GROW Counseling provides court mandated/required* therapy including assessments for the treatment of substance abuse, DUI, domestic violence, family violence counseling and anger management.
ASSESSMENTS and EVALUATIONS
An assessment/evaluation is conducted through a one-on-one appointment with a licensed therapist. The client will be able to tell their story and the therapist will ask a series of questions to get a full picture of what is going on. We take into consideration biological, psychological, and social factors that may be contributing to substance use, anger, and domestic abuse. After the appointment the counselor will make a recommendation regarding further treatment and can provide a written report to the attorney handling the client’s case.
At GROW, we strive to remove the shame associated with substance abuse, anger, and mental illnesses. Through personal and performance counseling, we work with clients to develop and implement plans for a holistic and sustainable future. We believe that an order to promote and encourage a change in a client, it is important to work as a team with the client.
Our therapists will work for the good of the client while balancing the demands of the court. Court mandated clients need a place where they do not have to keep up a front in order to stay out of trouble, but can work through the stressors and challenges they are facing. Facing these challenges can lead to a deeper understanding of the core issues related to the addiction or violence.
Often when people enter therapy, the message they receive is something like “just stop.” We know that there are some basic issues and wounds that drive addiction and violence. In many ways, these behaviors are just unhealthy coping strategies. The strategies work well enough to get them through a moment or over a hurdle, but they are not long-term solutions and will generally lead to a cycle of destruction.
We help clients to recognize these patterns, develop healthy coping strategies, and seize opportunities to implement their new-found skills. Ultimately we want clients to be able to live their lives centered, not distracted, and fully present.
What to Bring to your Appointment
- Documents from court outlining requirements
- Lawyer and Probation Officer’s contact information
- Openness, as our therapists work for our clients and not for the court system
*GROW Counseling is currently approved for Fayette County and working to attain approval for the greater metro Atlanta area.