After returning to civilian life war veterans may face a number of challenges caused by a large number of factors. In addition, other people who lost their homes and jobs are not always easily getting use to the new circumstances. Such situations can cause excessive anxiety, low mood, uncontrollable irritation, difficulty in relationships, etc. Through individual work with a specialist or participation in special group programs it can be possible to achieve significant improvement in self conditions and relationships with others.
After the experience of a traumatic event (life or health threats, or such observations) you may have thoughts or images that uncontrollably interfere in consciousness, sleep disorders, excessive excitability, irritability, negative thoughts and feelings about yourselve and the world, try to avoid thoughts, feelings or certain places. These are the PTSD symptoms and we can overcome them with the help of individual trauma-focused therapy, which lasts usually from 8 to 16 meetings.
Long low mood state or overanxiety (about everything or something specific) together with a pile of other symptoms that our specialists can diagnose may indicate a depression or anxiety disorder. These disorders significantly impact the quality of life, relationships, but - you can overcome them!
Substance abuse may be due to a number of life and psychological difficulties. CBT methods used by specialists of the Center are quite effective in such situations. When dealing with addiction - we can make appropriate referrals for help, focused on the addiction.
You can also face a number of other life’s difficulties, which at the first seem are not related to the mental health. However, you can still contact our Center - we have many friends and partners; we contact with a lot of volunteer, public and commercial organizations; and also we can offer our social worker help, as well as a psychiatrist, a lawyer, or a confessor can assist you.
First, you should contact by phone given below to make an appointment. The administrator will ask some questions about your situation, and ask you to bring your documents confirming status.
You should apply to the reception center. If you do not have the appropriate certificates or other documents should notify the Administrator about this. Then you will receive instructions about further action.
The basic method of work - cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Additional methods of work - schema-therapy, EMDR.
Running time is determined by the therapist based on the survey results; CBT method however is short-term, and usually lasts from 6 to 16 meetings depends on the moderate difficulties.
Individual assistance is made by the psychotherapist in individual format when there are only the client and therapist. This meeting is lasting 50 minutes. During the work period psychotherapist does not change (with the exception of emergency). Also sometimes when the parties agree, the psychotherapist can offer a meeting together with your loved one to help her/him understand your situation and facilitate further relationships.
Group support is a meeting of a few clients (3 to 16) and 1-2 psychotherapists. This kind of meeting is usually longer. The advantage of meeting is that group members can share experiences, help each other and move together towards the goal.
The Center has a system of services quality control.Therefore, during and after the meeting you will be offered to estimate the Center, the work of case managers, psychologists and other professionals according to a number of characteristics. Similarly, employees of the Centre estimate the work of the administration, and the administration estimate working professionals.Using this approach, we know whether the Centre provides quality services.
We respect your privacy very much, but you should know that there are cases when for your safety or the safety of loved ones we will have to break it. The terms of such violations is outlined in the document, that you can carefully read by joining the Center, and you can discuss its contents with a specialist of the Center.
We also respect your rights and freedom, so before you begin any intervention, you will find all the information about their purpose, special conditions, warnings, etc., and also sign the document.