Parakeleo’ Wellness Services was established to help identify and support the mental, emotional, and behavioral needs of youth in our communities. We provide community-based counseling services to children and young people, ages 4-19 who have a confirmed or suspected mental illness or behavior disorder.
Parakeleo’ is a Greek word meaning to come alongside, to encourage, strengthen, and teach.
Our team of seasoned counselors provides intensive screening and quality care for clients in our program. Our mission is to help young people and their families achieve mental and emotional wellness. Parakeleo’ Counseling aims to educate, strengthen, and support our community so that no child is ever left behind.
- Individual Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Support Groups
- Parent Education & Support
- 1:1 mentoring
- Defiant Behavior
- Low Self-esteem
- Childhood trauma
- Academic Underachievement
Services may be covered in full or in part by your child’s Medicaid, BC/BS or All Kids insurance plan.
To schedule a child counseling session, click HERE.
Parents, you spoke and we listened!
Construction of our new Child & Adolescent Center is underway.
Our primary objective is to provide excellent group therapy, support groups, individual counseling, and mentorship to our at-risk youth in an environment they can feel comfortable.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GROUP THERAPY?
Group therapy provides a structured and safe place for kids and teens to experience positive social interactions with their peers. These relationships often help teens develop supportive bonds with peers. Most teens feel misunderstood and isolated and that no one else understands what they are going through.
Group therapy exposes them to the struggles of others who are dealing with some of the same issues. This can help them feel understood and validated.
Even without struggles like mental illnesses or substance abuse, many teens have difficulty expressing the emotions and feelings they are dealing with. Group therapy gives them a safe place to explore and develop communication skills with their peers. The social interactions within group therapy provide a setting for children or teens to develop missing social skills. They can see appropriate behaviors modeled by the therapist and even other group members. Correct and incorrect responses to behavior can all be learning lessons.
Therapists have consistently seen an increase in self-esteem and self-worth amongst the participants in group therapy sessions. When teens release, they can help others who are struggling like they are and it is powerful and transformative.
Developing coping skills is an important part of the recovery process, and within the group therapy environment, teens find a safe place to practice their newfound skills. The peer feedback in a supportive group setting can reinforce the skills and help your teen develop confidence in implementing the techniques in their daily lives.
If you are interested in more information about our group and individual therapy techniques, we are happy to talk with you.
If you would like to register your child for group therapy click HERE!