Youth and Family Services Center

Services

Lighthouse is committed to promoting and being a integral part of a healthy, positive community that enhances the growth and development of young people and their families. We place a strong emphasis on prevention and believe no child is too young to be a part of the family counseling process. Lighthouse works with parents and concerned family members to help prevent problems from becoming crises. We firmly believe in supporting parents in their difficult task of raising healthy, happy youngsters who can become responsible, successful adult citizens.

Our services include:

  • Clinical Counseling for families and individuals.
  • Crisis Intervention and "Walk-in" Emergency Services.
  • Community Education Workshops.
  • EEG Biofeedback (Neurofeedback) "Brain Training" .
  • "Sociabilities" social skills groups for children and their parents (review our brochure for more information).
  • Parenting Groups and programs.
  • Information and Referral Services, including substance abuse information and assessments.
  • Consultations with other child and family serving agencies.

Children in Crisis

Lighthouse provides counseling and other services to children and their families who are experiencing a crisis. Such crises include children who are victims of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, children who have witnessed severe domestic violence in the home, including children who have witnessed the murder or assault of a family member, children who are suicidal, children who have been or are about to be expelled from school, or children who are homeless or about to become homeless. Children in crisis are a highly vulnerable population whose numbers in our community have increased dramatically. Lighthouse aims to prevent such negative consequence as death, injury, suicide, expulsion and entry into the criminal justice system.

Brain Training: Biofeedback Training for the Brain

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The Human Brain is always working, but sometimes it needs help learning self-regulation. Using computerized feedback from specifically designed programs, the brain learns to increase certain brainwaves that help it function effectively.

Who? Children with ADHD, anxiety, mood, & sleep disorders & related problems; adults with similar issues or those who seek to maximize their potential

What? Ten or more sessions of "Brain Training" at Lighthouse

How? Six sensors are placed on the scalp and ears. They act like stethoscopes, tracking brain waves and sending them to a computer where an electroencephalogram (eeg) is recorded. While the client watches a movie or listens to music, the counselor sets targets for maximum brain balance, and the brain gets feedback from the soundtrack about its own performance.

Want to Learn More? Please review our brochure.