Psychiatric Occupational Therapy
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The Youthcentrix® Philosophy of Care
Our approach to Occupational Therapy helps clients rebuild their routines or master new skills for the demands of school, home, and community living.
It is about you. We value client voice in therapeutic goal setting, prioritizing areas of personal growth, and selecting locations and types of therapeutic activity.
Trauma Responsive Model
To interrupt the cumulative effects of physical, emotional, and psychological trauma and adversity, we provide nurturing therapeutic relationships that are culturally sensitive.
Our rich understanding of the ages and stages of healthy human development—from childhood throughout adulthood—drives the efficiency and effectiveness of our services.
Right Lens. Right Solution.
We diligently evaluate the client situation, properly identify underlying developmental concerns, and design therapeutic supports to produce positive changes in functional performance.
Youthcentrix® Therapy Services
You can work with a Youthcentrix® psychiatric Occupational Therapist in the home, school, community, or work setting. We also see clients in clinical settings.
- Some students need additional support to learn how to work well with peers, respond appropriately to perceived offenses and non-preferred stimuli, manage work demands, self-regulate, and get mentally and emotionally organized.
- Transferring new routines and skills into the home environment improves mastery of daily living skills and self-care. Therapeutic home visits are a great way to carryover therapeutic skill building into positive life habits for management of home and family.
- Flexible programming allows us to work with clients in their employment setting, in clinic, or during community activities. With this option we build daily living skills and social emotional regulation in challenging environments.
Youthcentrix® Drives Therapeutic Outcomes
Every milestone matters.
We'll be right there supporting and celebrating the steps along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Isn't "trauma" about physical injury and accidents?
Trauma is defined as an event and experience which overwhelms a person's ability to cope in a healthy manner. Events may be physical in nature; trauma may include emotional or psychological neglect or abuse, among other things. Individuals respond in their own ways to adversity. While one person may have sufficient resilience and social safety net to rebound from adversity, another person may need additional professional support to cope and thrive.
What is trauma responsive Occupational Therapy?
Nearly 30 years of trauma and adversity research has identified more than 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). If left untreated, Adverse Childhood Experiences have been proven to disrupt development, limit coping skills, restrict achievement, and shorten life expectancy. Our Occupational Therapists identify and rehabilitate the daily living skills/routines that are impaired by social, physical, cognitive, and emotional components of private event and public event trauma, substance use, and mental illness. Our Occupational Therapy approach enables psychological resilience, concrete skills, and capacity building after trauma. We also improve environmental fit to support opportunity, full participation, independent living, and functional performance.
What is the Youthcentrix® specialty?
Our specialty is psychiatric Occupational Therapy. We cater to children, youth, and young adults with dual diagnosis, in recovery from trauma, or with mental health diagnoses that impact independent living and performance of activities of daily living (ADLs). We work with mature adults with similar psychosocial needs. Our psychiatric specialty also benefits clients whose recovery from a physical injury/disorder is complicated by psychological and relational needs.
What types of clients do you typically serve?
Our clients come from many walks of life. We work with clients who need specialized intervention for mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Typical diagnoses include ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Substance Abuse, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bi-polar Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder, to name a few. Common performance characteristics include social-emotional dysfunction, relational disruption, instability of daily living related to mental health, cognitive dysfunction, thought disorder, and a history of trauma and adversity that interrupts independent living and performance of personal/professional roles and responsibilities.