Individual and Group Counseling
We all experience challenging times in our lives. Our day-to-day challenges can present anything from mild irritation to severe anxiety (or worse). We offer individual and group counseling to adults from diverse populations. A good step toward healing is to have an objective party offering a professionally experienced perspective.
Our counselors are trained in several specialties, including trauma-focused care, anxiety disorders (e.g. PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD), domestic violence, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, depression, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss and many others. Counselors also assist clients with enhancing self-esteem and developing stress management and assertiveness skills.
In addition, Spanish-speaking clients are able to access individual, children, family and group counseling services via the Center’s Spanish-speaking counselor
Clients do not have to be domestic violence survivors to receive counseling services. Insurance is not accepted, but a sliding fee scale and local grant opportunity may be available making it affordable for most clients. For clients experiencing domestic violence issues, counselors often seek the assistance of on-site victim advocates to help with law enforcement and legal concerns. Counselors also make appropriate referrals to community agencies.
Moreover, counselors facilitate the following psycho-educational programs: anger management, Domestic Violence 101, and Spanish parenting classes using the Triple P and STEP programs (see Family Center).
Anger management is a curriculum-based program that consists of ten sessions. The purpose of anger management is to understand the defi nition of anger, dispel myths about anger, identify triggers, and develop a self-control plan over thoughts and actions. An enrollment fee and session fees are required.
Domestic Violence 101 (DV 101)
DV 101 is a 5-6 session curriculum designed to help domestic violence survivors become more aware of the nature, myths, types, phases, and impact of domestic violence. Survivors also learn potential red fl ags of abusive behavior and distinction between healthy and unhealthy relationships.