Therapeutic Programs

In-Home Therapy

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is psychotherapy delivered to individual children, adolescents, and adults provided within the community or in an office setting to address emotional and/or behavioral problems. Sessions can be administered once or multiple times per week based on the level of intensive intervention required to stabilize or assist a client in reaching baseline or improved functioning.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy is psychotherapy delivered to parents, couples and their family members to nurture change and development within the entire family system. Sessions are offered either at their place of residence or in an office setting. Family therapy is often offered in conjunction with other services provided by Happy Family Clinical Services, such as Individual Therapy, Intensive Family Preservation (IFP), Mentoring, etc., to collectively target the resolution of crisis situations, support family well-being, and stabilize relationships to preserve the family unit.

Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)

Intensive Family Preservation is a In-Home Therapeutic Intervention intended to support a family who is experiencing family crisis, severe stress, and potential risk for disruption. Many families who are provided the service are faced with negative life circumstances, legal issues, psychiatric problems, negative effects of substance abuse, and other factors which threaten their stability. The purpose of IFP is to maintain children safe, prevent unnecessary removal, move towards the resolution of familial conflict, and promote the overall well-being of a family system.

Intensive Family Reunification (IFR)

Intensive Family Reunification (IFR) is offered to support parents preparing for the return children back to their care. IFR is often requested after a parent has completed other expectations, such as parent aide services, substance abuse counseling, or domestic violence groups, and last for a duration of three months.

In order for a parent to be successful with IFR services, it is critical to have determined date for the return of the identified child(ren). The return date allows for a sufficient amount of time to resolve and address family issues and behavioral concerns with potential problems impacting the stability of the family unit. IFR Service, if necessary, may exceed the initial treatment contract with prior payment authorization. Some areas of focus during intervention may include education on discipline problem behaviors, improving family communication, budgeting, securing adequate home safety, resolving parent self-care issues, or coordinating childcare responsibilities.

Parent Mentoring

Parent Mentoring is family-centered, in-home clinical service that utilizes a twelve-session systemic and structured therapeutic approach that supports both Individual family members, and the family as a whole, in effectively structuring resources, utilizing psycho-education and tools, and practicing therapeutic and coping skills gained through current and past therapeutic experiences.

The Parent Mentor is a master’s level Clinician who collaborates with the family members’ current treatment providers to support parents/guardians and youth in recognizing, understanding, and addressing underlying issues that contribute to, and maintain, dysfunction within the household. Important topics explored include youth developmental stages & temperament, effective and validating patterns of communication, boundaries of hierarchical authority, recognition of behavioral triggers, behavioral modeling, effective disciplinary approaches, emotional and psychological safety, self-care for guardian/parents, and other critical aspects of parenthood.

Assessment^ (Diagnostic/Functional)

Individuals access a diagnostic/functional assessment when there is a concern that the individual has a mental health and/or a substance abuse issue that requires further evaluation. The assessment includes an initial face-to face screening, additional face-to-face contacts with the individual and collateral contacts with family members, caretakers and other treatment providers to determine the individual’s strengths and limitations, to determine functional capacity, to identify natural supports and to develop or review an individualized service plan.