Mental Health Counseling Resources

Thank you for visiting Pediatric and Adolescent Behavioral Counseling. Please see below for resources and intake consultation paperwork. If you would like more resources or information pertaining to a specific disorder, please contact me for more info at hello@pabcounseling.com.

PABC Official Registration Form

Please complete all paperwork to the best of your knowledge and bring into your consultation appointment. Thank you for choosing Pediatric and Adolescent Behavioral Counseling to help you and your family.

Click here to download Official Registration Forms

You are not alone

Crisis Text Line

Your best friend. Your dad. That lady down the street. That quiet kid in school. That loud kid in school. That dude in accounting. Your cousin in Alaska. That hipster in the flannel in Brooklyn. That rando who might lurk on Twitter. Crisis Text Line is for everyone.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text START to 741-741. For more info go to http://www.crisistextline.org.

24 Hour Crisis Line

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

New Oakland Family Centers
24-Hour Crisis Stabilization

New Oakland Crisis Stabilization Services are designed to provide a short-term alternative to inpatient psychiatric services and are available for on-site clinical intervention and/or telephone consultation at all times.

Provided by a qualified and caring multidisciplinary team of licensed mental health and nursing professionals, under the supervision of New Oakland staff psychiatrists, our Crisis Stabilization Services are intensive treatment interventions delivered by a crisis stabilization team under the supervision of a psychiatrist.

Services include:
* Intensive individual & family counseling/psychotherapy;
* Assessments (rendered by the treatment team);
* Psychiatric supervision; and
* Therapeutic support services by trained paraprofessionals.

Clarkston (248) 620-6400
Farmington Hills (248) 855-1540
Center Line (586) 759-4400
Clinton Township (586) 412-5321
Warren (586) 825-9700
Livonia (734) 422-9340
Southgate (734) 225-2090

Oakland Crisis Intervention & Recovery Team (OCIRT)
Oakland County

Oakland Crisis Intervention & Recovery Team (OCIRT) provides recovery oriented, trauma informed crisis intervention to those requiring/desiring additional supports between the crisis and the onset of treatment.

This service is provided to Community Mental Health eligible persons in Oakland County 12 hours per day/7 days per week (12 PM to 12 AM). Our primary focus is working with participating hospitals in Oakland County. To refer to the OCIRT program participating hospitals, call 248-977-5629. This number may be used to initiate contact with OCIRT about adding your hospital’s participation with OCIRT.

Persons in crisis may call our Resource & Crisis Helpline (800) 231-1127.

StopBullying.gov

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

Check these resources on how you can educate your child, yourself, and others on bullying and prevention:

StopBullying.gov

Pacer.org

Check out Pacer.org for websites aimed at kids and teens to learn about bullying, engage in activities, and be inspired to own an important social cause.

The Bully Project
Highly Recommended Film

Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The new documentary film BULLY, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families.

Cyberbully
Cyberbully 2011 Film

Cyberbully is a television film that premiered on July 17, 2011 on ABC Family. The film tells the story of a teenage girl who is bullied online. The film was released on DVD February 7, 2012.


Stalking Amanda Todd

The name of Amanda Todd became synonymous with cyber-bullying and loss after the B.C. teenager committed suicide. Mark Kelley of the fifth estate reveals the never before told story of her accused online stalker, the global police hunt for him and troubling questions about why the suspect wasn’t stopped before Amanda took her own life.

Nobody Likes a Bully
How to Stop Bullying in Schools

Nobody Likes a Bully is a life-like story of school bullying from different perspectives. Along the way, Coach Kozak answers questions like how to stop bullying, why do I bully, what to do if your friends are being bullied, and how to deal with bullies. The bullying stories used in the video are meant to provide examples of how to prevent bullying and ways to stop bullying for kids.

Bully
Documentary

Exploring the subject of school bullying from a personal angle, this eye-opening documentary tracks the stories of five different families whose children are struggling to defend themselves on a near-daily basis.

bully prevention
ADHD

National Institute of Mental Health

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Visit NIMH for more info about ADHD

ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips

Life with a child with ADD/ADHD can be frustrating and overwhelming, but as a parent there is a lot you can do to help control and reduce the symptoms. You can help your child overcome daily challenges, channel his or her energy into positive arenas, and bring greater calm to your family. The earlier and more consistently you address your child’s problems, the greater chance they have for success in life.

Check out HelpGuide.org for parenting resources if you have a child or teen with ADHD/ADD.

