Behavioral Medicine: Counseling & Medication Services in Flint, MI
We all go through tough times, feel anxious before big events, or grieve following a loss. It’s natural for us to experience a range of emotions throughout our lives. Unfortunately, there are times when negative thoughts, overwhelming emotions, or problematic behaviors leave us feeling lonely, frustrated, or unsure of what our next step should be. At Learning Dreams, we are devoted to providing comprehensive, quality psychiatric services and delivering excellent, high-quality health care to offer treatment with sensitivity and compassions for a range of development and behavioral difficulties. When you’re ready to thrive, we hope you’ll partner with the Learning Dreams team for behavioral medicine, including counseling and medication services in Flint, MI.
Why Therapy & Behavioral Medicine?
Many people think of therapy as something you only need during a crisis or when you have a serious psychiatric diagnosis. While therapy can help during moments when you’re overwhelmed, after you’ve experience a trauma, or to navigate a crisis, counseling can also help you improve communication skills, develop empathy for others (and yourself), and work through a change in our life. Essentially, if you’re struggling in any capacity, feeling uncomfortable or unsure, or want to achieve a specific goal, therapy can help.
Our Therapy Services
We take a balanced approach to counseling and behavioral medicine that goes beyond symptom relief and actually helps you find ways to thrive in all aspects of your revitalized life. At Learning Dreams, we diagnose, treat, and work to prevent medical, mental health, emotional, and behavioral problems, including:
What Happens During Counseling Sessions?
Most therapy practices begin counseling with individuals after completing a cursory intake questionnaire to gather some basic information. Before we begin a counseling plan, we use standardized behavioral rating skills to establish a baseline that helps us understand your needs and create a personalized plan to partner with you to achieve your goals. This approach to therapy is driven by the evidence gathered through our comprehensive assessments, and it helps us to offer solution-oriented counseling that achieves real change.
Every clinician approaches counseling a little differently, and we always put the client’s individual needs first when designing a therapy plan. That means your sessions are as unique as you are. During each session, we’ll discuss how you’ve been doing and set achievable goals to improve your daily experience. “Homework” is another word for these tasks designed to help you achieve goals. Don’t worry, there’s no grading involved, and there’s no such thing as failing. Instead, we’ll make a plan for how to apply the skills you’re learning during counseling at home. Then, we’ll discuss how using these skills out in the real world went at your next visit.
Medication Management Services
For many adults and children, medication can be an appropriate option. During the intake and evaluation process, we will review any current or past medication usage, and if we believe it will benefit your treatment plan, we can partner with you to manage your prescriptions. We recommend medications for individuals who may need a little extra boost in addition to their therapy appointments. Medications can help those who are struggling with disordered moods (anxiety, depression, anger) to achieve a sense of peace and balance, so the skills they practice in therapy sessions can be effective more quickly. For individuals diagnosed with ADHD, medication may be an integral part of managing problematic side effects. If you interested in learning more about medication options, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our team members.
Working with the Right Clinician
The relationship between healthcare provider and patient is of the utmost importance, and in order to offer a high standard of care, we have a team of knowledgeable behavioral medicine professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical nurses, licensed mental health clinicians, and licensed clinical social workers. Each of our team members is skilled in specific areas, and they bring years of experience and training to their clients. By providing you and your family with personalized support, our team helps to restore wellness, stability, and independence. You deserve to look forward to tomorrow, and the Learning Dreams team is here to help.
What is considered normal development for my child?
Download and review these milestones to help you and your doctor decide if your child needs a psychological evaluation.
Partner with the Learning Dreams Team
Learning, cognitive, and behavioral challenges can’t be cured, but Learning Dreams provides the tools and resources to enable our clients to work around these difficulties and achieve great success. We also offer services to help individuals adapt and recover from physical injury or limitations. We are here to help you live your best and most fulfilling life.