At some point in our lives, we are almost guaranteed to experience certain struggles and challenged by how to overcome them. A therapist can teach you how to cope in healthy ways to manage patterns of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or low self-confidence. When you discover more about yourself, you gain a self-awareness that will help you break negative patterns and help you with your personal growth.
2. Psychodynamic/ Psychoanalytical Therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a type of weekly or twice weekly therapy that focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering, which can result in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or struggles with relationships or work. This therapy approach utilizes self-reflection and the relationship with the therapist to identify patterns in a person’s life. The goal is to not only alleviate symptoms, but to lead a healthier and more fulfilling life.
3. Child Therapy
Child therapy is not always easy for parents to discuss. As a parent, you might have conflicting feelings about your child engaging in therapy. But when you see your child struggling, having difficulties making/ keeping friends, or experiencing behavioral issues at school, it’s heart-breaking and you desperately want to help them. Therapy offers the opportunity for your child to learn and practice new skills to help manage these obstacles and provides a safe place for your child to communicate their thoughts and emotions. Children will encounter various obstacles through different developmental stages and therapy can have an equally weighted focus on positive growth and strengths.
4. Family Therapy
It can be painful to feel disconnected from your family yet, it does not have to remain this way. Family therapy is a type of therapy that can improve communication and resolve conflicts amongst family members. Though a family conflict is viewed differently from each individual’s perspective, each person’s actions do relate directly to the group’s functionality. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times. It helps to improve family dynamics, boundaries, and communication so that you are mutually feeling accepted and respected, and as a result, better able to support each other and come up with solutions to real-life problems.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy is an evidence-based practice that focuses on creating corrective emotional experiences for clients, to heal trauma and attachment wounds. It is a whole brain therapy that focuses on dynamic between therapist a client in the present moment, which promotes self-acceptance and reduces self-attack and self-sabotage. For example, as opposed to focusing on pathology, the therapist sets the conditions for patients to access their own healing capacities and restore the ability to connect to others and experience higher self-esteem.
6. Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems is a powerfully transformative, evidence-based model of psychotherapy. It is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on a client’s internal “parts” and “Self.” Often, we experience inner conflict that can lead to self-sabotage, difficulty making decisions, and maintenance of healthy habits. This therapy allows us to become integrated and whole, reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and creates the conditions for healthy behavior.
7. LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
Our providers are experienced in providing safe, supportive, and identify-affirming therapeutic services to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our group has diverse expertise in approaching specific challenges faced by LGBTQ+ identifying clients, while maintaining a non-pathologizing view of identities. We collaborate with clients to find the right therapeutic fit with psychologists and psychiatrists.
8. Substance Abuse Counseling
Substance Abuse Counseling
Breaking free from addiction is often a stressful and emotional journey as addiction negatively impacts your relationships, career, family and health. A substance abuse counselor is vital when it comes to recovering from addiction, focusing on changing patterns in the individual’s behavior.
9. Psychoeducaitonal Testing
We provide psychoeducational evaluations for individuals ages 6 and up. A psychoeducational evaluation can: determine if an individual meets criteria for a learning disability or ADHD highlight an individual’s relative strengths and weaknesses guide academic and treatment recommendations (including accommodations on standardized tests, if appropriate)
Evaluations are customized based on the referral question and client needs (including but not limited to: initial evaluations to rule-out learning disabilities, updated evaluations to update/maintain accommodations, IQ testing for school admissions).
10. Psychiatric Evaluation
Mental health disorders are conditions that physiologically affect the brain. A mental health issue is not a flaw in your personality or lack of control over your emotions. The symptoms of brain disorders are very real, and require expert medical evaluation and treatment, just like diabetes or arthritis. Accurately identifying psychiatric diagnoses and choosing the right medication plan can be a challenging process. Our psychiatrists are committed to providing comprehensive medical evaluations and attentive medication management to our patients.
ARA offers multi-state
Which has proven to be very helpful for continuing care and convenience.
ARA also offers psychiatry and therapy in Spanish
We have expertise in Autism Spectrum and LGBTQ population. We also offer genetic testing to assist in medication selection.