Counseling is essential to the process of sustainable change. What is counseling? Where and when does it occur?
Many picture the stereotypical office setting with the chair or couch where one sits and talks about various problems. For many this works and shows great value. However for some it is simply not a method that produces any viable outcomes or gets at the needed areas for change.
Individual & Group Counseling
Counseling is the process of assisting someone and guiding them to discovery of themselves and what they need to improve their lives. This does not need to occur in the sterile environment of an office, it can happen anywhere at any moment, and that is when we are there are ready.
Our unique counseling utilizes the very same theoretical models that are seen and proven throughout mental health, including; CBT, DBT, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused. While taking a conversational and relaxed approach that allows those we work with to naturally discuss what they are feelings, thinking, and struggling with.
What better place to talk about and share thoughts than in a canoe, on a mountain, or out skiing down a beautiful hill. Conversational counseling gives the control to the individual and allows them to be the guide on the path to sustainable change.
Models and techniques are strategically chosen to suit the individual. As we are all different so do the methods utilized in treatment.
*Individual & Group therapy services are included in the Northwoods Ranch & Retreat tuition
Our family counseling sessions are a great opportunity for families to connect with their son or family member! In these structured yet relaxed meetings, communication and understanding is a focus.
Counseling sessions are offered on the 3rd Thursday and Friday of each month. Depending on time of year and weather conditions the setting may vary.
Sessions typically occur at approximately the 75 day mark of residential programming and are an opportunity to come together, relax, and begin the family work needed to optimize the change your family member has made.
At Northwoods we recognize how integral family is to the process of change and that when one individual changes it requires all those around them to change with them.
- Family Dynamics
- Barriers to positive interactions
- Differing Expectations
- Opposing Perceptions
- Team Building
- Quality Interactions and the importance of family
*Family outings are a separate offering from all other programming. Please see FAQs for details on cost.
Not all clients require medications to address symptoms, when they do it is important that thorough assessment and understanding of symptoms occurs so that the right medications at the right dosages can be prescribed.
Our psychiatrist Dr. Valerie Clemons does nothing less. Her extremely caring, kind, and thoughtful approach allows her to really get to know the individuals she is working with. Not just looking at a chart or asking a list of questions, she takes the time to learn the likes, dislikes, feelings, thoughts, and needs allowing for a collaborate partnership that leads to improved compliance and outcomes.
*Psychiatry is a separate service and not included in Northwoods R&R tuition