16 May 2017
Infertility Counseling
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Infertility Counseling

Infertility counseling. Get the support you need in this difficult time.

Infertility changes you. It leaves no stone unturned. Not just physically, but emotionally, socially, maritally and financially. Truly the experience is filled with stress. Who to tell? How much to tell? How to cope with the fertile world? How to communicate with loved ones and health care providers? How to juggle treatment and personal life and, above all, how to bear the interminable waiting?

Most time infertility will catch you off guard. Most of us usually spend much of our younger years trying not to get pregnant. When the time comes and we are finally ready to have a child we find out there are issues. It is a surprise and a shock. There is little time for preparation. You have to start the myriad of tests and doctors appointments. You have to figure out how fit all of this into your day. It is very hard to stay focused on the moment because there is no quick answer. There is fear of the unknown. What if these treatments don’t work? How can I get through this and retain hope? Will I and will we have the emotional strength to emerge from this experience unscathed?

The question you will want to ask yourself is: at what point in this process do you want to seek out a counselor to help you cope more effectively with the inevitable stresses? Knowing that infertility will change you, do you need a counselor by your side to help you find new ways to handle the present and to think about the future? Call us today to get the help you need from a caring, understanding therapist!

Call For Consultation Or Appointment

We are more than happy to advice you on which counseling is most suitable for your needs, depending on your issues. Ask us to review your issues and we will discuss possible solutions. Our advice is free!

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15 May 2017
Child & Family Institute Counseling Therapy
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Child & Family Institute Counseling Therapy

Parenting can be rewarding, joyous and exciting. It can also be scary, trying and frustrating. This is especially true when your child is struggling and you’re not sure what to do. It brings up all kinds of questions and insecurities.

Sometimes we can’t do it alone and we need help and guidance. 

You may have heard the saying “children don’t come with instruction manuals”. Truth be told, if a manual did exist, it probably wouldn’t be much help as every child is different.  So, what do you do when you have tried everything you know, but it’s just not working? 

This is when TCG Child & Teen Institute can help.

TCG Child & Family Institute counseling therapy was started because often times, entire families need support while trying to communicate, learn, and create boundaries.

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

Because we focus on children and families, our therapists stay up to date with the most current research and information. They not only use their own knowledge and experience but also consult with each other, using a team approach to get the best possible options for each family’s individual situation.

Questions & Insecurities

  • Why are they behaving like this?
  • What should I do to make them stop/start doing something?
  • Do they need medication?
  • Am I a bad parent/are we bad parents?
  • How can I help my child?
  • What should I be doing at home?
  • Will they always be like this? (sad, angry, defiant, etc.)
  • What do I say to them when we are at home?
  • Won’t this just pass?
  • Do other parents get this frustrated?  
  • How do I manage my emotions?
  • What do I do if they are hurting themselves?
Treatment Process

 Our TCG Child & Teen Institute team is dedicated to providing your child(ren) and family with the best care possible. Our experienced professional therapists care and are dedicated to helping you and your child get through the difficult times you are experiencing. 

TCG Child & Family Institute is an intensive program. It is our belief that a family is a system and as in any system, any part affects the whole.  This means all parts of the family need to be healthy for all members to thrive. 

Upon acceptance to the program, all family members will be expected to participate based on the recommendations of the attending therapist. We will additionally coordinate with any other professionals involved in your child’s care. Be it his/her school, doctor, mentor and/or other professional. The better the coordination the better chances of success. 

Transformations Counseling Child & Family Therapist work with:

We help kids/families through tough times:

  • Family Problems
      • Co-parenting
      • Blending new families
      • Divorce
      • Effects of substance abuse
      • Tantrums
  • School Problems
      • Bullying
      • Truancy
  • Social Problems
      • Social/Emotional Health
      • Screen Time Stress
      • Social Media Stress
  • Trauma
      • Mind/body connection

We help kids/families with feelings:

  • Depression
  • Sadness
  • Anger and frustration
  • Stress/Worry
  • Low self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Anxiety

We help address conditions such as:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • OCD/Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Injury
  • Disruptive Behaviors
  • Defiance
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Trauma-Related Disorders

Need Advice … Please Contact Us

We are more than happy to give advice on which counseling services are most suitable for your needs, depending on your problems. Why not ask us to review your problems and discuss for solution. Our advice is free!

 

Can you help my child?

At Transformations Counseling Group Child & Family Institute counseling therapy we believe you are doing the best you can. Often time what we know isn’t enough. We understand you’re scared, maybe even feeling shame. There is NO shame in reaching out for help.

We can help! We will partner with you in is a SAFE, non-judgement place where you and your child / family can learn new skills and techniques to help you help your child & family. You will learn important skills like:

      • Speaking in a tone that is compassionate and non-judgmental – fair-minded
      • Parent the child who is in front of you
      • “Be the parent your child needs you to be not the parent you think your child needs”
      • Understanding changes in behavior is an indicator of distress and not a personal affront to you
      • Children and teens can have problems that affect how they feel, act, or learn.

