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St. Dominic Health Center - Counseling Center

Coping with individual or family concerns can be difficult at the best of times. When you are faced with the worst of times, you may need some outside support and advice to help you deal with the situation. The St. Dominic Counseling Center is dedicated to helping you reduce the impact that personal and emotional problems have on your family, livelihood, and relationships. As part of St. Dominic Health services, the Counseling Center is staffed by a team of highly qualified counselors and psychologists. These professionals are committed to St. Dominic's healing philosophy that focuses on meeting the total needs of your family.

ST. DOMINIC COUNSELING CENTER The Counseling Center provides a wide range of services including:

  • 24-hour crisis intervention
  • Individual, marital, family, and group counseling
  • Help with fatigue, chronic pain, insomnia, and distress
  • Comprehensive evaluation for children
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Employee Assistance Program

24-HOUR CRISIS INTERVENTION An emotional or personal crisis can occur at any time. The counseling Center provides 24-hour crisis intervention for anyone who needs it.

COUNSELING SERVICES The Counseling Center offers individual, marital, family and group counseling. The staff uses a "solution-focused" approach to therapy that encourages individuals to take an active role in resolving their problems. Each person's issues are unique and the therapy is chosen to meet his or her individual needs. Counseling is most frequently offered in individual or family sessions, but groups are also available for those who would benefit from that setting. Group counseling is offered in these areas:

  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity

HELP WITH FATIGUE, CHRONIC PAIN Symptoms such as pain, insominia and fatigue are worse when a person is anxious or depressed. Counseling or medication is helpful in reducing the distress and the symptoms. Often a combination of both may be most effective. The Counseling Center works with physicians to ensure a complete psychobiological approach to treatment.

COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATIONS FOR CHILDREN We provide a broad range of comprehensive evaluations for children starting at age 5. This service addresses intellectual, academic, behavioral, and emotional issues both at home and at school. The staff works with the family and the school in determining the appropriate level of care in each setting.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING Illness or injury sometimes affect a person's ability to return to work or school. We can provide testing to evaluate cognitive function in both children and adults, and suggest remedial interventions to help in the treatment process.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) The Counseling Center develops and manages Employee Assistance Programs for businesses throughout Central Mississippi. An EAP is a benefit provided by an employer to help employees resolve job-related, personal, and family problems. In addition to providing confidential, no-charge counseling services to employees and immediate family members, the Counseling Center staff offer training for supervisors and managers, educational inservices for employees, psychological testing, and crisis intervention.

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