What services do you provide?We provide diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health disorders. We offer a holistic approach that may or may not include the combination of psychotherapy and medical management.
What disorders do you treat?
- Addictions of all varieties
- Adjustment disorders
- Adolescent issues
- Adoption issues
- Attention deficit disorders
- Bi-polar disorders
- Conduct disorders
- Depression Eating disorders
- Grief recovery
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Recovery from incest/sexual abuse and broken relationships
- Stage of life issues
- Stress management
Do you provide therapy for children?
We offer therapy to children from 5 to 17 years old. Ages 5-13 must first go through an intake review by our therapists or medical director. The clinical staff will then assess if the child is appropriate or not for services with our agency. If we assess that the child's needs would be better served elsewhere, we will provide referrals.
Do I need to be married to see a Marriage and Family Therapist?
No. Individuals often seek help with behavioral relationship issues, mental health, and emotional disorders. Family therapists provide the same services as other mental health professionals.
Can you do family therapy with only one person?
Yes. Family therapy is effective with just one individual or with couples or families.
How is Hope Counseling and Behavioral Health Center similar to or different from secular counseling?
The therapy per se is no different. We are still treating the issues that are presented, however, the common theology and ability to support faith can increase the trust level and enhance the therapy for those who seek it. It is our hope all who are served here experience God's compassion, grace and acceptance through their therapist regardless of their beliefs. This is what makes Hope Counseling and Behavioral Health Center different from secular counseling.
How do I get started seeing a therapist?
Call us at 203-929-1117. Our Intake Coordinator will ask for basic information including demographics, health insurance, presenting issue. We will verify your health insurance benefits and an appointment will be scheduled with a provider to meet your needs. If applicable, sliding scale fees will be determined.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own.
People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, we'll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
What’s the benefit of talking to a therapist when I can get support from my best friend or family?
A trained and experienced professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you reflect and process your thoughts and emotions. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and process the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
How does it work? What can I expect in sessions?
Each person has different needs and goals for counseling; sessions will vary depending on the individual treatment plan and the therapeutic approach will be specific to your needs.
How long will it take?
This is not possible to predict prior to the first session. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take will vary.