Our Services

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy is a form of therapy in which the client is treated on a one-on-one basis with a therapist. The most popular form of therapy, individual therapy may encompass many different treatment styles including psychoanalytically informed therapy, psychotherapy, brief psychotherapy and or cognitive-behavioral therapy. Each session is, essentially, a problem-solving session. You describe your current situation, and your feelings about it, and then the therapist uses their expertise to assist you in trying to resolve that problem so you can move closer to having the life you wish to have. In your first individual therapy sessions, your therapist will assess your motivations and work with you to set treatment goals, such as learning coping skills, devising problem solving skills, managing emotions, and enhancing social supports. You and your therapist will examine your damaging beliefs, self-concepts, and behaviors.

 

COUPLE THERAPY

Marital or a Couple Therapy is a psychotherapeutic treatment for married couples, who are seen by a therapist both individually and jointly to assist them in resolving various problems related to their marriage. Marital or Couple Therapy helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through couple therapy, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways.

FAMILY THERAPY

Is a branch of psychotherapy which engages the entire family system to support the resolution of problems and challenges which are impacting upon the family.  Family therapy aims to improve the functioning of the family and improve the relationships within the system.

TRAUMA FOCUSED THERAPY

Trauma-Focused Therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience impacts an individual's mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. This type of therapy is rooted in understanding the connection between the trauma experience and the person's emotional and behavioral responses. The purpose of trauma-focused therapy is to offer skills and strategies to assist clients in better understanding, coping with, processing emotions and memories tied to traumatic experiences, with the end goal of enabling the client to create a healthier and more adaptive meaning of the experience that took place in his/her life.

MEDIATION

Mediation is one of the most frequently used methods of negotiating a divorce settlement. In divorce mediation, you and your spouse—or, in some cases, the two of you and your respective lawyers—hire a neutral third party, called a mediator, to meet with you in an effort to discuss and resolve the issues in your divorce. The mediator doesn't make decisions for you, but serves as a facilitator to help you and your spouse figure out what's best.

PARENTING CO-ORDINATION (PC)

Parenting coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process that is typically used to assist parents to comply with a parenting plan, whether it is formalized in an agreement or court order or informally, through routines and established practices.  It can be used to assist parents come to resolution, and is effective with low and high conflict divorces, but can also be useful with intact families whom are struggling with different parenting approaches.  Parenting Co-Ordinators are retained to assist parents resolve differences related to day to day issues as well as critical issues important to the care and well-being of the children, and helps parents focus on the children's best interest.  

 

FAMILY REINTEGRATION

Family Reintegration is an intensive therapeutic process which aims to restore relationships between parents and children.  Typically, a high conflict separation has caused the children to reject a relationship with one of their parents.  Literature indicates that children who have strong and healthy relationships with both parents, post-separation have better outcomes as adults and are themselves, able to engage in healthy intimate relationships.  Accendus offers a timely intake process (usually 6 to 8 weeks), which provides families with a therapeutic treatment plan.  The diversity of the team at Accendus, gives us the unique ability to address many of the clinical issues and conflict resolution services which often accompany reintegration therapy.

Reintegration therapy can also be utlised when there has been other reasons for the child's loss of a parent relationship, including long-term health issues, incarceration, placement in foster care or deployment in the military.

SECTION 30 ASSESSMENT

A custody and acess assessment is a thorough investigation and assessment of the family, after separation, when there are difficulties coming to agreement regarding decision making and parenting time.  At Accendus, we use a team approach to understand and evaluate the issues and concerns and make recommendations with a focus on the best interests of the child.