“I am not a product of my circumstance. I am a product of my decisions.”
– John Searson
COURAGE. CONNECTION. CHANGE.
At SPBH, we provide a host of services for individuals, couples, and families in need of support. Our multi-faceted approach lends a broad range of treatment options, for those who are newly seeking therapy to those with more comprehensive support needs. Whether your issue is straightforward or complex, our service will be tailored to help you find solutions.
Individuals, Couples, & Family
Therapy: (Individual, Couples, Family) a formal, confidential counseling session lead by a licensed clinician. The focus of the work can be defined by the client, and/or explored through various exercises and techniques implemented by the clinician. Therapy can serve as a useful platform to increase awareness, troubleshoot communication issues, collaborate and problem solve, and improve functioning in relationships.
Group Therapy: a formal, confidential counseling session lead by a licensed clinician in which the dialogue is facilitated among clients around a central issue that is pertinent to all members’ individual work. Group therapy offers clients a supportive process in which mutually shared issues are examined and discussed. Peer-to-peer feedback often contributes to feelings of increased awareness, empathy, and acceptance.
In-Home Services: provides direct care at home and in the community. Staff members at SPBH are trained in instructing, supervising, and coaching many tasks related to daily living, self-care, academic performance, and seeking/maintaining employment. This support provides clients the opportunity to improve functioning and take steps toward attaining personal goals. SPBH also offers crisis intervention support for clients that are experiencing significant periods of struggle.
Connections Program: Clients are assigned a Connections Team, whose members coordinate the plans and services for the client. Philosophically, SPBH believes that the more points of contact a client has during the week, the healthier they will function. Organization of a daily and weekly schedule of routines and appointments assists clients in maintaining structure and ensures orientation toward goals. Clients maintain frequent contact with their support network.
Participation in the program is dynamic and interactive through three avenues:
- The client and family utilize the SPBH office for services.
- Connections Teams visit and work with clients in their home and in the community.
- Connections Teams guide and support clients as they implement newly learned skills across different environments.
SPBH offers various Connections programs: School-based for children and adolescents, Adult-oriented for clients living and functioning in the community, and Transition-based for clients with mental health needs that are transitioning from programs with higher levels of care (Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs, wilderness therapy, and residential treatment centers). SPBH offers step-down services and represents a least restrictive intervention model.
Psychological, Neurological, Educational Testing
Psychological, Neuropsychological, Educational testing: facilitation of these psychologically—based assessments, and/or support in interpreting the results. Testing of this nature is frequently implemented by school districts and treatment providers to assess needs, determine diagnosis, and develop treatment plans.
Personal Trainer, Yoga/Mindfulness, Dietary Consultation
Yoga/Mindfulness: adoption of specific body postures, breath control, and meditation to promote health and relaxation. Guided instruction in these disciplines can improve physical well-being by increasing muscle tone and flexibility and can improve emotional well-being by increasing self-awareness and concentration.
Dietary Consultation: food and nutrition education, meal planning, coaching, and monitoring. A licensed dietitian is trained in examining body chemistry and how food choices impact physical well-being and functioning.
Personal Trainer: individual, customized exercise sessions aimed at the client’s physical wellness. SPBH trainers offer a variety of activities focused on cardio and aerobic exercises, weight lifting and strength-training, and can help clients achieve goals around weight loss, increased energy, and stamina for daily living.
Executive Functioning, Organizational Specialists
Executive Functioning and/or Organizational Specialist: establishing order, developing systems for time management and daily living task completion. Keeping track of belongings, responsibilities, and appointments can be complicated. SPBH staff are trained in techniques to develop executive functioning skills, optimize daily patterns, and improve overall functioning.
Post-Secondary Planning: exploring opportunities for life after high school, whether it be college or a vocational option; completing career interest inventories, strengths assessments, and identifying related degrees, certifications, and employment choices. SPBH may assist with researching educational programs or job openings, filling out applications, navigating the interview process, and identifying needs for support as these options materialize.
24/7 call-in service: speak to a licensed clinician for counseling outside of scheduled appointments or to receive support during a crisis. SBPH remains on-call for clients beyond their designated program or service times. In moments of distress or for support during an emergency, SPBH is just a phone call away.
Specializing in Family Centered Therapy, Community Partnerships, and a Systems Approach in Connecticut
Call Us: 1.203.453.2999
Amazing resources!! 😀 Our entire community benefits from the programs and caring therapists at SPBH. Thank you so much for all that you do.