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How to begin Counseling
Before we can set you or a family member up with one of our counselors, there are a few things that we need, and which forms are required depending on who is seeking services.
Please contact us at 806-342-2500 to schedule an intake appointment.
For your intake assessment, we will need:
•Basic demographic information
•Your Insurance card, Medicaid or CHIP card (if applicable)
•Referral from community agency or healthcare provider (if applicable)
To qualify for our sliding fee scale, please bring verification of income for everyone living in the household, consisting of:
3 paycheck stubs or a paycheck stub with year to date (for those who are employed)
OR SSI letter (for those receiving SSI)
OR Any other documentation that verifies your income (ex: most recent income tax return).
Upon receipt of required documentation or verification, you will have an appointment scheduled with one of our highly-trained counselors.
Your first counseling appointment will be set up for the soonest available opening. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your initial appointment to allow time to complete the necessary paperwork.
Clients are asked to pay for their counseling appointments prior to the session beginning. The cost of counseling is determined on a sliding fee scale based on income. Self-pay, insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are also accepted. All appointments are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy; cancellation with less than a 24-hour notice will result in a charge of your session fee.
There is a set fee for certain classes; please contact us at 806-342-2500 to determine the cost of a particular class.
If you are struggling, you don't have to go it alone.
Having several therapists of varied disciplines and experiences provides our clients with options that best meet their counseling needs.
When people experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. We are passionate about bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences. We help our clients, who include, children, adults, and families, to find a healthy view of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can become peaceful, whole, and safe.
At FSS, our caring and professional staff are dedicated to your well-being. We can help those struggling with depression, stress management, grief recovery, divorce recovery, eating disorders, anxiety and phobias, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, self-esteem, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, behavioral problems, emotional trauma, parenting challenges and many other issues.
We know that no single approach is the right one for every person, so we have been trained in a range of counseling techniques, including those listed below.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a counseling approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors and thought processes. CBT is "problem focused" and "action oriented".
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
TF-CBT is a unique form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that has been specially adapted for children who have experienced trauma.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
EMDR has proven very effective for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults as well as children.
Play Therapy uses play to communicate with and help people, especially children, to prevent or resolve challenges. This is thought to help them move towards better social integration, growth and development, emotional modulation, and trauma resolution.
Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP)
BIPP specializes in domestic/family violence intervention and prevention of battering behaviors used to gain power/control within an intimate relationship, marriage, or family.
Women’s Anger and Violence Program (WAV)
WAV specializes in interpersonal violence intervention and prevention of battering behaviors used to gain power/control within an intimate relationship, marriage, or family.
Transparenting is for parents with children who are going through divorce or separation.
Supervised Visitation can help reintroduce a parent to a child after a long absence from the child’s life or help introduce a parent and a child when there has been no prior relationship between them. Supervised Visitation can also help when there are issues of mental illness, domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, or drug or alcohol abuse, or when there are parenting concerns. It may also be appropriate to give the parent a chance to show they are capable of appropriate parenting.
How to begin Counseling:
Before we can set you or a family member up with one of our counselors, there are a few things that we need. Begin Counseling Services