Family Services

Healthy, stable families are the foundation of our communities. Our family services programs are dedicated to identifying and addressing mental health needs, alcohol and drug issues, as well as loss and life transition.

We offer an array of services that are designed to assist families in attaining healthier lifestyles, rewarding interpersonal relationships, and an enhanced quality of life.

Family Services Include

Family Therapy

The doctors at Carter Psychology Center offer family therapy which is designed to identify family patterns that contribute to behavior disorders or mental illness and to help family members break those habits.

Family therapy involves discussion and problem-solving sessions with members of the family. Some of these sessions may be as a group, in couples, or one on one.

In family therapy, the web of interpersonal relationships is examined and ideally, communication is strengthened within the family.

Caregiver Education & Support

Caregiving involves many stressors: changes in the family dynamic, household disruption, financial pressure, and the sheer amount of work involved.

While providing care for a family member or loved one in need is an act of kindness, love, and loyalty, the rewards are often intangible. Frustration and despair may take hold and burnout becomes a very real danger for the caregiver.

Our doctors are trained to assist you and your loved ones in adjusting to the caregiving process and are dedicated to providing care to the caregiver.

Reunification Therapy

Reunification therapy is often requested in situations where there has been a break in parent-child contact or where there has been damage to the parent-child relationship for any reason.   Generally, the court will need to determine if or when a repair to the break in the parent-child relationship should occur as well as the final goal for reunification. This often involves a structured plan for services involving both parents along with the child(ren) and treating professionals. Cases involving reunification create a unique and challenging set of circumstances that differ from family to family.

Divorce and Separation Services

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Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination is an alternative dispute resolution process that helps parents resolve issues and learn how to protect their children from the harmful effects of chronic exposure to parental conflict.

When parents need an objective expert to help them co-parent more effectively, the parenting coordinator will help ensure that the children’s needs and best interests are met.

Parenting Plan Evaluations

Parents who are separating or divorcing are often concerned about the impact change in family structure will have on their children.

The child development experts at Carter Psychology Center can help parents and their attorneys design a detailed parenting plan that addresses each child’s needs.

Our plans take into account any changes that will impact you and your children for years to come.

Parenting Assessments

Parenting assessments employ psychological testing and interviews to assess parenting abilities and needs. Carter Psychology Center offers guidance to help achieve optimal parent-child relationships that allow children to be nurtured and thrive.

Court Ordered Evaluations

Evaluations of individuals or all family members assess needs or concerns and offer recommendations for treatment, education, or community interventions as needed to help individuals reach their fullest potential and to help families achieve a stabilized environment.

Family Law Mediation

Our senior psychologists are Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law mediators trained to facilitate negotiation in divorce and separation.

Expertise in mental health and child development help parents reach agreements that best meet their children’s needs.

Carter Psychology Center provides the highest quality, efficient, and effective care to individuals of all ages.

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