Counseling Services

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When Abuse Occurs

We Are Here to Help

Seeing a counselor, even if it is just once, can be helpful. Group and individual counseling for victims of traumatic events is offered for free with certified counselors onsite. Child trauma counseling is available as well. All service are free and confidential.

Reporting the Crime

If sexual assault or domestic violence has occurred, counselors are available to help a victim determine the best course of action. If a victim decides to report the crime to the police, it can help to provide psychological closure as well as keep the perpetrator from assaulting others. YWCA Enid can also help them receive the appropriate medical care and rule out any medical problems.

Additional YWCA Services

Support the information is provided to the victim and family members along with referrals for future services and assistance on or off site. YWCA Advocates are also provided to assist with obtaining court orders, protective orders and for other legal issues.

 

YWCA Enid Counseling Services

Individual Counseling for Adults

Our licensed professional counselors are trained and educated to respond to various issues while also providing non-judgmental support and healthy coping strategies.

  • Physical & Emotional
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse
  • Incest & Molestation
  • Co-Dependency
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Self-harm and Suicide
  • Relationship Problems
  • Depression
  • Chronic Stress & Anxiety
  • Parenting & Family Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Other Traumatic Event

Free Child Trauma Counseling

Child trauma counseling is a specialize therapeutic service offered by YWCA Enid to help children and their families overcome the long-term effects often associated with serious forms of trauma.

Trauma, or “post traumatic stress,” can result from crime, physical or emotional abuse, natural disaster, or accidental injury. Feelings of loss can be associated with the death of a loved one, divorce or separation from loved ones.

YWCA counselors help children express their anger, fears, anxiety and confusion about life-changing challenges, whether from a traumatic event or living situation.

Through counseling, young people can learn coping skills to help them feel more comfortable with expressing sad and devastating feelings. By expressing these feelings, they can regain a positive, healthy childhood.

Treatment Therapies

Trauma counseling includes individual and family counseling, education and training, consultation and resources. As needed, these services are provided to children and families already involved in the YWCA’s continuum of care, as well as those children referred from the community.

YWCA Enid believes:

  • Specialized therapy by certified staff immediately following trauma has a positive impact on a child’s future well-being.
  • Every child deserves the opportunity to recover in a supportive and understanding environment.
  • Grief is a natural reaction to trauma.
  • Within each child is a natural capacity to heal.
  • The duration & intensity of trauma is unique for each child.
  • Caring & acceptance assists the healing process.

Who Can We Help?

Children who may benefit from trauma counseling can include:

  • Children who have experienced, witnessed, or have been confronted by an event involving actual or threatened death or serious injury.
  • Children who have distressing recall of traumatic events including thoughts, dreams, or flashbacks.
  • Children who experience distress at exposure to cues relating to the event or loss.
  • Children who avoid people or places reminiscent of traumatic events.
  • Those who exhibit these signs following a traumatic experience:
    • Depression
    • Loneliness
    • Loss of appetite
    • Anxiety & fear
    • Feelings of guilt
    • Lack of interest in activities
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Anger
    • Inability to concentrate

Counseling for Teens

Teen trauma counseling is a specialized therapeutic service offered by YWCA Enid to help teens, and their families overcome the long-term effects often associated with serious forms of trauma.

Our licensed professional counselors are trained and educated to respond to various issues while also providing non-judgmental support and healthy coping strategies. Trauma counseling includes individual and family counseling, education and training, consultation and resources.

All services are free and developed to assist survivors and families of traumatic events. Counseling can help clients identify and process their current and past experiences.

Teens who can benefit from counseling include those who have experienced:

  • Physical & Emotional Abuse
  • Rape & Sexual Assault
  • Incest & Molestation
  • Co-Dependency
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Self-harm and Suicide
  • Relationship Problems
  • Depression
  • Chronic Stress & Anxiety
  • Family Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Changes in family life, like moving, divorce, or a death or serious illness in the family
  • The loss of a close friend or girl or boyfriend through death ,a breakup of the relationship, or moving
  • Developing an illness or disability
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Bullying or Cyber Bullying
  • Other Traumatic Events

Who Can We Help?

Sometimes a teen’s behavior will indicate that there is a serious problem that requires teen therapy, these can include:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviors, including talking, joking, drawing, writing about suicide or death, expressing feelings that they are worthless or that things would be better without them.
  • Symptoms of depression, like being withdrawn, lack of appetite, sleeping very little or more than 9 hours per night, loss of interest in things they once enjoyed, neglecting personal hygiene, change in emotions.
  • Has an explosive temper (“blows up” a lot), violent behavior, harming or threatening to harm themselves or others, including animals.
  • Does not take responsibility for own actions.
  • Suddenly gaining or losing a lot of weight, which could indicate a life-threatening eating disorder.
  • Extreme, rapid changes in moods or personality, or drastic changes that last more than six weeks.
  • Running away from home.
  • Illegal activities or using tobacco, drugs, or alcohol.
  • Behavior problems at school or noticeable changes in school performance or attendance, discontinuing extra-curricular activities.
  • A sudden change in friends.
  • Risky sexual behavior or sexual promiscuity.
  • Constantly checking in with partner for approval or afraid to provoke partner with actions or words.
  • Quick and intense involvement in a relationship.
  • Being secretive or acting out.
  • Other risky or dangerous behavior.