Increasing the chances that developmental and relational impacts of trauma can be reduced through earlier invention with the child, the child’s family, and the child’s and family’s support system.
HopeSprings Counseling Services offers a strengths-based, individualized therapeutic program called Intensive Therapeutic Home-Based Services that is driven by a clinical and/or functional assessment and a therapeutic plan.
Our goal is to provide interventions in a youth’s home or other community-based setting in order to stabilize behaviors that may lead to crisis and assist the family with maintaining their child safely in their home.
The service is a time-limited, focused intervention with the goals of symptom reduction and promoting empowerment, resiliency, and safety in order to support a youth in his or her home and reduce the risk of hospitalization, out-of-home placement or other changes in living arrangements.
It is a team-based service comprised of two components, clinical therapy by a masters level clinician and therapeutic support by a bachelors level support person. The team, led by the clinician, utilizes therapeutic and support techniques to implement, teach, and practice new skills, routines, and behavioral interventions and works to reinforce and generalize clinical treatment interventions to all settings – home, school, and community.
This intensive approach is provided face-to-face with a youth and his/her family in the home, at school, or in the community and promotes consistent treatment, aligned management of behaviors, and skill development. Services are conducted at the time of day most beneficial to the youth and family and scheduling is flexible and may be delivered outside of normal business hours.
Services typically last between 60 days and six months and are generally six hours per week. However, therapeutic plans are individualized to each youth and family’s needs.
Youth will be screened for Medicaid and other third-party payer eligibility.
Clinical and support interventions can address the following areas:
- Identification of feelings
- Anger and emotional management
- How to give and receive feedback, criticism or praise
- Problem-solving and decision making
- Learning to resist negative peer pressure and develop pro-social peer interactions
- Improve communication skills
- Building and promoting positive coping skills
- Learning how to have positive interactions with peers and adults
- Behavioral skills training
- Counseling services to support the child/youth and increase the family/caregivers coping skills