Behavioral Health Services For Children
School Based Outpatient Services and Groups
School Based outpatient counseling is mental health counseling provided at school during the course of the student’s day. The student is referred to a school-based counselor who will see the student during the school day for individual counseling for identified behavioral health problems. Counseling is provided in the school setting while maintaining the same confidentiality standards of traditional outpatient counseling. These services are available to students in the 12 Public School Districts & Keystone Charter Schools throughout Mercer County.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children ages 2-7 with behavioral problems. PCIT is conducted through "coaching" sessions, during which you and your child are in a playroom while the counselor is in an observation room watching you interact with your child through a one-way mirror and/or live video feed. You wear a "bug-in-the-ear" device through which the counselor provides in-the-moment coaching on skills you are learning to manage your child's behavior.
Outpatient Counseling Services
Counseling helps with sadness, anxiety, or any emotional problem that may lower a person’s desired quality of life. It usually entails meeting individually or in a group at least once a week when services first begin. The exact manner and type of care provided is based upon specific needs and goals and is individualized to each person. When it is necessary, medication management and psychological testing services are available to offer a full range of behavioral healthcare.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents and adults impacted by trauma. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.
This program is to encourage conversations about suicide and mental health for anyone at risk for suicide. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Counseling – a type of talk counseling where a counselor works with a patient to challenge negative thoughts and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is another kind of talk counseling that strives to teach people how to live in the moment, cope with stress and regulate their emotions.
Grief encompasses a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger. The process of adapting to a significant loss, whether it is big or small, can vary dramatically from one person to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost. If you have lost someone or something precious, you may wish to find a counselor. You do not have to endure your grief alone. Counseling is an opportunity to explore your feelings and memories without judgment.
Community Counseling Center provides care in an empathetic, non-judgmental and compassionate manner. We believe in finding the most effective medications to effectively support counseling. It is important that medication analysis is performed by a licensed medical professional specializing in psychiatric care.
For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 724- 981-7141 or Toll Free: 866-853-7758.