Approach & Treatment Program at FCFC

Tracey subscribes to an integrated team approach with every client. This means that she strives to either provide or refer clients for all services needed. As well, team members (e.g. caregivers, family, siblings, case workers, teachers, etc.) may be asked to take part in some forms of treatment (e.g. education, support, possibly individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy). A team approach allows for the most efficient and loving progress possible for any child.

Tracey’s treatment program includes active involvement with children, parents, legal guardians and/or primary care givers (hereinafter referred to collectively as parents). Families will work hard both in and out of therapy sessions. Parents will receive training in specialized parenting techniques to enhance and facilitate healthy attachment between parent and child. Therapists, parents, and children work together to specify goals, foci and methods of treatment. The risks and benefits of treatment, approximate time commitment involved, costs and other aspects of your particular situation are discussed in detail prior to beginning treatment. Progress is monitored and evaluated periodically and, if necessary, redesigned to meet treatment goals.

Her success can be attributed to her ability to help children recognize and feel empowered to choose new options for the ways they have struggled in the past. Tracey’s focus is on having children take responsibility for their own actions and reactions and understand that they can create whatever outcome they want; they no longer need to be victims.

 

Treatment Program Philosophy & Expectations

The treatment program at Full Circle Family Counseling may involve two therapists during intensive therapy. This includes active involvement from parents, legal guardians and/or primary care givers (hereinafter referred to collectively as parents) as well as their child for healthy attachment and bonding to occur. Families will work hard both in and out of therapy sessions.

Parents will receive training in specialized parenting techniques derived by Foster Cline, Nancy Thomas, and Deborah Hage to help design, enhance and facilitate healthy attachment between parent and child. Therapists at Full Circle Family Counseling work together with parents and children to specify goals, foci and methods of treatment. The risks and benefits of treatment, approximate time commitment involved, costs and other aspects of your particular situation are discussed in detail prior to beginning treatment. Progress is monitored and evaluated periodically and, if necessary, redesigned to meet treatment goals.

As with any powerful intervention, there are both benefits and risks involved with therapy. Risks might include you or your child experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings of shame, sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger and/or frustration, or having difficulties with other people. Families will have to work on relationships and make long-term efforts. Sometimes change will be easy and swift, but most often it will be slow and deliberate. Some changes may lead to what seems to be worsening circumstances or even losses (for example, therapy will not necessarily keep a marriage or family together.).

I do not take clients whom I feel I cannot help using the techniques I have available. I will enter our relationship with optimism and eagerness to work with you and your child. I have a special interest in helping children and families with attachment issues build strong and healthy relationship.