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Choices Treatment Center

Choices is an outpatient treatment and recovery facility committed to helping individuals overcome problems related to gambling, substance abuse, and mental health through a holistic approach so all co-occurring issues may be addressed.

We offer a 24-hour helpline staffed by licensed counselors, individual and group counseling, and education sessions.

Our counselors are certified with the Nebraska Gamblers Assistance Program. This program allows us to provide, at no charge to the client, assessments for Problem/Pathological Gamblers, consultations/interventions for problem gamblers and their families, financial counseling, and individual treatment.

Choices Staff is also available for presentations to schools, community groups, churches and businesses on the problems of gambling/gaming.

Our counselors are dually credentialed – Choices also offers Mental Health assessments, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Substance Abuse Evaluations, DUI/DWI Education Program, Anger Management Education, and Budget and Finance Counseling.

The Choices Mission

Choices mission is to provide quality services in a caring environment by offering a full range of treatment options to individuals and families.

Bryan LGH Medical Plaza
1500 S 48 St Lincoln, NE
Second floor of the Medical Plaza

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Classroom 1A
GAMANON: Classroom 1B
1st Saturday of each month GA Gamanon meet together

Grand Island Gamblers Anonymous
Friday, 7pm (GA) Open Meeting-Family Members Welcome
St. Francis Medical Center, 2116 West Faidley Ave. Room A, Lower Level
Phone Contact: Connie 308-390-6398

Hastings Gamblers Anonymous
Monday, 6:30pm (GA) Open Meeting-Family Members Welcome
Mary Lanning Medical Services Bldg (Basement), 1715 North St Joseph Ave.
Phone Contact: Connie 308-390-6958

Kearney Gamblers Anonymous (12 Step)
Wednesday, 7:30pm (Gamblers 12 Step) Open Meeting- Family Members Welcome
Crossroads Rescue Mission, 1404 East 39th Street
Phone Contact: Geoff 308-293-8156, Patrick 308-293-4782

Scottsbluff Gamblers Anonymous (12 Step)
Thursday, 6:30 pm (Gamblers 12 Step) Open Meeting- Family Members Welcome
18 West 16th Street
Phone Contact: Lisa 308-641-8070

Phone Numbers

  • LINCOLN, NE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 402-473-7933
  • OMAHA, NE GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: 402-978-7557
  • NATIONAL/NEBRASKA HELPLINE FOR COMPULSIVE GAMBLING: 1-800-522-4700

Services

  • Free Assessments for Problem/Pathological Gamblers
  • Free consultations/interventions for problem gamblers and their families
  • Mental Health Assessments
  • Individual, Family Marriage Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations and Treatment (court approved individual, outpatient intensive outpatient)
  • DUI/DWI Education Programs
  • Budgeting Classes and Counseling
  • Anger Management Counseling

Events

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Mental Health and Hypnosis

Hypnosis — or hypnotherapy — uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus his or her attention — with the help of a trained therapist — on specific thoughts or tasks.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy (counseling or therapy), because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.

Hypnosis can be used in two ways, as suggestion therapy or for patient analysis.

  • Suggestion therapy: The hypnotic state makes the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviors, such as stopping smoking or nail biting. It can also help people change perceptions and sensations, and is particularly useful in treating pain .
  • Analysis: This approach uses the relaxed state to explore a possible psychological root cause of a disorder or symptom, such as a traumatic past event that a person has hidden in his or her unconscious memory. Once the trauma is revealed, it can be addressed in psychotherapy .

What Are the Benefits of Hypnosis?

The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:

Hypnosis also might be used to help with pain control and to overcome habits, such as smoking or overeating. It also might be helpful for people whose symptoms are severe or who need crisis management.

What Are the Drawbacks of Hypnosis?

Hypnosis might not be appropriate for a person who has psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. or for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. It should be used for pain control only after a doctor has evaluated the person for any physical disorder that might require medical or surgical treatment. Hypnosis also may be a less effective form of therapy than other more traditional treatments, such as medication. for psychiatric disorders.

Some therapists use hypnosis to recover possibly repressed memories they believe are linked to the person’s mental disorder. However, the quality and reliability of information recalled by the patient under hypnosis is not always reliable. Additionally, hypnosis can pose a risk of creating false memories — usually as a result of unintended suggestions or the asking of leading questions by the therapist. For these reasons, hypnosis is no longer considered a common or mainstream part of most forms of psychotherapy. Also, the use of hypnosis for certain mental disorders in which patients may be highly susceptible to suggestion, such as dissociative disorders, remains especially controversial.

