“To support and encourage personal growth and independence in the developmentally, socially, and mentally challenged individuals we serve by providing options and adhering to their choices.”
This service is a family-focused, culturally competent and community based model providing time limited, intensive services to help improve the lives of children with complex needs and reduce the need of more restrictive settings including and especially out of home placements.
This is a face-to-face service that assists the client in restoring or strengthening skills needed to promote independence and stability. Clinical models and Evidenced Based Practices are used to increase consumers ability to modify negative behaviors, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and improve their overall quality of life.
A Diagnostic Assessment is an intensive clinical and functional face-to-face evaluation of a client’s mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse condition. This results in the issuance of a Diagnostic/Assessment report with a recommendation regarding whether the recipient meets entrance criteria, and includes an order for Enhanced Benefit services that provides the basis for the development of an initial person centered Treatment Plan. The assessment will be reviewed and signed by two Licensed Professionals.
Medical interventions that include assessments, prescriptions, supervision or administration of mental-health related medications, monitoring and interpreting results of laboratory diagnostic procedures that are related to psychotropic medications. Services include monitoring the side effects and interactions of medication and the adverse reactions which a consumer may experience and providing education and direction for symptom and medication self-management.
A collaboration process with the client where they decide the course of treatment. They are provided with developmentally appropriate, appealing services and supports. The family are important key players are instrumental participants who help the process in moving the client towards self-sufficiency and successful achievement of their goals.
A service designed for consumers with significant mental health diagnoses for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a significant mental health problem. The supportive employment team will assist the consumer in obtaining a full or part-time job where they earn at least minimum wage.
Life Enhancement Services, Inc. provides individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Believing that everyone has the capacity for growth and positive change, we employ a Strength-Based and Cognitive Behavioral approach to therapy. We specialize in behavioral disorders, including, but not limited to:
• Grief and loss;
• Anger management;
• Domestic violence;
• Child abuse;
• Sexual abuse.
All of our therapists are Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISWs), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) or Licensed Graduates (LGs). Therapy may be provided at different sites including our offices, or the client’s school, home or other community settings, according to individual needs.
Counseling is provided within the context of the goals identified in the consumer’s treatment plans with the goal to help the client achieve and maintain stability and improve their physical, mental and emotional health.
TF-CBT is an evidenced-based program with the goal of symptom reduction for youth who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or have behavioral difficulties stemming from sexual abuse or other traumas. At least 80 percent of children treated in the program show marked improvement with 12 to 16 sessions demonstrated by:
-Reduction of negative emotions and behavioral responses to the traumatic events -Corrected maladaptive unuseful beliefs and attributions related to the abusive experience
-Support the non-offending parent(s)/caregiver while helping them cope effectively with their own emotional stress
-Help to build parenting skills that will help them respond optimally to and offer support to their children
Ages 5 – 18 and up to 21 of still living with parents