Empower counseling for children and their families. Now accepting new clients!

Counselors- Counseling for children and families (please be aware that we have a waitlist for these services)

Empower’s counselors provide services at school locations as well as the Empower offices. Counseling and therapy services are part of our growing continuum of outpatient treatment programs. Counseling and therapy may be available in many formats. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Individual counseling and therapy
  • Group counseling and therapy specializing in:
    • behavior disorders and illness
    • social skills
    • life skills and management
    • executive functions and theory of mind
    • successful mainstreaming
    • relationship development
    • self-esteem
  • Family counseling, therapy and education
  • Individual and group counseling for parents needing support and training around discipline, education difficulties, respect, and specific behavioral issues
  • Peer support groups
  • Self-help groups

Program Goals and Modalities

Empower’s counseling program includes many facets of a person’s being in which counseling and therapy may assist a person and family in achieving goals of wellness and/or recovery.

Evidence-based behavior and/or cognitive therapy approaches represent the foundation of our counselors’ services. Following an assessment and collaborative development of goals with the individual, sessions will typically occur one to two times per week in an interactive and dynamic environment. Treatment will vary in the level of frequency and intensity based upon the individual’s needs, and is provided in coordination with other services the person may be involved in.

Consumers Served

Individuals with mental and emotional disorders specific to the areas of:

  • behavior
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationships and life skills
  • coping, stress and grief management
  • vocational, educational, and social functioning
  • addiction
  • impulse control
  • childhood disorders
  • autism Spectrum Disorders
  • adjustment Disorder
  • mood disorders
  • sexuality and puberty with the special needs population


Our counselors provide comprehensive, individualized treatment for adults, adolescents and children that are built around a person-centered plan. Through interaction with persons served, our counselors focus on empowering our community to bring about outcomes of improved quality of life and functioning.

Referral Sources

Referrals for counseling may be made directly by a psychologist, psychiatrist and/or a physician, service coordinators, schools, family, courts, licensed professionals, therapists, emergency service agencies, state departments, hospitals, and other professionals.