Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy encourages couples to learn to appreciate their emotional connection.

Couples therapy is provided to partners at any stage of their relationship. At Integrated Therapy Services, we will support you in exploring your needs within your relationship as well as strengthen your communication and passion for one another.

Couples counseling can help with many issues, including communication problems, intimacy concerns, conflicts about child rearing, substance abuse and infidelity. Our staff is specially trained to assist couples in returning to more successful ways of managing challenges, and to make decisions that lead to success.

Marriage counseling could also be helpful in cases of domestic abuse. However, if violence has escalated to the point that you’re afraid, counseling alone isn’t adequate. Contact the police, a local shelter or crisis center for emergency support.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is designed to help children and their parents overcome the negative and often devastating effects of trauma.

Traumatic life events that children experience may include child sexual or physical abuse; traumatic loss of a loved one; exposure to domestic, school or community violence; exposure to disaster, terrorist attacks, or war trauma; serious accident such as car or plane; and serious medical procedures, operations or hospitalizations.

This therapy will help parents learn optimal ways to support their child and the skills that the child is learning in therapy. It also teaches parents effective parenting skills in dealing with the behaviors that often accompany child victims of trauma.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps the client develop stress management skills, affect regulation, problem solving and safety skills, communication skills, self-esteem empowerment and interpersonal trust. The intervention can be provided to children ages 3-18 and their parents.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based treatment program for individuals with difficulty managing intense emotions. Individuals in this program will participate in individual DBT therapy, skills training and phone coaching. Those that will benefit from the group include those who have difficulty with: intense emotions, impulsivity, self-harm, feeling worthless and unhealthy relationships.

Individual DBT Therapy

Individual therapy is all about enhancing motivation to apply skills to everyday life. Dialectical Behavior Therapy runs weekly in conjunction with Skills Training Group. Through this therapy program, the client will learn how to reinforce skills and help process any past trauma.

DBT Skills Training Group

Skills Training Group meets on a weekly basis for 2 hours for a total of 24 weeks. Skills Training Group is run like a class, where group leaders teach skills and assign homework as a way for participants to apply skills in their everyday life. The Training Group allows individuals to learn new behavioral skills in order to gain control of intense emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger.

Phone Coaching

Phone Coaching increases the individuals’s ability to manage distressful situations on their own.

Co-Parent Counseling

It is no secret that divorce can be difficult for all involved. Instead of being the end, the finalization of a divorce is really a new beginning. A beginning which redefines the family, requiring parents and children to navigate living as a different kind of family, but still a family nevertheless. It is well documented that the most harm to children during and after a divorce is how parents handle themselves and their interactions with each other, not the divorce itself.

However, despite the divorce, children still want and need both of their parents to continue loving and parenting them. For parents,  the idea of co-parenting and communicating with the other parent is often very difficult because they still feel raw from the emotions that they carry as a result of the break up of the marriage, not to mention the emotions raised by the process of the divorce itself.

Through Co-Parent Counseling, we help parents learn to change dysfunctional, emotionally-charged communication and behavior patterns by helping them adopt clearly-defined, respectful, and dispassionate approaches to problem-solving and decision-making.

Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home is an educational program for pregnant couples and families with children up to three years of age. The goal of the program is to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening the parental relationship.

Parents will learn how to stay connected with their partner, and how to interact with their baby in a positive way that keeps both parents involved and deals with conflict successfully.

Integrated Therapy Services offers Group Workshops and Private Classes.

Meet our Providers

Our staff is trained to provide a broad range of therapies such as couples therapy, family therapy, and individual therapy for children, teens and adults.

our providers
call: 253.460.7248
3560 Bridgeport Way W
Suite 2-C
University Place, WA 98466