Focuses on a single participant presenting for services with concerns related to stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance use, anger management, as well as a wide range of other behavioral and mental health concerns. This service may include a focus on intermediate and short-term goals, with consideration given to issues that may require a longer term therapeutic commitment. Most goals are related to developing skills and strategies such as stress reduction, problem solving and cognitive coping, relapse prevention, recovery and wellness planning, and increasing motivation to change. Each individual will be evaluated to determine the severity of presenting issues and referred, if necessary, to the most appropriate level of care. All sessions are conducted face to face for 45-90 minutes.
Group work is a common modality that can be extremely beneficial to individuals sharing similar problems by helping to reduce denial and anxiety, manage ambivalence, facilitate acceptance and increase motivation to change. Members are encouraged and empowered to take personal responsibility for the maintenance of positive and healthy living. Groups are generally conducted 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 6-8 sessions, depending on the purpose of the group, more sessions may be recommended. Group duration of 90 -120 minutes will provide psycho-educational, role play, and experiential activities focusing on similar life areas, designed to nurture the growth and development of the whole person.
Involves identified family members looking for an opportunity to resolve a specific problem and work towards long-term solutions. It is an effective counseling approach that requires the identification, structuring or restructuring of a healthy support system. For many individuals presenting for emotional, behavioral or mental health complaints, the family of origin or the current family unit establishes the patterns and dynamics of psycho-social functioning. Family interactions can either perpetuate the problem or substantially assist in resolving it. Family sessions are encouraged in combination with individual counseling. Sessions are conducted on a bi-weekly basis for a duration of 60-90 minutes each session.