Child Services

Outpatient Counseling & Therapy Services

Outpatient Counseling & Therapy Services

Seasons & Autumn’s Center provides counseling to families, adolescents, and children. Counseling may focus on depression, anxiety, unwanted behaviors, self-esteem, relationships, anger, and support in making life decisions.

Specialized counseling services Seasons provides:

  • Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based intervention used to reduce disruptive behavior in children ages 2-7. PCIT works with parents and children together to promote a positive parent-child relationship while decreasing the child’s behavior problems. Most of the session time is spent coaching caregivers in the application of specific therapy skills. Adaptations of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) have been used to address depression, separation anxiety disorder, attachment, and autism spectrum disorders in young children.
  • In Play Therapy, therapists use play to help children work through their struggles. Play Therapy builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. It helps treat the child at their developmental level. Therapists utilize Play Therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings; the toys are the words and the play is the child’s language. The goal of play therapy is to help children uncover problems and learn to cope with them. Through the process, the play therapist promotes cognitive development and helps provide insight and resolution.
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that focuses on working with children and parents to address emotional and behavioral difficulties that stem from traumatic life experiences. TF-CBT targets children between the ages of 3-18 that have experienced traumatic life events such as domestic violence, child sexual abuse, traumatic loss, severe car accident, bullying, etc. These children may be experiencing fear, anxiety, or depression, or appear to be distant, distracted, or acting out. TF-CBT focuses on providing both the child and parents with education on the trauma experienced, skills to overcome the trauma and manage/resolve distressing thoughts, feelings, or behaviors, and enhancing future safety for the child.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based trauma therapy that focuses on unprocessed memories that contain negative emotions, sensations, and beliefs. Bilateral stimulation: visual, auditory, or tactile is used to help individual’s reprocess traumatic memories in ways that are no longer damaging. This therapy is done with minimal re-telling of the trauma with the goal of reducing stress levels and improving quality of life.
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a broad-based cognitive-behavioral treatment developed specifically for borderline personality disorder, but is also beneficial for anyone who struggles with emotion regulation. Psychosocial skills training is a large portion of the treatment, and DBT includes skills training within mindfulness. Interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance are skills taught to promote and reframe dysfunctional behaviors to a more functional way of coping and problem-solving.
  • Life Span Integration Therapy utilizes empowerment of the individual to resolve past traumatic issues. Lifespan integration is a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing by having the therapist guide the client to imaginally re-visit this past memory, bringing into the past whatever is needed to resolve the memory. After the memory is resolved, the therapist leads the client through time to the present using a Time Line of visual images of scenes from the client’s life. This Time Line of memories and images proves to the client’s body-mind system that time has passed and that life is different now, resulting in deep healing.

Meet our Providers

Seasons provides free 24 hour crisis assistance with trained counselors available to help with life’s challenges and hardships. To speak to a crisis counselor call 1-800-242-5101.

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Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has locations in 10 counties across northwest Iowa.
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