IEP or 504 for School

The process of securing academic accommodations for your child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) can be confusing — and intimidating. Check out ADDmag for info on how to take the hassle out of establishing an IEP or 504 Plan.

How to Discipline an ADD/ADHD Child

Disciplining a child with ADD/ADHD can be complicating and exhausting. We have provided you with the following resources that may help with disciplining techniques.

Disciplining a Child With ADHD – Web MD

Creating a Discipline Process at Home – Health Central

Discipline ADHD Child Guide – ADHD Child Parenting

Best Discipline Strategies for ADHD Children – ADDitude

Oakland County Youth Assistance
Community Based program

Youth Assistance is a community-based program whose mission is to strengthen youth and families and to prevent and reduce delinquency, neglect, and abuse through community involvement. School and home truancy (running away), incorrigibility, assault and retail fraud (shoplifting) are a few of the main reasons for a referral to YA. There are only a few very serious things that police cannot divert (refer) to Youth Assistance, e.g., murder, criminal sexual conduct. Some youth are referred to Youth Assistance not because they have broken a law, but because they are having difficulty adjusting to a major change in their lives, e.g., a divorce, moving to a new area, loss of a pet, friend or family member, or are having social difficulties in school, home or in their neighborhood.

For more information, download brochure or visit their website.

Mentors Plus
Youth Assistance

Created in 1973, Oakland County Youth Assistance’s Mentors Plus program matches caring adults with young people who need a positive adult figure in their lives. Volunteers can choose to work with an at-risk youngster, or they may want to become involved in delinquency prevention or intervention.

Mentoring is fun, creates new friendships and allows volunteers to share their lives with a child or young adult who needs their attention and support. This program has proven results. By contributing a few hours each month, mentors can help guide a young person with minor court involvement back onto the right track or stabilize someone who is suffering from some family difficulty over which they have no control.

Mentors Plus Website

For volunteer opportunities, please call Oakland County Youth Assistance Mentors Plus office at 248-858-0045 or contact Julie Stitt by e-mail at stittj@oakgov.com

Volunteer Application
Mentors Plus Brochure

Oakland County School Truancy
Teen Court Program

The Oakland County Teen Court Program is for first time juvenile offenders involved in non-violent misdemeanor offenses. After a juvenile offender accepts full responsibility for his or her offense before a judge, the sentence is determined by a trained jury of kids. The case is then resolved without a criminal conviction on his or her record.

Diversion Macomb County
Diversion

The use of Diversion prevents the creation of a criminal file for a juvenile. It also provides an opportunity for the Court to observe the juvenile’s behavior – over a period of time – and in such a way – as to determine that the conditions and actions that led to the juvenile’s petition are unlikely to be repeated.

Unsupervised Diversion – This is a form of Court supervision in which the juvenile has specific accomplishments that must be achieved and documented within a specified time in order to have his/her charges dismissed. No casework supervision is done with these cases. A juvenile may be ordered to complete an educational program, attend counseling, and pay restitution and Court costs in order to have their charges dismissed.

Supervised Diversion – This form of Court supervision also requires the juvenile to accomplish specific goals in a specified amount of time in order to have their charges dismissed. Intensive monitoring is done in these cases. The juvenile will have a minimum of on face-to-face contact per week with an assigned Diversion Worker. The intensive supervision is designed to both support the juvenile in achieving the required accomplishments and to prevent further offending.

Macomb Juvenile Court
Circuit Court Building
40 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5240
courts@macombgov.org

Oppositional Defiant Disorder
suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention for Kids

Children and young people are at risk for suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 34.

It’s a question asked by parents, educators and health professionals. How do we prevent suicide among our children? In this special podcast series devoted to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Jane Pearson of the National Institute of Mental Health talks about important warning signs that come from children. She also looks at how well-intended reaction to tragedy can have unintended consequences. Dr. Pearson is with the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH and a leading expert on suicide research.

Click here to read transcript or listen to podcast on Warning Signs for Childhood Suicide

Childhood Suicide

The internet and social media are powerful tools that influence virtually everyone. Unfortunately, too many children have made tragic decisions based on what they see on the web. But in this special podcast series devoted to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Jane Pearson of the National Institute of Mental Health talks about how the internet is increasingly becoming a means of preventing childhood suicide. Dr. Pearson is with the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH and a leading expert on suicide research.

