Family Therapy

Family Therapy, also referred to as Family Systems Therapy, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples to nurture change and development.

Our providers view change in the system of interaction between family members. We emphasize family relationships as an important factor in your psychological health.

Regardless of the origin of the problem and whether the client considers it an “individual” or “family” issue, having family involvement is often beneficial. This is commonly accomplished by the direct participation of family members in Family Therapy sessions. A family therapist has the skills and expertise to influence conversation in a way that catalyzes the strength, wisdom, and support from the entire family.

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.

Pride Program

Our Pride Program is focused on providing a safe and therapeutic environment to help foster resilience and compassion with members of the LGBTQ+ community and family members. Therapists are trained in working with individuals, families, and couples in this community from a systemic perspective.

It is a sad truth that members of this community experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, suicide, substance use, and trauma. It is our mission to create a space of compassion and safety while working through whatever concerns people bring.

For some people medical transitions can be a component of mental health care. We take care in providing longer term treatment and coordination with other medical professionals on an as needed basis to reduce gate keeping as much as possible.

ITS’ Pride Program specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking support with:

  • Transcare
  • Dysphoria
  • Coming Out
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions and Stress
  • Grief or Loss
  • Parenting
  • Alternating Groups (ask for more information)
  • And more…

For more information, please call the office.

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.

Eating Psychology

Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach developed by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationships, family, intimacy, life stress, and so much more. Integrated Therapy Services looks to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield results.

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