Free to all participants in our Intensive program
You are not the only one suffering. Often the entire family system is sick and in need of repair. As one person works on bettering themselves, it often causes a strain on the family as a whole.
In our intensive program, families are invited to take part in family therapy to work on creating new patterns of communication and functioning. These sessions are non-confrontational, informative, and allows people the format for honest communication and problem resolution. When appropriate, therapeutic games are played to break the ice and show people that treatment can also be fun. Still, families are educated on the tools provided in the program in order to create a common language between family members.
Family Sessions Open to the Public
Family and couples’ sessions are also open to the public. Basic Steps Mental Health has an open-door policy and both family and individual sessions are available. If your relationship is in need of repair, we can show you how to use these difficulties to learn and grow in an effort to avoid falling into the same pitfalls and repeating these behaviors again and again.
We also provide individual sessions for partners who want to work on their problems in private.
What are the signs?
- You’ve been feeling low or irritable for most of the day, every day for two weeks or more. You might have found yourself worrying about past or future events for long periods of time, or simply feeling sad, cross or tearful. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize a gradual change – have others noticed that you don’t seem your usual self?
- You’ve lost interest in activities that you used to enjoy. Perhaps you have been seeing less of your friends or family recently, have stopped going to the gym, or cooking balanced meals. This is really about recognizing changes in what’s normal for you – no one is saying you have to exercise five times a week or eat your greens, but changes in your routine can offer concrete indications that your mood is changing.
- You are struggling to concentrate. You might notice that you struggle to focus when reading or watching television, for example, or to follow the thread of a spoken conversation. This could be affecting your performance at work, or limiting your ability to perform routine tasks. Avoiding these signs will only compound the problems. Again, we are looking for a change in what’s normal for you, so if concentration has always been something you find tricky there is little cause for concern.