THERAPY FOR FAMILIES & COUPLES

Family Systems

Family systems theory states that parts/units of a system operate in relation to the whole. When applying this to family therapy, the concept is that families, and each individual that makes up the family, are interconnected. Therapy provided from a family systems approach is centered on the idea that you cannot understand the “problem” in isolation from this system. In this way, family systems therapy is non-pathologizing at its core due to it focusing less on an individual’s psychological or mental state, and instead focusing on bigger picture influences that the family is embedded in.

Families can experience all kinds of challenges, but family systems therapy may be the right fit for your family if you feel particularly stuck in a cycle such as: struggling to communicate effectively, feeling like you’re having the same fight over and over again, or maybe it feels as though there is someone or something to blame for problems that occur within the family.

Family therapy from a family systems approach can increase open communication, assist in setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, and promote acceptance and closeness within a family. Beyond this, family systems therapy promotes lasting change by breaking the patterns that leave you and your family members feeling stuck.

Family systems theory states that parts/units of a system operate in relation to the whole. When applying this to family therapy, the concept is that families, and each individual that makes up the family, are interconnected. Therapy provided from a family systems approach is centered on the idea that you cannot understand the “problem” in isolation from this system. In this way, family systems therapy is non-pathologizing at its core due to it focusing less on an individual’s psychological or mental state, and instead focusing on bigger picture influences that the family is embedded in.

Families can experience all kinds of challenges, but family systems therapy may be the right fit for your family if you feel particularly stuck in a cycle such as: struggling to communicate effectively, feeling like you’re having the same fight over and over again, or maybe it feels as though there is someone or something to blame for problems that occur within the family.

Family therapy from a family systems approach can increase open communication, assist in setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, and promote acceptance and closeness within a family. Beyond this, family systems therapy promotes lasting change by breaking the patterns that leave you and your family members feeling stuck.

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on attachment and relationship patterns. EFT is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Oftentimes, couples seek EFT when they begin feeling disconnected from one another. Therapists utilizing EFT work primarily with couples to identify and explore the communication patterns that perpetuate and maintain negative feelings and interactions. EFT helps couples identify their underlying emotional needs, and assists them in communicating those needs to their partners in ways that evoke compassion and empathy.

Strategies from EFT can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment, and individual therapy to assist individuals in building empathy toward others in their lives.

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on attachment and relationship patterns. EFT is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Oftentimes, couples seek EFT when they begin feeling disconnected from one another. Therapists utilizing EFT work primarily with couples to identify and explore the communication patterns that perpetuate and maintain negative feelings and interactions. EFT helps couples identify their underlying emotional needs, and assists them in communicating those needs to their partners in ways that evoke compassion and empathy.

Strategies from EFT can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment, and individual therapy to assist individuals in building empathy toward others in their lives.

Intimacy From The Inside Out (IFIO)

IFIO was created and developed by Toni Herbine-Blank. It incorporates the ideas of IFS to be utilized in relationships of all kinds, and to be able to use that relationship as a way for the growth of the people as individuals and the relationship as well.

It is through the use of IFIO that you can develop courageous communication in your relationships whether you are in a partnership or want to strengthen your relationship with a family member.  IFIO provides the emotional courage to evoke healing.

Intensive Couples Therapy

Traditional health insurance does not cover intensive therapy sessions. This type of therapy is billed at an hourly rate.

Please contact us for more information.

Intensive couple’s therapy sesssions are currently offered by J.D. Neubauer, Marissa Holub & Adam Cauley.

Quality couples work is supposed to be challenging and insightful with the end product being positive relational change. Weekly one hour sessions can make you feel like you have to end the session just as you are getting to the good part. You come, you warm up, you make a tiny insight and then you leave to go back to the same old patterns that you are desperately trying to heal.

Intensive couple’s therapy sessions allow the time needed for deep and meaningful insights and change. Intensive sessions are available in blocks of time from 2-6 hours. Timing is flexible, and we can schedule a block of time that will best meet your needs. If you and your partner have hectic schedules, or are just desperate for positive change then the intensive approach may be your answer.

CEDAR RAPIDS LOCATION

3412 Center Point Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Get Directions

CONTACT US

TEL: (319) 382-8660
FAX: (319) 382-8693

HIAWATHA LOCATION

1450 Boyson Road, Suite C1
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Get Directions