High-Quality and Professional Counseling Services
Whether at home, work, school, or in your relationships there are times when life isn’t going the way that you want it to. Our Black and African-American counselors and therapists provide individual counseling, couples counseling, marriage counseling, and family counseling to help you live your life better.
In our comfortable office we’ll work with you to manage the stress of life and develop new life-lasting coping skills. One-on-one support gives you the space and privacy to discuss whatever you need to in order to Learn. Change. Grow. Specialties include:
Couples, Marriage & Family Therapy
We work with couples who want to improve their relationship. We also work with people who want to end their relationship, lessen the hurt for their children, and learn useful ways to interact and co-parent in the future. Specialties include:
- improving communication
- addressing and healing from infidelity
- marriage counseling
- pre-marital counseling
- challenges with sexual intimacy
- navigating separation or divorce
Couples we work with include people who are:
- living together
Many people come to us because of difficulty communicating within their relationship. We all come from different backgrounds and have different expectations of relationships. Sometimes these differences make it difficult for people to understand each other. We help you and your partner hear and understand each other.
Children and Adolescents Therapy
When working with children and adolescents we also work with their parents or guardians in order to deliver the most effective change. We will not see children or adolescents without regular contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s).
- behavioral problems at home or school
- low or underachieving academic performance
- sexual abuse
- sexual promiscuity
- blended family issues
What to Expect Your First Call
We will ask you some basic questions to match you with the best therapist for you and your situation. The questions include:
- What service are you interested in (Individual Therapy, Couples/Marriage Therapy, Family Therapy, or our support group)?
- What change do you want to make in therapy? What needs to be different in your life?
- What is your availability?
Then schedule an appointment. We offer 50-minute, 90-minute, and 2-hour sessions to meet your needs. We also schedule appointments weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
Your First Appointment
Research shows that therapy is most effective when the client and therapist like each other. You need to feel comfortable with your therapist, you need to like them, in order to make lasting changes through therapy. This is a “meet and greet” appointment. It is a time for you to meet the therapist, ask questions about therapy, and most importantly determine if you feel comfortable with the therapist.
At the end of the 15 minutes you can decide to schedule a future therapy appointment. Some people need more time to think about the consultation. You are always welcome to go home and consider the consultation, then call or e-mail us when you are ready to schedule an appointment.
50-minute or 90-minute Therapy Appointment
The first therapy appointment consists of the therapist learning about you. They will want to know why you are coming to therapy. What is not working in your life that you need to change? They will also inquire about what you have already done to make changes, what has been successful, and what has not worked.
Additionally, our therapists need to know who you are in order to help you make the changes that you want to make. We’ll ask about who you are in the world. Some of our questions will be:
- Who is in your family?
- What do you do for work or school?
- Do you like your work/school?
- What do your friendships look like?
- Do you have an intimate relationship? If so, is it satisfying or a source of stress?
Therapy at The Ladipo Group takes the form of a conversation though it is much more than that. We create an environment where our clients feel comfortable talking about themselves and their lives. Our clients often report that we are “easy to talk to.”
The therapists at The Ladipo Group are engaging and play an active role in your therapy. We ask questions to understand you and what you need. We give feedback and recommendations about your challenges. Many times our clients have “homework” at the end of each session. They will be asked to think about or do something differently than they have previously. The details of homework varies with each client and situation as it is tailored to meet your specific needs.