Welcome to Heartland Family Solutions. With all the options of counselors and therapists in the greater Joplin area, choosing a therapist can become quite confusing. To provide a little clarity, Heartland Family Solutions focuses on creating healthier families and/or individuals by decreasing the stress and anxiety between family members (and/or spouses) and improve each person's ability to communicate in more positive, less defensive manners. We do this in a setting that is as comfortable as discussing things over a cup of coffee.
When you come for a first visit, your therapist will provide you a questionaire that simply assertains your current situation and specific needs. You will also get a chance to learn a little more about your therapist and begin to build that important therapeutic relationship. At the conclusion of the first session, you may leave with a simple assignment that will be resolved in the second session. The second session will include an initial Plan of Care that will provide a first set of goals for therapy as well as an overall estimate of potential time and costs involved. All this information will allow you to make the best decisions for your care.
As family systems therapy is the main type of approach we take, you will experience working individually and together with your spouse or family to resolve a problem(s) that directly affects one or more family members. Each family member has the opportunity to express his/her thoughts and feelings about how they are affected. Together, the family works to help the individual in distress and to help relieve the strain on the family. Family members explore their individual roles within the family, learn how to switch roles, if necessary, and learn ways to support and help each other with the goal of restoring family relationships and rebuilding a healthy family system.
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