Coaching and therapy services can take many forms. In fact, many different services can be utilized to treat the same issue. And for some problems there is scientific support for different services. For example, depression can be treated with both individual and couples therapy. While many are unaware of the role couples therapy can play in the emotional life of an individual, there is scientific support for couples therapy to treat depression. Similarly, anxiety can be treated by both individual therapy and group therapy.
Careful assessment of the specific issues will allow Dr. Fuller to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for an individual, couple, family, or business/organization.
Individual psychotherapy provides clients with customized strategies to quickly address time-urgent problems. Longer term issues are also addressed with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other appropriate techniques. This approach aims to create long-lasting improvement by teaching clients techniques to manage existing issues as well as to navigate future challenges on their own. Clients will capitalize on existing strengths, while learning new coping skills to overcome challenges and increase their satisfaction with life.
Couples meet with a psychotherapist to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each individual and how this interaction contributes to relationship problems, as well as the positive aspects of the relationship. A collaborative approach is used to overcome barriers and enhance overall satisfaction with the relationship as well as each individual’s approach to life. Couples therapy has been shown to not only improve satisfaction with relationships, but also to alleviate symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.
A safe group environment allows for numerous dynamics to be used for individual growth. The group context allows natural patterns to emerge that members and the leader can use to better understand and address intrapersonal and interpersonal issues. Clients learn Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) tools, which enable clients to reduce anxiety, anger, shame, depression, guilt, and embarrassment. They also set realistic goals in their personal and professional lives, identify barriers, and then with acceptance and accountability work to overcome those obstacles and achieve their goals.
Many problems take place in the home environment or even across households. When family members are willing to use therapy together, this can be a highly effective treatment. Many issues are patterned across generations, have developed from early childhood experiences, and are currently still wreaking havoc in both the family relationships and interactions, as well as individual family members’ emotional lives. Family therapy can provide a setting to better understand not only the individual’s emotional problems, but the role the system plays in the overall functioning of each member. Many families discover that without help, even voicing certain problems or requests is unworkable without family therapy.
Coaching can help individuals, teams, and organizations enhance existing skills, develop new skills, and overcome current or potential problems. Executive coaching provides feedback and guidance to help take top performers to even higher levels, or help those who are currently in a slump. Productivity, effective communication, management styles, planning, task management and many other topics can help those who are already leading a team, have become a new member of an organization, or are planning to start his/her own business. My approach is based in Cognitive Behavioral Theory.