Services

Couple in Therapy
 

Services

All services are available in Spanish. Services are also available to rural communities of Albion, Superior, and Red Cloud, Nebraska via a secure online therapy format. Please call us at 402-472-5035 or email our clinic at thecoupleandfamilyclinic@gmail.com for more information.

Couples Therapy

Our therapists are specially trained in working with couples and treat the relationship, not two individuals, as their client. Whether you’re looking to enrich your marriage, learn how to better problem solve, improve your communication with your partner, or regain connection after a breach of trust, our therapists will provide effective, evidence-based treatment to help you meet your goals.

Family Therapy

Effective family therapy requires the care of a skilled clinician trained specifically in this form of treatment. Our therapists receive supervision and training in balancing the multitude of stressors, personal dynamics, and needs that various members of a family can bring to the table. Family therapy is especially beneficial when parents are struggling to identify and connect with their children, or when younger children are experiencing behavioral or emotional struggles.

Individual Therapy

It's a common misconception that Marriage and Family Therapists only work with married couples and families. The training and clinical experience that make them effective family and couple therapists also make them effective when delivering treatment to individuals. When seeing an MFT as an individual, you will find a clinician who takes a strengths-based approach while considering how your current and past environmental contexts; family-of-origin; and biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors impact your current problems.

Pre-Marital Therapy

Pre-Marital therapy differs from couples counseling in that it is short-term and guided through the use of validated assessments. Together with the couple, the therapist will address ways they can effectively work through issues such as disagreements, potential conflict, financial issues, parenting, and transitional stress. Research shows that the divorce rate is lower among couples who engage in pre-marital therapy with a skilled clinician who uses an assessment-focused approach to the process.

Discernment Counseling

Discernment counseling is a way for couples to look at their options before making a final decision about divorce. It is most appropriate for couples where one partner wants to preserve and repair the relationship and the other is leaning towards ending it. Research shows that this kind of “mixed agenda” is common among couples approaching divorce, and there is a dearth of special services for them. It’s also a common (and difficult) presentation in couples counseling. Discernment counseling differs from regular marriage counseling in three ways: a) the goal is not to solve problems in the relationship, but to figure out whether the problems can be solved; b) the process involves mainly individual conversations with each partner, since they each have different needs and agendas, and c) it is always short term.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma, especially for the elimination of symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR has also been shown to be effective for the treatment of panic attacks, complicated grief, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, disturbing memories, and addictions.

Groups and Classes

To enroll or learn more information about classes, please call 402-472-5035 or email us at thecoupleandfamilyclinic@gmail.com

LIVING AS PARTNERS: TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

Six workshops addressing different aspects of marital life that focus on improving conflict resolution. Participants will learn specific ways to increase marital health and well-being

Participation requirements:
Couples married or living together
Both partners must attend

Investment: $60 per couple


RAISING AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT CHILD

For parents with children of any age! Parents will learn a five-step “emotion coaching” process to help them connect with their children in a way that fosters improved behaviors, better listening, and greater peace at home.

Couples and single parents welcomed.

$40 course fee

Sessions are Monday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12