Clinical Services Provided
- Individual counseling facilitates the exploration and resolution of personal problems and issues according to the needs of the individual. The partner ship offers individual counseling fro children, adolescents and adults. Specific personal problems such as:
- Substance abuse counseling to address drug or alcohol abuse as well as attending to the multiple needs of the individual including social, psychological, vocational and legal problems.
- Crisis intervention which refers to the methods used to offer immediate, short-term help to individuals who experience an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems.
- Stress management counseling which encompasses techniques intended to equip a person with effective coping mechanisms for dealing with psychological stress.
- Anger management, which is the ability for a person to control his /her temperament, particularly in stressful situations, is a form of stress management counseling.
- Individual psychotherapy for the treatment of a behavior disorder, mental illness, or any other condition by psychological means, across the life span. Psychotherapy may utilize insight, persuasion, suggestion, reassurance, and instruction so that patients may see themselves and their problems more realistically and have the desire to cope effectively with them. Specific intervention in the following areas is offered:
- Eating disorder therapy, which is focused on what a person eats, or refuses to eat, in order to satisfy a psychic need and not a physical need, involves psychological disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia.
- Therapy for coping with serious illness. Dealing with chronic illness can be difficult and while therapy can't fix the illness, therapy can improve the quality of life of the individual.
- Play therapy for children in which a therapist uses a child's fantasies and the symbolic meanings of his or her play as a medium for understanding and communication with the child.
- Marriage and Family Counseling: Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. Specific therapies in the following areas are offered.
- Couples therapy which is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress.
- Sex therapy involves a specialized form of counseling for adults that focuses on sexual issues, most often for individuals in relationships and is usually solution focused.
- Domestic abuse counseling which addresses what is also known as spousal abuse which can occur when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.
- Family therapy in which all the members of a nuclear or extended family are seen usually by two therapists.
- Group therapy for adults and young adults involving a form of psychotherapy where a small, carefully selected group of individuals meets regularly with a therapist
- In home therapy for the elderly and families to address psychological distress by talking with a specially trained therapist and learning new ways to cope in the home environment.