FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

Is counseling right for me?

 

Counseling is for anyone and everyone. Many of us understand the value of good physical health,  but we often neglect our most powerful organ,  the brain.  Ever heard the saying,  "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right!" Well,  this is true. The way you think affects everything you do. Your body can not complete any purposeful task without your mind thinking it first. With that said,  a healthy mind is just as (if not more) important than a healthy body. Ideally, we want to have both (a healthy mind and body), so we can achieve a long quality life.

 

What are the benefits of counseling?

 

The benefits of counseling are plentiful. However,  the type of benefits depends on the individual, their needs,  and/or their environment. The goal of counseling could be to help you reach your highs or get through lows. Or,  it could be to discover strengths and talents  you haven't already tapped into. Here are a few common benefits of counseling (Source: www.hccv.edu, Professional and Psychological Counseling: Potential Benefits of Counseling)

 

  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills
  • Greater self-acceptance and self-esteem
  • Ability to change self-defeating behaviors/habits
  • Better expression and management of emotions, including anger
  • Relief from depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions
  • Increased confidence and decision-making skills
  • Ability to manage stress effectively
  • Improved problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities

 

What are the benefits of contract Social Work?

 

  • Save time with no more interviewing: Superior Social Work Services vigorously screens all social workers and is fortunate to have some of the brightest minds in social work on staff. Also, to ensure superior execution of social work practices at all times, year round professional development is provided to staff.
  • Save money: Superior Social Work Services provides the opportunity for small businesses to make social work services available to their clients. The ability to access services only when needed has the potential to save money while giving business owners the security of knowing professional services such as crisis intervention, counseling, and needs assessments are just a call away.
  • Reduce recidivism rate: Superior Social Work Services utilizes a 3-tier intervention approach (Biopsychosocial = Biological, Psychological, Social). This approach allows the social worker to use information gathering to identify barriers from all three areas and develop a holistic intervention plan. A holistic intervention plan also proves key to early identification of potential barriers, which allows early prevention planning versus recurrent intervention planning.

 

Why does Social Work reign superior in the provision of social services?

 

Social Work is the founding profession for the provision of social services. Since its professional start in 1898, the social work profession has continued to enrich communities through the development of private and public organizations that service those in need. For over 100 years, social workers have continued to perfect the art of providing social services through the application of both research and evidence based practice interventions. Additionally,  social workers have one of the most intense graduate studies program of all counseling professionals. This training equips students with the tools be successful clinicians as well as community leaders. Social Work graduate studies prepare graduates to utilize skills across traditional career settings. Social workers currently hold some of the most prominent positions in communities. They provide leadership in political,  legal,  educational,  medical,  small business, and corporate level strategizing. Social Work remains one of the most versatile professions in today's career market. 

 

How are services provided?

 

Methods of service provision include assessment, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation, case management, mediation, counseling, supportive counseling, direct practice, information and referral, supervision, consultation, education, research, advocacy, community organization and developing, implementing and administering policies, programs and activities.

 

What are some common school-based referrals?

 

  • After-hour crisis intervention
  • Truancy (drop out prevention or recovery)
  • Pregnancy
  • Runaway
  • Community event organization
  • Suspected abuse or neglect
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts
  • Student frequently not groomed
  • Sudden unexplainable drop in grades
  • Frequent behavior problems
  • Unable to contact parents
  • Facilitate parent meeting
  • Family crisis or conflict
  • Suspected drug abuse
  • Bullying behavior
  • Counseling needed
  • Improve parental involvement

 

What are some common community agency referrals (i.e. hospitals and home health agencies)?

 

  • General Case Management (includes screening, intake, pre- and post- assessment, treatment plan development, resource locator/referral, and discharge planning/follow-up)
  • After-hour Case Management (includes screening, intake, pre- and post- assessment, treatment plan development, resource locator/referral, and discharge planning/follow-up)
  • Counseling services
  • Advocacy services
  • Community organization consultation
  • Community event organizer
  • Organization policy and program development
  • Supervision services
  • Parent or Client training

 

Where are services provided?

 

Services are provided at the clinicians home- based office, referring school, student/patient/family’s home, and/or community agency where assistance is needed.

 

Who do I contact to get started? How can I access care? What if I have more questions?

 

You may contact the Lead Clinician for SSWS, Andrias Lowe, LCSW, at 832-804-1151 or by utilizing the messaging option located under the Cobtact Us tab. You may also contact us by email directly at superiorsocialwork@gmail.com. 

 

***Remember early intervention is the best prevention!***

Contact Us Today!

Superior Social Work Services
 

Phone: (832) 804-1151

E-mail: superiorsocialwork@gmail.com