Child counseling therapy can:

Help them through tough times like:

      • family problems
      • school problems
      • bullying
      • health problems

With feelings like:

      • sadness
      • anger
      • stress and worry
      • low self-esteem
      • grief

And with conditions like:

      • ADHD
      • depression
      • OCD and anxiety
      • eating disorders
      • self-injury
  • disruptive behavior disorders
  • trauma-related disorders

How Does Therapy Work?

Kids learn by doing. In session with younger kids, the whole family is involved, drawing, playing, and talking. Therapists praise and support kids as they learn. They help kids believe in themselves and find their inner strengths. Therapy helps build positive thinking patterns and choice healthy behavioral choices.

A therapist can meet with the child and parent or the child alone depending on the child’s age and based on what the therapist feels is best. The therapist will most likely meet with the parent(s) to give tips, ideas for how to help their child at home and make recommendations.

 

What Happens in Therapy?

The therapist will meet with you and your child to talk. Through asking questions and listening, the therapist will learn more about your child and the problem. The therapist will tell you how they can help and begin to form a treatment plan.

After those first sessions, your child will continue to go to more therapy visits. During these visits, your child may:

  • Talk. Talking is a healthy way to express feelings. When kids put feelings into words instead of actions, they can perform their best. When someone listens and knows how they feel, kids are more ready to learn.
  • Do activities. Therapists use activities to teach about feelings and coping skills. They may have kids draw or play as a way to learn. They may teach mindfulness and calm breathing as a way to lower stress.
  • Practice new skills. Therapists help kids practice what they learn. They might play games where kids need to wait their turn, use self-control, be patient, follow directions, listen, share, try again, or deal with losing.
  • Solve problems. When working with older kids and teens, therapists ask how problems affect them at home and/or at school. They talk over how to solve these problems.

How Can Parents Help?

There are things you can do as a parent to help your child get the most from therapy:

  • Find a therapist you and your child feel comfortable with. Your child’s health care team can help you find someone.
  • Take your child to all the appointments. Change takes time and consistency. It takes many therapy visits for your child to learn new skills and keep them up.
  • Meet with your child’s therapist. Ask what to do when your child shows problems at home. Ask how to help your child do well.
  • Spend time with your child. Play, cook, read, or laugh together. Do this every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

Parent with patience and warmth. Use kind words, even when you need to correct your child. Show love. Give praise when your child is doing well or trying hard.

15 May 2017
Individual Counseling Therapy
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Are You Feeling…

Anxious / Depressed?

Stressed?

Restless?

Overwhelmed?

Grief and loss?

Sad?

Anger?

Low Self-esteem?

Hopelessness, guilt / shame, or worthlessness?

 

Individual Therapy Counseling Can Help!

At Individual Therapy Counseling

..you will experience a safe, caring, and empathetic environment. Helping you feel relaxed and comfortable as you work towards feeling better.

We’re guided by the belief that the ultimate goal of your life is to be happy. We strive to help you with the issues you are facing. Helping you so you can move forward. By providing a warm, comfortable and caring atmosphere, you will have a safe place to work through the problems you are currently facing. Whether you’re feeling sad, depressed and anxious, stressed or just need to get things off your chest, we are dedicated to providing you with the best, most relevant help available. You can feel confident that you are getting the most up-to-date, relevant treatment available. In individual therapist counselor we use proven methods so you can get the best help possible.

Call For An Appointment Today

We are more than happy to advice you on which counseling is most suitable for your needs, depending on your issues. Ask us to review your issues and we will discuss possible solutions. Our advice is free!

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Therapy helps you to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It can help you discover new ways to cope with life issues. Therapy can empower you to achieve the happiness and life you want and deserve.

What Can You Expect From Your Individual Therapist Counselor?

Your individual therapist counselor will provide you with a compassionate, empathetic, non-judgmental environment. We can help you through the tough times. Aiding you in obtaining the life that you want and the happiness that you deserve.

 

By Working Together we can help you:

  • Break The Grip Of Depression
  • Reduce And Manage Your Anxiety
  • Cope With Panic
  • Deal With Grief and Loss
  • Improve You Self-Esteem                       
  • Cope With Life Transitions
  • Find Happiness 
  • With Personal Issues When You Can’t Turn To Anyone Else

Get the help you need today for the happiness you want and deserve!

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.

More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn’t a weakness and you can’t simply “snap out” of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or both.

Anxiety Disorders

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Feeling anxious when faced with a problem at work, before a test, or making an important decision is normal. But anxiety disorders is more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

15 May 2017
Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling Therapy
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Do You Feel…

  • Unimportant – That I Don’t Matter?
  • Alone & Isolated?
  • Not Understood?
  • Your not being Heard?
  • Partner makes you feel Not Seen?
  • That your not Good Enough?
  • We’re arguing all the time even?
  • We can’t communicate?

