At Eastside Center for Family, we operate under the premise that therapy and treatment needs to be comprehensive, holistic and individualized. Each person who comes to us for help brings experiences that need individualized attention and sensitivity to their specific world view and culture.
We assess people in part by asking about their family to help us understand the influences that play a role in how a person makes decisions and prioritizes solutions. The foundation of our approach to treatment and all forms of counseling in our office is one of respect, empowering people to make their own choices. We take time to listen carefully and identify with a person the problem maintaining behaviors and beliefs that are keeping them from feeling happy while identifying workable solutions.
Our mental health, family and addiction therapy resources are evidence based. Instead, our counseling approach draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, Gottman Method Relationship Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Stages of Change, and Systemic Family Systems model.
Social Support Networks
We encourage exploration of social support networks that support a holistic approach to recovery. These networks include such groups as Smart Recovery, Buddhist Recovery, yoga communities, AA/NA/OA/Alanon, online support groups, NAMI groups, psychotherapy groups, Celebrate Recovery, etc.
In addiction treatment and counseling for the family, we avoid confrontation and heavy-handed styles. These outdated models stem from an early approach of “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”, “lock em up and throw away the key” and “just say no” archaic approaches of the last century.
We find many people seeking treatment and psychotherapy are already very hard on themselves. An effective and productive approach is one of exploration and inquiry. We use counseling approaches that are research based and utilize innovative approaches that are common sense at their core.
We find gender-specific groups to be of great value to our clients, helping build cohesive groups and increase trust among members. Our groups are lively, interesting and fun filled with supportive and earnest people who desire personal growth.
We attract people who are motivated and have a personal desire to grow and change. Our clinic is geared to family and self-referred individuals. Some people we serve have a legal requirement to be in treatment and counseling but those who come to us are very highly motivated.
Nearly all of our counselors hold a masters degree with several licensed mental health counselors. We meet in weekly team consultation to review client issues with each other. This approach allows us to tap into the expertise of one another as well as maintain clarity and professionalism.
We are fortunate to have a variety of backgrounds and expertise that allows us to work with all members of a family under one roof. This one-stop-shop approach allows us to provide a high level of coordinated care, which can be lost when family members are seeking services at multiple agencies.