WHICH THERAPUTIC APPROACH IS BEST FOR ME ?
Please see below to learn more about the services, treatment approaches, and community supports TICC utilizes to provide the most informative, meaningful, and client-centered treatment possible.
TICC understands the importance of identifying and collaborating with community supports within the Lexington area and surrounding counties. Therefore, depending upon a clients needs, specific referrals for additional services and treatments can be made with trusted community partners. These referrals may include but are not limited to:
TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT
Targeted Case Management is a primary, direct service provided to adults or children with serious mental illness or emotional disorders who live in the community. TCM is designed to ensure that individuals and their families gain access to needed medical, social, educational services as well as other agencies whose functions are to provide the support, training and assistance required for a stable, safe and healthy community life.
VIRTUAL REALITY THERAPY
TICC is pleased to begin offering Digital Therapeutics (DTx) in our practice. DTx applies treatments based on scientific evidence, personalization of client care, and innovative medical interventions to help decrease the symptomatology a client is experiencing.
Virtual reality therapy is the use of computer-produced situations and simulations to make you believe and feel as though you are actually in a different place and situation. You wear goggles that contain a small video screen through which you see computer-produced images. When you move your head, the images on the screen change as they would in real life. During virtual reality therapy, you can confront a feared object or situation or traumatic event while staying in a safe and comfortable place (i.e., the counseling office).
A counselor at TICC helps you talk about your feelings and thoughts throughout the experience, encourages you, and offers suggestions to help you deal with the situation or event. You will gradually be able to deal with the emotional and physical distress you feel and learn to handle your thoughts and feelings. With the use of the virtual reality equipment, your mental health provider will be able to track your progress overtime regarding your emotional and physical reactions to distress with the use of an advanced electrodermal activity sensor. Overall, virtual reality therapy provides the opportunity for mental health professionals to not only reproduce real-life scenarios but also to adapt and control these environments to suit the individual needs of the client. This technology allows mental health professionals to evaluate and identify their client’s fears, anxieties, and other mental health conditions. virtual reality is a tool that effectively facilitates the application of psychological evaluation and intervention protocols.
Virtual reality therapy has been scientifically proven to help decrease symptomatology in individuals with:
Exaggerated fears (phobias) - You can use virtual reality to confront a feared object or situation. For example, if you have a fear of heights, you can "virtually" walk across a bridge and look over the side, knowing all the time that you are still in a safe room.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - You can use virtual reality to relive a traumatic event. For example, you can confront reminders of the traumatic event and talk about the emotional distress you experienced at the time of the event. It can also be used to safely experience and prevent potential problems from events that can have long-term trauma.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
CHILD / ADOLESCENT COUNSELING
MARITAL / COUPLES COUNSELING
You can utilize these resources to gain a better understanding of the treatment methods utilized at TICC