Experiencing…

  • Lack of Trust?
  • Anger Issues?
  • Cheating?
  • Lack Of Connection?Do You Want…

Do You Want…

  • Restore the closeness you once had?
  • Be able to communicate better?
  • Feel closer?
  • Improve you intimacy?
  • Have the relationship you once had?

Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling

We Help Couples Restore The Close Emotional Connections They Want and Once Had. Learn New Skills To Save Your Relationship. More Relationships End Than Need Too.
We specialize in Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling Therapy in Smithtown, Suffolk County, LI 11787 
“The first and foremost instinct of humans is neither sex nor aggression. It is to seek contact and comforting connection.” When a partner gets the message that they are not important by being ignored or not responded to, his or her brain likely goes into a primal panic and sends danger signals to the rest of the body.”

Sue Johnson

Any time people spend a lot of time together they’re bound to argue.

All couples argue. Happy and not so happy alike. Arguing doesn’t cause couples to split up. In fact, when people come to Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling Therapy it is the ones who don’t fight that are in serious trouble.

Disagreements and arguing are the result of trying to get your needs meet and when you can not seem to, you argue. This becomes problematic when the arguing causes an emotional disconnect between partners. When you turn to your partner and they don’t respond, distancing occurs.

It’s this distancing that, over time which causes people to split up. Relationship discord becomes a byproduct of failed attempts to reconnect. It continues until we reconnected. For example, when leaving the milk on the counter turns from “it doesn’t matter” to “that’s important to me and I don’t matter.” You have bigger problems. ​

 

LEARN TO BREAK THIS CYCLE AND RESTORE THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP YOU USE TO HAVE.

Call For An Appointment Today

We are more than happy to advice you on which counseling is most suitable for your needs, depending on your issues. Ask us to review your issues and we will discuss possible solutions. Our advice is free!

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Attachment to a significant other is a natural drive and is just as powerful as drives like hunger, thirst or sex. The importance of attachment has been understood  in healthy child development and its importance is now understood in adult relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) focuses on strengthening these close emotional bond in relationships.

In EFT there is no attempt to re-negotiate new deals or resolve issues by making new agreements or contracts.  

EFT enables you to identify their underlying issues which will help create a more secure emotional bond.  And once this bond is established, couples can more readily support each other and stop falling into old predictable, circular pattern of interaction.  

EFT will help you reconnect and form stronger, more secure bonds. Helping bring you back together.    

Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling Therapy

Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling Therapy Can Help You Stop The Constant Arguing, Help You Feel Close and Connected Again, Learn To Communicate in a Positive Way. We work with Married couples, Engaged couples, Dating couples, Pre-Marriage counseling, Singles people looking to start a new relationship, and Domestic partners.

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Current research has shown that there are 10-15 things couples will fight about for their entire relationship.  In addition, it also shows that 67% of all relationship issues will never be solved. They will just be managed. It is not whether a couple fights that determines divorce, but how they fight. More specifically, how this fighting spills over and contaminates the rest of the relationship.

Older model of Couples Marriage Relationship Counseling Therapy held the belief that ‘If couples could learn to fight better’ than everything would be okay. As a result, communication & conflict resolution techniques were introduced as a way of trying to save marriages. The long held belief was that emotions were to be avoided in therapy at all costs. That emotions are messy and illogical and only got in the way of conflict resolution.

The problem is you can’t separate the emotions from the people who are having the disagreement. Ignoring emotions overlooks the fact that they are a great motivator for change. (In proper doses, anger motivates us to get up and do things and worry motivates us to make plans.)

Luckily some really smart researcher and therapist realized that relationships aren’t like business negotiation where you barter for what you want. They  realized that relationships are, in fact, emotional connections. Threats to these emotion bonds strain our sense of connection, resulting in a form of protest.

 

If you look under the surface of the disagreement you will see:

Let look at an example. A wife complains to her husband about an issue which the husband takes as nagging. This perceived nagging is actually the wife’s way of saying, “I need you, are you here for me?, Can I count on you to be responsive to me?” The husband sees the complaint as a deficiency that he has, that he is not living up to his end of the bargain. This results in the husband emotionally closing down or stonewalling. Stonewalling causes the wife to protest loader. And the cycle continues.

Wife: I’m not important to you because I can’t reach you. You’re not accessible and responsive. Then I will reach out to you louder until you hear me. (More complaining)

Husband: I’m not good enough because you are complaining. I hide or defend against this complaining because it makes me feel bad about me . (More stonewalling)

The circle then continues until they get help or separate.
Above is very basic example. The roles could easily be reverse were the husband is doing the reaching and the wife has shut down. There are other variations to how couples interact and it is different for each couple.

It is this habitual, circular pattern of interaction that pushes people apart and causes couples to ultimately separate. The fighting has spilled over to become a threat to the relationship and is no longer just about the needs and longings.

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