Anger and Conflict Management/Family Violence Assessments

One or two individual one-hour sessions, including at least one session with the spouse; plus additional sessions with  other family members, when possible.  We conduct an oral interview and administer various assessment instruments, including: Conflict Tactics Scale, State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire, Safe at Home Questionnaire, and the Controlling and Abusive Tactics Questionnaire (CAT).

Basics of Anger Management

We offer short-term anger management counseling:  either a 16-hour group, or a minimum 4 hour program that combines face-to-face individual sessions and online classes (online classes at www.angermanagement.site).

Individual Psychotherapy

We are licensed therapists, able to work with a variety of diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, etc.  Our approach is eclectic, utilizing cognitive-behavioral, systems and psychodynamic methods, and we are adept at working with adults, teen and children.

Couples and Family Therapy

Because many of our clients are in crisis, our approach in working with couples and families is highly practical, with an emphasis on immediate behavior change.  Ours is an eclectic treatment, based upon systems, psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioral approaches.  In all cases, the safety of victims is our top priority.

Alternative Behavior Choices:  A Domestic Violence Batterer’s Treatment Group

Certified domestic violence offender’s groups.  Meet for 2 hours each week.  Open to both court-referred and self-referred clients.  Separate groups for men and women. Includes workbook, with progress logs and weekly in-class and homework exercise sheets.

Family Violence Parent’s Group

26-52 week group for parents who have been verbally and/or physically abusive towards their children.  Appropriate for self-referred clients, and parents referred through Child & Family Services, but also meets requirement of PC 273.1 for parents convicted of physical child abuse.

Victim Services

Individual counseling for victims of family violence.

Couples Workshop

This 10-week group provides high-conflict and abusive couples with the tools to manage anger, eliminate violence, and begin to build safe and healthy relationships.

FEES – All fees arranged on a sliding scale basis.