This is a one-on-one service provided for individuals who are wanting to explore their fears, emotions, or beliefs that are causing distress in their life or relationships.
In individual counseling the goals are to build trust and rapport, challenge thought patterns, explore new coping skills, and evaluate communication patterns so that the person can get needs met and have satisfying relationships at home, work, and socially.
Individual counseling with kiddos is more challenging due to fear of punishment or judgment.
The integration of play into those sessions often bridges a gap for the therapist so that communication flow can be achieved.
The therapist will integrate common games to build skill development and rapport.
Trauma is defined as an exposure, either directly or indirectly, to a real or perceived life threat or fear-provoking event in a person’s childhood, recent past, or present that has produced an increased anxiety reaction.
This type of counseling often requires a minimal of individual therapy but often will include couples and family treatment.
Family is encouraged to participate in sessions to help navigate various emotionally charged situations and to provide trauma informed environments.
Therapists utilize Narrative Exposure Therapy to help client navigate and examine the trauma they have experienced.
People who are not ready for this level of treatment exploration receive other forms of trauma informed counseling techniques.
The main focus is to minimize continued traumatization.
Couples are defined as two individuals working together in a committed relationship with the intention of strengthening that relationship.
The couples will explore their role within the relationship with the goal to resolve conflicts and make thoughtful decisions about building new relationships, repairing ruptured relationships, and strengthening communication and intimacy.
Family covers many definitions for most of us these days.
Family includes two parent and children, single parenting, blended family, adoptive or foster families.
As family dynamics change, so does the need for better communication and relationship connections.
The therapist works with the family to identify the dynamics and patterns that are causing the most disruption in the home.
The goal is to acknowledge everyone’s role in the breakdown so the relationship ruptures can be repaired and strengthened.
ALL AGES-MINORS MUST HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT FROM ALL PARENTS
In today’s world, the parenting skills used by most adults do not translate as easily due to a variety of reasons.
Parents often find themselves in tricky or difficult situations.
This training is a curriculum-based skills training to assist parents who want more to gain or increase their parenting skills.
This is time specific range of classes from broad basic parenting techniques to age specific skills.
The groups are based on need and participation.
PARENTS-EXPECTING PARENTS-PARTICIPATION NEED DRIVEN
Healing often comes from sharing experiences with others.
Our support group is not treatment guided.
The group leader provides group structure, maintains safe sharing, and monitors for individual counseling.
Support groups are for people who have experienced at least one traumatic situation and are looking to share common day-to-day struggles with others who have the same difficulties.
Group members will be screened through a non-formal process by a therapist to ensure groups are similar in relation to acuity and experience to ensure safety of all members.
PRE-SCREENING AND PARTICIPATION NEED DRIVEN