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People seek therapy for many reasons, including feelings of sadness and hopelessness, debilitating stress and anxiety, or adjustment to life changes. Parents use therapy to gain assistance with parenting strategies or to help a child to overcome obstacles. Others experience a diagnosable mental illness. An individual with mental illness needs treatment and help in coping with everyday problems. Fortunately, effective treatments are available. Our team of professionals provide various methods of treatment including individual, group, family therapy, couples therapy, and medications when appropriate. Services include the following:

Psycho-education and Therapeutic Groups

Anger Management Group: This group teaches people to recognize the signs and levels of anger, and how to de-escalate and cope with various thoughts and impulses.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Otherwise known as DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an educational and therapeutic intervention to help people who have difficulty coping with emotions. Participants make a commitment to attend regular groups for a specified amount of time to learn new skills and ways of thinking. Treatment includes individual DBT therapy, group skills training, skills coaching and crisis management.

Behavioral Parent Training: This training is for families who have a child that experiences challenges in life. This psychoeducational class involves education, support, and goal setting for parents. Participants pick a parenting goal each week, and report progress back to the group.

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Depression: Participants learn to cope with depression by learning new ways to think and cope.

Treatment for Domestic Violence: This group is a structured therapy group to help those that have reacted in an unsafe or unkind way toward others. Participants work through steps and do homework to learn new skills.

Women’s Group: This group is for women to get support with life’s problems and stresses. This service is an ongoing support group.

Psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with a specialty in treating mental health symptoms and disorders. A psychiatrist will take a thorough history from a client, and then make recommendations for treatment that may include the prescribing and monitoring of medication to relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood swings, or disorganized thinking. First Street Center has psychiatric staff who treat children, adolescents, and adults.

Psychological Evaluation

Psychological evaluations are in-depth assessments conducted by a psychologist that typically include tests of functioning, personality characteristics, and mental health symptoms. A psychological evaluations answers a question in order to get someone the help they need. Psychological evaluations happen over the span of several appointments and involve written questions or an interview. Sometimes psychological evaluations are requested by other professionals or court services. First Street Center has psychologists who assess children adolescents, and adults.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a process in which a person works with a mental health professional to learn new ways to cope with life’s problems. Sometimes this involves gaining greater self-understanding, getting needed support, relieving distress, improving self-esteem, or changing ineffective behaviors. First Street Center has a staff of qualified psychotherapists and psychologists who work with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors.

Related Services

The Behavioral Health Department also operates the Anicca Program, an adolescent day treatment program for students in grades 7-12. This intensive outpatient service is provided in a safe, therapeutic and structured environment service adolescents needing mental health care. Services are provided year round and include academic instruction from qualified licensed teachers. Call First Street Center at 952-442-4437 for more information.

For more information on treatment for mental health issues, view the FAQs or call (952) 442-4437.