Individual Family Counseling
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about one in five Americans experiences a mental disorder in the course of a year. The good news is that a range of treatments exists to achieve good mental health, leading to an overall sense of well-being.
Churchill Counseling Services offers comprehensive mental health services to meet the needs of the persons served. Counseling services are provided at either of the two Churchill Counseling facilities, in the natural environment of the client, or via telehealth. Regardless of location, services are provided in such a way to ensure privacy. The focus of these services is on treatment of the client’s mental or emotional issues. Services may include collaboration with the client’s primary care physician, psychiatrist, or other providers, with the signed consent of the client.
At the first appointment, a mental health assessment will be conducted to ascertain the nature of the client’s concern. The initial assessment delineates the reason for seeking services, a brief social history, and assessment of the client’s mood and behavior, history of abuse, and other pertinent information to make a diagnosis.
Counseling services are intended to help the client work toward understanding and resolving emotional conflicts, developing healthier coping strategies, restoring more positive interpersonal relationships, and exploring alternative behavior patterns.
Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management
Since a main objective is the provision of high quality outpatient services, provisions are made for psychiatric consultation when indicated. Clients may be referred to a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to assess medication needs. At the discretion of the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, medication may be prescribed and follow-up visits may be scheduled with the client so that the effects of the medication can be monitored. Recommendations may also be made for further assessment and/or inpatient treatment.
The purpose of psychological testing is to determine the client’s primary problems, identify his or her strengths and weaknesses, and determine which methods of treatment are most likely to be effective. The client will be told the cost and expected outcome of specific testing, for example, psychological or educational (IQ testing). The client has the right to refuse testing. Results of psychological tests are explained to the client and/or parent/guardian and may provide information about the client’s ability to benefit from counseling services and suggest the treatment modality that may be most effective.
Consultation services are provided to schools, day care agencies, businesses, and other organizations.
Churchill Counseling is a provider of Continuing Education, as certified by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapy Board. Churchill provides workshops in such areas as client treatment, ethics, supervision, and safety.
Critical Incidence Stress Briefing is provided upon request. We have assisted banking institutions and schools following a “critical incident” such as a robbery, death, or other threat.
Employee Assistance Services are provided to employees who are referred by either their place of business or insurance carrier. These services are brief, solution-focused sessions (usually 5 – 8 sessions).