"That which is created in a relationship can be fixed in a relationship."
- Murray Bowen
Pivot Point Families and Couples is a dynamic practice focused on couples, individual and family therapy. We have expertise working with difficult family dynamics, complex mental health disorders and their impact on the family system. We work with couples and families to help them improve their communication and connection during all stages of family development. We believe strongly that engaging all stakeholders in the therapy process significantly improves outcomes.
Couples therapy involves partners in a committed relationship being treated at the same time by the same therapist or therapists. Couples therapy is concerned with problems within and between the individuals that affect the relationship. For example, one partner may have undiagnosed depression that is affecting the relationship, or both partners may have trouble communicating effectively with one another. Individual sessions may be provided separately to each partner, particularly at the beginning of therapy; most of the course of therapy, however, is provided to both partners together.
CPTCognitive Processing Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy, or CPT, is an evidence based treatment approach that reduces symptoms of PTSD. The practice has been in use since the late 1980's and has proven effective in treating a variety of traumatic events, including combat, assault, childhood abuse and natural disasters. CPT is endorsed by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, as well as the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD.
Supervision involves talking through the impact clinical work has on the clinician, finding solutions to difficult problems and exploring ethical dilemmas. It is vital for practitioners' well-being, professional development, and management oversight. Most importantly, supervision helps you to achieve the best possible outcomes for your clients.
Love is not just a passion spark between two people; there is infinite difference between falling in love and standing in love. Rather, love is a way of being, a "giving to," not a 'falling for"; a mode of relating at large, not an act limited to a single person.