What’s What Wednesday: Being actively Involved in your treatment
Sunshine State Counseling Center clinicians have found it important to inform parents, caregivers, and legal guardians’ information on how to be actively involved in the treatment being received for themselves as an individual, family, couple, group, for your child or a child you are the legal guardian. It is very important that you have the opportunity to ask questions, be actively involved, and give input into the treatments and supports being recommended.
When you, the family, couple, your child or a child you are the legal guardian are in therapy, it is important to provide valuable information including but not limited to medical and mental health history, traumatic events, education, family history, and current behaviors to assist with developing a plan for treatment. At any point during treatment, you can ask questions and get updates on the progression of the treatment plan. It will be important to implement the strategies learned in the office at home, school, work, and all areas needed to assist and support in reaching treatment goals as well as to minimize information being forgotten after the session ends.
Here are five additional ways to be active in treatment:
- Take care of yourself and your mental health; use relaxation and calming techniques.
- Be patient, the therapeutic process takes time.
- Foster positive relationships.
- Ask questions.
- Provide a stable and consistent environment with clear boundaries; setting limits as needed.
Here are Sunshine State Counseling Center we are committed to helping you and your child getting the support you deserve. If you want more information, please give us a call at 239 495 7722.