Thriving Minds specializes in Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a brief, time-limited, and effective psychological treatment focusing on identifying problematic thoughts and behaviors and learning new coping strategies to empower children, parents, and adults to learn a new way of reacting.
Presenting problems we treat
Behavioral Issues (Behavioral intervention, Parent Training, Parent/Child Interaction Therapy)
Selective Mutism & Social Anxiety
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Exposure/Response Prevention)
Marital stress/strife (Gottman Method)
Stress/compliance accompanying chronic health issue
Couples therapy at Thriving Minds equips you with skills that build trust and friendship and provide a means to handle conflict effectively. Specifically, we use the Gottman Method which is an evidence based approach that evolved from decades of research. Our therapist, Marla Field, MA, LLP, completed all 3 levels of Gottman instruction and when combined with her training, insight, and compassion, is able to provide a safe place for couples to work on their relationship.
The intake process occurs over the course of 3 sessions. Getting to know the couple both individually and as a pair is the focus of the first 2 sessions. Following the first session, both clients will be asked to separately complete a confidential, HIPAA compliant, online assessment that can be completed in the comfort of their own home. This assessment provides valuable clinical information that normally would take several sessions to gather. During the final session of the intake process, Marla will unpack what she’s learned and talk with both partners about their goals for therapy. Throughout the whole process, the couple is welcome and encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback on the counseling process.
Parent-Led Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A new option for those wishing to shorten their wait time is Parent-Led CBT: Current research shows that children with anxiety disorders can make the same gains when their parents work with a psychologist using a specific protocol (“Parent-Led CBT”) as when they attend sessions themselves. Often used with parents of children who refuse to participate in therapy, this approach can also get treatment started for a child who would otherwise have to wait up to several months for an opening. This would also be an opportunity for families who already have many after-school commitments such as sports and other extra-curriculars, and are not sure whether they can commit the time to taking their child to therapy every week. Parents attend sessions during the day and children do not have to miss school. Even if therapy eventually shifts into a more traditional child-focused structure, parents will have gained effective tools to jumpstart improvement and healing
The Therapy Process
Step A: Initial Clinical Interview
The therapist will obtain background and necessary information to develop a diagnosis, provide education and clarification, and create a treatment plan. Furthermore, this appointment will be used to provide an overview of what therapy will entail and the process of treatment. Initial Clinical Interview Fee: $275-300 (60-90 minutes)
Step B: Individual, Family, or Parent Psychotherapy Sessions:
Sessions focus on moving toward goals set in the initial clinical interview, using empathetic and research-based interventions. Individual, Family, or Marital Therapy Fee: $170 (60 minutes)