Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counseling and psychotherapy for all ages. Individuals, families and couples will get professional advice and direction for their emotional and behavioral needs. In counseling we will explore the cause of the issues and provide therapy and strategies to alleviate the problem.
At theSTARTinstitute, all of our modalities are evidence-based and rooted in science. As such, we recognize the value of psychopharmacology and that it is sometimes an important part of treatment. However, we strive to have medication used on a temporary basis if possible and our goal is always to reduce and eliminate medication if it is not necessary. Our collaborating psychiatrist is board-certified and consultation is available upon request.
Special Education Advocacy
A Special Education Advocate is an individual who works on behalf of the family of a child with disabilities to obtain needed educational services. They assist parents in understanding their child’s individualized learning needs as well as identifying other possible disabilities. Special Education Advocates can serve as a liaison between the parents and school and help to interpret testing which may have been previously performed and navigate the educational process. An advocate can also assist families by working with outside providers, reviewing educational records, and representing or coaching parents on individualized Educational Plans. Our therapist Julie Wien has received her additional training from COPPA (Council of Parents, Professionals, and Advocates) a non-profit nationally recognized agency that protects and enforces the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families. We always strive to collaborate in the best way possible and help create a synergistic and harmonious relationship for the child, family, and school district.
Parenting Strategies Training
Being a parent is the hardest job in the world and unfortunately, you don’t get an instruction manual. Parenting strategies training will give you tools and information to make parenting easier and in turn improve your relationship with your children. The team explains why rewards and consequences work and don’t work so that you can truly learn the principles of behavior management. We will teach you how to apply the principles you learn and when to make adjustments.
Teacher Training on Classroom Behavior Management
“Teachers, you are not alone.” It truly does take a village to raise a child. We understand that in our high paced society; lack of parenting is having a severe impact on student behavior and emotional issues. In this workshop, you will learn how to improve behaviors in the classroom and what types of rewards and consequences work and do not work.
Best Self Coaching
Best Self Coaching is an intensive behavior modification system to turn you into a goal attainment machine. You will learn training methods, incorporate daily habits, change your inner monolog and perceptions, and breakthrough personal challenges like never before to become the person you have always wanted to be.