Counseling Services

The Institute for Individual and Family Counseling (IIFC) works with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a wide variety of concerns and life difficulties. Our services are provided in English and Spanish and include the following:

  • Individual counseling for adults and children
  • Couples and family counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Assessment Services

Individual Counseling:

Adults: A wide range of concerns can be addressed with adults. This is a list of common presenting concerns:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Concerns
  • Loss of a relationship
  • Loss of job
  • Career Counseling
  • Conflict with family members
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Work Difficulties

Children and Adolescents: Children and adolescents are often referred by teachers or other professionals. Parents also seek counseling for their child or adolescent to help them cope with different life experiences or to address behaviors that raised concerns in their parents. Common presenting concerns for children and adolescents include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Coping with parents separation/divorce
  • Loss of friendship
  • Social Anxiety
  • Behavior difficulties at school/home
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Struggling with school work

Couples and Family Counseling

Couples counseling: The focus of therapy is to address any concerns that partners have in regards to their relationship. Some presenting concerns include communication issues, difficultly with intimacy, financial problems or conflict resolution.

Family Counseling: The focus of therapy is to help all family members within the context of the family work on problems they are experiencing as a unit. Family members may choose to attend counseling to learn how to help one family member cope with a specific concern they are experiencing and may affect how they relate to other family members.

Group Counseling

The focus of groups is to help individuals within a group setting address concerns that may be common to all members. This may take the form of a support group or a psychoeducational group that provides specific skills for all members to learn.

Assessment Services

Assessments are provided to both children and adults to address questions related to cognitive, emotional/behavioral and academic functioning. These assessments are often completed for diagnostic purposes and to provide recommendations that will assist with accommodations in the school and/or job setting. Some presenting concerns include:

  • Difficulty with attention and concentration
  • Learning Disability
  • Developmental Concerns
  • Personality concerns
  • Behavior Concerns