Psychotherapy services

Family Connections offers a wide array of therapeutic services which can be found in more detail below.  These are just some of the therapy models that are used by our therapists.  

Attachment Focused Therapy (also known as DDP)

Attachment Focused Therapy (also known as DDP) is based on and brings together attachment theory, what we understand about developmental trauma, the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and caregiving, intersubjectivity theory and child development...Learn more about Attachment Focused Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy.  This means that you discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviors with a mental health professional.  CBT focuses on how the way you think affects the way you feel and act ... Learn more about CBT

Couples Therapy



Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy. Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through marriage... Learn more about Couples Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)



EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a specific psychotherapy approach guided by an information processing model.  EMDR is used to address experiences that contribute to clinical problems and health.  Many individuals seeking EMDR have experienced traumatic events in their lives in which they continue having anxiety or intrusive disturbing thoughts associated with these events...Learn more about EMDR



Family Therapy



Family therapy is based on the belief that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. These patterns are determined by many things, including the parents' beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended... Learn more about Family Therapy

Filial Play Therapy



Filial Play Therapy is a unique therapeutic approach in which parents hold special play sessions with their child and are the main change agents for their child's challenging behaviors.  Parents learn therapeutic, child centered skills aimed at strengthening the parent-child relationship, thus ... Learn more about Filial Play Therapy

Mindfulness Mental Health Group

Four week group/class introducing the principles and practices of mindfulness as they relate to mental health and well-being.  Learn more about the Mindfulness Group

Mindfulness Mental Health Group for Youth

Four week group/class introducing the principles and practices of mindfulness as they relate to mental health and well-being.  Learn more about the Mindfulness Group for Youth

Play Therapy



Play Therapy is a therapeutic approach for children.  Children love to play.  While they play they are actually learning about their world, the people in their world and themselves.  Many play therapists say "play is the language of children" and ... Learn more about Play Therapy

Sand Tray Play Therapy



Sand Tray Play Therapy is a therapeutic approach for children, adolescents, and adults.  Couples can benefit from joint Sand Tray Play Therapy as well as entire families.  Sand Tray Play Therapy uses a container of sand (usually, fine play sand) and a wide variety of small figurines or miniature items.  There are two separate types of rooms for sand tray work at Family Connections.  One room ... Learn more about Sand Tray Play Therapy

Somatic Experiencing (SE)



Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a trauma specific therapeutic model developed by Peter Levine PhD.  Trauma is not something that happens to someone, trauma is an event that occurs and a trauma response to that event is what happens to us.  This trauma response has the potential of developing stressful reactions in the ... Learn more about SE


Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun... Learn more about Theraplay

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