Children, Adolescent & Family Services

SCS provides a variety of services for children, adolescents, and families. Mental Health is important for the overall health of children and adolescents and important to address issues such as depression, anxiety, attentive deficit and feeling of being different.

The Southwest Counseling Service Early Childhood Intervention Program is designed to provide mental health services to children in their natural school environment.

This program provides support for children ages 3 to 6 who are struggling emotionally or socially. Children will be seen by a licensed therapist and a trained case manager. They will conduct classroom interventions to measure the progress and skills learned.

Children will be part of play therapy and self-esteem play groups to measure skills in a natural environment. Parents and/or caregivers are supported throughout the process and given ideas for how to help their child succeed. The Early Childhood Intervention Program also provides training for school teachers, aids, and administrators on how to deal with certain emotional, social or behavioral concerns.

Contact Southwest Counseling Service Early Intervention Professionals at (307) 352-6680.

Southwest Counseling Services Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for teenagers, ages 12-17, who are abusing or are dependent on substances such as alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription medications.

Criteria for the program can include:

  • The adolescent is less than 18 years of age.
  • The adolescent receives an assessment to determine the diagnosis and level of care needed.
  • The adolescent is diagnosed with substance abuse and/or dependency.

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is an open group structure that the adolescent can enter at any point in the rotation of materials. The group is designed to be a 3-4 month program depending on the progress of the adolescent.

We offer various types of therapy that are tailored to meet your unique needs. Our professional staff understands that different issues require different treatments, and they work with you to design a personalized treatment program. Our treatment options range from individual, couple, family, to group therapy.

At Southwest Counseling Service, our Psychiatric Staff considers psychiatric medication to be a crucial component in treating and managing mental illness, along with psychotherapy and patient feedback. We closely monitor the effectiveness of psychiatric medication and keep a close eye on any potential side effects. Our Psychiatric Staff adheres to best practice guidelines set forth by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Nurses Association.

“Patricia Swan-Smith was an excellent therapist. She went so far out of her way to try to help my daughter. My daughter is unable to hold herself accountable for anything, and is incredibly resentful of those who try to get her to address unhealthy behaviors. I could not have asked for more from a therapist.”