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CENTER FOR TRANSFORMING LIVES’ CLINICAL COUnSELING SERVICES is dedicated to the emotional well-being of WOMEN, CHILDREN, and familIES through a person-centered approach to process trauma and manage stress

OUR TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH

Through the counseling program, women and their children are connected to our licensed therapists who provide evidence-based, trauma-informed individual and family therapy. We believe that when left untreated, the byproducts of trauma often lead to disruptive behaviors, mental health problems, unhealthy relationships, and/or substance abuse.

Our therapists can help make clients stronger and guide them in developing emotional well-being. Some of the issues we address in counseling include anxiety, depression, substance use, intimate partner violence, and other disturbances in daily functioning.

MEET OUR CLINICAL COUNSELING SERVICES Team

COUNSELING FOR
CHILDREN Up to age 17

CTL therapists work with children and parents one-on-one through traditional counseling and play therapy.

Some challenges addressed include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Conflict at home
  • Bullying
  • Anger management
  • Talk of running away
  • Behavior problems
  • School disruptions

COUNSELING FOR
WOMEN

Licensed therapists can provide individual, family, and group therapy to all CTL participants, addressing trauma and its related symptoms.

For Housing participants, licensed mental health professionals also facilitate support groups that aid in healthy coping skills. 

Some challenges addressed include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Anxiety, depression, and/or substance abuse
  • Abuse/traumatic experiences
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Relationship difficulties - family, home, work
  • Grief and loss

COUNSELING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

CTL Counseling program provides services to both generations of the family to support parents and caregivers along with the children they provide care for. These services are delivered in individual and family therapy.

Some challenges addressed include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Behavioral concerns in the Home and School
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Abuse/Family Violence
  • Disruption in family systems
  • Parenting Skills

APPLY FOR SERVICES

Currently, CTL provides clinical counseling services to all program participants and their families.

This link is not a crisis response line and those in immediate mental health crisis should contact 911 or go to their nearest emergency room.


Do you or someone you know need immediate services or intervention? 

When someone you know needs immediate help due to thoughts of self-harm, threatening to harm others, psychosis, or deterioration of daily functions, it can be scary and you may feel helpless. Although CTL does not provide 24/7 crisis intervention, there are a variety of ways to obtain assistance from professionals in our community who are available: 

English and Spanish-speaking representatives are available at each hotline. 
Hay representantes de habla inglesa y española disponibles en cada línea directa.

YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM | CALL 911

The medical staff at an emergency room may order a mental health assessment by a specially trained professional. This mental health professional will recommend an appropriate level of treatment. If they believe the individual needs inpatient treatment but the person is not willing they can attempt to obtain a mental health warrant on behalf of the individual.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Did you know in the state of Texas everyone is a mandated reporter if they suspect abuse/neglect of a child or an adult who cannot protect themselves? The Department of Family & Protective Services only expects that you have a reasonable concern that neglect and/or abuse is occurring in order to make a report. Once a report is made, it is their responsibility to investigate to determine if there is reason to believe abuse or neglect is occurring.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

  • Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (H.O.P.E.S) program provides therapeutic support services for families with children ages 0 – 6 years old who are enrolled in MHMR services. 
  • The H.O.P.E.S. therapist provides therapy in a holistic approach that strengthens the parent-child relationship while discovering altering parenting strategies.
  • H.O.P.E.S Therapeutic Modality: Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)  
  • This therapy approach is most beneficial when provided in 50-90 minute time frames for at least 10 sessions.
  • Transitional Housing therapeutic services are provided to Individual and Families of CTL’s Transitional Housing program as a part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides timely access to safe, transitional housing and services, supporting and promoting trauma recovery and self-sufficiency. 
  • The Transitional Housing therapist provides individual, family and group therapy to all participants, addressing trauma and its related symptoms.
  • Transitional Housing Therapeutic Modalities include, but are not limited to:  Seeking Safety – Group, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • This therapeutic service is provided as a required service for participants enrolled in the Transitional Housing programing, on a weekly basis.
  • Emergency Shelter therapeutic services are provided to participants enrolled in CTL’s Emergency Shelter program as a part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides timely access to safe shelter and services, supporting and promoting trauma recovery and self-sufficiency. 
  • The Emergency Shelter therapist provides individual and group therapy to all participants, addressing trauma and its related symptoms. 
  • Emergency Shelter Therapeutic Modalities include, but are not limited to: Seeking Safety – Group, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
  • This therapeutic service is provided as a required service for participants enrolled in the Emergency Shelter program, up to 90 days. 
  • Child Violence and Trauma Intervention (CVTI) is a two-generation program providing therapeutic services to both parents and children enrolled in CTL programs. 
  • The Adult CVTI and Child CVTI therapist work in unison to provide individual and family therapy simultaneously to both generations of the family unit, aiding in reducing symptoms of trauma and securing attachments within the family.
  • CVTI Therapeutic Modalities include, but are not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Parenting Skills and Psychoeducation. 
  • This therapy approach is most beneficial when provided in 45-60 minute weekly sessions for 3-6 months.