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Services Offered at PSC
As you will have already discovered, our clinic is unique in our approach - we are actively training therapists to be psychologists, and thus, they are learning the state-of-the-art techniques. We proudly offer a wide-array of services including, but not limited to the following. Availability of these services may vary based on time of year, number of therapists available, as well as demand factors.
Individual Therapy (Child and Adult)
Individual therapy is best described as therapy that focuses on one individual's needs in the areas of behavior, emotion, growth, or skill development. Such services may include adjustment to work or life situations, coping with a loss, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, getting over a fear, managing a medical illness, learning positive thinking, or stopping self-injury. These services, while individual, may involve work with others, particularly when a child the individual with behavioral concerns (i.e., bedwetting, sleep problems, compliance issues, school-related concerns). These services are generally scheduled on a weekly basis (about 50 minutes), and typically last between 6 and 50 sessions.
Family therapy is best described as therapy that focuses on the growth of a family based on each member's needs, or in the family group response to an individual member's needs. Such services may include adjustment to separation/divorce, coping with loss, behavioral and conduct problems, coping with a medical illness, effective parenting strategies, or responding to a family member's needs. These services involve all the members of a family. These services are generally scheduled on a weekly basis, and typically last between 6 and 20 sessions.
Couples and marital therapies involve partners actively working to address issues within their relationship. These services may involve both persons meeting together, as well as some individual sessions, and typically target relationship concerns and needs, as well as adjustment to life situations. These services are generally scheduled on a weekly basis (about 50 minutes), and typically last between 4 and 20 sessions.
Group therapies tend to focus on a building a particular skill set, such as Social DBT Skills Training Groups for Adults. Generally, individuals participating in these groups are addressing specific goals, and may often also be involved in other therapies such as individual or marital counseling. These services are scheduled weekly, and generally groups enroll together for an 8-10 week series.
Assessment and evaluation services focus on the administration of psychological measures to answer specific referral questions related to cognitive, emotional, or academic functioning. These assessments are generally conducted at the request of a mental health, medical, or academic/vocational provider, and are generally scheduled in a block form (several hours at a time), and typically are completed over a two week to four week time span (depending on the nature of the assessment). These services are often conducted through the PSC.
We are occasionally asked to provide consultative services in the community, such as a program evaluation or to provide therapy services within a community setting. If you are interested in these types of services, please contact our Director, Dr. Joseph Miller, 701.777.4472, to discuss a creative partnership opportunity. Currently, we partner with Mayville State University Child Development Programs Head Start and the Grand Forks County Jail.