Group and Individual Therapy Available at our offices

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Adolescent Group Therapy

This group is ongoing, typically for the length of the school year. It focuses on peer interaction, coping with school, substance abuse, problem solving strategies, dealing with parents, anger management, assertiveness. The format is didactic with lecture, video presentations, exercises, role playing and application of the afore mentioned material in daily life.

Couples / Marital Therapy

(50 – 55 minute session)

Designed for the couple to assist them in improving communication skills, problem solving strategies, and healthy coping skills. There will be exercises, role playing, possibly video instruction. The format is didactic in nature and each session is used for development of the previously mentioned skill areas. Couples attend together.

Family Therapy

(50 – 55 minute session)

Family therapy involves all members of the family (when possible) to address issues of family structure, responsibility, coexistence and problem solving. Family therapy could encompass as few as two individuals, parent & child or siblings. Sessions may be further divided into partial time increments to hear each person’s individual points of view.

Group Therapy

(50 – 55 minute session)

Groups meet weekly and are specific to a theme or topic (see Group therapy topics). They are comprised of 6 to 10 individual to meet to discuss their particular problems, obtain advice from group participants or the leader. Leaders are all licensed qualified therapist with expertise in the subject matter. There are lectures, presentations, videos, group and individual exercises as part of the group. Each group is unique and specific but at the core of treatment is each person’s individual treatment plan formulated by the therapist and participant. The Banyan Group can provide therapeutic groups in schools, treatment programs, other agencies the community when needed.

In Home Therapy

(or place of residence)
( Minimum of 2 hours, one hour travel + one hour therapy session)

Individual, family, marital therapy and crisis intervention therapy can be held in a person’s home, vacation residence, boat, or hotel if visiting the area. Set up for discrete and confidential service with minimal disruption to your life style. Available to Concierge in local hotels. This service is not covered by your health insurance and carries a higher cost due to travel time.

Individual Therapy

(50 – 55 minute session)

Is specifically set for the individual who has a problem that is recognized as theirs. Examples would be depression, anxiety, panic attacks, adjustment issues, etc. It does not mean that other persons are not involved with the individual’s problem but they choose not to help or participate in marital therapy. Examples would be a marital issue when the partner doesn’t see the issue or want to participate, or your child or adolescent refusing to attend family therapy.

Intervention

( Minimum of 2 hours; one hour travel + one hour therapy session)

This is typically an in-home intervention led by a licensed therapist to assist the family to confront and motivate a loved one to seek help for their addiction or mental health problem. Because of their defensiveness these individuals do not see their destructive behavior or the course they are on and would not seek treatment without intervention.

The intervention specialist meets with family and friends of the identified individual at the therapy office to obtain a history of the problem, strategies are made to rectify the problem and plan for the  intervention itself.

Psychiatric Evaluation

(50 – 55 minute session)

A Psychiatric Evaluation is provided by a Psychiatrist, M.D..  The Psychaitrist, M.D. will establish a diagnosis, method of treatment, and whether medication is needed for successful treatment.

Medication Management

(15-30 minute session)

Medication management sessions are usually monthly at first and is provided by the Psychiatrist, M.D. as an adjunct to therapy to assist with reducing symptoms of the disorder being treated. As a patient becomes stable on their medication frequency may be adjusted.  Some medications like Stimulants require monthly monitoring by the Psychaitrist, M.D.  Disorders like depression, Bipolar, anxiety, ADHD respond well to treatment with medication and therapy.

Online Therapy

(50 – 55 minute session)
Individual therapy provided On-Line for the person when face to face therapy is possible or desirable, or for the individual who may trapped in the house because of illness,. Sessions are scheduled in advance for a specific time. Sessions are in “real time” (no video conferencing at this time) with a licensed therapist.

Parenting Group

(50 – 55 minute session)
An ongoing group of parents voluntarily seeking to find a healthy style of parenting their children. The group consists of 6 to 10 sessions of hands-on parenting techniques, lectures, exercises, role playing and didactic format to facilitate processing and application of the material.

Pre-Marital Counseling

(50 – 55 minute session)
This four hour course prepares the couple for future changes in their life and meets the Florida Statue requirement for pre-marital counseling. It starts with developing a healthy communication pattern, dispels myths of marriage, and sets a forum discusses the hard to ask questions marriage can bring. It will bring up issues of how their family impacts their values, how to communicate, stereo typical roles, questions about finances, children, religion, and decision making. This course can be done by the couple alone in one (4) four hour block of time or four individual hours or if possible in a group of other to be married couples. Each couple receives a certificate upon completion.

Substance Abuse Group

(50 – 55 minute session)
Group: The criteria for this group is a person who believe they may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, or they recently got a DUI, or have had a related problem (Legal or domestic) as a direct result of drinking or drugging. At the initial assessment the therapist determines the number of sessions and develops an individual treatment plan for each group member. Groups are focused on learning about chemical dependency versus alcohol or drug abuse, the disease concept, recovery groups (AA or NA), personal exercises illustrating identification of a problem, tasks to do as part of recovery, 12 Steps to recovery, personal plan to address drug or alcohol problems.

Women’s Group

(50 – 55 minute session)
A 6 to 10 women group, ongoing in nature, is a supportive atmosphere to discuss role clarification, coping with stress, building self esteem, developing assertiveness skills, establishing clear boundaries, balancing work and home life. Didactic in nature, it also has exercises, video presentations, exercises and lecture.