Family-Based Counseling

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Family-Based Counseling

Family-Based Therapy (FBT) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on addressing and resolving psychological and emotional issues within the context of the family unit. It is widely used to treat various mental health and behavioral problems, and its effectiveness has made it a popular choice for families seeking help and support.

Quick Facts:

Family-Centered Approach: FBT places the family at the center of treatment, recognizing that family dynamics play a crucial role in the well-being of individuals.

Evidence-Based: Family-Based Therapy is supported by a strong body of research and has been proven effective in treating conditions such as eating disorders, substance abuse, and depression.

Customized Treatment: Each FBT program is tailored to the unique needs of the family and the individual receiving treatment, making it a highly adaptable therapy option.

Collaborative Process: FBT involves therapists working closely with families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and develop strategies to address specific challenges.

Long-Term Benefits: This therapy not only addresses immediate concerns but also equips families with tools and skills to navigate future challenges effectively.

If you or someone you know would benefit from family-based therapy, we can help and invite you to reach out today so we can schedule an appointment.

Effective Treatments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. CBT is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response. If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please reach out today. We would be happy to speak with you about how a Mindfully Healing therapist may be able to help.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured short-term method (8 to 20 times), originally developed for couples therapy, based on attachment science, developed in the 1980s. The EFT intervention integrates an experiential method focused on being human to reconstruct emotional experience and a systematic structural method to reconstruct interaction. There have been a large number of studies on the efficacy of EFT. This study shows that over time, the effect of treatment is great and the results are stable. EFT has been used successfully by many different types of couples in private clinics, college training centers, and hospital clinics. The preliminary study is for couples suffering from depression, trauma-induced anxiety, medical illness, and difficulty forgiving. EFT is used for different cultural groups and educational levels in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, and Asia. It is used for both traditional and non-traditional couples, including same-sex couples.

Gottman Method for Couples

The Gottman Method is a research-based approach to couples therapy developed by renowned psychologists Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It is designed to help couples build stronger, healthier relationships by improving communication, understanding, and conflict resolution skills. This method is rooted in over four decades of scientific research and has been extensively tested and validated. At its core, the Gottman Method focuses on enhancing relationship satisfaction and promoting long-term relationship success. It provides couples with practical tools and strategies to deepen their emotional connection, foster empathy, and create a secure bond built on trust and mutual support. One of the key elements of the Gottman Method is effective communication. Couples are taught techniques for active listening, expressing their needs and concerns, and responding empathetically to their partner's emotions. By improving communication skills, couples can reduce misunderstandings, increase understanding, and strengthen their overall relationship quality. Conflict resolution is another crucial aspect addressed by the Gottman Method. Couples learn healthy ways to manage and resolve conflicts, with a focus on understanding each other's perspectives and finding mutually beneficial solutions. The method helps couples navigate disagreements constructively, reducing the negative impact of conflict on the relationship. The Gottman Method also emphasizes the importance of emotional intimacy. Couples are encouraged to deepen their emotional connection by expressing fondness and admiration for each other, building friendship and trust, and creating shared meaning in their relationship. By fostering emotional intimacy, couples can cultivate a strong and fulfilling partnership. Overall, the Gottman Method is widely recognized as one of the most effective approaches to couples therapy. Its evidence-based techniques have helped countless couples improve their relationship satisfaction, strengthen their communication skills, and develop strategies for long-term relationship success. Therapists trained in the Gottman Method utilize these principles to guide couples towards healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

Other Clinical Specialties

Counseling for Trauma

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. In these circumstances, the support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.

Therapy for Depression

Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? You might be feeling depressed or deep despair.

Counseling for New Mothers

For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.” For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening. Therapists who have extensive education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.

Online Counseling

Mindfully Healing clinicians are now offering video telehealth therapy services to both new and established clients.

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Minnetonka, MN 55343
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