Plains Area Mental Health welcomes people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Our professionals collaborate with clients to create a plan which addresses specific needs and goals. A caring approach integrating evidence-based practices is designed to address life’s struggles effectively in a way that is also uniquely tailored to you and your family. Respect and understanding is at the core of what we do. Whether you may face life’s daily stress or a chronic mental illness, we are here for you.

Our well-trained clinicians use the following therapies to assist you and your family.

Therapies Used

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to interact with their child in a way that strengthens the parent-child connection while also improving the child’s behavior and ability to relate to others.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

IPT focuses on the interpersonal relationships of a person experiencing depression. Improving communication and strengthening social connections removes the barriers of loneliness and isolation that depression creates.

Lifespan Integration (LI)

Lifespan Integration is a technique which promotes rapid healing in adults who experienced abuse and/or neglect during childhood. LI creates a visual timeline memories to help the client rid him or herself of negative thoughts and feelings he or she may have carried over many years.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Focuses on examining one’s thoughts and how they might influence their behaviors. CBT treatment often includes efforts to alter thinking patterns in unhelpful ways of thinking as well as intrusive learned behaviors. In short, patients learn to distinguish between their own distortions and are taught to reevaluate themselves in the eyes of reality.

Solution Focused Brief Technique (SFBT)

A short- term therapy that focuses on the solutions to your
specific problems, along with unlocking your potential in terms of inner strength as well as utilizing your resources. SFBT analyzes current day hurdles and how to climb them rather than analyzing how the hurdle was placed.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

A psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. In EMDR the brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health, clearing negative beliefs around traumas.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

A technique used after an extremely stressful event to immediately address the person’s response to the situation. The goal is to promote psychological health and minimize the effects of a potentially traumatic experience.

Substance Use Disorder Psychotherapy

SUDP is an IDPH licensed service that is incorporated into psychotherapy for individuals who are experiencing problems related to alcohol, prescription medication, and other illegal substances. Psychotherapists providing this co-occurring service are trained and credentialed in this specialty area.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is a structured, theoretically based approach to therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children.Play therapy helps children because:

  • Play is fun and engaging.
  • Play is a natural way to learn. It allows for mastery.
  • Play is voluntary, enjoyable, purposeful.
  • Play is a full body sensory experience that does not rely solely on words.
  • Therapists strategically utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.

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