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Foundations Family Resource Center

About Counseling

Hello,

So you are interested in receiving counseling?

Choosing to receive counseling can be a difficult decision but is one of the most rewarding things you may ever end up doing.

Our perception of things, many times, is developed from what we watch on television. When people think of counseling, they think of "What About Bob", "Analyze This", "Frasier", "Monk", and many other shows. They see counseling as something for people with "severe" difficulties. One might imagine the therapist as an older person with a beard sitting in a plush leather chair. While the client, who is laying down on a lounger, talks intently about his subconscious.

Counseling has developed extensively from its infancy in Freudian Psychology. In fact, counseling is a broad term that encompasses many facets of human healing and support. Counseling methods may include: defining strengths and growth areas, instruction, skill development, consultation, education, and emotional processing.

Life challenges abound and many times we require additional "tools" to help navigate these events. Life transitions, loss, ambivalence, lack of energy, relationship struggles, behavioral or emotional difficulties, career and life development, preventative care, unraveling past hurts, unforgiveness, shame, preparative work, parenting, and addictions are a few areas in our life that we can benefit from learning new tools.

Counseling...

  • offers a way to gain perspective on your behavior, emotions and relationships.
  • provides a means to express your feelings and identify patterns of thinking.
  • alleviates anxiety, depression, and anger in their many forms.
  • helps develop communication skills for dealing with conflict and frustration.
  • is a means for addressing pain, working through loss and adding meaning to your life.

Counseling is about being EMPOWERED to courageously face one's fears, to want more from life, and to expand one's life to achieve goals both personally and professionally.

Counseling is profitable for anyone; whether you are seeking assistance for a crisis in your life or you are looking for a way to MAXIMIZE your potential.

Areas of Practice

Foundations provides marital and premarital counseling, family therapy, children's therapy, parent training, grief and loss counseling, domestic violence support, and career planning.

  • Individual Therapy
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Men & Women
  • Couples & Relationship Therapy
    • Relational Therapy
    • Pre-marital Counseling
    • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting
  • Group Counseling

About Children's Therapy

Foundations utilizes Play Therapy with children. Play Therapy recognizes the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. In play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Filial Therapy is also integrated to help parents connect with their children in order to form closer and happier relationships.

About Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy

Foundations draws from individuals past as needed, addresses the obstacles and strengths in the present, and looks towards the future. FFRC draws from Contextual Therapy in recognizing the importance relationships are in a person's life. In couple's therapy, Foundations, utilizes Olson's Prepare/Enrich as an assessment to help couple's recognize their strength and growth areas. Foundations also integrates Sandtray Therapy into counseling practice with all ages.

About Group Counseling:

Foundations may provide group classes and sessions throughout the year. The groups consist of 12 to 20 individuals and may occur weekly.

CPR-T Group: This group provides resources to parents to help them learn ways to reduce behavioral problems in their children and building strong relationships. This group is a 10 week group.

Shame & Grace Group: Shame is the feeling that no matter how hard you try, you can never be good enough. You may work hard at relationships but still struggle to get along with your parents, your spouse, your children or people at work or church.

Call for more information or to reserve your spot.

161 Farnsworth Blvd
Soldotna, Alaska 99669

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