Services From HWCC
Many individuals experience stressors that are sometimes difficult to cope with, utilizing one’s own resources. The death of a loved one, relationship issues, stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, spiritual issues, trauma and life transitions are a few of the common experiences that affect many people at different times in their lives. During those occasions, we often need someone to help us sort through these changes in our lives.
Learn More About Each Of Our Services Below
- Psychological Evaluation
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Child and Adolescent Counseling
- Family and Marriage Counseling
- Intensive In-Home Services
Psychological EvaluationPsychological Evaluation may be helpful for issues and situations relating to court, school, employment, disability and/or health. Psychological evaluation is a way of testing people about their behavior, personality, and capabilities to draw conclusions using combinations of techniques. Tests and other assessment tools are used to measure and observe a client’s behavior to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment. For example, children who are experiencing difficulty in school may undergo aptitude testing or tests for learning disabilities. If a person is having problems at work or school, or in personal relationships, tests can help a therapist understand whether he or she might have issues with anger management or interpersonal skills, or certain personality traits that contribute to the problem. Other tests evaluate whether clients are experiencing emotional disorders such as anxiety or depression. Testing involves the use of formal tests such as questionnaires or checklists. Psychological testing isn’t like taking a multiple-choice exam that you either pass or fail. Rather, it’s used as a valuable diagnostic tool.
Individual CounselingIndividual Counseling can help you develop more insight and obtain a more complete understanding of yourself and identify the cause of your problems, leading to positive change and better outcomes. Individual counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health. Counseling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Individual counseling can help one deal with many personal topics in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marriage and relationship challenges, parenting problems, school difficulties, career changes etc.
Group CounselingGroup Counseling can help you develop more insight and obtain a more complete understanding of yourself and identify the cause of your problems. Group formats allow support from other members and different perspectives on various problems. Healing Waters is able to offer several groups including: Parenting, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, and Grief. Group counseling allows one to find out that they are not alone in their type of life challenge. To be involved in a group of peers who are in a similar place not only increases one’s understanding of the struggles around the topic but also the variety in the possible solutions available.
Child and Adolescent CounselingChild and Adolescent Counseling can help children and teenagers cope with the difficulties they experience growing up and help them learn how to handle life’s challenges more positively. As children and adolescents grow, they are constantly in the process of developing the social skills and emotional intelligence necessary to lead healthy, happy lives. Child and Adolescent Counseling utilizes developmentally appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for counseling children and adolescents. Common techniques include theoretical, behavioral, and play therapy.
Family and Marriage Counseling
Family and Marriage Counseling can help family members gain insight and understanding into the family dynamics, increase communication and promote more positive interaction patterns.
Family counseling is often sought due to a life change or stress negatively affecting one or all areas of family closeness, family structure (rules and roles) or communication style. This mode of counseling can take a variety of forms. Sometimes it is best to see an entire family together for several sessions. Common issues addressed in family counseling are concerns around parenting, sibling conflict, loss of family members, new members entering the family, dealing with a major move or a general change affecting the family system.
Every couple experiences ups and downs in their levels of closeness and harmony over time. This can range from basic concerns of stagnation to serious expressions of aggressive behavior. Marriage counseling or couples counseling can help resolve conflicts and heal wounds. Overall, couples counseling can help couples slow down their spiral and reestablish realistic expectations and goals.
Intensive In-Home ServicesIntensive In-Home Services are licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services. For more information contact Clinical Director, Brad Kinder.