What symptoms might suggest that you could benefit from outpatient treatment?
We could all benefit from a non-judgmental person who will listen to us, collaborate and empower us to make changes in our lives. But we also know when we are just not feeling right. We might be feeling very tired, eating more or less than normal, having difficulty concentrating, feeling irritable, or just going through changes in our lives that we want to talk with someone about. That’s where outpatient services come into play. In addition to Master’s Level clinicians, we also have Licensed Clinicians. We can help you get back into the swing of life!
What treatment concerns do we address?
- D&A Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse
- Parent-Child Problems
- Personality Disorders
- Conduct Disorders
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
What types of services does the outpatient clinic provide?
- Intake assessments
- Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
- Individual, family and couples counseling
- Play Therapy
- Therapy completed by a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Specialization in sexual abuse for child and adult survivors
- Group Therapy
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Do we work with children and adolescents?
We have trained and qualified clinicians who specialize their work with children and adolescents. We provide play therapy, which is a form of treatment that utilizes the language of play to help children express their troubles when they cannot say their thoughts and feelings with words. Play therapy is a less threatening way for children to be taught coping skills and find creative solutions. Play therapy encourages children to change the way they think, feel and behave in many situations in their lives. Play therapy has been used successfully with children whose problems include:
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Foster care placements
- Death and other grief issues
- Physical/Sexual Abuse
- Domestic violence
- And much more
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
We also offer Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), which is an evidenced-based behavioral therapy designed specifically for children ages 2-7 with emotional and behavioral disorders. PCIT is specifically designed for children with disruptive behaviors such as: refusing to listen to adults, multiple and severe temper tantrums, starting fights with others, inability to play alone, engaging in power struggles, disruption in daycare, school or home settings, and constantly seeking attention.
PCIT has two main goals for treatment: to enhance a positive relationship between caregiver and child; and to promote effective behavior management and discipline techniques. Families who participate in PCIT, attend weekly sessions for approximately 12-20 weeks.
Symptoms & Warning Signs
We also have skilled and confidential therapists who enjoy working with adolescents with a variety of issues. Although teenagers can benefit from play therapy, sometimes, they just need a place they can talk about the many stresses of being a teen. It’s difficult to know for sure when your adolescent or child is troubled. Here are a few warning signs to watch for:
- Trouble sleeping and eating (or a change in their normal behaviors)
- Headaches and other physical complaints
- Loss of interest in activities and relationships
- Decreased performance in schoolwork or attendance
- Aggressive, destructive, and/or reckless behavior
- Suicidal discussions or action
- Not following the rules
Our clinicians are also knowledgeable in parenting strategies and suggestions and encourage families to play a vital role in their child’s counseling. Our findings suggest that children and adolescents improve when the family is involved in their treatment. Sometimes caring for these individuals can be stressful and overwhelming as well. Our therapists can assist parents who need a place to talk as well. You are more helpful to others when you care for yourself first!
If your child or adolescent needs counseling, we can help. We also provide school-based outpatient therapy at select schools. Feel free to ask us about this option.
What funding sources do we accept?
- Medical Assistance
- CCBH (Community Care Behavioral Health)
- Dauphin County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities
- Lebanon County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities
- York County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities
- Other Public and Private Funding Sources
- Clients may self pay as well
How do I get started?Contact our caring and professional intake screeners at 1-800-437-5405. If you have already scheduled an intake, click on the links below for information about your first appointment and paperwork you can complete ahead of time.
In order to get started, all you need to do is contact our intake department at 1-800-437-5405 and state that you are interested in receiving outpatient services. You will talk with an intake screener on the telephone, and be set up for your initial intake assessment. This professional will gather information about you and set you up with a therapist who is qualified, empathetic and trained to work with the symptoms and concerns you are dealing with. Your therapist will collaboratively work with you and design your treatment strategies to best match your desires and needs for treatment.
Please print, complete, and bring this form for individuals ages 18 and above to your first appointment.
Please print, complete, and bring this form for individuals under the age of 18 to your first appointment.
Please print, complete, and bring this form for all individuals who are current clients receiving psychiatric services only and are now seeking therapy or need to update their treatment plan per their doctor.