All of the Biblically-based and psychologically-sound services of CCCRD are based upon years of training and experience. The services are designed for the prevention and rehabilitation of spiritual, psychological, relational, and selected physical problems.
At CCCRD, we provide treatment for children, adolescents, and adults through the elderly through individual, group, couple, and family counseling. Our staff offers specialized treatment for all relationship problems. We offer brief and long-term counseling, with an emphasis on understanding spiritual and human dynamics and their interactions.
Our counselors approach treatment with different viewpoints. However, we all seek to integrate the truths of Scripture with appropriate information from psychology, sociology, and some medical science theories and research. Our counseling staff is trained and experienced in providing counseling that is primarily psychodynamic (insightful), but also eclectic (combining theories and techniques), cognitive, and behavioral. Our treatment is tailored to the individual client personality and his or her particular problem(s). Also, our counseling approach is gender-sensitive and supportive. We offer session prayers for those who so desire.
In the counseling field, it is widely understood that the therapeutic relationship or alliance is the key factor in healing and not simply the transferring of information. Our staff knows how to create a healing relationship by unconditionally giving respect, warmth, safety, acceptance, and commitment. Of course, all communications are held in the strictest of confidence.
One-on-one counseling focuses on remedying emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and selected physical problems. Examples include: relationships, abuse, addiction, spirituality, fear, personality, depression, anxiety, loneliness, physical pain and stress. Our specialty is helping remedy one's relationship to himself or herself, i.e., self-criticism, identity, and esteem, as well as the quality and function of relating to God and others.
An educational and therapeutic approach teaches pre-engaged and premarital couples how to acquire the skills necessary to build lasting relationships. Couples learn to avoid the behaviors that often result in being unhappy or divorced. And couples come to understand the central role one's past has on present and future thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, like decisions.
All couples come to understand how their individual personalities affect their relationship for good and ill, both now and in the future. Couple counseling resolves conflicts in areas such as communication, sex, child-rearing, separation and divorce and establishes emotional and spiritual oneness.
What do you do if your spouse cannot or will not come in for counseling? There is room for hope. Although it is best to see the couple together to work out marital problems, change can be brought about with only one person in counseling. Since a relationship is a system of interactions, one person can effect a change by setting boundaries to which the other person must adjust. We encourage even one marital partner to enter counseling when the other is unwilling or unable. We understand how to help facilitate change in this most difficult of situations.
The backbone of the family is the marriage. How the marriage goes, so goes the family. In family counseling we focus on helping parents develop confidence, leadership skills, and creating a "sense of family". We remedy problems in areas such as pregnancy, discipline, substance abuse, single parenthood and communication, as well as conflicts with stepparents, in-laws, and extended family members.
Men's, women's, couple and coed small groups provide a unique, safe environment. Group members benefit by gaining support, insight, knowledge and accountability. Members also acquire relational skills and learn to develop a "sense of community." Group counseling is a powerful method for helping people work out most problems, especially with trust and attachments to others and God.
PAIN & STRESS MANAGEMENT
Adults learn what stress is, how it physically affects them and how to manage it properly through a variety of techniques. We help alleviate the suffering from panic, fear, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, ulcers, fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, muscle tension and physical pain, such as RSDS (reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome).
CONCURRENT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT
If necessary, and with the client's agreement, we will refer a client for a medication evaluation to a psychiatrist. This may be recommended if a client is experiencing severe and chronic problems, such as: intrusive thoughts, physical pain, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or anxiety. Medication can be a temporary aid in reducing the strength of the negative symptoms and, thereby, assist the client in getting more from counseling in a shorter time. Always, the client remains in uninterrupted counseling at CCCRD.