Psychological Associates of Schuylkill County – Marriage and Family Treatment Services

Family Therapy

The counselors and psychologists at Psychological Associates of Schuylkill County have received extensive education and training in systems theories and practice to assist in strengthening your family to help them handle problems encountered with members.

Family therapy is a treatment modality that incorporates a systems perspective to treating the individual. A premise pf family therapy is that the family is a unique social system with its own structure and patterns of communication. These patterns influence, and are influenced by, the parents' beliefs and values, the personalities of all family members, and the influence of the extended family (grandparents, aunts, and uncles). Therefore, each family develops its own unique personality and is powerful influence on its members. Family therapy is based on the concepts that problems in one family member may be a symptom of a larger family problem and any change in a member affects each member individually and the family structure.

Physical, Sexual Abuse, and Trauma Related Treatment

Treatment of child sexual abuse is a complex process. Moreover, with adults, sexual abuse treatment is a type of care that requires a skilled therapist to help the client through the physical, emotional, and spiritual pain they have experienced. There are a myriad of issues to consider in treatment of past and more recent abuse. At Psychological Associates of Schuylkill County, we have skilled clinicians who have specific training and experience to deals with these matters. Service are provided within individual, family, and groups modalities.

A principle focus in the treatment of abuse treatment lies in helping the client or family break the connection between the traumatic event and who they are. Often the victim of abuse is still tied to that event and the feelings it produces. Our therapists help the client work towards separating what happened to them and to not let what happened define who they are. This process takes time, patience, and trust in your treatment provider. At Psychological Associates of Schuylkill County, we provide a confidential trusting atmosphere conducive for individual growth.