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Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
Center for Family Development works with issues related to individual and family transitions, including divorce, grief and loss, child abuse, child sexual abuse, step-family adjustment, difficulty in relationships, and personal growth and development.
CFD therapists also work with problems such as at-risk and delinquent behavior, running away, anxiety, depression, impulse control, anger management, eating disorders and body image, relationships, low self-esteem, difficulty in school, and other problems related to child, adolescent and family adjustment.
Since every problem is unique, we employ several therapeutic techniques and offer many different programs. Our programs were developed with a holistic perspective in order to support the individual, their family, and their community relationships. Our therapeutic approach is strength-based and motivational, identifying the client's internal and external resources and developing client and family strengths and resiliency for meeting stressors and enhancing success.
Our staff is trained in the contextual family systems model which addresses the particular facts of the client's situation and history, the interpersonal dynamics in the family, the psychodynamics of each individual, and the balance of fairness and justice in the family system. Therapists are additionally trained in a variety of approaches and techniques which can be tailored to the unique needs of each client and family we serve.
Individuals may receive individual or family therapy. An intake therapist assesses the client's needs and assigns an appropriate therapist. Parents accompany a child to an assessment. Individuals typically see therapists weekly or biweekly in our office or, when necessary, in the community.