Mission Statement

We are dedicated professionals committed to providing quality mental health and substance abuse services. It is our overall goal to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families. Our belief is that all people are valuable and unique and should be treated with dignity and respect. While recognizing the potential for change, and assessment of the clients emotional, physical, spiritual, and life experience is provided in a caring environment. The growth of the individual is promoted through a course of treatment developed and executed in a timely and cost effective manner

Who are We

At Counseling Associates, our role as therapists is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues.

Compassion

We promote strengthening the family unit by helping each family member understand not only themselves and their behaviors, but also the behaviors of others in the family. With that self knowledge, individuals propel themselves forward into growth.

Our Guarantee

Commitment and Quality With our support, we help clients take responsibility for their own life and their own happiness. We help individuals find resolution to a wide range of personal concerns and psychological issues by encouraging clients to learn about themselves and listen to their own inner voice

Featured Article

Emotional Abuse

You can’t see it when you look in the mirror. Sometimes you doubt that it has happened. Emotional abuse is elusive. You may think if you’re not being physically harmed you’re not being abused. But emotional abuse can be just as devastating as physical abuse.
Emotional abuse can happen in any kind of relationship It can occur between spouses, friends, partner, parent and child. What is emotional abuse? It is a pattern of threatening, bullying, verbal criticism and put downs and shaming. It may also be more subtle using manipulation, intimidation or fear. It is about control. It changes your trust in yourself, your self worth and the way you view yourself.

Victims of emotional abuse often believe they are worthless and stay in the relationship because they are afraid they can’t make it on their own or that no one else will want them. A pattern of abuse can result in depression, anxiety and even physical illness for the person who is being abused.

Understanding emotional abuse is the first step in allowing yourself to regain your self worth and make better decisions for yourself. It takes courage to look at an abusive relationship with the blinders off. If you believe you are being emotionally abused , reach out to someone for help. Talk to a family member, friend, teacher, therapist or anyone who will be supportive of you. Emotional abuse does not magically stop. Let someone help you move beyond it. .. Janice Sheridan, LCSW

Parenting Classes

Counseling Associates is now offering parenting classes in the Nurtured Heart Approach (www.ChildrensSuccessFoundation.com) The classes normally run for two consecutive Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm for two Saturdays in a row. For reservations or further information, call the office at 618-622-2579. NHA Introduction video courtesy of Howard Glasser.

Taking Flight

CASI is pleased to announce a group workshop for kids with Aspergers Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS), and high-functioning Autism. Its slated for Wednesday evenings beginning in September. Call the office at 618.622.2579 for details and registration and one of our administrative specialists will be happy to help.