Counseling offers a variety of professional services
designed to provide the most effective care possible
for each client. Services most frequently
adult psychotherapy or counseling: Clients
meet one-to-one on a regular basis with a mental
health professional to explore patterns and identify
desired changes. Typical areas of concern are
emotional well-being, managing stress, relationship or
family issues, and making desired changes in behavior.
psychotherapy or counseling: Children or
adolescents meet one-to-one on a regular basis with a
mental health professional to explore, at an
age-appropriate level, their feelings, behaviors,
coping strategies, and relationships. Parents and
other adults are an important part of the successful
outcome of psychotherapy for children.
Therefore, recommended treatment typically includes
some parental involvement.
psychotherapy: Often, more satisfying
relationships are a key goal for therapy. In such
cases, it may be valuable to work with a client and
spouse/significant other, or a client and another
family member(s) in sessions together, to best
understand and improve the relationship dynamics.
Clients who are working on couplesí issues sometimes
choose to participate in individual therapy as well,
in order to change patterns of behavior that are
problematic for the relationship.
and other drug abuse counseling (AODA):
Adolescent and adult clients begin with participation
in an initial assessment. Clients work with certified
alcohol or other drug abuse counselors to explore the
role of substance use in their life, understand the
effects of substance abuse or dependence, increase
motivation to change, and implement desired changes.
Programming is available to fit the individual needs
of the client, such as short-term outpatient, primary
outpatient, intensive outpatient, and relapse
prevention. This programming is provided for
both adolescents and adults, in the following formats:
group, individual, and family therapy.
psychotherapy or counseling:
Psychotherapy groups are usually organized around a
particular issue. Examples would be substance
abuse, academic achievement, or mastering anxiety.
A complete list of current groups is
provided. Group psychotherapy provides an
additional level of support and intervention by
bringing together people who are working to make
changes in similar areas of life.
management: Medication can be a very effective
intervention for many distressing emotional and
behavioral symptoms. Our staff psychiatrists can
assess the need for medication, make recommendations,
and prescribe medication for patients.
assessment and/or psychological testing:
Psychological assessment or testing can be a valuable
resource to provide insights when planning therapy
interventions or making educational, legal, or family
coaching for specific issues: Coaching is a
professional service not traditionally associated with
mental health diagnoses. Coaching provides
assistance with life issues. For example, several
Cornerstone mental health professionals provide
coaching or child specialist services for clients
working through a Collaborative
presentations for the public: Cornerstone
clinical staff members provide many presentations to
the public throughout the year on mental health
issues. If your group would like information on a
mental health presentation, please call Mary Schwantes,
LCSW, LMFT at our main number: 262-789-1191.