Family Therapy in NJ
Our team of therapists, counselors, and social workers are fully licensed and trained to help your family resolve conflicts, work through trauma and loss, and build healthier stronger relationships. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach to family therapy in NJ, Gaming Approaches Towards Education, LLC (GATE) has unique and effective treatments to help your family move forward healthily and positively.
Family Therapy Treatments
Our approach to family therapy in NJ uses three different treatments – individual therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and group therapy. Through a combination of some or all of these methods, we help the individuals within the family and help treat the family as a cohesive unit.
The trained family therapists at GATE will work with individual family members to learn effective communication skills, discuss conflicts confidentially and come up with strategies to address them. This is useful for helping each individual prepare for the group therapy process.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, helps clients to understand the link between thoughts and behavior. Using CBT, our clients will analyze the thoughts that lead to certain behaviors. Then they learn to reframe their thoughts to lead to a change in behavior in their family relationships.
Meeting as a family to discuss trauma, conflict, or loss is vital for successful family therapy. Clients take the skills they learned in individual sessions and apply them to a regularly scheduled and professionally moderated family therapy session. Our counselors also lead multi-family group therapy where families with similar presenting issues work together in a traditional group therapy.
Our licensed counselors incorporate gaming with our family therapy in NJ through board games, storytelling, role-playing, sand trays, and expressive arts.
Therapy Based on Your Needs
When you work with our licensed counselors, your therapy plan will be tailored to your exact mental health needs.
At GATE, we accept insurance, including Horizon and CIGNA. To learn more about our payment options, contact us today.
How Does Family Therapy Work?
GATE therapists and counselors specialize in helping families resolve trauma, conflict, and loss using our unique therapy and mental health approach. Our team will work with the individuals in your family to develop the interpersonal and emotional skills necessary to complete the vital work in your family therapy sessions.
GATE Therapy Intake Process
Our fully licensed counselors at GATE follow a three-step process to deliver specialized and targeted family therapy to our clients. This process works as follows: consultation, evaluation, and initial appointment.
This phase helps us determine what type of family therapy works best for you. We go over insurance, medical history, therapy goals and decide whether or not you’d prefer in-person sessions or remote sessions during this step. Your medical data is kept localized and secure using a confidential web-based program, TheraNest.
During the evaluation phase, we help build a treatment plan based on your needs, therapy goals, and mental health evaluation. This phase helps ensure that you receive the best care in the way most suited to your needs.
In the appointment phase, we work session by session to meet your treatment plan goals. Using TheraNest, you can schedule, reschedule, and make payments online at your convenience.
Benefits of Family Therapy
By seeking family therapy at GATE, your family will develop the skills necessary to:
Develop Healthy Boundaries
The therapists at GATE will aid family members in setting appropriate boundaries and help them keep these boundaries in place.
Through individual and group sessions, family members will respectfully and effectively communicate their concerns, needs, and boundaries.
Address Negative Interactions
Our therapists can help family members develop the skills necessary to deal with harmful attachments such as codependency issues, enabling issues, or other harmful interactions.
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