Services We Offer:

 

TFI SERVICES

       Mental health trauma occurs when:

".....both internal and external resources are inadequate to cope with external threat"

                                   -Dr. Van Der Kolk, 1989

OUTPATIENT THERAPY SERVICES

 

Apart from CBHI Services (In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Mentoring), TFI clinic offers individual, family, and group outpatient psychotherapy to adults and children dealing with a wide range of behavioral disorders and mental health issues. Some of the issues for which individuals may seek psychotherapy include the following:

  • Depression                                                                                                             

  • Grief and Loss                                            

  • Anxiety

  • Abuse / Trauma

  • Anger Management

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders

Individual Psychotherapy

TFI offers individual therapy whereby a client works one-on-one with a trained therapist in a confidential, judgment-free setting to explore and work through the challenges and identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others while setting realistic personal goals and work toward desired change.

 

Clients seek therapy for a wide range of problems from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma to dealing with depression or anxiety. In the majority of cases, the client and therapist will have weekly meetings that last 45 minutes but this may vary depending on the individual circumstances.

 

Couples Therapy

 

During couples counseling, individuals who are partnered either by marriage or dating relationship, work with a therapist to identify areas of conflict that affect their relationship. They (together with a therapist) then come up with a treatment goal that seeks to improve the relationship. The therapist will help the couple identify their strengths and weaknesses, their backgrounds, their fears and how these come together to affect the relationship.

Support Group Therapy

Support Group brings together a small number of individuals (4-8) who share similar life concerns or diagnosis, with one or more trained individual facilitator(s). It offers many benefits that may not be achievable through individual therapy for some individuals.  The support group gives a sense of belonging, a sense of hope and affords participants an opportunity to receive support and encouragement from other participants in the group.

Support groups have been proven effective for:

  •    Stress management

  •    Managing depression or anxiety

  •    Improving relationships

  •    Loneliness and shyness

  •    Achieving self-confidence

 

Support Groups may be used alone but often integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that includes individual treatment and medication management. Masters-level facilitator(s) lead groups ranging from 4-8 participants and may be open or closed depending on the needs of the participants and the group structure.

 

Specific groups are available for a range of needs including:

  •  Social skills

  •  LGBTQ concerns

  •  Stress and depression management and More

  •  Medication Evaluation and Management

Please check with our intake team for a complete listing of groups.

 

CBHI SERVICES

In-Home Therapy (IHT)

In-Home Therapy is an intensive strength-based, therapeutic service delivered by a team consisting of a Masters Level clinician and a bachelor’s level paraprofessional.  IHT services are provided in any setting where the youth is naturally located, including, but not limited to, the home, a foster care, school, child care settings, and other community settings. Services are intensive and flexible to meet the needs of the families.

Objectives of IHT:

  • Develop a consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship with the youth and family to help achieve or return to a normal level of functioning

  • Improve the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote healthy functioning within the family

  • Enhance the family’s capacity to improve the youth’s functioning in the home and community

  • Prevent the need for the youth’s admission to long-term treatment facility like inpatient hospital.

  • Children under the age of 21years can be referred for IHT but the intervention is family-based (treatment plan may include parents and other siblings. Unlike TM, IHT is not hub-dependent but rather can be stand-alone. Anybody can refer a child for IHT services: parents, school system, or outpatient provider.

 

Key elements of IHT service include the following:

  • Strengths and needs identification

  • Risk/Management Safety Plan

  • Youth & Family-centered Individualized Action Plan

  • Stabilization

  • 24-hour availability of the provider

  • Behavior management focus

  • Family-oriented Therapy

  • Parent Skills Training/Conflict Resolution

  • Coordination of services

  • Development and use of natural supports

  • Home-based assessment inclusive of CANS

 

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM)

Therapeutic Mentoring offers a structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth under the age of 21 years,  for the purpose of addressing life, and social challenges. Specific services that are typically provided include coaching, confidence-building, boundary-setting, and conflict resolution.

 

Therapeutic Mentoring services are provided mostly in community settings such as schools, child care centers, respite, as well as other culturally and linguistically appropriate community settings, and may also be provided at home.

 

Referral for a Therapeutic Mentoring, therefore, must come from one of the following:

Out-Patient Services (OP)

In-Home Therapy (IHT)

Intensive Care Coordination

Therapeutic Mentoring (TM) is not a stand-alone service but rather a clinical hub-dependent service.

  • Stress Management

  • Life Transitions

  • Parent / Child Conflict

  • Marriage / Relationship Issues

  • Sexuality/Sexual identity concerns

  • Eating or sleeping issues

  • Trauma and/ or crisis situations

  • Loss or difficult transitions

  • Social skills/social anxiety

  •  Mindfulness

  •  Parenting Skills

  • Anger management

Trauma & Family Integration, LLC

144 Merrimack Street, Ste 302

Lowell, MA 01852

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