Visit us Mon-Fri from 9:00am to 7:30pm
 3825 Market St, Suite 4
Important Notice: If you are experiencing a crisis or have an urgent need, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

The Counseling Process

  • Development of the therapeutic relationship.

  • Patient and therapist learn about each other.

  • Why treatment now?
  • Understanding past and current challenges.
  • Establishing goals and setting expectations

  • Choosing the appropriate counseling techniques
  • Applying skills that encourage growth.

  • Finding your own solutions
  • Achieving self-efficacy and developing confidence.

  • Developing and testing durability.
How do I know
What are the Signs

Many patients come to us because they are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and attention deficit disorders. Others search for treatment when being challenged with psychoses, substance abuse, family discord, or domestic violence. Regardless of what you are experiencing, understand that it is our upmost duty to help you throughout the entire process.

Early warning signs that indicate you may need to seek help:
  • Feeling sad, negative, depressed
  • Having low self-esteem
  • Experiencing unexplained aches and pains
  • Having zero to no energy
  • Experiencing loss in memory, loss of interest in activities
  • Suffering from anxiety or panic attacks
  • Thinking of harming yourself for others
  • Experiencing uncontrollable stress, fears and obsessions
  • Problems with drug, alcohol addictions, or eating disorders
  • Facing conflict with family members or significant others
Ask yourself these questions:
  • Why do I need to begin therapy sessions?
  • Why now?
  • Am I ready to commit now?
  • Do I have any goals for therapy?
  • What will be different in my life when I reach my goals?
  • How important is it that I achieve these goals?
  • Am I ready for change?
  • What am I willing to let go of to allow myself to move forward in my life?
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What to Expect
Admission Criteria

As an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment facility, we use evidence-based clinical standards of care to determine clinical necessity and appropriateness. This means that our licensed therapists will use their clinical judgment to evaluate, diagnose, and treat your mental health condition in accordance with generally accepted standards of the counseling practice.

  • Voluntary Admission
  • Mental Health:
    • Previously completed an inpatient level of care and needs to continue receiving services as an outpatient.
    • Existing psychiatric symptoms are clinically significant or profound that crate impairment in day-to-day social, vocational, and/or educational functioning.
    • Requires intensive treatment, but not 24-hour observation and inpatient care.
  • Substance Abuse
    • Struggling with substance abuse and addiction.
    • Early intervention - willingness to receive education and resources to lower the risk of developing a substance abuse disorder.
    • Recently completed intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization treatment, and is transitioning to aftercare, or relapse prevention treatment.
    • Requires participation in weekly recovery or motivational enhancement therapy (less than 9 hours per week for adults; less than 6 hours for adolescents).
Intake Process

Prior to your first session, you will be asked to complete a client intake packet. This process is crucial in forming a therapeutic relationship with your therapist and gathering information about yourself. Please do not hesitate to discuss any questions you may have regarding this form with your therapist during your first visit.
The first session generally involves completing a comprehensive clinical assessment (CCA) and answering questions about different areas of your life, including the reason(s) why you came to therapy, your social, medical, mental health, and substance use history, your education and employment, and several others.
Next, your therapist will begin working with you on developing an appropriate and detailed plan with treatment goals, measurable objectives, and a timeline for your treatment progress. This plan will allow your therapist to track your progress and guide you toward reaching your goals.
Populations We Assist

Aged between 12 and 18 years
Mental or substance use disorders
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Couples and Families
Experiencing interpersonal conflict
Psychoeducation or therapy