The couple is asked to picture, and then verbalize the best outcome for therapy. From here we develop a realistic, attainable, time sensitive goal. I help to facilitate the conversation that addresses patterns of problem behaviors and encourage creative solutions where possible. Please note there is a No Secrets Policy for this modality.
The beginning always starts with a strength-based check in. Listing the positive events that occurred since the last session helps set the tone for a mindset shift. We address new problems collaboratively, reviewing skills and tools that may be helpful. Then we end with a self-selected therapy assignment to practice the new skills.