Please note that due to the COVID-19 non-contact restrictions, at this time we are only able to provide teletherapy services.

Services We Offer

Outpatient Therapy

For Adults


Concerns We Address:
Adoption, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Faith/Spirituality, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief and Loss, Life stage changes, Personality Disorders, Relationship/Marriage, Self Esteem, Work/Career issues

For Children or Adolescents


Concerns We Address:
Abuse, ADHD, Adoption, Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Bullying, Cultural issues, Depression, Friendships/Peers, School issues, Self-Harming Behaviors, Technology Concerns/Behaviors, Trauma

For Couples


Concerns We Address:
Affairs, Blended Families, Co-Parenting, Cultural Issues, Divorce, Family Conflict, Gender Issues, Infidelity, Sexual Issues, Uncoupling

For Families


Concerns We Address:
Family Conflict , Co-Parenting, Single-Parent issues, Divorce (Loss, Loyalties, Transitions, Grieving, Anger, Guilt), Blended Families, Multi-Cultural Families

Relationship Assessment Tools

Prepare / Enrich


Prepare / Enrich is a thoroughly researched and scientifically validated assessment tool for identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement in a couple’s relationship. Please visit the Prepare-Enrich website for a complete explanation of the tool and to understand how we can work together to use the insights it provides to increase your relationship success.

Relationship Assessment Survey


The Relationship Inventory is a questionnaire designed to help assess the challenges and strengths you have in your relationship. While all relationships face occasional difficulties, it’s possible to experience improved intimacy and fulfilling connections with your partner. The inventory is intended to help you see more clearly those areas in your life and relationship that are strong and satisfying, as well as those that you may wish to improve upon. Writing it down has a unique way of bringing clarity to the overwhelming situation you may sometimes find yourself in.

Specialty Therapy Services

Relational Life Therapy


Relational Life Therapy is a brief, solution-focused approach to identifying and removing the barriers that are keeping two people in a relationship from enjoying the benefits of being true to both themselves and their partner.
relational life therapy

EMDR


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-drug, non-hypnosis psychotherapy procedure for survivors of trauma or loss. Traumatic events may include car or work accident, fire, assault, robbery, rape, childhood abuse, natural disaster, injury or illness or loss of loved one. EMDR is used to treat troubling symptoms such as anxiety or panic, depression, shame or guilt, bad temper, fears, nightmares, worrying and post-traumatic reactions. EMDR services are available for both adults and children.

For more information please visit http://www.trauma.info or http://www.emdria.org.
International Association of Trauma Professionals

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a well-researched model of treatment, developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, which helps individuals who struggle with issues like anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders and self-harming behaviors by providing concrete skills necessary to improve relationships and enhance overall quality of daily living.

Adolescent DBT Group
The Adolescent DBT Groups for girls ages 13-17 meets for 21 weeks. Utilizing a teen-friendly atmosphere, activities, and snacks(!), we are able to make the group experience a positive, supportive, and accepting one for all members. To ensure that a potential client will benefit from, and integrate well with the group, an initial intake is conducted over the phone followed by a face-to-face clinical assessment with a therapist. After the group begins, a parent or guardian is required to participate and attend once per unit session (approximately one meeting per month). This enables the parent/guardian to receive an overview of the skills taught, and support the client in using the skills on a daily basis. DBT skills taught are: interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness and living in balance. Adolescents and parents will learn and refine these skills to reduce interpersonal chaos, roller coaster emotions and moods, impulsiveness, distorted thinking patterns, self-harming behaviors, confusion and self-identity. Group members are required to participate, complete diary cards and complete other work between sessions while committing to going through all modules at least once.

Location: Therapy Connections Blaine Office
Groups Begin: New group members can join at the beginning of a module, approximately every five weeks. Please call to inquire for the next available opening.

Individual DBT Therapy
Many of our therapists are trained to provide individual DBT therapy, for those individuals who may not be able to participate in a group, or who can use additional one-on-one therapeutic support in internalizing and using the DBT skills they have learned.

Art & Play Therapy

Art & Play therapy techniques use play-based models to better communicate with children. Children communicate thoughts and feelings more naturally through play. Art & Play therapy helps treat problems that interrupt a child’s normal development. Some reasons for treatment include temper tantrums, aggressive behavior, difficulties with sleeping or having nightmares and experiencing excessive worries or fears. Children who have experienced neglect and sexual or physical abuse can also benefit from play therapy.
Association for Play Therapy