Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute®
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Innovative Approaches to Counseling and Change

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 COUNSELING CENTER OVERVIEW

The Counseling Center component of
Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute offers a wide range of services designed to meet the therapeutic needs and goals of our diverse clients. At the root of each service we provide is a deep and abiding commitment to the following:
  • Program Philosophy
  • Vision and Mission Statements
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PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
 
The program philosophy of the clinical staff of Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is rooted in a deep understanding of the dynamic and complex interplay among biological predispositions, early developmental experiences, and current life situations. We see the importance of how early experiences can shape perception and reality, and at the same time we also strongly believe in the power each individual, couple, or family has to make new choices and to create new options in life.

At its foundation, our program philosophy employs a developmental model. We then infuse this with principles and practices that are richly influenced by person-centered, systemic, harm-reduction, multicultural, and social-justice perspectives. Additionally, because we specialize in the treatment of trauma (and its many subsequent negative impacts, such as addictions, compulsions, depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, and relational problems) we also draw strongly from Judith Herman's model of trauma recovery, Marsha Linehan's model of working with chronic crisis behavior and  interpersonal chaos, and many of the somatically-oriented models of working with developmental and situational trauma. These include the work of Stephen Porges, Francine Shapiro, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden, Bessel van der Kolk, Robert Scaer, and Colin Ross. In addition, we draw significantly from the contemporary couple and family systems models developed by Brent Atkinson, John Gottman, and Susan Johnson as well as from the more traditional models developed by Jay Haley, CloĆ© Madanes, Salvador Minuchin, Virginia Satir, and Steve de Shazer.

Because our clinical staff are all educators as well as clinicians, our program philosophy also incorporates an appreciation for making learning opportunities available to our students, interns, and externs. This practice benefits both our student learners as well as our clients because it enables us to see things from many perspectives
and to stay current with new trends and best practices in our field.

Based on our program philosophy, new clients are generally accepted into our practice into one of the following levels of care:
  • Level I: Safety and Stabilization
  • Level II: Therapy and Maintenance
  • Level III: Personal Growth and Development
Our clinicians work with each individual, couple, or family, as well as their support systems, to determine which level of care is most appropriate for the individual, couple, or family. Based on this conversation, our clinicians then develop a customized plan of care that supports each individual, couple, or family to achieve the goals that they have established.

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 VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS

Vision Statement

To create a community of integratively trained and therapeutically skilled mental health professionals prepared to serve a diverse world while simultaneously providing innovative, culturally-appropriate, and socially just care to our local community.

Mission Statement

Noeticus is supporting our clients, staff, and community partners in recognizing and manifesting their fullest potential. In order to achieve this our approach is three-fold:
  1. We provide a broad range of innovative counseling modalities uniquely tailored to the systemic and developmental needs of our clients.
  2. Additionally, we provide in-depth training services designed to cultivate skilled and embodied mental health practitioners who practice from a strong theoretical orientation.
  3. Finally, we collaborate with socially engaged, culturally competent community partners who share similar goals.
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