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Family Strategies Counseling & Coaching

Brock Caffee, LCMFT 
Kristan Caffee, LSCSW 

(coming April 2024!)

785.551.2304

Email or text for initial inqiries 

About Therapy

Self

Understanding and taking care of ourselves is important toward healthy life. Our relationship with ourselves impacts what we decide about almost everything in our lives. 

Relationships

We are relational creatures. Improve your connections to others, work on establishing limits. Help your relationships work for you, and help yourself be the person you want to be to others.

Patterns

Identifying negative patterns in your life allows you to break frustrating cycles. Intentional guided explorations of patterns in your life through therapy may help you clearly establish goals with less shame, via proper support.

The Past

Our experiences affect us deeply. Our pasts can be the source of both pain and learning, but in all cases influence our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes. Healing is possible, but it isn't as simple as "moving on".

About

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

-C.G. Jung Letters, Vol. 1: 1906-1950

Dear Prospective Client:

Not all therapy is the same, so it is a good idea to get some idea of how your therapist practices. While this should not require you to know all there is to know about therapy, you might begin to develop some understanding of how well you will work together.

We founded our practice with the strong belief that we make myself as available as possible to those interested in overcoming challenges, and especially those seeking therapy, as a first step. A phone call to our practice is not the "wrong decision", even if we do not get to work together for more than a first call. We truly believe that finding the right therapist is of incredible importance. There is a significant body of research supporting the idea that a strong therapy relationship can predict successful outcomes. That knowledge inspires us to work hard to be welcoming and to understand prospective client's needs, so we can either be the right therapist or help them find their way in our community.

Our therapy practice is about helping clients understand our world, relationships, and themselves. Good therapy helps people to adapt to life and struggles. Sometimes it is just about adapting for a little more comfort, and in other cases it involves something more internal or related to personal history. Ultimately, in therapy, we should have the opportunity to learn to live better. By spending some time attending to experiences with curiosity and sensitivity we can begin more effectively adapt because we can see what is affecting us more clearly. 

In life outside therapy, we don't always get the time or have what is necessary to explore our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences fully. Our nature as humans is complex and deserves a lot of careful attention. It is very easy to misunderstand what is going on an what might be done about it. This is one reason why some problems may seem unsolvable or emotional pain unbearable. It may also be that we have difficulty finding out what is changeable and what must be coped with over time. Therapy can help you outline those distinctions.

We strive to understand our clients need in a holistic manner, as we listen carefully to their needs, and work hard at forming a collaborative partnership. We tend to work with clients using an approach that allows us to help clients discover solutions they have within themselves, their families, and their belief systems that have either been forgotten or dismissed as irrelevant for one reason or another.

Life can be very difficult and some suffering is nearly guaranteed. People make mistakes, or worse; sometimes people do wrong to us. Because of this, learning how to find healing and mend relationships when possible is very important.

We are adaptive but realistic in our approach to therapy and have training and experience that allows us to comfortably work within a variety of areas, including attachment, grief & loss, trauma, divorce, parenting, teen issues, parent-child separation, anger, substance use, coping with substance users, helping those who don't want help, interpersonal boundaries, couples issues, depression, guilt, anxiety, and others...

When it comes to your concerns therapist and client can combine experiences to develop ideas that can be employed to break patterns. No matter what challenges we face as we work together, when you are the client, It is important to us that we work toward YOUR GOALS to reduce distress in whatever form it takes.

We have worked to help improve people's lives since 2004, which has afforded us the wonderful opportunity to work with a wide variety of people and situations. We work with clients individually, as couples, in small family groups, or in large groups.

 

Thank you for your interest!

-Brock  and Kristan

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Brock D. Caffee, LCMFT

(785)551-2304

Lawrence, KS

brock@familystrategies.net

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