The outpatient program provides diagnostic and counseling services that are goal oriented and tailored to each individual client. Services are provided by staff that are trained and experienced in mental health. Therapists meet or exceed standards of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and are licensed and/or supervised by an independently licensed mental health professional.
Therapists work with each child individually to treat and educate for their particular issues. Family members maybe included, in the child’s treatment, if appropriate. Staff utilize a variety of techniques to assist children in achieving optimal wellness and functioning, including behavioral intervention, play therapy and when necessary, medication.
Staff provides confidential counseling to individuals who are having difficulty coping with life experiences. They will work to help the client better understand themselves, cope with emotional distress and improve interpersonal relationships. When appropriate, other family members will be included in treatment.
– Alcohol/Substance Abuse
– Physical and Sexual Abuse; Witness/Victim of Crime and Violence
– Learning Disabilities; ADHD; Developmental Delays
– Separation and Divorce
– Suicide Threats and Attempts
– Chronic Illness or Death
– Early Intervention Evaluations
– Family Assessments
– Psycho-Social Evaluations
– Psychological Testing
– Parenting Child Abuse/Neglect Risk
– Psychological Evaluation
– Pre-School Special Education
– Substance Abuse Screening
– Family Therapy
– Group Therapy
– Parent Education
– Behavior Management Programs
– Family Support Programs
– Consultation Services
– Couples Therapy
Family VIP Program is a 36 week program condensed to 12 intensive two-hour, didactic and skill-building sessions, with 44 extensive homework assignments designed to demonstrate the clients ability to grasp materials taught in class and apply them to their life situation. Each client completes a pre-test, post test and intense, in-depth intake and comprehensive final examination. Groups are open to all adult family member; each group includes invited victims. Abusers attend different groups from their victims, unless there is no safety risk to joint attendance. The treatment, its theoretical and empirical foundations, and research evaluations are presented by Steven Stosny, Ph.D.’s book, Treating Attachment Abuse: A Compassionate Approach, published by Springer. This program has an 86% success rate for ending physical abuse, and a 73% success rate for stopping verbal and emotional abuse. Dr. Stosny’s approach, called HEALS, is a 5-step emotional regulation technique which trains clients to look within to regulate emotions. This internal focus makes them feel far more powerful than blaming their internal experience on loved ones. Clients learn to identify, validate, and change the core vulnerable feelings that trigger anger.
(US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice program report and/or Statistical evaluation of 285 court-ordered participants available upon request)
Each client completes a pre-test, post test and intense, in-depth intake and comprehensive final examination. This program seeks to develop positive parenting and discipline skills. Sessions focus on instructional and skill building exercises, as well as devoting time to group work and the airing and discussion of individual member’s needs and concerns. Group members also complete weekly homework assignments. Over 50 special topics are added based upon group dynamics and needs and include may include:
– Divorce / Separation and visitation
– Blended Families
– Toddler Tips
– Teen years
Special needs issues include
– Developmental disorders
– Coping with learning disabilities
– Childhood mental health.
Group is available in Euclid and Westlake.
Currently offering Free Group therapy for our Military as availability permits.