WHAT IS PROVIDENCE?
The word providence comes from the latin word “provide”, the definition of the word providence is: “the manifestation of divine care”. Both the origin and definition fit exactly what we believed reflected our goal and what we had experienced at the practice.
At Providence we want to “provide” a place where a person can feel safe and comfortable to share what they are facing, know that as they explore their concerns, they can achieve clarity and perspective which breeds hope and relief. Each therapist on staff holds these goals for our clients.
Also, the name Providence reflects what we as staff have experienced, year after year, where we have seen divine provision through our work, schedules, and clients.
We trust you will find these goals to be true in your experience here at Providence Counseling Associates.
YOUR FIRST SESSION
During your first appointment, your therapist will be interested in understanding what brought you into counseling and may ask questions in an effort to begin establishing goals and an appropriate treatment plan for therapy. The therapist will want to hear your history, including: family history and dynamics, significant relationships, work, substance use, cultural background, major losses, traumas, medical issues and any other information that may prove helpful. If a child or adolescent is involved in therapy, parents will be asked to provide relevant background information, including but not limited to: developmental history, academic performance, and nature of social relationships. Even when a child or adolescent is the client, the parents will still play a role in therapy and may be a part of sessions with the child at times or may meet one-on-one with the therapist as needed.
If your reasons for pursuing therapy are very specific, a treatment plan may be established within the first session. However, if the concerns are more complicated, more time may be needed to develop a treatment plan with your therapist.
WHAT WE TREAT
- Abuse : Emotional, Physical, Spiritual
- Anger Management
- Family Challenges
- Marital/Couples Issues
- Stress Management
- Divorce Adjustments
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transitions
- Professional Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Spiritual/Faith Concerns
- Women's Issues