist or facilitator. The group dynamic provides a supportive and collaborative environment for members to share their experiences, receive feedback, and work together towards personal growth and positive change.