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JUNIPER COUNSELING WELCOMES YOU!

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OUR MISSION

 

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Juniper Counseling is committed to strong partnerships in promoting mental and emotional well being for our children. Our team of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Master’s Level Social Workers, Behavioral Health Specialists, Professional Counselors, and Case Managers are trained to assess and treat problems related to behavioral and mental health.

Accessing our services is easy and convenient. You can make an appointment by calling the number on this site or by completing our online referral form. We will connect you with a professional therapist to make arrangements for services at your child's daycare, preschool, K-12, or after school program.  

 
OUR MODEL

Juniper Counseling designed an intentional, continuum-of-care approach to ensure timely and effective outcomes while mitigating risk through a support system of checks and balances. Clearly defined roles and ongoing teammate support enable our clinicians to focus solely on their piece of the treatment process.

Each team member is a critical part of our clinical ecosystem. Our methodology provides continual oversight and clinical support to empower counselors as they achieve successful outcomes and progress in their professional careers.

Teammates will interact with each level of the support system, and when appropriate, will have the opportunity to move into other roles to expand the team. 

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS

Licensed Clinical Social Workers are the treatment delivery piece of our behavioral health program. LCSWs provide assessments, treatment plans, diagnoses, and perform therapy. We work with educators, administrators, and families to help reinforce behavioral techniques designed specifically for the student in counseling.

 

In order to achieve program success, we deliver classroom lessons to educate faculty on the benefits of Juniper’s services, while working with them to identify students that would benefit from counseling services.  

Counseling services are provided on both an individual and group basis pending treatment plan creation and therapy protocols, and are designed to meet the specific cultural, social, developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs of each student.

Our LCSWs have decades of experience administering prevention and intervention services for children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings - from private practice to public and non-profit organizations such as school-based

behavioral health services, peer mediation, group interventions, individual counseling and behavior
planning, and crisis intervention. 

 
 
 
 

OUR SUPPORT SERVICES

 

SCHOOL-BASED, K-12

 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience mental health distress during their school years. The examples are wide-ranging from generalized anxiety, bullying, family trauma, depression, learning disabilities, and alcohol and substance abuse.

 

When left unidentified and untreated, many of these issues develop into serious mental health problems and injurious behavior, even violence. In the wake of Active Shooter Training, it is critical to acknowledge that 60% of students do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma and lack of access to services.

The school setting is an ideal context for clinicians to support educators, administrators, and most importantly K-12 students with both individual and group therapy. In fact, research indicates students are more likely to seek counseling when services are available on-campus, during school hours. Juniper Counseling deploys a network of clinical professionals to each campus to ensure access is available for everyone. By having an onsite presence, we help faculty and staff reinforce behavioral modification techniques while increasing school safety.  

AFTER SCHOOL 

After school programs offer young people a place to learn, play, grow, and get away from negative or challenging circumstances they might experience at home or in their community. Data shows if negative challenges are left unidentified and untreated, our youths are especially vulnerable - with increased rates of depression, self-harm and suicide.

Our teams of counselors are uniquely equipped to understand, identify, and respond to youths facing these challenges. By offering onsite, personal attention and professional assessments, treatment plans and individual therapy, we provide behavioral management and coping skills for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 struggling with mental health trauma, addiction, or family crises.

We know that one caring adult can make all the difference in the life of a young person, and this is especially true when it comes to mental health or substance use challenges. By working with parents, family members, caregivers, educators, staff and administrators, we can ensure After School programs remain safe and empowering spaces for everyone.

DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL

Understanding infant mental health is the key to preventing and treating the mental health issues of very young children and their families. Early intervention is critical to the development of healthy social and emotional behaviors.

By detecting any mental health and developmental disorders as early as possible - such as excessive crying disorder, social anxiety disorder, and learning disabilities - infants and toddlers are able to get the proper care and treatment they need.

Regardless of category, early childhood mental health conditions must be classified, diagnosed, and treated while considering the specific circumstances of early development. Juniper Counseling helps solve these issues for daycares, preschools, and pre-kindergarten age ranges.

Our network of clinicians work onsite with program owners, directors, and staff to identify infants and toddlers in need of services. We render diagnoses, treatment plans, and individualized therapy - reinforcing positive behavior as children become aware of their environment and the types of relationships forming around them.

We also help organizations cope with ongoing challenges and stress related to hitting, biting, spitting, and violent actions which lead to increased expulsions, faculty turnover, and increased operating costs. As we know, early learning is a crucial stage of a young child’s life and infant education and care should provide a safe, enriching learning environment for all children.

CHILD & FAMILY

 

We help children and families cope with stress related to familial relationships, the challenges of parenting, blending families, and the impact of job loss or divorce.

Stress in children can manifest as chronic conflict with parents, other children, failing grades, poor peer choices, substance abuse, or legal trouble.

A variety of coping strategies are used and developed based upon the individual needs of both the child and family. Services can be provided in the home or other natural setting, and will assist children to live independently and productively within their community.

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