Providence Mental health Counseling
We apply a unique clinical approach known as the Treatment Team Model. Each client, whether individual, as a couple, or within a family system receives their own clinician within a treatment team. These team members collaborate to assist family members while maintaining individual confidentiality and assisting the family to dissolve barriers and improve relationships. We also combine strengths-based, trauma-informed, and family systems treatment models to help patients identify and overcome past trauma so they can lead healthier, happier lives.
We apply a strengths-based approach to counseling. Strengths-Based Approach and practice is a social work practice theory that emphasizes people’s self-determination and strengths. It is a philosophy and a way of viewing clients as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity.
Find out more about strength-based therapy.
Internal Family Systems
Internal Family Systems theory (IFS, Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.) is an approach to psychotherapy that identifies and addresses multiple sub-personalities or families within each person’s mental system. These sub-personalities consist of wounded parts and painful emotions such as anger and shame, and parts that try to control and protect the person from the pain of the wounded parts. The sub-personalities are often in conflict with each other and with one’s core Self, a concept that describes the confident, compassionate, whole person that is at the core of every individual. IFS is a focus on healing the wounded parts and restoring mental balance and harmony by changing the dynamics that create discord among the sub-personalities and the Self. Find out more about internal family systems.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), illuminates a strong link among trauma and health, mental health, substance use, and other social and behavioral difficulties, including suicidal ideations and behaviors and intimate partner violence (IPV). This study found that survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5,000 percent more likely to attempt suicide, have eating disorders, or become serious drug users. The ACE study also demonstrates that nearly every school has students who have been exposed to overwhelming traumatic experiences.
Find out more about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.