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Is Hypnosis Dangerous?

Hypnosis is not a dangerous procedure. It is not mind control or brainwashing. A therapist cannot make a person do something embarrassing or that the person doesn’t want to do. The greatest risk, as discussed above, is that false memories can potentially be created and that it may be less effective than pursuing other, more established and traditional psychiatric treatments.

Who Performs Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is performed by a licensed or certified mental health professional who is specially trained in this technique.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on July 30, 2016

© 2016 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.


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Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association

The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) is a statewide member organization providing information, referrals and supports to people who are receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness in Pennsylvania.

Recovery Works Summit 2017

The Second Annual Recovery Works Summit is an exciting and historic opportunity to once again bring together the mental health and drug and alcohol recovery communities. Learn more.

Koons Scholarship Winner

Dontae Myers of Johnstown, Cambria County, was announced as the 2017 Koons Scholarship award winner. Dontae is active in community mental health efforts and, in addition to becoming a Certified Peer Specialist, will complete his Certified Recovery Specialist training in the fall. Congratulations Dontae !

Vision Newsletter . April 2017

Annual Meeting

The Annual Report for the 2017 Annual Meeting is now online.

PMHCA recognizes the expertise that comes out of lived experience. We are an organization governed, managed, and staffed by individuals who identify as being on their own mental health recovery journeys. Together we work to support all recovery journeys.

  • Visit About Us to learn more about who we are and what we do.

PMHCA also advocates on issues directly related to mental health recovery and services in Pennsylvania both for individuals and system-wide.

  • Visit Advocacy to learn more about advocacy, how we advocate and the supports we offer to individuals in recovery and to their families.

PMHCA promotes and supports recovery through advocacy and education with the goal of eliminating stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.

  • Visit Recovery to learn more about the recovery movement, the principles of recovery and related resources.

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association
4105 Derry Street | Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-564-4930 or 1-800-88PMHCA(76422)
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New Directions Recovery Center

New Directions Recovery Center (aka New Directions) is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program that provides a wide range of supportive services to individuals aged 18 and older who are struggling with active substance use or who are at high risk for relapse. Our dedicated staff of counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and medical providers work together closely to assist individuals to gain the skills they need to lead productive and drug/alcohol free lives. New Directions offers group and individual counseling, onsite psychological and psychiatric services as well as buprenorphine (Suboxone ) treatment for opioid dependence. We also provide intensive outpatient treatment, services in Spanish, and onsite vocational and nutritional counseling. In addition to our wide range of treatment groups, specialized support groups are available for men, women, Spanish-speakers and those in need of anger management.

New Directions operates during the day and late afternoon to accommodate work and school schedules. We are conveniently located near the Burnside stop on the 4 train and near stops for the Bx40, Bx42 and Bx32 buses.

Walk-in intakes are welcome Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm. Intakes can also be scheduled by calling (917) 564-8780.

New DirectionsRecovery Center
2058 Jerome Avenue, Third Floor
Bronx, NY 10453
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Residential Therapeutic Programs Help Children Academically, Socially, and Emotionally

Residential treatment at Green Chimneys is a unique, multi-faceted therapeutic program designed to give every child a chance to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Green Chimneys offers residential therapeutic programs, accredited special education in a New York State 853 school, environmental and recreation programs, and animal-assisted therapy for students with social, emotional, learning and behavioral challenges, as well as spectrum disorders.

We believe that when children explore and discover their inherent strengths in a structured, nature-based environment, their self-esteem, compassion, coping and social skills improve. Our residential therapeutic programs help children maximize their potential through strong academics, recreational and clinical interventions, and relationships with peers, adults and nature.

Our youth Residential Treatment Center (RTC) provides intensive structure and support to emotionally fragile boys and girls age 6-13 upon admission, who are coping with a variety of challenges related to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism (HFA) Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Mood Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • School Phobia and Refusal

Green Chimneys residential treatment programs are located on the Brewster Campus only.


Pearland Counseling Center #cindy #castillo, #sandra #seckel, #gale #grant, #shawn #quintanilla, #ashley


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Pearland Counseling Center


Welcome

Welcome to Pearland Counseling Center s official website. Here you will find information about our counselors, psychotherapy, and our philosophy of counseling as well as a variety of additional mental health information.

