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Individual Therapy

FAMHS offers services to assist individuals experiencing various symptoms and problems. These include but are not limited to relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma, and symptoms/problems that often accompany diagnoses such as addictive and eating disorders.

During therapy, you will typically meet weekly, one-on-one, with one of our trained therapists. Some of our therapists are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Most of our therapists have already earned an advanced degree and continue to work at FAMHS to gain additional experience prior to independent licensure. Many of our therapists are graduate student trainees pursuing their master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy. All associates and pre-licensed therapists are under the supervision of an independently licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Your therapy fee will vary by the expertise, education, and experience of your therapist. Fees for independently licensed therapists tend to be higher; fees for our student trainees are lower.

You may find these links useful for helping you understand individual therapy and how it works:

About Marriage and Family Therapists

What is Psychotherapy and Is It Effective?


Psychotherapy can help children and adolescents in a variety of ways. They receive emotional support, learn to resolve conflict, better understand their feelings and problems, and try out new solutions. For children and adolescents, playing, drawing, building, and pretending, as well as talking, are important ways of sharing feelings and resolving problems. Your therapist can also advise you whether other treatments such as medication, behavior management, or working with the school, or if testing should be considered. Goals for therapy may be specific, for instance, changing a behavior, improving relationships with friends or family members, or the goals may be more general like reducing anxiety or improving self-esteem.

The relationship that develops between the therapist and the child or adolescent is very important. The child or adolescent must feel comfortable, safe, and understood. This type of trusting environment makes it much easier for the child to express his/her thoughts and feelings and to use the therapy in a helpful way.

If you are interested in learning more about the mental health needs of children and adolescents, you may find the below links useful:

Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

Why Is Children's Mental Health Important?

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Couples/Family Therapy

FAMHS offers therapy to assist people with the challenges that can occur in family and couple relationships.

For couples, therapy can be helpful, whether you are considering separation or seeking improved intimacy and understanding. During therapy, the relationship is the focus, although each partner should also expect to focus on their own self-improvement and self-awareness. You and your partner will, among other things, address underlying communication patterns, resulting in more effective and efficient problem resolution and a deeper and more satisfying relationship.

Families often have their own unique relational and communication challenges. FAMHS’s trained therapists will help your family thrive by sensitively and effectively helping you explore and address your unique familial situation, issues, and challenges.

If you are looking for more information about couples or family therapy, you may find the following links useful:

Happy Couples: How to keep your relationship healthy

What is Family Therapy?

Premarital Counseling

For couples who are considering engagement or are currently engaged, FAMHS offers a package of 8 premarital counseling sessions. This package is designed to help couples explore and strengthen important aspects of their relationships such as spiritual compatibility, finances, and conflict resolution. Sessions will be facilitated by therapists certified to utilize the Prepare/Enrich premarital counseling package.

Additionally, FAMHS offers the premarital counseling that is required for those couples planning to obtain a covenant marriage license from the state of Arizona. Couples entering into a covenant marriage will discuss many topics that influence marriage relationships and the importance of the lifelong commitment required by covenant marriage. Through the premarital counseling process couples gain understanding of themselves, their fiancé, and that legal separation or divorce from their covenant spouse is only available for limited reasons.

If you are interested in learning more about premarital counseling, you may find the below link useful:

Marriage Preparation: Should We Marry or Not?

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Group Therapy

Group therapy involves one or more therapists who lead a group of roughly 5 to 15 clients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem such as depression, obesity, panic disordersocial anxiety, chronic pain, or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it is a spouse, a child, or someone who died by suicide.

To request additional information about group therapy options at FAMHS, please call our main office: 602-613-1725.

If you are interested in learning more about group therapy, you may find the below link useful:

Understanding Group Therapy, The American Psychological Association