PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, or PSR, concentrates on restoring the health of the community and recovering the full well-being of the individual involved who has been diagnosed with a mental, emotional, and/or behavioral disorder and may or may not have a psychiatric disability. Our caring team of mental health professionals work with you and your family to create a better quality of life by providing therapy, training, opportunities for employment, and leisure activities.
We can assist in a number of different areas, including the following:
Behavior Management Services – Using behavior management services decreases the chances of unwanted behaviors by implementing positive strategies. When you increase a person’s participation in the community and increase their own individual independence, you proactively increase their quality of life. Partnering with family, friends, and members of the community helps to realize our clients full potential and have the best opportunity for success.
Problem Identification and Resolution – Often when a person becomes frustrated with a situation, it is because they have started dealing with the outlying symptoms that have started to arise from the original problem. Most of them time, the original problem has not even been identified, let alone dealt with! In order to fully resolve and handle the issue, we will work to define where the true problem lies, and we will break that problem down to be able to handle it in workable steps.
Effective Communication – We have all heard the saying, “It’s not what you said, but how you said it!” Learning how to communicate properly can mean the difference between being heard properly and getting your point across and being completely ignored. The choice of words that you use, the body language that is being broadcasted, and the facial expressions that you choose are very important. Our counselors will help you to be sure your message is always crystal clear. Conflict resolution is so much easier when you are an excellent communicator!
Moral Reasoning – Trying to explain your logic to someone can be very difficult if you do not have a solid moral foundation to begin with. Your moral reasoning may come from a religious background, a theological standpoint, an educated hypothesis, or your own personal belief system, but you must know what it is that you believe in and why. Establish your core belief system, and stand your ground. The personal decisions that you make day-to-day should reflect these morals. That is the definition of integrity.
Identity and Emotional Intimacy – The vulnerability that is necessary in becoming emotionally intimate with another person requires that you feel secure and safe with them. They should be a person that knows and understands your identity – who you are, what you believe in, and what you stand for. Once you feel strong enough to share your most intimate thoughts with a person, you are ready to share your feelings, as well.
Self-Sufficiency – Being able to live an independent life is the goal of most people. To become self-sufficient and be able to provide all the basic needs for yourself, such as personal hygiene, food, shelter, clothing, employment, and transportation, gives you a sense of confidence and self-esteem that no one else can take from you. We want to work closely with you to achieve all of the goals that you set for yourself to become a productive member of society.
Life Goals – Everyone should have life goals. You have a purpose to fulfill in your lifetime. If you have experienced a mental disorder in your lifetime and have taken advantage of therapy and counseling, this does not mean that the goals that you have for your life must be forgotten or put on hold. We can help you to meet and exceed all of the life goals that you have for yourself, including going back to school, getting a better job, or reuniting your family.
Coping Skills – There are many coping skills that we will all need to utilize throughout our lives as different situations come our way. Life doesn’t come with a manual. The doctor doesn’t give you a book when you are born that you carry around with you for the rest of your life and pull out whenever a new problem arises, so sometimes you need to learn a new coping skill. Therapy and counseling is the best place to learn how to deal with a new scenario that you haven’t ever experienced before. We are here to help.