The Oasis Counseling Center offers clients a range of mental health options.
In your initial appointment, we will assess a variety of personal background information, including situations or conditions that may affect the problem for which you are seeking treatment. You participate in this process by completing history forms, sometimes specific symptom check lists, and by talking about your situation. A thorough history helps us to determine if there is a medical or other problem requiring additional referral for care. It also helps in identifying what therapeutic methods may be most effective for you. This also allows us to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs based on the initial and ongoing assessments. You will be given information about recommendations (such as for specific types of therapy, biofeedback, medications, or bodywork, etc.) and are encouraged to ask questions to help you understand your care better.
We offer the following types of therapy and testing in our office:
Individual Psychotherapy is a process of meeting with a therapist to assist you in dealing with symptoms or problems you are having. A common aim of therapy is to gain understanding that informs one to make new choices that achieve a better outcome for one's life. This may involve learning new skills, trying out new behaviors, working through old issues, grieving, or letting go of things that no longer serve health or well-being.
Family therapy is a form of counseling which specializes in treating family relationships. Our Family Therapists can work with every combination of family relationship (whole families or couples, parents with children or individual members) to assist a family to function in more comfortable and useful ways.
Couples counseling may help you improve communication and problem solving in a safe and supportive environment. The goals of couples counseling are to help you work through issues that are perplexing your relationship or causing you conflict. This may take the form of learning to communicate more effectively, identifying issues or patterns that are draining the relationship, or working through the conflict in a given issue. We strive to build and maintain trust, and to develop a more satisfying and fulfilling relationship.
The neuropsychological evaluation involves an interview and the administration of tests, which evaluate functioning in a number of areas including: intelligence, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, motivation, mood state and emotion, quality of life, and personality styles. The areas addressed in an individual's evaluation are determined by the referral question, patient's complaints and symptoms, and observations made during interview and test administration.
Psychoeducational Testing is designed to answer questions regarding problems a client may have in academic achievement and progress, proper educational placement, and emotional and behavioral functioning. The assessment includes in-depth interviews and the administration of psychological, cognitive and psychoeducational tests. Common Psychoeducational Testing includes:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Emotional and Behavioral Problems
Giftedness and Learning Disabilities