Pathways Transition Programs clinical staff provides a comprehensive array of assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our services are both therapeutic and psycho-educational, fostering and supporting change and growth through healing the wounds of trauma and life challenges, as well as training and skill development for enhancing coping and resilience.
COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Counseling services are offered both in the home and in office-based settings for children and their families, adults, and groups by our licensed counselors. We make every effort to understand and address the context within which each client lives and operates. Counseling helps clients expand their worldview and their options for dealing with recurring patterns of distress.
Board certified child psychiatrists provide consultation and medication management for children, adolescents, and young adults. Each works in close collaboration with our clinical counseling staff.
INTENSIVE FAMILY-BASED THERAPY (IFI)
The intensive family-based therapy program is especially designed for children and their families who are experiencing prolonged distress and crisis situations. This service is conducted in the home and intended to strengthen and stabilize the family system and home environment while preventing potential out of home placements such as hospitalization. Intensive Family-Based Therapy also helps children who are re-entering the home environment from a higher level of care.
Our bachelor degreed behavioral aides teach children self-regulation skills that promote resiliency, maturation, and self-awareness as their life unfolds. Behavioral Aides also empower adults and family members to take charge of their future by giving them tools to advocate for themselves and to become proactive in solving problems.
Pathways Transition Programs has a strong relationship with many area schools where we work in collaboration with teachers and parents. We believe children’s behaviors that are challenging in a classroom actually reflect deficits in self-regulation. Shame and punishment-based approaches compound the problem and make change more difficult. Our interventions focus on enhancing self-management skills while addressing the classroom problem.
Group counseling is a unique experience that builds interpersonal skills, communication, and trust while learning to monitor and manage our equilibrium with greater independence and respect for social expectations. In a group setting, we address the many issues of autonomy that children can find challenging – impulse control, social skills, peer relationships, and more.
DIAGNOSTIC & ASSESSMENT SERVICES
We offer comprehensive behavioral health assessments for children and adults that offer both a formal diagnosis and an understanding of the individual’s strengths and needs as they confront life challenges. Additional evaluations are offered on parenting beliefs, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Our own comprehensive and unique assessment and treatment planning process is founded in our belief that individuals and families must be understood in the context of their lives. Symptoms and presenting problems are best addressed and relieved when we understand them as an individual’s attempts to meet the demands of their lives.
DFCS & DJJ STATE CONTRACTED PROVIDER
Pathways Transition Programs is a Department of Children and Family Services Wraparound Service Provider. These services include Homestead, Behavioral Aide, Early Intervention, Prevention of Unnecessary Placement, and Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment.
Pathways Transition Programs is also an approved Department of Juvenile Justice Provider for Wraparound Service, Expedited Service, and The Seven Challenges Program.