Click here to read transcript or listen to podcast on Childhood Suicide and Keeping Kids Safe Online

New Oakland Family Centers
Face to Face

The FACE to FACE day program is the core service that separates New Oakland from treatment models used by traditional mental health providers.

Like hospital-based treatment, FACE to FACE provides intensive therapy and treatment with medical oversight and supervision. Unlike many hospitals, care takes place in a warmer, more nurturing office-based environment for six hours per day.

Children, adolescents and adult patients participate in age specific groups during the day, and depending on the severity of their circumstances, will attend sessions either three or five days a week. The average length of stay is 3-7 days. FACE to FACE utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to assess, intervene and empower both the individual and the family to work towards resolution of the presenting problem.

New Oakland’s proprietary FACE to FACE program assesses each unique challenge and then takes the necessary steps to empower children, adolescents, adults and families along the path towards resolution.

Clarkston (248) 620-6400
Farmington Hills (248) 855-1540
Center Line (586) 759-4400
Clinton Township (586) 412-5321
Warren (586) 825-9700
Livonia (734) 422-9340
Southgate (734) 225-2090

Havenwyck Hospital
Child & Adolescent Inpatient Hospital

The program serves children and adolescents between three and 17 years of age who:

* Exhibit serious psychiatric/substance abuse problems.
* Present a danger to themselves or others.
* Have not had success using outpatient treatment.

For an immediate assessment, call the Intake Center at 1-800-401-2727 any time of the day or night.

Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Referrals may be made by physicians, mental health professionals, social workers, social service agencies, family members or friends. Admission decisions are made by a psychiatrist.

Address: 1525 University Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: (248) 373-9200

Harbor Oaks Hospital
Child & Adolescent Inpatient Hospital

As Macomb County’s only inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, Harbor Oaks Hospital feels privileged to be able to provide treatment for youth between the ages of 4 and 17 in our community who are in need of psychiatric services. All children and adolescents presented to Harbor Oaks for care will receive an individualized treatment plan that is implemented under the direct supervision of our medical director. Furthermore, it is especially important that the family be involved in any child’s treatment program, so Harbor Oaks staff works closely with family members to facilitate treatment.

Address: 35031 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 725-5777

Harbor Oaks Hospital
Child & Adolescent PHP

The child and adolescent partial hospitalization program (PHP) offered at Harbor Oaks Hospital is designed for youth between the ages of 10 and 17 who are struggling with any number of mental or behavioral healthcare concerns, including high levels of depression, anxiety, or self-injurious behaviors, but no longer require the intensive structure of an inpatient program. This program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 3:30pm and is structured similarly to a school day in order to ease the transition between mental health treatment and reintegration into school.

Address: 35031 23 Mile Rd, New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 725-5777

Safehaus
Hospital Diversion

Safehaus is a short term (5 to 14 days) Intensive Crisis Residential Center that provides all the care that a hospital provides in a home like setting. Safehaus is a residential home specially modified for the safety and comfort of a child. They are different from a hospital because we are a very small program. A maximum of 6 children are allowed at one time, therefore they can give each child much more attention than they would receive at a hospital, along with many more services including; daily individual psychotherapy, group therapy, art therapy, anger management therapy, along with life skills, and attitude adjustment training. They staff according to the type of child we have at Safehaus. Usually there is one staff member for every three children. In more difficult cases there will be one staff member for every two children at Safehaus.

Please call Program Director, David Powell, at 1-586-634-4431, or the Clinical Director, Dr. K, at 1-586-477-7472 to answer any questions you may have.

New Oakland Family Centers
24-Hour Crisis Stabilization

New Oakland Crisis Stabilization Services are designed to provide a short-term alternative to inpatient psychiatric services and are available for on-site clinical intervention and/or telephone consultation at all times.

Provided by a qualified and caring multidisciplinary team of licensed mental health and nursing professionals, under the supervision of New Oakland staff psychiatrists, our Crisis Stabilization Services are intensive treatment interventions delivered by a crisis stabilization team under the supervision of a psychiatrist.

Services include:
* Intensive individual & family counseling/psychotherapy;
* Assessments (rendered by the treatment team);
* Psychiatric supervision; and
* Therapeutic support services by trained paraprofessionals.

Clarkston (248) 620-6400
Farmington Hills (248) 855-1540
Center Line (586) 759-4400
Clinton Township (586) 412-5321
Warren (586) 825-9700
Livonia (734) 422-9340
Southgate (734) 225-2090

Suicide Prevention Quote