Jessica F. Rainey, LICSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
                     Types of Services Offerred
 
Individual Therapy
 
Individual therapy is done in a one-on-one setting.  Traditionally individual therapy allows the patient to share struggles, areas of concern, or to express themselves in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment.  I primarily treat from a strength's based, solution-focused perspective.  Openess in a therapuetic relationship is crucial to a successful relationship, so I am always open to discussion about your specific needs and desires.  Some typical treatment areas include:
  • Anxiety and Anxiety related disorders (OCD, Social Anxiety, School or Workplace)
  • Depressive Disorders (Major Depression & Dysthymia)
  • Family or relationship discord, inlcuding parenting support and eduation
  • Anger issues and interpersonal conflict
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Improving social networks (friends, jobs, interests/hobbies)
 
Family Therapy
 
Family therapy brings family members together to solve their shared problems. It is based on the belief that families are the single most powerful resource available to individuals.  In traditional forms of psychotherapy, each individual works separately to solve his or her problems.  In family therapy, family members work together to solve problems.   By allowing families to harness and strengthen existing resources, and by helping family members work collaboratively towards solutions to tough problems, family therapy has proven to be of great benefit to people at times of major life stress.  Some typical treatment areas include:
  • Improving communication between family members
  • Creating an appropriate heirarcy within the family and establishing roles
  • Decreasing chaotic experiences
  • Helping members toshare concerns and express support
 
Child & Adolescent Therapy
 
Significant life events, such as the death of a family member, friend, or pet; divorce or a move,  abuse, trauma, a parent leaving on military deployment or a major illness in the family — can cause stress that might lead to problems with behavior, mood, sleep, appetite, and academic or social functioning.
In some cases, it's not as clear what has caused a child to suddenly seem withdrawn, worried, stress, sulky, or tearful, but if you feel your child might have an emotional or behavioral problem or needs help coping with a difficult life event, trust your instincts.
Signs that your child may benefit from seeing a therapist include:
  • Learning or attention problems (such as ADD/ADHD)
  • Behavioral problems (such as excessive anger, acting out, bedwetting or eating disorders)
  • A significant drop in grades
  • Episodes of sadness, tearfulness, or depression
  • Socially withdrawal or isolation
  • Being the victim of bullying or bullying other children
  • Decreased interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Overly aggressive behavior (such as biting, kicking, or hitting)
  • Sudden changes in appetite (particularly in adolescents)
  • Insomnia or increased sleepiness
  • Mood swings (e.g., happy one minute, upset the next)
  • Development of or an increase in physical complaints (such as headache, stomachache, or not feeling well) despite a normal physical exam by your doctor
 
Often times, I will spend a portion of each session with the parents alone, with the child alone, and with the family together.  Child and Adolescent therapy holds the same values as therapy for adults; and an atmosphere of confidentiality is of the utmost importance.  Be assured, however, should any safety concerns arise, I am obligated by law to discuss these concerns with you, the parent.  I do try to respect the trust your child has in me by respecting their participation in therapy.
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