Counseling offers support, and the opportunity for increased understanding and success in addressing life’s challenges. Our counselors have a variety of experience and specialization to meet the individual, couple and family needs. We also integrate our counseling services with overall healthcare services.
Individual Counseling (Adults, Adolescents, and Children)
Counseling approaches are tailored to the strengths and goals of individual adults, adolescents and children. Therapeutic techniques may include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Art and Play therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Couples counseling helps those in a relationship to work through conflicts and differences, and to communicate more effectively to solve any challenges that may arise in the relationship. Techniques are used to help identify strengths and needs in the relationship and pathways to improvement.
Family counseling focuses on the relationships between family members and how well the family system serves to meet the needs of all family members. Therapeutic strategies will vary based on the needs of the family.
Parenting Skills Group Counseling
A skills group designed to teach and enhance skills that parents must have to effectively shape their children’s development. Topics include: Developing and clarifying clear expectations, consistent follow through with positive and negative consequences, discipline, communication, and childhood development.
Healthy Relationships Group Counseling
An all-male or all-female group designed to assist individuals in recognizing and keeping healthy relationships. This is for family, friendships and romantic relationships. Topics include: Jealousy, boundaries, communication skills and conflict resolution.
Anger Management Group Counseling
A skills group designed to assist with conflict resolution, identifying emotions, coping skills, emotional management and communication.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s (DBT) main goal is to develop personal skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions and improve relationships with others.
Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that may affect a person’s sense of security, and cause feelings of helplessness and vulnerability. Two of our specialized treatment approaches are Prolonged Exposure Therapy, a treatment for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy with eye movements or other forms of rhythmic stimulation.
Positive Behavior Supports
Functional Behavioral Assessments
A Functional Behavioral Assessment is a process of uncovering why a person engages in challenging behavior. It involves the systematic gathering of information derived from interviews, direct observations, records review, and various data collection methods.
Behavior Treatment Plans
Behavior Treatment Plans include interventions to teach individuals replacement behaviors and strategies for caregivers to use to support them in their current environment. They are based on the Functional Behavioral Assessment.
Behavioral Consultation and Training
Behavioral consultation includes training on the Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Treatment Plan. It includes helping caregivers to teach replacement behaviors, changing the environment to support behavior change, and developing reinforcing consequences for replacement skills.
Psychological Evaluations for Children and Adults
Psychological evaluations are performed for children older than five years of age and adults. Evaluations can serve to assist with diagnostic clarification in areas including: Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and other disorders such as Autism or Schizophrenia. Evaluations can also assist with treatment and placement recommendations.
Skills training and development includes teaching independent living, social, and communication skills to persons and/or their families in order to maximize the person’s ability to live and participate in the community and to function independently. Training can occur in the person’s home or community.
Homecare Training (Family Support)
Homecare training involves face to face interaction with family members directed toward restoration, enhancement, or maintenance of the family’s ability to effectively interact and care for the person in the home and community.
A comprehensive psychological evaluation which can assess level of risk and recommended types of interventions. Evaluations can be completed with adults and youth of varying developmental abilities.
Rule 11 Evaluations
An evaluation to determine the individual’s competency to stand trial. These evaluations are provided to adults aged 18 and older.
Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Program
This program provides a series of group sessions designed to assist participants in preventing domestic violence and developing self-management, communication, and conflict resolution skills. Group membership is either all male or all female.
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Program sessions applying a combination of group counseling processes, education and skills training to prevent substance abuse. Group sessions are co-ed or single gender. Sessions focus on a personal relapse prevention plan, triggers, coping skills, physiological changes with substance/ sobriety and similar topics.
Sex Offender Treatment Program
This program provides single gender groups which treat individuals either convicted, accused of, or wanting to prevent committing a sexual offense. Group and individual sessions focus on learning specialized strategies for stopping abusive behavior, being accountable and taking responsibility for harm done.
Specialized Residential Services
Residential supports provided to children, adolescents and adults in a variety of Office of Behavioral Health Licensing (OBHL) or Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) licensed homes and apartments. Psychological Evaluations, Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavior Support Plans, Therapy, Personal Care, Skills Training and wrap-around supports are provided following a Positive Behavioral Support Model, both residentially and at outpatient clinics. Program locations include in Tucson, Phoenix, Casa Grande and Flagstaff.
Consultation and Clinical Intervention (CCI)
The CCI Project provides specialized behavioral consultation services to increase placement stability and quality of life for individuals with histories of severe problem behavior. Through work with behavioral health and long term care organizations, the Project’s services have significantly reduced the incidence of hospitalization, emergency medical services, incarceration and law enforcement contacts. The CCI Project has also provided adjunct support and training to clinical case management and direct care personnel.