Clinical Mental Health – Forensic Counseling Services

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Clinical Mental Health – Forensic Counseling Services (Individuals, Couples, Families, and Family Court)

Clinical Mental Health Counseling is a professional activity that employs an interpersonal relationship between a clinical counselor and clients in order to enable people to explore and resolve issues of a personal or interpersonal nature.  Professional clinical counselors enable individuals, couples, families or other groups to develop an understanding about themselves and to make necessary changes in their lives. Clinical counseling may deal with immediate crisis, current problems, or long-term issues.

Clinical mental health counselors are mental health professionals like psychologists. Unlike psychologists who operate from an illness model, clinical mental health counselors operate from a wellness model. They are clinicians who must have a Masters Degree, their national license, and in most states they must also have a state license to practice clinical counseling, therapy, psychotherapy, etc.

A clinical mental health counselor must have comprehensive training in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of human behavior, therapeutic interventions, and professional ethics and limitations.  They must also be sensitive to the social or cultural context of the client and must have a thorough and clear understanding of how diversity enriches the human experience, but can also present barriers such as oppression, prejudice and intolerance.

The essence of the therapeutic process is change and growth. Clinical mental health counselors are experts in understanding numerous theories about human growth, development, psychology, mental health, and health and human services. They must be very competent in establishing helping relationships with clients.

Clinical Mental Health (Individuals, Couples, Families)

DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

ANXIETY DISORDERS

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

TRAUMA AND STRESSOR RELATED DISORDERS

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Other Specified Trauma and Stressor Related Disorder

GENDER DYSPHORIA

  • Gender Dysphoria in Children
  • Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Adults
  • Other Specific Gender Dysphoria
  • Unspecified Gender Dysphoria

OTHER CONDITIONS THAT MAY BE A FOCUS OF CLINICAL ATTENTION

Problems Related to Family Upbringing

  • Parent-Child Relational Problem
  • Sibling Relational Problem
  • Upbringing Away From Parents

Other Problems Related to Primary Support Group

  • Relationship Distress With Spouse or Intimate Partner
  • Disruption of Family by Separation or Divorce
  • High Expressed Emotion Level Within Family

Child Maltreatment and Neglect Problems

CHILD PHYSICAL ABUSE

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

CHILD NEGLECT

CHILD PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

Adult Maltreatment and Neglect Problems

SPOUSE OR PARTNER VIOLENCE, PHYSICAL

SPOUSE OR PARTNER VIOLENCE, SEXUAL

SPOUSE OR PARTNER NEGLECT

SPOUSE OR PARTNER ABUSE, PSYHOLOGICAL

ADULT ABUSE BY NONSPOUSE OR NONPARTNER

Occupational Problems

PROBLEM RELATED TO CURRENT MILITARY DEPLOYMENT STATUS

Housing Problems

HOMELESSNESS

INADEQUATE HOUSING

DISCORD WITH NEIGHBOR, LODGER, OR LANDLORD

PROBLEM RELATED TO LIVING IN A RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTION

Economic Problems

LACK OF ADEQUATE FOOD OR SAFE DRINKING WATER

EXTREME POVERTY

LOW INCOME

INSUFFICIENT SOCIAL INSURANCE OR WELFARE SUPPORT

UNSPECIFIED HOUSING OR ECONOMIC PROBLEM

Other Problems Related to the Social Environment

PHASE OF LIFE PROBLEM

PROBLEM RELATED TO LIVING ALONE

ACCULTURATION DIFFICULTY

SOCIAL EXCLUSION OR REJECTION

TARGET OF (PERCEIVED) ADVERSE DISCRIMINATION OR PERSECUTION

UNSPECIFIED PROBLEM RELATED TO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Problems Related to Crime or Interaction with the Legal System

VICTIM OF CRIME

OTHER COUNSELING OR CONSULTATION

Problems Related to Other Psychosocial Personal, and Environmental Circumstances                       

DISCORD WITH SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDER, INCLUDING PROBATION OFFICER, CASE MANAGER, OR SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER

EXPOSURE TO DISASTER, WAR, OR OTHER HOSTILITIES

Other Circumstances of Personal History 

OTHER PERSONAL HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA

PERSONAL HISTORY OF MILITARY DEPLOYMENT

PROBLEM RELATED TO LIFESTYLE

Problems Related to Access to Medical and Other Health Care

UNAVILABILITY OR INACCESSIBILITY OF HEATH CARE FACILITIES

UNAVAILABILITY OR INACCESSIBILITY OF OTHER HELPING AGENCIES

Nonadherance to Medical Treatment

NONADHERANCE TO MEDICAL TREATMENT

Forensic (Family Court)

  • Child Custody Evaluation
  • Divorce Mediation

XAS provides a supportive, considerate, sensible and constructive alternative to family court that is mutually beneficial to divorcing couples. We focus on collaboration and agreement that works through respect. Mental health professionals seek a more constructive alternative to the adversarial process. This is done through a collaborative practice model that is based on these three principles:

  1. An agreement not to go to court
  2. Honest exchange of information by spouses
  3. Solution focused approach that is pragmatic and fair that considers the priorities of the children and adults

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Cognitive Processing Therapy
    • Stress Inoculation Training
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Group Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • LGBTQQIA Affirmative Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Modality:

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual

SPECIALTIES:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria

SEXUALITY:

  • Asexual Issues
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Intersexed Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Issues

CLIENT FOCUS

Age Specialty:

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Gender Issues:

  • All

Religious Orientation:

  • Any

Client Categories:

  • Asexual Clients
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Intersexed Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender/Transsexual Clients
  • Veterans of the Armed Forces Clients

Ethnicity:

  • All
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Language Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish