Individual counseling is a process through which you have the opportunity to work together with a professional to process your struggles, current stressors, and celebrate your successes. Individual counseling provides you with the opportunity take time to focus on yourself in order to heal, change, and grow. People often seek individual counseling when they are adjusting to life changes, experience traumatic life events, are dealing with family, relational, or social difficulties, or when they notice changes in their behavior or have difficulty managing uncomfortable feelings, such as sadness, worry, fear, or anger. Individual counseling can be a helpful way for you to regain a sense of meaning in your life as well as bring about a happier, healthier sense of self and well-being.Individual counseling sessions at kp counseling are conducted in a warm, understanding, calming atmosphere where you are free to discuss whatever is on your mind and weighing on your heart. Our counselors are all trained in individual counseling and are excellent listeners, helpful resources, and skilled experts at helping people find peace and resolution to their life’s struggles.
Couple counseling is a beneficial avenue for you to explore if you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship with a significant other, or if things are going well but you simply want to enhance your relationship and grow stronger as a couple. Each couple we work with here at kp counseling has their own set of goals and our counselors are well-trained in helping couples to identify their goals at the outset. For some couples, this may include identifying for each partner how strong their desire is to remain in the relationship. When that desire is strong, counseling can be highly effective in helping you re-energize your relationship and find a new-found sense of closeness and happiness. Couple counseling places a strong focus on helping you and your partner to learn effective communication skills, develop effective problem solving skills, gain more insight into each other, and show your affection for one another in ways which make you both feel loved, accepted, appreciated, and cherished within the relationship.
Here at kp counseling, we recognize that often, when one member of a family is struggling, all members of the family are struggling. All our counselors are well versed in the concept of family systems theory and, as a result, work with numerous families to help strengthen family ties, ensure everyone’s needs are being met, and develop new ways of communicating and interacting with one another which increase respect, acceptance, and understanding as well as a sense of cohesion, togetherness, and unity as a family unit. Family counseling is aimed at helping individual family members find new ways to connect with each other in order to help enhance the wellness of each family member as well as the family as a whole.
Child and Adolescent Counseling
Child and adolescent counseling is a specialized form of individual counseling, designed to meet the individual, developmental needs of youth within the community. Several of our providers have backgrounds in working with children and adolescents. The idea of coming to counseling as a child or adolescent, let alone for adults, can be overwhelming, scary, and frightening – which is why our staff are sensitive to these fears and spend time with youth talking about what counseling is, what it means for them, and how it can help in order to help ease their minds and calm their fears. Many of our counselors use play therapy techniques in session – meaning: they will incorporate art projects, books, and therapeutic games into sessions in addition to talk therapy, not just to make counseling more “fun” for youth, but because research shows these are effective methods to enhance their engagement in counseling and helps them to better process their thoughts and emotions.
kp counseling offers a number of group counseling services for a good reason – group counseling provides a multitude of benefits for individuals. One of the primary advantages to group therapy is it helps you meet others whose struggles are similar to your own. Although each individual’s issues are unique, many find it comforting to learn from and share with others whose experiences are similar to theirs. In addition, group counseling allows you the opportunity to be your “real” self in a safe space where you can try new things and receive helpful, encouraging, supportive feedback from other members. Group counseling often focuses on helping members try out new ways of relating to others, practice social skills, learn new coping methods, and develop new approaches to life stressors. Some groups have a specific topic they focus on or a theme, whereas other groups have a general focus but the content is open to the group’s decision. Typically, prior to starting a group counseling experience you will need to meet with or talk to the group’s facilitator to ensure the group will be able to meet your needs.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Drug/Alcohol and related addictions)
kp counseling has its own Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) called Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services, for drug, alcohol, and related addictions. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services was developed not only to meet the state’s standards for drug and alcohol treatment on an outpatient level, but also to meet the standards set within the field of drug and alcohol counseling for effective treatment. IOP programs are required to meet three times each week for a three-hour session each time. In addition to meeting this requirement, Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services also provides individuals in the program the opportunity to engage in individual consultation sessions, family sessions, couple sessions, and provides those who complete the program with aftercare services. Additionally, Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services is truly a one-of-a-kind program in that all members are there voluntarily and as a result of their own decision. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Services operates from a “relapse prevention” method which is aimed to help educate individuals about addiction so they can apply the information to their own life and develop their own, individualized relapse prevention plan to help them maintain long-term sobriety.
Sometimes larger organizations, such as businesses, schools, and churches, find themselves in need of consultation services to help further meet the needs of their employees, students, or parishioners. Whether you are looking for some assistance with guidance, support, inspiration, or motivation, staff members at kp counseling are available to help your organization meet its unique needs and goals. Typically, we provide our consultation services through the format of workshops, seminars, or lectures. At the core of kp counseling is a belief in focusing on wellness and balance between our physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual selves. Thus, if you are seeking consultations services through kp counseling, you are guaranteed to find assistance in helping your employees, students, or parishioners to find balance in all four aspects of their life so they are better able to perform at work, excel in school, or live out a life of faith.
Here at kp counseling we understand the impact of social emotional stressors can significantly interfere with the learning process – which is why we offer a wide range of school assistance services to the community. We have staff members who specialize in working with youth in the school setting and are well trained and available to work with the unique needs of each school and each student we encounter. In terms of programming, we currently offer grief services, bullying education, as well as programming designed to help students learn more about themselves and their sense of character as they navigate the sometimes stressful and challenging, yet rewarding journey of becoming a young adult. If you are interested in learning more about these services or would be interested in working together to develop a new program to meet a need which has arisen within your school system, please contact us.
Grief Support Services for Businesses and Schools
One of the primary components of kp counseling’s mission statement is to help individuals build relationships. Here at kp counseling we recognize and understand that an essential part of our being human is being in relationship with others. We also understand that when we lose someone we are close to, our whole world can feel as though it’s fallen apart, and we struggle with their absence in more ways than we could have imagined. Thus, kp counseling provides grief support services for businesses and schools within our community to help support and guide people as they move through their grief journey and both mourn the loss of their loved one and learn to love them in their absence and find special, meaningful ways to keep their memory alive in their hearts.