As part of our commitment to provide personalized treatment programs to meet the needs of each client, Launch Pad is proud to offer a wide variety of clinical therapy services. The field of clinical therapy is diverse and includes many specialties, such as marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling and addictions counseling. Regardless of the specialty, these professionals help patients cope with behavioral, mental and emotional problems that interfere with their daily lives. In addition to our in-house clinical staff, Launch pad also has significant ties within the Wilmington community and can accommodate a variety of other needs with a large outside referral network.
Marriage & Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
Marriage and family therapists are a highly experienced group of practitioners, with an average of 13 years of clinical practice in the field of marriage and family therapy. They evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system.
Mental Health Counseling
Mental health counseling is what people typically think of when they hear the word counseling, but counselorsâ€™ actual job duties may go well beyond what people imagine. Clinical counselors do indeed talk people through problems. In many cases, though, they diagnose as well as treat mental illness.
Some mental health counselors help people who have normal cognitive processes cope with difficult life events, for example, physical illness, death of loved ones, and relationship problems or divorce. Others help people manage serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder. Counselors need to know when to refer clients or patients for additional resources and how to identify when abuse may be happening or when there is a risk of suicide or other violence.
Addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs. Even after detox, when physical dependence is cured, addicts are at high risk for relapse. Psychological and social factors are often powerful stimuli for prescription drug abuse relapse.
- Stress, especially sudden life stresses
- Cues in the environment, like visiting a neighborhood
- Social networks, like spending time with friends who continue to use drugs
Launch Pad has been serving the Wilmington area for years, and this experience has enabled us to create a large referral network of clinical professionals of varying competencies. To find out more about our clinical referral network, contact us today, or request more information during your consultation.