Whether you are a parent or caregiver of a child affected by trauma or mental illness, we are here to help you. We support comprehensive and emotional development in children who have experience abuse, neglect, or other trauma. Moreover, we provide children with mental illness understand their condition, recover from it, and acquire the tools to build a rich and happy life. Our approach integrates compassion, empathy, and expertise and its fitted to your family’s specific situation. Clinical staff will ensure that there is an integration your values and culture, helping you draw from both as sources of strength and healing.
In an atmosphere of trust and support, adolescents are encouraged to be open about how their behavioral or substance abuse has caused serious difficulties in their lives. We provides a structured and supportive environment for adolescents to learn healthier ways of coping. Treatment includes individual, group and family therapy, anger management, communication skills, emotional regulation, impulse control, self-esteem, social skills, stress management, self-injury and substance abuse. We diagnose and treat adolescents with a variety of problems such as depression, anxiety, attention deficits, and other behavioral problems. By working closely with the youngster, family, primary care provider, school personnel, and others, we ensure that assessment and treatment is designed to meet the needs of adolescents and their families.
Working together, families identify roles, expectations, and negative patterns while exploring the overwhelming effects of behavioral problems and/or substance abuse on the family system. Within a supportive environment, parents learn better ways to handle frustration, guilt, apathy, and overwhelming feelings. Parents are taught communication skills, limit-setting, and ways to identify negative family patterns and substance abuse. Family Therapy is often incorporated to educate family members on the client's mental illness. Family members are strongly urged to participate in sessions.
Our Parent Counseling & Guidance Group works with families raising children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. The team’s goal is to help families improve coping with everyday stressors as well as to develop strategies to address more complicated behavioral and emotional issues. Our clinical team members are master’s level mental health therapists trained in the Positive Behavior Support model.
The program offers:
- Help understanding the meaning of your child’s behavior
- Strategies for working with your child more effectively
- Links to community support