Dr. Pilla will assist you in deciding the type of therapy to best address your needs.

Together you will choose the appropriate counseling approach for you. The following options are available:

Individual Therapy

  • Individual counseling provides a very focused way to treat emotional and behavioral problems. It develops critical insight skills and tremendous personal growth.
  • Individual treatment provides lasting benefits for long-standing issues that have bothered you, perhaps for years.
  • It is equally effective for recent problems with personal relationships, life experiences, or changing circumstances.
  • Some problems, even when they involve relationships with others, are best addressed with individual therapy. These can include anxiety, depression adjustment to work or school, lack of self-confidence or self-esteem, family and child-rearing problems, parental alienation, grief, major life transitions, and coping with medical illness.

Couples Therapy

  • Couples therapy is designed for partners who are experiencing problems maintaining or growing a committed relationship.
  • It is also appropriate for those considering their “next step” in a relationship, who are seeking guidance to understand barriers or problems they are experiencing that keep them from moving forward. iStock_couple ExtraSmall
  • Concerns appropriate for couples therapy include: communication problems, power struggles, sexuality and intimacy, behavior that is overly controlling, anger responses, coping with illness, substance abuse, parenting, distancing or estrangement, and considerations about marriage, separation or divorce.

Family Treatment

  • Family therapy addresses behavioral or emotional problems effecting several family members. Members work together in treatment, sometimes in different combinations, while Dr. Pilla guides interactions to produce positive changes for everyone.


  • Situations appropriate for family therapy include: a child’s or teen’s difficult behaviors (such as cutting, poor school performance, eating disorders), separation or divorce, estrangement from family members, parental alienation, family transitions, death or suicide of a loved one, and coping with a family member’s serious medical problem.

  • Sometimes Dr. Pilla will recommend family therapy when only one individual member is experiencing a problem, such as an eating disorder or serious depression. In these situations, the family’s response and the effects on the whole family are important to the solution.

  • It is possible for one individual family member to initiate treatment for the family. Dr. Pilla can guide you in understanding this option.

Group Therapy

  • Group treatment can be effective when a problem includes social and relationship concerns. If you participate in giStock_group_ExtraSmallroup therapy, you will find individual attention and growth while benefiting from the mutual support, experience and understanding of others.
  • Groups are available for building relationship and social skills, for parents or children going through parental alienation,  or for life-transitions for young adults or adults.