Still Serving Counseling & Services
Still Serving Counseling, owned and operated by veterans, was created to provide services to individuals in our community who have had adverse events in their lives that they wish to understand or work through. There are over 30,000 veterans and thousands of first responders living in the Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties with a limited amount of specialized behavioral health professionals. Our dream of serving those who have served their country and communities has now become a reality.
We offer an array of options to deal with trauma, depression, anxiety and other concerns. Treating individuals that run towards threats/fires/chaos to assist is a unique challenge and we recognize this. We have a variety of tools such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brain Spotting, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Substance Use Counseling. Furthermore, we readily embraces collaborating with other specialties for the mind, body and soul by at times working along side other community partners.
Our dedication to serving does not stop there. We are actively involved with other behavioral health professionals and other organizations in the community to ensure we are offering the most up to date and effective approaches to those we treat.
What is PTSD?
A clinical assessment is a way of diagnosing and planning treatment for a client that involves evaluating someone in order to figure out what is wrong. Assessments can be competently completed in one hour, but sometimes this is not always done. It is not uncommon for the clinician to need or use a few sessions in order to feel they have a handle on the nature of the client’s problems and can effectively come up with a treatment plan on how to help the client with those problems.
The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. The reasons for distress can include poor communication skills, incompatibility, or a broad spectrum of psychological disorders. The focus of couples therapy is to identify the presence of dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship, and to devise and implement a treatment plan with objectives designed to improve or alleviate the presenting symptoms and restore the relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning. Couples therapy can assist persons who are having complaints of intimacy, sexual, and communication difficulties.
Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.
Seeking Safety, Co-occuring Disorders, Dream Work, Art Therapy, Gottman Couples, ACT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, PTSD, and Anger Management. If you would like to attend a group please click HERE.
People who have substance use disorders as well as mental health disorders are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders, or dual disorders. The best treatment for co-occurring disorders is an integrated approach, where both the substance abuse problem and the mental disorder are treated simultaneously. Whether your mental health or substance abuse problem came first, long-term recovery depends on getting treatment for both disorders by the same treatment provider.
Trainings, workshops, and presentations on cultural considerations and clinical treatments. (CEUs )