Service Descriptions

Individual and Group Therapy 

Individual Therapy is an important part of the healing and recovery process. It is an opportunity for you to engage in self-examination, express your deepest thoughts and feelings, and learn skills to manage stress and overcome challenges in healthy ways. We will work together to determine which methods are most effective for you and tailor a treatment plan that helps you reach the goals you set for yourself. Therapy helps to identify the barriers that keep you from living your best life. It highlights your abilities and brings strengths to the forefront to be applied to improve your quality of life. Through our counseling relationship, we can move through areas that have held you back and break through to the life you deserve to live. Experience an increase in self-confidence, ability to interact effectively with others, tolerate stress, and live mindfully for self-growth and self-actualization. Would you like to meet in person or over online video chat once a week? Every two weeks? Once a month? Let's talk about what works for you. Call for your free consultation today.

Group Therapy is an opportunity to connect with others in a non-judgmental and safe environment. It is a support system in which you can express yourself, talk about problems, share accomplishments, and confirm that you are not alone. Being a group member is like being a part of a family that is focused on healing and recovery. Develop and practice skills that help you overcome emotional issues, learn to prevent relapse, and reduce symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Call to have your questions answered or to become a part of our Group Therapy today.

Clinical Supervision

Supervisory style focuses on the work environment to the extent it impacts the counselor and his/her clinical work.  Skills Development Model (goal is to increase supervisees’ skills and conceptual understanding of clients) and Personal Growth Model (goal is to increase the insight and affective sensitivity of the supervisee) are mostly used by way of case reviews, live observation, verbatim, and audio tapes.

As supervisor I help in the development and conduct evaluation of competency in the following 12 Core Functions:

1.       Screening – the process by which the client is determined appropriate and eligible for admission to a program

2.       Intake – the administrative and initial procedures for admission to a program

3.       Orientation – describing to the client nature and goals of the program, rules governing client conduct and infractions that can lead to discharge from the program, in a non-residential program, the hours during which services are available, treatment costs to be borne by the client and client rights

4.       Assessment – the procedures by which a counselor/program identifies and evaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs for the development of a treatment plan

5.       Treatment Planning – process by which the counselor and the client identify and rank problems needing resolution, establish agreed upon immediate long-term goals, and decide upon a treatment process and the resources to be utilized

6.       Counseling – (individual, group, family/couples therapy) – the utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families, or groups in achieving objectives through: exploration of a problem and ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions, and decision making

7.       Case Management – activities which bring services, agencies, resource, or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals. It may involve liaison activities and collateral contracts

8.       Crisis Intervention – Those services which respond to an alcohol and/or other drug abuser’s needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.

9.       Client Education – provision of information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug abuse and the available services and resources

10.   Referral – identifying the needs of a client that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting the client to utilize the support systems and community resources available

11.   Report and Record Keeping – charting the results of the assessment and treatment plan, writing reports progress notes, discharge summaries and client-related data

Consultation – with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services – relating with our own and other professionals to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client

Community Outreach and Cultural Sensitivity Training

As part of the effort to address the Public Health Crisis Opioid Epidemic (illicit use and addiction to prescription pain pills) I help connect Justice-Involved individuals on Parole or Probation to the SAMHSA-sponsored MAT-PDOA grant which provides funding and covers the cost of Substance Abuse treatment.  Information Session and events are planned and facilitated to spread the news about the options that those who would normally not be able to afford treatment can now get the help they need.  I help organizations increase awareness of the role that cultural differences play in interactions among staff, and how service delivery is affected either negatively or positively based on a company's cultural sensitivity.  Giving voice to under-served populations who may not have access to mental health treatment or substance abuse treatment is important to address the social issues that affect the entire community.  Connecting people with resources, providing services and education that improve the quality of life for individuals and the community as a whole is the main focus.