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Benefits of Counseling

At Behavioral Learning Center, Inc. we are dedicated to providing a safe, compassionate and confidential place for personal counseling and support through mental health services for individuals and families. We specialize in providing support to families with special needs children and family members.


• Become skillful in managing stress when raising a child, (special needs or typical)
• Feel more at peace, at ease in your daily activities, more comfortable, and more secure in the world.
• Lead a more connected life, especially those who are close to you, such as your family, spouse, or best friends.
• Reduce stress at home, in the workplace, or in relationships.
• Help with your physical health by reducing emotional worries or stressors.
• Work through your problems with a skilled and compassionate professional therapist/counselor.
• Identify the goals that you have in life, as well make new goals that you want to achieve.
• Learn new behaviors or responses to situations that can help you better achieve your goals.
• Establish healthy and efficient ways and techniques for reaching your goals.
• Understand your own thoughts, feelings, and responses.
• Speak with a skilled professional about your fears and perceptions of the world, and others.


– Individuals

– Children

– Couples

– Family Counseling

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Adult Treatments:

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Anxiety Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
• Depression
• Anger Management
• Marital and Couples Counseling
• LGBT Relationships
• Family/Relationship Issues
• Food/Substance Abuse Issues
• Domestic Violence
• Grief Therapy
• Chronic Pain or Illness


Child Treatments:

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Anxiety Disorders
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
• Depression
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
• Gender Identification and Sexuality Concerns
• Abuse and Trauma


Other Treatments

• BLC, Inc. also provides psychotherapy services for many other presenting problems, including adjustment, grief and loss, relationships, as well as couples and family therapies. We also support the needs of parent and child relationships, including blended families and families with special needs children.


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Counseling Methodologies

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) …More
• Psychodynamic-relational therapy …More
• Family therapy (also referred to as couple and family therapy and family systems therapy) …More
• Trauma Therapy …More
• Narrative therapy …More
• Solution focused brief therapy …More
• Self-Regulation therapy …More
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) …More
• Behavioral Therapy …More
• Exposure Therapy …More
• Parent-Child Therapy …More
• Play Therapy …More


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Support Groups:

Group facilitation (including therapy and support groups) allows people to come together and learn about themselves in relationship to each other, their community and the world.
Group experiences provide learning spaces that can increase our awareness of:

• our relationship to the larger community and world issues
• how we experience and resolve conflict
• how we can get support
• how we can see others as ourselves


BLC clinicians facilitate a variety of groups including:

• Parent support groups
• Sibling support groups


SibShops

BLC also has trained facilitators who can run Sibshop groups. Sibshops provide young brothers and sisters peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting. They are run by a trained facilitator and are evidence of their loving concern for the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with a person who has a disability.


• Meet other sibs (usually for the first time)
• Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”
• Play interactive games that target building, empathy, compassion, tolerance and love
• Learn how other siblings handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters
• Laugh
• Learn about the services that their sibling with special needs receive and learn how to become a sibling and/or social facilitator
• Have fun!


Christina Hesselbrock, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have been providing counseling services since 2002 and have been licensed since 2008. I have worked with all populations and have specific expertise in child, teen and family therapy. I also have a special focus working with special needs children and their siblings, while also providing support to parents. I treat therapy as a collaborative process in which the therapist respects the client’s abilities while also encouraging the client to stretch beyond his or her normal thinking and behavior patterns. This can open the door for a happier life, and richer, more satisfying relationships.


Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work:

I do not have a “one approach fits all” philosophy of therapy. I use an integrative therapeutic approach based on models listed above, that have been proven to work (evidence-based). My approach has a positive theoretical orientation that believes people are competent and resourceful. The focus, therefore, is not on a continuous discussion of problems but on finding solutions for them. I use a systemic lens, which means I consider how the complex interactions of relationships influence current psychological and emotional health. It’s my belief that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another. As a systems therapist, I always consider client(s) many environments and relationships, including family, friends, work, school and community.


For more information please contact:


Christina Hesselbrock, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(661) 254-7086 x113
cfranks@blcca.com

 
Santa Clarita Valley
28245 Ave Crocker, Ste. 220
Valencia, CA 91355
Office 661-254-7086
Fax 661-254-7108

 

Behavioral Learning Center, Inc.
Antelope Valley
1007 West Avenue M-14, Ste. C
Palmdale, CA 93551
Office 661-947-9554
Fax 661-947-9337

Questions? Email us at info@blcca.com

 
San Fernando Valley
13400 Riverside Dr., Ste. 209
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Office 818-308-6226
Fax 818-308-6487

 

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