Get Services from the CED

Individuals with at least one reported disability, their families, the providers who serve them and/or individuals who are at risk for disability are eligible to receive the services outlined below.

Individual sessions

Individual counseling or one-on-one talk therapy is exactly what it sounds like. It is one individual working one on one with our Mental Health Specialist. This is the most common type of therapy. In individual therapy sessions, the person will meet with their therapist and focus on the goals of the individual seeking help.

Group counseling

Group counseling is a form of counseling that’s given to participant groups. Typically, the participants have common challenges or some type of commonality. The people taking part understand that it is safe and comfortable for them to speak about their life challenges, so they can work through them together as well as with input from the group leader. Being able to deal with your feelings in this way makes it easier for people to enjoy life, by helping them overcome their fears and worries.

In addition, people who have a difficult time or are unfamiliar with interpersonal relationships can benefit from the social interactions that are a basic part of the group counseling experience.

Virtual counseling

Offering sessions online via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or over the phone allows the Mental Health Specialist to provide counseling and therapy to clients from the comfort of their own home or anywhere they choose. Virtual counseling sessions are offered to community members in need of counseling services. Clients get all the benefits of traditional therapy, from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. It has proven to be effective for many.

Family Counseling

Family counseling is a method to develop and maintain healthy and functional family relationships. The goal is to identify and address problems in the family. Benefits of family counseling include developing healthy boundaries, improving communication, defining someone's role within the family, improving family dynamics and relationships, and providing strength and coping tools for family members.

Mental health promotion consultation and resourcing

We provide mental health promotion which encourages and increases protective factors and healthy behaviors that can help prevent the onset of a diagnosable mental disorder and reduce risk factors that can lead to the development of a mental disorder. It also involves creating living conditions and environments that support mental health and allow people to adopt and keep healthy lifestyles or "a climate that respects and protects basic civil, political, socio-economic and cultural rights is fundamental to mental health promotion." Additionally, we have contacts with various mental health facilities that we can recommend to clients that need service in specific counties within the state.

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