We all encounter times in our lives when we feel symptoms of emotional discomfort or distress ranging from mild to acute. The therapists at Pearland Counseling Center have experience in dealing with a wide range of issues such as:

  • Anxiety Depression
  • Stress Anger Management
  • Trauma Abuse Resolution
  • Grief Loss
  • Relationship Communication Skills
  • Individual, Marriage, Family Therapy
  • Discernment Counseling (See Discernment Tab for additonal details.)

At Pearland Counseling Center you can expect to find competent, caring, and professional therapists who will listen without judgment in a nurturing atmosphere. Our goal is to inspire hope and healing as well as provide a place for support and understanding where you can feel safe and at ease. We will partner with you as you discover new possibilities and learn new ways to accomplish your goals and enhance your life.

Please call us for an individual, couples, or family therapy consultation today.

Please note if you have new insurance, that information must be provided a minimum of 48 hours prior to your session.

Any legal/custody documents requested by our office must be provided a minimum of 5 business days prior to you or your childs session.

Spanish-speaking Therapist available. Please call during the following business hours for more information: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am – 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday 12:00pm – 7:00pm and Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Address: 2217 North Park Avenue, Pearland, TX. 77581
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A home away from home

March 2012, Vol 43, No. 3

Print version: page 24

Until the 19th century, people with mental illness were cared for by family members, who quietly attended to their needs in rural areas. But with the dawn of the Industrial Age, and its accompanying growth of crowded cities, many people feared people with mental illness were a threat to public safety.

That perceived threat provided the impetus for the creation of asylums to confine psychiatric patients. Consequently, by the second half of the century, many states had opened public psychiatric asylums. These sanctuaries ultimately became the hospitals for the poor, since the better-off patients could take refuge in the private philanthropic asylums, such as McLean Hospital in Massachusetts, which required patients to pay their own way.

The closing decades of the 19th century saw another shift in the care of mentally ill people: In response to the deteriorating conditions of the public hospitals, a number of physicians opened small, private asylums in their own homes for psychiatric patients. For the wealthy patient, hospitalization in a doctor’s residence—a “home away from home”—was undoubtedly a welcome alternative to public care.

To some extent, the small private asylums resembled the early 19th-century hospitals promoted by two European reformers, Phillipe Pinel (1745–1826) and William Tuke (1732–1822). Critical of the harsh treatment of the mentally ill in Europe at the time, Pinel and Tuke advocated using a regular routine and a pleasant environment—or moral therapy as it was called—as tools for treating mental illness. The large public hospitals, facing financial constraints and a growing patient population, simply could not offer this type of attention to patients.

Psychotherapy emerges

For the most part, private asylums offered the treatments that were popular at that time. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most physicians held a somatic view of mental illness and assumed that a defect in the nervous system lay behind mental health problems. To correct the flawed nervous system, asylum doctors applied various treatments to patients’ bodies, most often hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation and rest.

From 1890 to 1918, however, when the private hospitals were at the height of their popularity, medical thinking about the etiology of mental illness also began to change. A small number of physicians abandoned the somatic view of mental illness and adopted a more psychological understanding of the disease. Among them was Boris Sidis (1867–1923). Before obtaining his medical degree, Sidis had earned a PhD from Harvard University under the tutelage of William James (1842–1910). Sidis’s psychological training distinguished him from other asylum doctors. He argued that consciousness itself, rather than the nervous system, was the “data” of psychology. Sidis also believed in the subconscious. In his treatment, Sidis hypnotized patients to gain access to memories buried in their subconscious. After he roused patients from the hypnotic trance, Sidis described their memories to them. Patients’ awareness of their hidden memories, according to Sidis, eliminated all of their symptoms.

In 1910, Sidis opened a private asylum, the Sidis Psychotherapeutic Institute, on the Portsmouth, N.H. estate of a wealthy New Englander. Hoping for referrals from psychologically minded colleagues, he announced the opening of his hospital in the Psychological Bulletin and advertised it in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. which he had founded. The ad noted that he would treat patients by “applying his special psychopathological and clinical methods of examination, observation and treatment.”

