Counseling Services

Client Profile

Ages:

  • ALL Ages are Welcome!

  • Ages 14 & Below

    • Parental Consent Required!

    • Behavioral Issues - Referrals may be given for more intensive treatment options 

Demographics:

  • All Inclusive! ​​​​

  • Locations​ / Areas

    • Connellsville​

    • Uniontown

    • Mt. Pleasant

Who Will Benefit?

  • The Following Clients who:

    • Demonstrate Commitment & Dedication to Treatment

    • Represent an Open-mind and Non Judgmental Attitude

    • Demonstrate Respect for the Therapeutic & Healing Process

    • Seek a Holistic Lifestyle

    • Desire Making a Change

    • Have Careers in the Health Care Fields among other Professional Careers & are Struggling with Stigma related Issues (including MH and Addiction diagnoses)

    • Require Coordination of Treatment with Suboxone & other MAT options) 

    • Will Have Fun with Counseling! Let's Make a Positive Experience Together!

Individual, Family, & Couple's Counseling

Individual Counseling

  • Who Attends Sessions?

    • 1:1 between Client and Counselor

  • Initial Counseling Session​

    • Discuss Issues, Concerns, Struggles

    • Gain Background Info

    • Identify Goals for Counseling

    • Discuss what SHCW has to Offer

    • Review Payment Options

  • What Do We Do During Therapy?​

    • Taking Time to Build Rapport & Trust

    • Focus on Current or Near Immediate Concerns

    • Processing Past Issues Influencing Maladaptive Behaviors in the Present

    • Heal Issues such as Grief / Loss, Substance Abuse, MH Issues, etc. 

    • Practice Life Skills including Coping Skills, Communication Skills, Holistic Approaches & more! 

  • Person Centered Approach

    • Safe, Caring, Confidential Setting

    • Endorsing Professionalism & Authenticity 

    • Meeting the Client where they are

    • Client sets the Pace of Therapy

    • Unconditional-Positive-Regard

    • Non Judgmental Attitude

    • Personalize Therapy Space with Small Personal Items from Home (no sharp, dangerous, vulgar items) 

  • Comfortable Environment which can include:

    • Essential Oils​ & Incenses 

    • Salt Rocks

    • Comfortable Seating

    • Natural Decor, etc.

Couple's Counseling

  • Who Attends Sessions? 

    • Counselor​

    • Couple

  • Counselor = Advocate for the Relationship

    • Highly Recommended that Couple's Seek Individual Therapists ​OUTSIDE of Couple's Counseling

  • Initial Consult​ / Session

    • To Discuss the Couple's Needs, Concerns, Issues​

    • Gain Background Information

    • Establishing Goals for Therapy 

    • Discussing what SHCW has to Offer

    • Review Payment Options

  • What Do We Talk About? 

    • Setting Boundaries & Expectations 

    • Session Topics (Not Limited To): 

      • Increasing Positive Communication & Conflict Resolution Skills

      • Exploring Intimacy & Rebuilding the Bond

      • Identifying and Developing Individual & Relationship Goals

  • Counselor will Provide Referrals if Needed​

    • Counselor will Maintain Professional Integrity and Competency - at all times​

    • Counselor Will Provide Referrals / Recommendations for Individual Therapists Outside of Couple's Counseling

    • Some Couple's Issues / Concerns May Need Referred to a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Family Counseling

  • Who Attends Sessions?

    • Therapist

    • Family Members

    • * Counselor May Request Individual Sessions with Specific Family Members to Gain more Insight into Family Dynamics

  • Initial Counseling Session​

    • To Discuss Family's Concerns, Struggles, Issues​

    • Gain Background Info

    • Establish Goals for Counseling  

    • Discuss what SHCW has to Offer

    • Review Payment Options

  • What do We Talk About?​

    • Addressing Family Issues, Struggles, & Conflicts

    • Strengthening the Family Bond

    • Learning Coping Mechanisms & other Life Skills

  • Session Expectations:

    • Meeting as a Family with the Counselor in a Structured Setting​; to Allow Everyone a Chance to Speak

    • Encouraging Respect and Honestly Regarding Communication between Family Members

