Professional therapy offers positive, practical help for emotional, mental, and/or spiritual growth. Our goal is to help equip you to successfully address the important concerns of your life. In a confidential, peaceful setting, we provide compassionate counseling.
Children 6 and up
Individual therapy can help with your personal and interpersonal concerns, including:
Counseling for couples offers a variety of options for addressing concerns in many areas, including:
Family counseling helps a good family grow and can also help when relationships have become strained or out-of-control. Family counseling can help family members.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, is a research-supported, integrative psychotherapy approach designed to treat symptoms of trauma and posttraumatic stress. EMDR sessions follow a specific sequence of phases, and practitioners use bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements, to help the client process unresolved memories from adverse experiences. EMDR can be used to address any number of concerns, and it is compatible with other types of therapy.
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Used as a scientific approach to understanding different behavior, applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a method of therapy used to improve or change specific behaviors. In simple terms, ABA changes the environment in order to change the behavior. It’s not just used to correct bad behavior. While we often think of the word “behavior” as meaning bad behavior, that’s not always the case. In reference to ABA therapy, behavior is what we do and how we act. ABA therapy is used to improve behaviors like social skills, reading, academics, and communication as well as learned skills like grooming, hygiene, fine motor dexterity, job proficiency and even simple things like a child keeping his room clean.
How it Works
Unlike traditional therapies that try to determine how and why a person behaves the way they do, ABA therapy focuses on replacing one type of behavior with a more appropriate behavior. It utilizes positive reinforcement. One example would be a child who dislikes cleaning his room but dislikes washing dishes even more. A parent might give the child the choice of not washing dishes if he cleans his room. When the child is finished cleaning his room, he gets praise for a job well done. This falls back to the “change the environment to change the behavior”. Another way ABA is used to continually ask the patient to do a certain task repeatedly until the patient does what is asked. When the client complies, the client is praised.
When is ABA Therapy Used?
ABA therapy is often distinguished as behavior therapy for autism patients, but it can’t be stressed enough that ABA therapy is used for child and adults needing behavior modification for many conditions or situations. To be most effective, ABA therapy should be used for at least 20 hours a week. Children in need of ABA therapy should begin receiving the therapy prior to the age of 4. ABA therapy is even used for elderly patients who have lost certain abilities due to aging or memory loss, etc. It’s not used to get the patient’s abilities back but to help them better cope with the loss. It’s also used with couples having relationship difficulties or even with employees in the workplace.
Groups on various topics such as self esteem, recovery, women’s wellness, etc. are offered. Educational groups/skills building/team building and other trainings are also available for local businesses, agencies and organizations.
Telemental health has proven to be an effective way to treat mental health disorders and is an efficient and affordable way to integrate mental health services into your care continuum. This services is available to Florida residents only because of licensure requirements. Some insurance companies pay for this services. Contact us if you are interested in these services.
In Home Services and Companionship Program
Mental health services are provided in home. Please inquire about the services available. Through the Companionship Program the staff at Positive Start Counseling Services, Inc., is also available to provide one-on-one support whether you are on vacation, visiting family or on a business trip. The staff will travel and support you and your recovery efforts on the road. Please see Concierge Services section for more information or call for more information.
DUI Evaluation and Assessment
An Individualized substance abuse assessment is completed. The evaluation consists of an individualized and structured interview. The participant may be referred to substance abuse education, individual counseling, group counseling, substance abuse treatment based on assessed risk factors and other information gathered. Please make sure that you do not have to go to an approved provider of the courts.
Michelle Fyfe, LMHC, QS, CAP, CRRA is a State Qualified Clinical Supervisor and is available to help you meet the requirements for getting your State of Florida License as a Mental Health Counselor. Supervision is also available for those pursuing their certification as a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) through the Florida Certification Board.
Michelle Fyfe, LMHC, QS, CAP, CRRA is available as a consultant. Assistance with start up facilities. Assistance with DCF policies and procedures, documentation, Client handbook, HR paperwork, Employee handbook, etc. Assistance with auditing preparations for DCF – Substance Abuse and Health Care Services and other entities. Assistance with Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) application and certification. Serve as Acting Clinical Director or Clinical Director for substance use treatment centers. Michelle Fyfe, LMHC, QS, CAP, CRRA completes clinical chart audits and case reviews to ensure compliance with accrediting and payor guidelines and standards.
Payment is due at time of services:
3. Most insurances accepted
In Network with the following: Aetna, Aetna Better Health, Ambetter, American Behavioral, Avmed, Beacon Health Options (Value Options), Beechstreet, Behavioral Health Systems, bhs, All Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Cenpatico – Sunshine Health, Ceridian, Cigna, Comprehensive Behavioral Care, Compsych, Coventry, EAP Consultants (ESPYR), Emblem Health – GHI, GHI, GEHA, ESPYR (EAP Consultants), Healthy Kids (Some Plans), Humana, Humana Military, Magellan Behavioral Health, Managed Care, Managed Health Network (MHN), MHNet Behavioral Health, Mines and Associates (EAP and PPO), Multiplan, Optum, PHCS, Simply Healthcare, Staywell, Sunshine Health, Tricare, United Healthcare, University of Miami Behavioral Health, Value Options (Beacon Health Options), VMC, Wellcare.
Out Of Network provider with other insurance companies.
Please call and we will be able to provide you with more information about insurances.
4. Several EAP’s
5. Open Path
6. Credit Cards/Debit Cards, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover
7. HSA’s are accepted as well.
24 hour notification is required to cancel appointments. Failure to provide 24 hour notice will result in (at minimum) a $50.00 cancellation fee.
Call today for an appointment: 954-817-5825
11440 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 205B, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411