Sidis touted the luxury of the asylum’s accommodations and setting, even more than the availability of psychotherapy. “Beautiful grounds, private parks, rare trees, greenhouses, sun parlors, palatial rooms, luxuriously furnished private baths, private farm products,” wrote Sidis in his brochure describing the institute. Moreover, he offered his patients the somatic treatments of hydrotherapy and electrical stimulation, as did his less psychologically minded colleagues. The emphasis on luxury combined with the availability of the popular somatic treatments, even in an institution created by an “advanced” thinker like Sidis, suggests that wealthy patients expected a traditional, medical approach to treatment.

Sidis’s writings point to another reason for physicians’ reluctance to adopt a psychological approach to psychiatric disorders. At the end of the 19th century, psychology was linked to the popular “mind cure movements,” as William James called them, such as the Christian Science Church and the Emmanuel Movement. Mary Baker Eddy founded the Christian Science Church, which advocates prayer for healing disease. The Emmanuel Movement also had religious origins. Elwood Worcester started that movement, offering lectures for nervous patients. In an era when medical practitioners were struggling to establish a scientific footing for their treatments, doctors may have distanced themselves from any psychological therapy because of its link to treatment offered by the clergy, who had no medical training. Sidis addressed this issue in an article about his institute. “Psychotherapy … is diametrically opposed to the superstitious and anti-scientific practices of lay healers and non-medical practitioners. This point cannot be too strongly emphasized,” he declared.

Rich vs. poor

As the Sidis Institute illustrates, life in the small, private asylums contrasted sharply with conditions in the late 19th-century public institutions. Patients at public hospitals were usually involuntarily committed, and they typically displayed violent or suicidal behavior before their hospitalization. The public hospitals were overcrowded and dirty, with bars on the windows. The staff was poorly paid and frequently treated patients harshly. Given these terrible conditions, well-to-do patients used their wealth to take shelter in a physician’s home and escape the fate of the poor. Not surprisingly, the cost of a private hospitalization was steep. Sidis, for example, charged $50 to $100 and “upwards” a week ($50 would be equivalent to roughly $1,000 today). “Bills are payable in advance,” he informed his prospective patients.

For their money, patients received personal, attentive care. Fanny Farmer (1857–1915), the noted cookbook author, stressed the importance of pampering patients to improve their health. Speaking to the staff at one institution, Farmer recommended that patients be given individual custard servings, rather than ladling the custard from a large, common bowl because patients want to feel that they are “being particularly looked out for.”

Compared with the public hospitals, where the gender ratio was almost even, the small, private asylums, at least in New England, cared for many more women than men. There are two likely explanations for this gender difference. First, women were typically less aggressive than men and may have appeared to be more suitable patients for hospitalization in a doctor’s home. It is possible, however, to view the psychiatric hospitalization from a different angle; in an era when most wealthy women’s lives were largely confined to the domestic realm, an institution that advertised its comfortable, homey setting may have provided an acceptable, even fashionable, retreat from the world for well-to-do women. In any case, the differing ratio of women to men in the small, private asylums demonstrates that gender intersected with social class in the history of late 19th and early 20th century psychiatric care.

The small private asylums were quite successful for a number of years. There were only two in Massachusetts in 1879 and more than 20 by 1916. In addition, the asylums frequently started small and grew. The Newton Nervine asylum was a case in point. In 1892, N. Emmons Paine, a Boston University Medical School instructor, opened the Newton Nervine in his own home with four patients. Over the next 10 years, he added three buildings to accommodate a total of 21 patients. A reported increase in the number of mentally ill individuals over the course of the 19th century may have contributed to the success of the private asylums. “A good many people are beginning to realize that nervous diseases are alarmingly on the increase …. Nerves are the most ‘prominent’ complaint of the 19th century,” wrote one reporter in an 1887 issue of the Boston Globe .

After World War I, mental health treatment changed yet again. The growing recognition that baths and electricity were not curing psychiatric illness combined with the failure of autopsies of mentally ill individuals to demonstrate brain lesions raised question about somatic explanations of psychiatric illness. Psychotherapy, which may well have been a tough sell to both patients and medical professionals before the war, clearly overtook the somatic treatments. While private asylums for the wealthy did not completely disappear, psychotherapy, which clinicians could offer in their offices, became the new standard of care for America’s well-to-do.

Ellen Holtzman, PsyD, is a psychologist in private practice in Wakefield, Mass. Katharine S. Milar, PhD, of Earlham College is historical editor for “Time Capsule.”

References

Beam, A. (2001). Gracefully insane: The Rise and Fall of America’s Premier Mental Hospital. New York: Public Affairs.


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