Insurances accepted at Perspectives Therapy Services:
- Blue Care Network
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Complete
- McLaren Health Advantage
- McLaren Health Plan (commercial and medicaid)
- Physicians Health Plan
What type of problems do we work with?
- Relationship difficulties
- Anxiety, panic, OCD
- Grief and loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Infertility struggles
- Addictive behaviors – substance abuse, eating disorders, gambling, pornography
- Adult children of alcoholics
- Chronic illness, chronic pain
- Trauma (PTSD)
- Domestic violence
- Life crises or transitions
- Divorce and remarried families
- Child/adolescent problems
- Parenting concerns
- Parent training – behavior modification and shaping
- School problems – bullying
- Low self-esteem
- Sexual identity concerns or exploration
- Child behavior problems
- Attention struggles
What type of therapy is conducted at Perspectives Therapy Services?
Perspectives Therapy Services specializes in the treatment of mental, emotional, psychological, and relationship problems using the latest theory and research-based approaches. We use empirically supported treatments, which means that the work we do if informed by science and has been shown to be effective in research studies. Most therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy which has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic, addiction and eating disorders. Some therapists utilize eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for treating trauma, while others are trained to incorporate dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) into their treatment delivery model. Solution-focused therapy is also commonly practiced to achieve reasonably quick results. Narrative therapy is a provider favorite as it focuses on how we view the world and our place within it; here you would work to modify the story that you have been trained to tell yourself about what can be achieved or changed (and what cannot). When working with children, play therapy (directive and non-directive) is often used to achieve the desired results. Sand tray work can be a fantastic intervention with kids of all ages.
Relational work is rooted in studying the process of the system. Our experts are trained to chart the patterns in relationships and be able to see where interventions will be most beneficial. In couples therapy, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and the Gottman model are primarily used to ignite change. Family system’s theory is used when conducting family therapy which seeks to identify what is preventing healthy functioning and growth for all members in a system. Communication coaching is commonly incorporated into relational work.
How frequent are sessions and how long will therapy last?
Most commonly, people come to therapy once a week for a 50-minute session, although this can vary depending on the problem and its severity. The duration of therapy (number of sessions) is difficult to predict as it depends on a number of factors including severity of the problem and response to treatment. Therapy lasts as long as it needs to in order to eliminate or minimize the problem; this can be anywhere from a few sessions to working with a therapist for several years. At Perspectives we work collaboratively with our clients in discussing the direction of treatment as well as conducting on-going assessment to measure effectiveness and progress.