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Outpatient Therapy in Topeka

Outpatient Counseling

An individual approach to mental health

Outpatient therapy in Topeka is a very common part of mental health treatment, delivered through a series of visits with a counselor at Family Service & Guidance Center.

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How it Works

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Individual therapy can take place in a counselor’s office, on a walk on FSGC’s campus or while fishing in FSGC’s pond. It can also happen via Zoom or over the phone. Our providers tailor Individual therapy to meet an individual’s unique needs. Appointments happen as often as needed—once a week, once or twice a month, etc.—depending on the nature of the  mental health challenge.

Individual therapy is beneficial in lots of situations that cause stress, anger, grief or conflict. It gives people the chance to talk through complex feelings, problems or situations confidentially with a trained, compassionate mental health professional. It may not make problems disappear, but it will give the individual the skills and tools needed to deal with problems in a healthier, more appropriate way.

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Group counseling is counseling with multiple people being treated at the same time by a therapist or two. Groups are usually made up of four to eight people and can be very beneficial. We usually hold weekly or bi-weekly groups in a meeting room or group room at FSGC.

Most people living with mental health challenges think that no one else is going through what they experiencing; group therapy allows them to see that they are not alone. Group members learn about themselves by listening to others with similar challenges. They also get tremendous support from other group members. Group counseling also provides the opportunity to practice communication and social skills in a safe, structured environment.

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Family therapy is provided by a licensed mental health professional and is designed to help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. In most cases, family therapy is short-term. It may include all members of a family or just those who want to participate. Each family’s therapy plan is different, depending on their unique situation and needs.

Family counseling can be useful in any situation that causes stress, sadness, anger or conflict. Family therapy can teach skills that work to enhance relationships and continue working, even after counseling is done. It can improve strained relationships with a spouse/partner, children or other family members. Family counseling can also help address specific problems like financial worries, conflict between parents and children or the effects that substance abuse or mental illness have on a family.

Why choose FSGC

Family Service & Guidance Center is a community mental health center that has extensive experience and expertise in meeting the mental health care needs of children, teens and families.

We serve nearly 10,000 individuals and families from more than 20 Kansas counties with direct clinical services, education and outreach. Our highly trained, dedicated professionals are here to help through ADHD Treatment in Topeka.

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Don’t let little problems become big ones.

We know how tough everyday life can be. FSGC can help. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register yourself or your child for mental health services in Topeka at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll begin to heal.

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