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Specialties

  • OCD and Anxiety Related Disorders
  • Depression
  • Men’s Mental Health
  • Adolescence
  • Self Harm behaviors
  • Family Divorce Adjustment
  • Art Therapy
  • Breath Work and Wellness Yoga
  • Trauma and Grief
  • Educational Consulting
  • Low Acuity Outpatient Substance Abuse
  • Male Specific Body Dysmorphia Issues
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Steroid Dependence, Use and Misuse
  • Athlete Mental Health

Group Therapy

With everyone’s safety in mind, AIM Counseling Group has implemented even more safety measures for in-person groups such as increased cleaning and sanitation, air purifiers, client screenings, and temperature checks. Please contact us for an assessment to join our groups! All groups are tailored to be age-appropriate.  Groups are geared towards empowerment and emotional and physical safety.  Caregivers will receive a handout after each child or adolescent group to explain what was covered and how to support your child to utilize these empowerment skills.
Psychoeducation Groups

Positive Power Group (Ages 7-10)

Strengthen the internal locus of control which is the “I make things happen” mindset instead of “others make things happen to me” mindset that can feel powerless. Skills we will learn and practice: empathy, win-win problem solving, tolerance, flexibility, mindfulness, compassion, big picture understanding, positive self-talk, emotion regulation, assertive communication, self-awareness, and taking responsibility for our actions.

A sense of power and control are universal human needs.   How we choose to obtain that power and control can be positive or destructive.  Children benefit from having awareness of how to obtain age appropriate power and control in positive ways.

  1. Does your child have a tendency to use manipulation to get what they want?
  2. Does your child sometimes blame others for their feelings and behaviors?
  3. Does your child exhibit a sense of helpless over their problems?
  4. Does your child seek revenge when in conflict?
  5. Does your child attempt to control an environment rather than adapting to the situation?
  6. Does your child get stuck with big feelings when things change or something unexpected occurs?

Middle School Resilience Group (Ages 10-14)

Buildresilience, self-awareness, and self-regulatory skills to face the stressors of life. The middle school years include new developments of friendships, interests, and desires separate from parents. These new situations bring their own unique challenges and opportunities. Learn to adapt and grow through moments of adversity.

Resilience – the ability to bounce back when life gets tough

  1. Does preteen child/teen find it a challenge to identify the good in situations and people?
  2. Does your child/teen get consumed by a problem and have trouble seeking solutions
  3. Does your child/teen have difficulty with regulating their mood after a disappointment ?
  4. Does your child/teen have a tendency to give up quickly and not be able to tolerate frustration?
  5. Does your child/teen struggle with having compassion for themselves when they make a mistake or not meet their own expectations?
  6. Does your child/teen get stuck on things that don’t go their way?
  7. Does your child/teen avoid or struggle with conflict?
  8. Does your child/teen become fixed on the negative?

Teen Resilience Group (Ages 13-17)

Explore what it means to be resilient and learn how to build resiliency through the 7 C’s: Confidence, Connection, Character, Competence(strengthens), Contribution, Control, andCoping. With a foundation of resilience, our high school young woman will be better apt to cope with change, loss, and the various setbacks that we all experience throughout life.

Resilience – the ability to bounce back when life gets tough

  1. Does preteen child/teen find it a challenge to identify the good in situations and people?
  2. Does your child/teen get consumed by a problem and have trouble seeking solutions
  3. Does your child/teen have difficulty with regulating their mood after a disappointment ?
  4. Does your child/teen have a tendency to give up quickly and not be able to tolerate frustration?
  5. Does your child/teen struggle with having compassion for themselves when they make a mistake or not meet their own expectations?
  6. Does your child/teen get stuck on things that don’t go their way?
  7. Does your child/teen avoid or struggle with conflict?
  8. Does your child/teen become fixed on the negative?

Young Men’s Resilience Group (Ages 10+)

Navigating life as young person growing into adulthood is not always the most pleasant or easy to understand experience, and young men have specific issues that often times require support, fellowship, and critical thought. The Young Men’s Resilience Group at AIM Counseling will provide a framework and plan to make this time of change and discovery easier. The will fill the role of providing clinical and research based information that will educate and hopefully enlighten. The time spent will tackle topics like: What is healthy masculinity? Is pornography bad for you? What do I need to know about dating? How do I show discipline and accountability in my day to day life? How do I handle being anxious in social situations, and other topics suggested by group participants. We look forward to assisting young men develop character and resilience in the coming months..

Adult Trauma Wellness Group (18+)

Aim’s Trauma Wellness Group will be held once monthly with the focus on the “opposites” of trauma – Safety, Connection and Movement.    Scheduling starting January 2023.

Anxiety Education

Trauma Treatment Groups

Adult Trauma Therapy Group (18+)

Led by Kerriann Now, LMHC, CAP and Amie Thomas, LMHC, CTS.

AIM’ s Structured Trauma Therapy Group has been developed utilizing the evidenced based framework of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) .  In addition, the group will participate in interventions that utilize Structed Sensory interventions, Internal Family System interventions, breathwork, creative expression, movement and music.

The group is designed to assist adults in understanding trauma on the biological, physiological, cognitive and behavioral level.  This understanding to geared to promote one’s ability to increase their self-awareness and capacity to process and store traumatic memories successfully which will increase overall resilience.   In addition, the group promotes the “opposites of trauma” to add a solution focused approach to the healing process.

Group Specifics: 

Trauma education – how it is processed within the brain and body and the trauma response

Increased awareness and mastery of the shift from emotional dysregulation to regulation within the central nervous system

Increased awareness of trauma response thought patterns, purpose and means in which to realistically reframe.

Learn how to reorganize explicit trauma reminders that induce the automatic trauma response.

Process a traumatic event to experience the empowering shift from being stuck to choice and movement.

WORKSHOPS

Art Therapy Workshops
Art therapy enriches the lives of individuals and families through active art-making and the creative process within a psychotherapeutic relationship. Art Therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensory-motor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress. Our monthly art workshops focus on a variety of topics.

First Time Seeking Mental Health Services?

Taking the first step is the hardest part. We want to be a part of your growth, every step of the way. Get in touch with a member of our team today to see how we can help you receive the help you need.