Individual Counseling: Most people that seek out a therapist are high-functioning, adequate adults that just need a little help.
Couples Counseling:The relationship is the client in couples therapy. The counselor is a neutral third party who maintains a non-judgmental stance. The problems in a relationship are viewed as negative interaction cycle which has developed in the relationship.The therapist collaborates with the couple in helping them develop new patterns of interactions,fostering interdependence and autonomy.
Family Counseling: Family counseling may help to promote better relationships and understanding within a family. It may be incident specific, as for example family counseling during a divorce, or the approaching death of a family member. Alternately family counseling may address the needs of the family when one family member suffers from a mental or physical illness that alters his or her behavior or habits in negative ways.