|Susquehanna Psychological Services offers
a variety of therapy services for adults, children, and families.
therapy is a form of treatment that engages the child in play to help
him or her achieve optimal growth and development. Play
Therapy uses the natural therapeutic powers of play to help children
prevent or resolve emotional, psychological, and social
There are a number of therapeutic styles used in
Play Therapy. Susquehanna Psychological Services staff use
non-directive, child centered play therapy. During
sessions, the therapist creates a safe environment where children can
express their feelings and wishes through play. The therapist
establishes a relationship of acceptance, trusting the child's
ability to solve problems in his or her own ways.
Individual Therapy may
be supportive, psycho-educational, goal oriented, or involve a
variety of clinical interventions and therapeutic techniques. This
service can also be an important resource for managing situational
and social stressors, problem-solving, or coming to understand the
unique characteristics of one's personal issues.
nature of the counseling and the staff providing it is determined by
needs and desires
each individual. Individual Therapy is guided by a Treatment
collaboratively by the individual and his or her therapist. Individual
Counseling services may be provided by either a Psychologist,
Counselor, or Social Worker.
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Family Therapy is
tailored to each specific family. The basic premise is that a
family's ineffective patterns of relating to one another give rise to
symptoms manifested in individuals. Family Therapy seeks to change
these potentially harmful patterns, thus improving the functioning of
The Family Therapist
may utilize a variety of techniques to help families develop
effective patterns of relating to one another, resolve issues, and
facilitate healthy family functioning. Therapists assess
family interactions based upon the cultural norms of the family being
helped and facilitate healthy family interactions within these
with severe emotional problems often have histories that include
trauma. Such trauma may be the results of predation, sexual and/or
physical abuse, or other events. Traumatic events may have resulted
in symptom onset, periods of worsened illness, or behavioral
therapy for children may involve play, creative expression, or
talking. Treatment helps children face their difficulties, a little
at a time, and teaches them the skills to effectively cope with life
situations as they arise. Once children feel safe enough, they are
able to work toward rebuilding their lives and attaining their goals.
a Therapist with expertise in providing counseling and treatment
specific to issues associated with trauma is an important decision.
Susquehanna Psychological Services has staff with expertise in trauma