HOW CAN WE SERVE YOU?

At Avenues for Change we have the ability to offer clients an array of therapeutic services. This allows us to best meet the specific need of each client. Services include: Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Mental Health Assessments, Drug and Alcohol Assessments, Crisis Debriefing Services, Trauma and PTSD Services, and Therapeutic and Custody Visits/Assessments.



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TYPES OF THERAPY

Therapists at Avenues for Change utilize a broad range of evidenced-based therapeutic techniques. While we work with traditional talk therapy approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we also utilize these models:

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) focuses heavily on clients discussing solutions to challenges by exploring present and future goals rather than focusing on the challenges themselves. This brief therapeutic model is committed to finding reasonable solutions to life’s struggles without delving into details from other life stages.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. Information from https://www.emdria.org/default.aspx. Check out this site to learn more.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a short-term (approximately 16 sessions) treatment addressing the unique needs of children ages 5-18 with post-traumatic stress symptoms, depression, behavior problems and other difficulties related to traumatic life experiences. The goal of TF-CBT is to reduce the impact of trauma and teach life-long coping skills. It includes individual therapy for the child, as well as conjoint parent-child sessions. Learn more at https://tfcbt.org/about-tfcbt.

Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D. Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.
Information directly from https://brainspotting.com. Check out this site to learn more.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat people with a wide variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and other problems in living. Originally developed in the 1980s by psychologist Dr. Marsha Linehan to help people with chronic suicidal and self-injurious thinking and urges, this approach is now widely used to create real and lasting changes for clients with many different types of mental and chemical health problems. DBT uniquely emphasizes the fluid movement between acceptance and change. In DBT, we believe that people do the best they can and need to learn new behaviors to have more satisfying lives. Information directly from https://www.mhs-dbt.com.

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INSURANCE AND PAYMENTS

We accept a variety of insurances and will work with clients on private pay agreements. Qualifying clients are eligible for reduced cost care. Some of the insurances we accept include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kancare Medicaid (United Healthcare, Aetna, Sunflower), United Healthcare Commercial, WPPA and others. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at 620.796.2206.

Credit cards, debit cards, cash and checks are accepted. Our billing/credentialing specialist assists with billing services. Please inquire about special arrangements.

Generally we recommend therapy appointments start on a weekly basis to help you to see changes more quickly. However, we understand this may not be beneficial or possible for every client. Sessions may also occur with less frequency to meet clients’ therapeutic and scheduling needs.

Contact us today to set up an appointment or set up a new client consultation at no charge! If you have questions about appointment availability please contact us at 620.796.2206 or info@a4change.org.

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