A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Often it is helpful just to know that someone understands. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing individual growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the stressors of daily life. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.
We currently, due to COVID, ONLY offer ONLINE (also called "Telehealth", "TeleMental health" or "Telemedicine" using a secure HIPAA compliant platform. See "TeleMental Health" service listed below for more information.
There are times in life when we feel like we may need guidance or help from a professional. There is tremendous value in talking through your ideas, problems, and feelings.
Our counselors will help you confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, and we will work to increase positive feelings such as compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, HOPE and peace. We provide treatment for a range of issues including:
* Depression * Anxiety * Dealing with trauma and loss * Parenting issues * Dealing with illness (of self, partner, child, parent) * Relationship issues* Unsatisfying/Unfulfilled potential (school, work) * Emotional over-reactivity – anger, excessively judgmental/critical/negative * Family conflict/divorce * Irritability * Difficulty focusing/rushing thoughts/mood swings * Compulsive behaviors – eating, drinking, shopping, etc *Substance abuse
Please see each counselor's bios to see what specialties each one offers.
At YANA you will be treated with care, compassion, true positive regard, hope, enthusiasm, and we will use research based treatment modalities.
This service is available in our office or online.
Play Therapy is child-centered, in which play is the primary intervention tool and speech is the secondary. Play therapy allows the child to manipulate the world on a smaller scale, something that cannot be done in the child's everyday environment. By playing with specially selected materials, and with the guidance of a person who reacts in a designated manner, the child plays out his/her feelings, bringing these hidden emotions to the surface where he/she can face them and cope with them.The child's inner resources are enabled by the therapeutic alliance to bring about growth and change.
Parenting Coaching/Parent Support
Being a parent or caregiver is hard work. This service offers support to parents raising their own biological children or adopted/fostered children or for caregivers raising a grandchild, foster child or young person in the care of Community Services. Parent Support Sessions give a space to explore options and various parenting decisions and approaches in a way that supports the child or adolescent’s social, emotional and physical well-being. This intervention can vary in duration and frequency depending on your particular needs and may be accessed separately or to complement other counseling services.
Working together as a team, we will guide you to identify patterns that are hindering the quality of your relationship & friendship, Learn how to put blaming aside so you can work through problems openly and recognize the 'cause & effect' patterns in your relationship. Together we will find healthy ways to communicate and relate to each other, strengthening the quality of your partnership. Our counselors will help you get through the difficult phase when daily stressors interferes with romance so you can reconnect to the love and passion of your earlier relationship.
OUR MUTUAL AGREEMENT FOR EFFECTIVE GROWTH implies:
A serious commitment to our work.
An ability to be open when looking what you bring into the relationship (both positive and negative) without defensiveness.
A commitment to altering your own ineffectual behaviors.
When these conditions are met there is an excellent chance that we can not only help you get your relationship back on track, but also take you to an even stronger place. One you may not have ever imagined was possible!
YANA offers Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy for clients who are working through mental health symptoms related to traumatic events. These can range from results of being a victim of a violent crime to experiencing a major car crash to navigating difficult relationships. This effective tool is a proven method to decrease overwhelming symptoms from trauma and helps people see life through a new, healthy lens.
This service is only available In-Person.
Our counselors are available for speaking engagements, conferences, community groups, and regional organizations on a variety of topics. Topics can be tailored to your groups needs. Rates will depend on the type of engagement and time. Contact us to discuss your preferences!
Clinical Supervision and Consultation
All of our clinical counselors provide clinical supervision. Clinical supervision is an opportunity to explore, learn, process and continue growing both personally and professionally.
Supervision can consist of Individual (no more than two interns), Group (3 or more interns).
Please visit SC Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation’s website to find out applicable information pertaining to the process of obtaining the status of LPC Intern (LPC-A), then LPC.
Clinical Consultation is also available!
Evaluaciones de Inmigracion/deportacion
WHAT'S AN IMMIGRATION EVALUATION?
A clinical mental health evaluation, performed by a licensed mental health professional, is an assessment that is used as part of a comprehensive case presentation to help immigration courts determine whether an individual will be able to remain lawfully in the United States. A detailed and thorough mental health assessment completed by a knowledgeable clinician can add tremendous value to your immigration case. Our evaluations are prepared by an experienced professional who is familiar with the unique requirements of the USCIS.
Immigration Counseling (also known as Immigration Mental Health Evaluations or Immigration Psychological Evaluations) can be helpful to individuals or family members who are experiencing hardship due to immigration conflict. Hardships can include depression, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, uncontrolled crying, and family strain in the areas of support, education, and finance. Our office works with individuals and families experiencing immigration-related difficulties through waivers, provisional waivers, cancellation removals, persons needing mental health evaluations, U Visas, Violence Against Women Act, extreme hardship, and asylums. Narumi Amador specializes in providing psychological evaluations and has completed extensive training to help persons engaged in the immigration process.
Evaluations for immigration proceedings include:
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Cancellation of Removal
Consejería de inmigración/deportación es muy útil para las personas o familiares que están experimentando dificultades debido al conflicto de la inmigración. Las dificultades pueden incluir depresión, ansiedad, preocupación, ataques de pánico, llanto incontrolado y tensión familiar en las áreas de apoyo, educación y finanzas. Si siente que usted puede estar experimentando dificultades o estrés mental por favor no dude en contactarme.
This service is available In person or virtually. Este servicio esta disponible en persona o por videollamada.
TeleMental Health (Online Counseling)
Telehealth has also been referred to as Telemedicine, TeleMental Health or E-Health. It refers to the general term of delivery of medicine via digital means in a non in-person situation.When it comes to psychology, counseling and mental health services, it has been called TeleMental Health, TelePsychology, E-Counseling, E-Psychotherapy, TelePsychiatry, Internet-based psychotherapy, and other similar names,
Americans are suffering from mental health than ever before. The stigmas and barriers for treatment in mental health need to be solved. The traditional treatment models of mental health have to be enhanced with the new digital era we live in. Patient demands for more convenience are driving the need for virtual healthcare. YANA counselors are trained in TeleMental Health Services. You can connect with your counselor from almost any device: Desktop or laptop computer, tablet or smart phone. No travel needed and couples can be at separate locations. YANA uses privacy measures and encryption for all communication with you.
Online counseling is a matter of a few easy steps:
Step One: Choose your counselor and call her for a free consultation. At this point we will discuss if TeleMental health is a good fit for you.
Step Two: Your counselor will send you an mail an invitation to register on the client portal, where you will fill out all the documents needed and the inform consent to start counseling.
Step Three: Pay using a secure method. You will receive an email that will walk you through payment.
Step Four: You will receive a link on your phone or email.to start your session.