COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES OF NORTHEAST PA
110 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
99 Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Sometimes people need assistance to help them get through periods of anxiety, marital problems or adjustments to changing life circumstances. When these pressures become overwhelming or start to have a serious effect on a personís life, professional help may be needed. Community Counseling Services of NEPA provides the expert assistance many people need to get through these difficult periods.
Just look at what services are available:
- Outpatient services for people facing issues such as depression, anxiety, marital problems and changes in life circumstances.
- Partial hospitalization programs in which patients participate in group, individual and family therapy.
- 24-hour mobile crisis intervention team to help patients in need of emergency psychiatric care.
- Case management services to provide patients assistance in obtaining community resources or to provide additional support to patients in order to prevent hospitalization.
- Services for seniors, including the Endless Mountain Adult Day Care; the Senior Peer Counseling Program and the Senior Services Partial Hospitalization Program.
- The Day Development Program, which provides activity and guidance to improve overall functioning for developmentally challenged clients. The program includes training in academic, social and vocational skills. A specialty program is available for developmentally disabled seniors.
- Mental health residential homes located in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Drums and Bear Creek.
- Professional and licensed counseling and rehabilitation programs for more than 5,000 individuals annually.
- A nationally affiliated Club House program focused on transitional employment and the Recovery Model.
CCS provides outpatient services to help patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, marital problems and adjustments to changing life circumstances. Under the guidance of licensed social workers, masterís level clinicians and psychiatrists, patients can receive services in either the Wilkes-Barre or Tunkhannock location. In addition, convenient day and evening appointments are available.
For those patients in need of more intensive support and structure than can be offered in an outpatient setting, CCS provides several partial hospitalization programs in which the patient participates in group, individual and family therapy. The program is customed to the patientís age, acuity level and ability to participate.
Type 50 Services
Type 50 services are specially developed programs that collectively provide a unique level of behavioral health care to children and adolescents and their families. These services eliminate the need for hospitalization or other more traditional therapies that may not meet a childís needs. Type 50 services help clients become active participants at home, school and in their communities. Some of the Type 50 programs offered by Community Counseling Services, include:
Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)
TSS provides one-on-one social, behavioral and emotional support and development to children and adolescents. TSS professionals also educate and help develop support skills in parents, family members, teachers and others to ensure the wellbeing of the child.
Behavioral Specialist Consultation (BSC)
The BSC works collaboratively with the childís treatment team to design a comprehensive treatment plan. In doing so, the BSC solicits input from patients, family members and teachers to help identify behavioral goals. The BSC also implements the behavioral plan and supervises and guides treatment team members.
Mobile Therapy (MT)
As its name suggests, mobile therapy brings the therapist to the child and family. Mobile therapists meet for one-on-one counseling in the childís home or school, and sometimes rely on community support systems to establish or attain behavioral goals. Using a treatment plan that focuses on positive coping strategies, the mobile therapist bases treatment on the strengths, needs and desires of the child and family.
Community Counseling Services Autism Program is the best program available for children with autism and their families. Providing highly specialized programs for children and adolescents with autism, the program utilizes a variety of instructional and behavioral strategies to reach and teach children with autism.
Children and adolescents 21-years-old or younger who have a psychiatric diagnosis are eligible for Type 50 programs.
Upon referral, a behavioral specialist will meet with the child and schedule an evaluation by a licensed psychologist. The behavioral specialist also will meet with treatment staff, parents and teachers to review progress. Input from parents, family members, teachers and treatment team members is essential to ensure that the childís goals are being met.