Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Individual Therapy – Adults

As an individual seeking therapy, you may feel as though you’re all alone. At Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth (YFSHK) we help individuals ranging from young adults to seniors on a wide variety of challenges in a warm and welcoming environment. This may include identifying new approaches to deal with emotional struggles, altering behaviors in a positive manner or even help with achieving career goals. Adult therapy services include, but are not limited to:
  • Anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional problems and disorders
  • Relationship challenges
  • Trauma and grief
  • Health concerns
  • Aging parents
  • Divorce recovery
  • Significant life transitions
  • Work challenges, unemployment and stress

Individual Therapy – Adolescents and Children

Facing a significant life challenge as a child or adolescent – or the parent of one – can be incredibly difficult. Emotional and physical changes are constantly occurring, and you may not be able to fully grasp how to deal with them. We work closely with young persons and children to help them work through these challenges, perhaps with the assistance or parents, though not always required. Should we recommend treatment be continued outside of our facility, we also collaborate with the local school system to integrate a treatment that will support children and adolescents, should this be necessary. Adolescent and children therapy services include, but are not limited to:
  • Behavioral problems
  • Social skills, friendship and relationship challenges
  • Academic challenges including stress
  • Anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional problems and disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Family issues

Couples Therapy

Are you facing seemingly insurmountable challenges in your relationship? Help is here. Our knowledgeable, experienced therapists and counselors are here to give you the tools to better understand and improve your relationship. By embarking on this journey together, you’re reaffirming your commitment to each other and your lives moving forward. Our goal is to help you both – as individuals and as a couple – understand the cause of problems, find solutions to deal with them and sooth any hurt or anger that has developed as a result of your challenges. Couples therapy services include, but are not limited to:
  • Improving communication
  • Balancing career and relationship
  • Parenting/step-parenting
  • Recovering from affairs
  • Improving relations with family members
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health challenges
  • Intimacy problems
  • Excessive arguing and challenges getting along

Family Therapy

Every family is different and no family is “perfect”. At YFSHK, we tailor our counseling services to your unique situation with compassion and objectiveness. We aim to work closely with all the members of your household to gain a better understanding and find solutions that consider each person’s feelings and needs. Family therapy services include, but are not limited to:
  • Blended families
  • Adoption transitions
  • Non-traditional struggles
  • Divorce and separation
  • Aging parents
  • Tragedy and grief
  • Family business challenges
  • Extended family struggles
  • Abuse

If you would like to know more about our individual, couple and family therapy services, or to set up an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our staff includes licensed Marriage and Family Service Therapists led by supervisor Nathan Carpenter, who holds a Master degree in Marriage & Family Therapy.