    • Individual Sessions with Family Members to Gain  Multiple Perspectives & Insights regarding Family Dynamics

    • Promoting Unity, Boundaries, & Positive Communication Inside and Outside of Sessions

  • Counselor will Provide Referrals if Needed​

    • Counselor will Maintain Professional Integrity and Competency - at all times​

    • Some Family Issues / Concerns May Need Referred to a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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Alaina Breakiron
Licensed Profressional Counselor
Addictions
  • Types of Substances:

    • Opiates and Opioids

    • Heroin

    • Cocaine / Crack Cocaine

    • Methamphetamines 

    • Amphetamines 

    • Marijuana / Other Hallucinogens 

    • Alcohol 

    • Tobacco

    • Other Substances, Discuss with Counselor 

  • Therapy Modalities (Not Limited To):     

    • Harm Reduction

    • Cognitive Behavioral Technique

    • Rational Emotive Behavior Technique

    • Motivational Interviewing

    • Solution Focused Therapy

    • Acceptance& Commitment Therapy Techniques

    • Art Therapy Techniques

  • Addiction Approaches / Services:

    • Reducing Drug Use

    • Abstinence Ba​sed Approaches / Drug Cessation 

    • Relapse Prevention Skills / Planning

    • Learning Life Skills

    • Increasing Job / Career Skills

    • Building a Support Network

    • Developing Positive Communication Skills

    • Integrating Skills into a Positive Lifestyle

    • Treating Co-Occurring Issues with Mental Health

  • Referrals for / Coordinating with Outside Services

    • Detox​

    • Inpatient Rehab options

    • Half Way Houses

    • Medication Assisted Treatment

      • Suboxone

      • Vivitrol

      • Methadone

    • Medical Marijuana 

    • DUI / Alcohol Classes & Requirements

    • Probation / Parole

    • And Others - Will Discuss with Counselor 

Mental Health
  • Mental Health Issues:

    • Depression​

    • Mood Swings

    • Anxiety

    • Panic 

    • Anger ​

    • Trauma Related  

    • Impulsivity​

    • Attention 

    • Trouble Concentrating

    • Relationship Conflicts

    • Socialization

    • Abuse

      • Physical, Mental, Sexual

      • Assessments, Referrals, & Recommendations

      • Coordination of Treatment

    • And Others

  • Therapy Modalities (Not Limited To):

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    • Other Cognitive Therapy techniques 

    • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) 

    • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

    • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

    • CBT Trauma Informed Care

    • Art / Play Therapy Techniques

    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques (DBT)​​

    • Gestalt Techniques 

    • Mindfulness 

    • Acceptance and Comittment Therapy (ACT)

    • Eclectic Psychotherapy

      • Combining different modalities & approaches

      • Positive Technique for Trauma related issues

  • Mental Health Approaches:

    • Person Centered / Client Driven

    • Focusing on the Here n Now

    • Suicide Prevention

    • Crisis / Safety Planning

    • Developing Anger Management Skills

    • Healing from Trauma / Traumatic Experiences

    • Living and Dealing with Grief / Loss

    • Learning Conflict Resolution Skills

    • Developing Communication Skills

    • Increasing Life Skills

    • Developing Job / Career Skills

    • Building a Support Network

    • Integration of Skills to Build a Positive Lifestyle

    • Treating Co-Occurring Issues with Addictions

  • Referrals for / Coordinating with Outside Resources

    • Inpatient / Hospitalization

    • Partial Hospitalization Programs

    • IBHS / Wrap Around Programs

    • Psychiatrists / Medication Management​​

    • Case Management

    • Medical Marijuana

    • Trauma / PTSD Centers

    • Suicide Prevention Support

    • Grief / Loss Centers

    • Family / Couple's Therapy

    • Career Centers / Career Link

    • County Assistance Programs

    • And Others - Discuss with Counselor

Contact Us

For Scheduling Needs & Questions::

Serenity Hill

Counseling & Wellness LLC

Owner

Alaina Breakiron, MA LPC NCC

615 West Crawford Ave

Connellsville, PA 15401

724-603-2657

avb@serenityhillcounselingwellness.com

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