Individuals and families seek counseling services for improving relationships, managing depression and anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, individual/family relations, play therapy for children, and substance abuse/ addiction counseling. Below is a list meant to provide you with an overview of our services and treatment approaches.
Counseling for All: Mental health counseling services applying the principles of Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) Trauma-Informed Care and evidenced-based therapeutic interventions that include, but not limited to, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Children Play Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Skill Training for Affective Regulation (STAIR). CEC counsels individuals, couples and families (ages 3 years and up), regardless of gender, race, religious affiliation, income, socio-economic status or ability to pay, or who are under/ uninsured.
Low-Income Counseling Program: CEC counseling services using a sliding-scale fee structure based on household income or charging no cost “pro-bono” or a fraction of the full cost ($100 per session) due to financial and/or insurance restrictions.
Internship Program and Postgraduate Training: Provision of training and high-quality supervision for professionals new to the field, based on the Noeticus Training Triangle™ covering clinical skill, administrative effectiveness, professional growth, and self-care.
Resilience Course: An in-depth, 8-session educational course designed to promote resilience for professionals, both employees and employers, at high risk for compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
Early Learning Ventures: Provision of Mental Health Consultant services for 15 local daycares.
Approaches & Techniques
Children Play Therapy provides children with a safe psychological distance from their problems, and builds on the natural way children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world. Research supports the effectiveness of play therapy with children whose problems are related to life stressors such as:
physical and sexual abuse
Through play therapy children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn new ways of relating. *Source information from the Association for Play Therapy, www.a4pt.org
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way. You still remember what happened during a traumatic event, but the memories are less upsetting. EMDR is a powerful psychotherapy approach that is effective in treating and managing symptoms resulting from:
sexual and/or physical abuse
EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and more. *source information from the EMDR International Association, www.emdria.org
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel and/or act better even if the situation does not change. The term "cognitive-behavioral therapy" is a general term for a classification of therapies and approaches, including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Living Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. *source information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org
Addiction Therapy is an essential part of the addiction treatment process that involves addressing the use of a substance or addictive patterns as a coping method. The goal is to work through the addiction and develop more adaptive coping methods.
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Office: 970-243-9539 / fax: 970-245-7493 Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday Counseling Hours: Call to schedule an appointment 2708 Patterson Rd., Grand Junction, CO 81506
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