We work with individuals, families, and couples in all age groups. We have a variety of specialties including autism, trauma, anxiety, depression, skill building, and interpersonal growth. Our in-home work is supervised by our Clinical Director, Greg Czyszczon, Ph.D., LPC, whose research interest is the provision of in-home services.
Children and Families
For children and families, we are particularly interested in supporting parents in meeting the needs of their children, needs which are often masked by confusing and challenging behavior. We have the capacity to work in our outpatient office and/or in the home. We use a framework that includes child-parent attachment, child development, filial therapy, and family therapy to support children and their parents in developing more satisfying relationships that have their foundation in changes in relational dynamics.
Our treatment goals are based on a comprehensive assessment which includes clinical interviews as well as standardized assessment tools including the Child Behavior Checklist, the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale, the Brief Symptom Inventory, and the Parenting Stress Index. We also may employ the Marschak Interaction Method and the associated Marschak Interaction Method Behavioral Rating Scale depending on the age of the identified child.
We offer counseling in the home; this document Center for Relational Health In Home Counseling provides information about how we approach this important work.
Youth Considered “At-Risk”
For youth who are considered “at-risk,” we seek to name potential while recognizing the significant obstacles which exist in a child or adolescent’s life. We have the capacity to work in our outpatient office and/or in the home. We approach youth considered “at-risk” as individuals whose natural gifts and talents are blocked by emotional pain as well as confusing and inconsistent messages about what to do with that pain. We seek to listen deeply, to hear the hurt underneath the behavior in order to invite the young person into a different kind of relationship with himself/herself and others in his/her life.
For individuals, we are able to work in brief models for short-term symptom relief, and we have the capacity for longer-term depth work. A recent excerpt from an article entitled, “From Attachment Theory vs. Temperament: Treating Attachment Disorder in Adults,” summarizes the manner in which we bring empathic attunement to our work with individuals:
“The therapist must stay present, not only to the client’s emotions, but also to her own…the therapist is asked to fully experience the client’s feelings, no matter what comes up for her or what raw emotion is triggered from her own history. In other words, the therapist isn’t just an observer of the client’s emotional journey or even a disinterested guide, but a fellow traveler, resonating with the client’s sadness, anger, and anxiety. Rather than recoiling from the intensity of the client’s experience, the therapist is providing—through voice tone, eye contact, expression, posture, as well as words—the stability, the ballast, so to speak, to keep the client feeling not only understood, but safely held and supported.”
For couples, we are influenced by Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and the work of the Gottman Institute. We recognize that support in intimate relationship can occur at any time during a couples’ journey together. We affirm the dignity of all intimate, committed relationships and recognize the pressures and stresses that exist for relationships that do not fit traditional societal expectations. Our goal is to providing a safe space for couples to grow together toward greater authenticity with one another while being mindful of the ways that we are all affected by heterosexism, sexism, classism, racism, and ageism.
We offer an affordable sliding scale based on income in order to provide a balanced, working relationship. We accept cash, check, and debit/credit card, and we are able to contract with local FAPT teams for outpatient or in-home services. Clinical Director Gregory Czyszczon, Ph.D., LPC, also accepts certain types of insurance through his private practice. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Scheduling Initial Appointments
All appointments are made via telephone. You may leave a general message via this website in order to gather more information, and we will be in touch within 24 hours.
You may also look over the profiles of our clinicians to contact any of them individually. Please allow 24 hours for us to contact you.
Address: 481 East Market St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Phone: (540) 246-7592
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.