At Allied Behavioral Health Solutions, we believe that relationships are essential to positive outcomes, especially when life is difficult. Major life changes, parenting, difficulties in relationships, trauma and mental health concerns are some of the reasons that individuals seek counseling. The relationship that counseling provides allows individuals to explore their circumstances, work with a professional to identify solutions to concerns, and to work towards better life outcomes.
Counseling establishes a safe space where individuals and families meet with a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LCSW, LPC, LMFT) to discuss whatever concerns an individual may have. Allied Behavioral Health Solutions provides counseling for individuals of all ages, from families with infants/very young children, pediatrics, through geriatrics. These sessions are completely confidential and are often covered by insurance.
Allied Behavioral Health Solutions provides individual counseling services for a variety of needs.
- Postpartum Depression effects approximately 15% of all women who give birth each year. With an average birth rate of a little more than 400,000 births/year in the US, that equates to over 900,000 women who experience Postpartum Depression. PPD often begins very quickly and feels as if it comes out of nowhere. At a time when many women have hoped for months to reach motherhood, there is often an experience of grief as their thoughts and emotions are not as they were. PPD may occur in women following their first birth or may occur after a secondary birth when there were no previous concerns of depression. PPD can also impact a parent's ability to connect with their new baby. Counseling to address this issue can assist mothers of infants to regain a sense of being themselves and to fully experience motherhood as they had hoped.
- Infant Mental Health and Play Therapy are modes of counseling that work with children between the ages of birth through 6 years of age. Many young children experience separation, grief, loss, or difficulty with adjustments. There are often major life changes in early childhood such as divorce, a family move, placement in state custody, adoption, witnessing a traumatic event, etc. Counseling for these children helps them understand the things that they have experienced and to find safety and trust with their adult caregivers.
- TF-CBT and EMDR are evidence based practices that help individuals find recovery from abuse/trauma. ABHS has both EMDR and TF-CBT certified staff that can use these modalities with a variety of different trauma experiences.
- Anxiety and Depression impact individuals of a variety of ages and phases of life. Learning to manage or eliminate anxiety and depression often require counseling to provide an individual with an outside perspective on the situations, the individual's experience and reactions, and alternative ways of managing stress and emotions. Counseling has been found through research to be as effective as medication alone in treatment Anxiety and Depression. For our clients who are in need of medication management to assist with their symptoms, we work closely with a variety of medication providers to ensure a cohesive treatment team approach.
- Parenting concerns and Relationship issues are often one of the primary reasons that people seek counseling. Sometimes its very difficult to navigate daily interactions with the others in our home. We all bring home stress and our reactions often spill over to those that we love. Sometimes the source of stress is a relationship that is unfulfilling, a pattern of communication that isn't helpful, or a phase of life that seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Family and relationship counseling are great options to help families get back to working together on the same page, to help them identify the root cause of conflict, and to identify a solution that everyone can agree on.
- Grief and loss services are provided in both individual and group format to support those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This often comes in many forms whether it is the loss of a relative with a chronic illness, a recent tragic death, or the loss of a beloved pet. Grappling with finding a new normal in the face of grief and loss is often a lonely, challenging place. Counseling offers an opportunity for hope and support in the midst of sadness.
- ADHD is a neurological condition that affects many children and adults. Individuals with ADHD are most successful when they are able to learn a variety of skills to cope with the deficits that accompany ADHD. Organizational skills, capacity for impulse control, learning to prioritize events, and social skills are all essential to supporting children to live as their most successful selves. Often, ADHD management requires a team of professionals including a behavioral health provider, a medication manager, school staff, and parents to collaborate and create a unified approach for support. Our providers have experience working with these other specialists and with schools to coordinate a variety of service options.