Clinical Intake and Recommendations Session
For each client interested in our services a 90-minute clinical intake and recommendations session will be provided by Tracy Markle or Dr. Brett Kennedy. During this time, we do a psychosocial interview which provides us with the critical information to understand areas of challenge, strengths, family relationships, and more. During this interview we are gathering information specific to digital media use and problematic behaviors. We provide education and direction throughout the session. Our clients leave with resources and a direction for treatment.
Our experienced and knowledgeable psychotherapists understand the biopsychosocial impacts of digital media overuse and addiction. They implement research based strategies and approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Internet Addiction (CBT-IA), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, family systems therapy, exposure therapy specifically for social anxiety, and more.
We value the importance of building and establishing a trusting relationship with our clients. We realize this is the most important ingredient when it comes to making important changes and establishing a stable mood and behaviors.
We treat children and adults 10 and older. We commonly engage in treatment of digital media overuse and addictions, substance abuse, mental health challenges, academic and workplace challenges, social recovery, family and interpersonal relationship problems and more.
Family therapy is a critical component of a successful treatment outcome for Digital Media overuse and addiction issues. For our clients who live at home with their parents, we require family involvement. Therapists provide support to parents as they are quite aware of parental fatigue and how it impacts the parents’ ability to provide consistent accountability and oversight as it relates to their child’s screen use. We view parents as the expert of their family and collaborate with them to discover what their strengths are as a family and the areas in need of change and improvement.
We support families to develop a family agreement which may support an abstinence period from digital media and also the healthy use of digital media in and out of the home. The family agreement is the foundation of our innovative approach, FITS-IA®. Our ongoing coaching in between sessions supports stability and the change that is desired.
We currently offer groups for men and women aged 18 and older.
Men’s wellness-recovery group is for those in recovery from and seeking to be in recovery from Digital Media overuse and addiction and associated problematic areas. Members utilize the group to discuss underlying issues which influence their screen use, such as social struggles, academic failure, poor self-esteem, and more. The licensed clinician who facilitates this group encourages face-to-face connection, improved communication skills, collaboration with peers, and to engage socially with members. This group requires an 8-week commitment.
Women’s wellness-recovery group primarily services young women seeking positive social connection and support and a forum to engage in developing new ways of coping with anxiety, depression and academic challenges. This group requires an 8-week commitment.
Additional Support offered by our affiliate program, Collegiate Coaching Services
When indicated, recommendations will be made to clients who would benefit, to utilize services provided by Collegiate Coaching Services (CCS). These key services include, psychoeducational & neuropsychological assessment, executive function coaching, therapeutic coaching and supervised independent living program.
DTEC® and CCS Team members will collaborate and consult regularly to ensure effectiveness of care.