schoolbased

 Trauma-trained For All Seasons’ clinicians work in Mid-Shore county schools to provide therapy during the school day to children in need of mental health services. 

Therapists are able to incorporate a variety of treatment methods to meet the individual needs of children and adolescents (just as they would for office visits).

For All Seasons clinicians are currently placed in schools throughout Kent, Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties. The Agency is also the mental health provider for Vision Quest, working with young men who are involved with The Department of Juvenile Services.

Clinicians provide mental health assessments and treatment planning which include groups, individual therapy and in some cases medication management.  

What We Treat

For All Seasons offers therapy and psychiatric treatment for a wide range of mental and behavioral needs and disorders*. Some of the conditions that our clinicians treat are listed below. To ask about a specific mental health need, please use our contact page and a client service specialist will respond or call 410.822.1018

*The agency follows the diagnostic guidelines of the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) published and maintained by the American Psychiatric Association. Through the APA website you can find additional information about various conditions and disorders.

ADHD
Addiction
Anxiety
Autism Spectrum
Behavioral Issues
Bipolar Disorder
Chronic Illness
Chronic Pain
Coping Skills
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Divorce

Domestic Violence
Dual Diagnosis
Drug or Alcohol Dependence
Emotional Disturbance
Grief
Intellectual Disability
Marital and Premarital
Medication Management
Men's Issues
Obesity
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance

Parenting
Peer Relationships
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Relationship Issues
School Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Stress
Thoughts of Suicide
Trauma and PTSD
Traumatic Brain Injury
Weight Gain or Loss

How We Treat

Through a variety of treatment options, For All Seasons’ clinicians are able to provide the highest level of individualized care. The following list includes many of the therapies and treatments offered by our experienced clinical team.

In addition, it is important to mention that all of our therapists go through a trauma certification (link this to another section) program that includes 80 hours of instruction.

>Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

>Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. It balances change with acceptance and includes skills training on four modules – mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. 

>Sensorimotor Therapy uses the body as a way to heal trauma. The belief is that the body has wisdom and a story to tell. Research on trauma has shown that memories and internal sensations are held within the body. Through sensorimotor interventions such as mindfulness and reprocessing of body responses, an individual can heal.  This approach is different than talk therapy as the focus is on the body as a resource.   

>Theraplay is a structured play therapy that assesses four dimensions of a child/caregiver-child interaction. The four dimensions include engagement, nurture, structure, and challenge.  Theraplay works on developing healthy relationships and understanding through a child’s natural way of being – play. 

>Motivational Interviewing is a counseling style that focuses on helping people to resolve feelings of ambivalence and insecurity. There is a collaboration between therapist and client to help the client find their own intrinsic motivation and values. Therapist offers empathetic, supportive and directive approach to help the client meet his or her goals.

>Certified Art Therapy incorporates disciplines of psychology and art. Art Therapy utilizes the creative act of making art (i.e. painting, drawing, etc.) to benefit a person’s emotional and psychological state. The process can help individuals by lower anxiety, manage addictions, build self-esteem, improve social skills, strengthen awareness of emotions, and improve overall well-being.

>EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. There is a focus on resourcing clients as well as addressing traumatic experiences. It works on addressing affective distress reduction, negative beliefs being reformulated, and physiological arousal is reduced.

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