Mental Health

eeting one on one with a clinician provides young people with an understanding, caring and neutral party in which to share their thoughts, feelings, emotions and problems.  Being able to build a relationship of trust with a responsible, objective adult is an important part of young people beginning to get a "reality check" and different perspective on the problems they are dealing with in their lives.  Issues addressed in individual therapy sessions include:

-depression

-anxiety

-stress

-abuse

-family conflict

-parent divorce issues

-blended family issues

-school problems

-addictions

-substance abuse

-self harm issues

-low self-esteem

-ADHD

-oppositional defiance

-adoption

-anger management

-lying

Mental Health Services for Children and Teens

 Mental Health issues that can be treated through psychotherapy services include:

-depression

-anxiety

-stress

-abuse

-family conflict

-parent divorce issues

-blended family issues

-school problems

-addictions

-substance abuse

-self harm issues

-low self-esteem

-ADHD

-oppositional defiance

-adoption

-anger management

-lying

Group Therapy for Teens in the St. George area


Teen girls group therapy in St. George, Utah

Girls Group

Therapy Associates runs a weekly group for adolescent girls.  Today's teen girls face encounter a variety of difficulties and group therapy can be an effective intervention for helping them to develop coping strategies for these challenges.  Common issues that teens in this group share include: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, family conflicts and school problems.  This group is held each Monday at 4pm.  

Play therapy for children in St. George, Utah


Family Therapy

Among the common recommendations for treatment includes family Therapy. Family Therapy sessions that include the parents, the target child, and even siblings can be an effective intervention in stabilizing and resolving behavior problems and in improving the family's ability to communicate and problem solve.  Family Therapy is a useful tool when a young person is resistant to attending individual Therapy as it can put perspective on many problems that are  family issues rather than focusing specifically on the child's problems.  Family Therapy also provides a platform for communication between the children and  the parents, which in many cases, has not been occurring effectively due to the problems.

Mental Health Treatment for youth in the St. George area

Individual Therapy

Meeting one on one with a clinician provides young people with an understanding, caring and neutral party in which to share their thoughts, feelings, emotions and problems.  Being able to build a relationship of trust with a responsible, objective adult is an important part of young people beginning to get a "reality check" and different perspective on the problems they are dealing with in their lives. 

Helping children and teens to build self-esteem in the St. George, Utah area.


Group Therapy

Research on treatment for teens has shown that group therapy is an effective modality for working with youth.  Therapy Associates offers several groups on a weekly basis:

-substance abuse

-pornography addiction

-sexual offenses

-gaming addiction

-girls issues

-anger management

Mental Health Assessment and Treatment for Children and Teens in St. George, Utah


Children's Play Therapy

(For children 8 and under)

Play therapy provides a way for young children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.  

Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. This is thought to help them towards better social integrationgrowth and development.

Play therapy can also be used as a tool of diagnosis. A play therapist observes a client playing with toys (play-houses, pets, dolls, etc.) to determine the cause of the disturbed behavior. The objects and patterns of play, as well as the willingness to interact with the therapist, can be used to understand the underlying rationale for behavior both inside and outside the session..

Family therapy in St. George, Utah


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