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Clinical services at Northeast Ohio Behavioral Health Ltd. begin with a thorough assessment of client needs, problem areas, and potential treatment goals. After the initial assessment is conducted, the treatment approach that is utilized is tailored to the client. There is no “one size fits all” for treatment.

Many clients benefit from a cognitive-behavioral approach to treatment (CBT), and all of the Clinical Staff members of NEOBH are proficient with this evidence-based treatment modality. In CBT, the beliefs and feelings held by the client are closely examined, and thought processes are analyzed so that a healthy approach to problem solving can be developed. Many common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, can be effectively treated with a Cognitive-Behavioral approach.

Some clients require specific skill-building in order to resolve their difficulties. Thus, the Clinical Staff of NEOBH often assist clients with the development of Anger Management, Relaxation and Assertion Skills. Children with peer-related problems also benefit from assistance with the development of age-appropriate Social Skills. Parents of children with difficult behaviors often need help to learn effective Parenting Skills.

Still other clients require the involvement of other people, in order to make their treatment most effective. Sometimes, problematic relationships require a Family or Marital Therapy approach.

Trauma treatment is an important area of clinical focus at NEOBH, and members of the Clinical Staff have invested in the training, education, and experience necessary to become proficient in more than one method of Trauma-Focused Treatment.  Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT), Prolonged-Exposure Therapy, Sensory Integration Treatment for Children Adolescence and Parents (SITCAP) and Seeking Safety are the primary trauma treatment methods that are currently in use at NEOBH.  These trauma treatment methods provide us with a variety of choices, so that the approach to treatment can be tailored to the needs of the client.

Finally, children with various types of problems often require a treatment modality that uses the special “language” of play in order to help them with self-expression. Play Therapy utilizes art and play materials, such as puppets, toward the resolution of various concerns. For all children in treatment at NEOBH, close coordination with the child’s parent/caregiver is considered an essential element. Caregivers are provided with special consultation regarding treatment progress, and are instructed as to how they can assist the child in between therapy sessions.

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