COUNSELING [koun-suh-ling]- verb - to give counsel, advice or guidance: providing direction or advice as to a decision or course of action; assistance (especially from a professional) in the resolution of personal difficulties
Individuals, families and community members receive counseling services that contribute to transformational experiences in their lives building their capacity toward healthy, safe and respectful relationships.
How This Is Done
Provide a safe and respectful space that promotes, supports and assists program participants to identify, explore, examine and address their past and current traumatic and difficult experiences.
Provide a safe place to promote healing and assist in the building of program participant capacity with regards to their mental health
Establish and engage in a professional positive therapeutic relationship with program participants
Assist in developing program participant potentials and increasing the possibility for fundamental life transformation to take place
Provide a space and assist in developing the self care strategies of program participants
Promote and support the healing processes of program participants who have experienced trauma or violence
Provide a safe space and experience for program participants to explore and examine past, current and future life choices
Provide a balanced perspective to promote being responsible for one's own behavior
Provide accessible and relevant counseling services that fit for a diverse clientele
Assist in the rebuilding and strengthening of parent child relationships in the aftermath of the child experiencing trauma or violence in the family
Assist community groups of all types who have experienced violence or a trauma in their healing process
Settings To Get It Done
Some program participants are court ordered to services. Some come because someone who cares about them encourages them to have the chance to talk with someone – they recognize the need for help in addressing life situations, events or experiences. Finally, some people find themselves in counseling because they have a personal insight or understanding about themselves to explore, examine and take action toward healing from an experience or coping with others. Whatever the decision, there are different modes for doing the work of healing, accountability and healthy development. At One T, a variety of settings for these things to happen are offered.
Most of the counseling done at One T is set in the context of individual sessions. The focus of the work is with youth (ages 12and up) and with adults, both men and women. On occasion clients may request a family member to participate.
Couple & Family Sessions
Concerns and issues related to communication or family trauma or violence often bring couples and families to counseling.One T is experienced in providing services to couples and families with a variety of concerns, with safety being the priority forall participants.
Several of the One T counseling programs involve group process. Doing the counseling in a group setting is usually moreefficient for the program participant as well as for the therapist. On average the cost turns out to be less expensive as well. Group settings offer the opportunites to learn and receive support from others who have experinced the same or similarsituations in life.
Summary/ Completion/ Progress Report $ 50/hour with two hour minimum
Court review of materials (includes preparing for courtappearances and for preparing to write summary reports) $ 50/hour with two hour minimum
Court appearances (must be subpoena) $100/hour with two hour minimum (portal to portal)
Critical Incident Response Facilitation (CIRF) $100/hour with two hour minimum (transportation time is counted,portal to portal)*
*Costs for services are based on a sliding fee system and are further negotiable at the choosing of the One T provider.
^If a program participant notifies the One T provider more than 24 hours in advance the cost for the missed session will be waived.
The therapeutic base of the One T counseling services is composed of and influenced by the following theories. These approaches are used in sessions in an integrative manner customizing the fit for each program participant.
Cognitive Behavioral Theory
Attachment Theory/ Object Relations
Social Learning Theory
Self Defeating Behavior Therapy
Assist parents in rebuilding their relationship with their child in the aftermath of experiencing trauma or violence in the home.
Assist parents in identifying their respective 8 areas for strengthening their relationship with their child
Assist parents in developing strategies that help them to better understand their child's perspective
Assist parents in developing self care strategies
Assist parents in understanding ways to rebuild their relationship with their child
Assist parents in learning and developing strategies for communicate with their child with a new understanding of respect and empathy
Attend 12 to 16 group sessions
The Restorative Parenting Father's Program Curriculum is used as a basis for group activities
Continued group services as needed while participating in Parent - Chid or Family sessions
Prior to entering the group process two or three individual intake sessions is required
Most of the intake sessions focus on completing the Father's Parenting Strengths Assessment
Establish at least four areas for strengthening your relationship with your child as a plan while attending the group process
Additional individual sessions may be necessary to prepare for family sessions or to further learning from the group process
Parent - Child & Family Sessions
Provided only as child is prepared for and is willing to participate in such sessions and is highly sensitive to the appropriate and respectful pacing of the child's healing process
Uses the Restorative Parenting structure
While participating in these sessions also the father participates in the group sessions on an as needed basis until negotiated between the father and the group facilitator
Successful Completion of the Restorative Parenting Program
Each of the following criteria is to be met for a successful completion of the Restorative Parenting program:
Complete the intake process including the Father's Paretnting Strengths Assessment
Attend at least 12 to 16 group sessions
Create, present a draft to the group members and complete a final draft of three program assignments
A Resttortive Parenting letter to one of the children
Two strategies specifically stated in regards to each of the 8 areas for strengthening your relationship with your child
Significant progress with regard to all 8 areas for strengthening your relationship with your child
In some cases a father may have completed the basic group sessions and may need to contiue to attend the group sessions while participating in other Restorative Parenting Father program pieces
*** For more information on the Restorative Parenting program approach and basic information please go to
Community Trauma Incident Response - Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Processes
When a community group experinece an incident or event that involves violence or trauma in their setting (e.g. neighborhood, apartment building) it is often helpful to have a team or a facilitator to asist in talking about what the members experienced and what ways are going to be helpful to continue to move forward as a community group. These community members do not need to be directly affected by the incident, however they need to be connected to others in this community geographically, familialy, work associated,
The process used is not counseling or therapy, it is a structured and facilitated process with the goal for community participants to have a place to deisolate from the experience, increase community cohesion, reduce the risk of experinecing post traumatic stress, be prepared for the aftermath experiences of post traumatic stress and to have some practical tools for addressing the probable reactions that come from experiencing a trauma, major life transition or loss in one's family or community. the way this process is conducted most often uses Circle processing as a way to respectfully and efficiently allow for participants to talk and debrief form their related experience. This process is based in the Restorative Practices work being done Nationally in many different settings and for many different situations. Facilitators also provide measured education on ways to take care of oneself after experiencing a traumatic event, significant life transition or loss.
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Areas of Competence
Trauma - Violence - Family Violence - Parenting - Anxiety - Depression - Relationships - Community Violence - Men's Concerns - Child Abuse/Neglect - Conduct Disorders - Post Traumatic Stress - Emotional Regulation - Sexual Abuse