At Glenwood’s Avondale campus, Outpatient Services offers assessment, therapy, education, and support from professionals specifically trained in the area of child and adolescent development and mental health.
Individual and Family Counseling
Counseling options are available for individuals and families and are tailored to fit your individual needs. Every person and situation is unique and our counselors are available to help.
Speech and Language Therapy
The Speech Language Pathologist works with children to improve expressive language, receptive language, and clarity of language (i.e., Speech Sound or Fluency Disorders). Therapy for pragmatic language (i.e., conversational skills, nonverbal communication, body language, and more.)
Social Skills Training
Social Skills Training is a type of behavioral therapy designed to improve social skills and interactions with others. Skills which may be taught and practiced include how to join a conversation, engaging in conversations about topics of interest to others, using body language to show listening, resolving conflicts, and more.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is an evidence-based type of intensive therapy that focuses on the principles and techniques of learning theory to help improve social behavior. ABA therapy helps to develop new skills, shape and refine previously learned skills, and decrease socially significant problem behaviors. Glenwood offers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Glenwood’s Mallie M. Ireland Children’s Center in Avondale, and additional ABA in residential child and adult programs.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is short-term therapy effective for treating depression and anxiety symptoms in children and teens. CBT includes relaxation techniques, mindfulness strategies, identification of thoughts patterns that impact mood, and ways to reframe or evaluate thoughts which may be contributing to worries or mood concerns.
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
A short-term form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed to address negative reactions and behaviors in children and teens who have experienced a traumatic event or events. Cognitive techniques are used to help address negative reactions and behaviors tied to the trauma and to improve day-to-day functioning.
Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
ERP is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed to treat phobias, as well as some obsessive-compulsive behaviors. ERP helps build tolerance for exposure to anxiety-producing stimuli and helps develop skills for managing anxiety or obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
Occupational therapist practitioners work with children and youth to encourage active participation in activities or “occupations” that are meaningful to them as well as refine or develop skills that are needed for them to be successful in their daily lives. The primary occupations of young children are play and interacting with their caregivers. This allows the child to build on skills needed for more advanced skills later in development.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
A short-term therapy for children ages 2 through 7 and their parents designed to improve compliance and reduce tantrums and aggression. This two-part therapy focuses on using positive attention to increase compliance and other behaviors, followed by procedures for addressing non-compliance and aggression.
In-Home Therapy for Families (FACS)
Family and Community Services, or FACS, is a program in which our professionals come to your home, within a 30 mile radius of Glenwood, to provide services such as individual, behavioral and family therapy. This program serves individuals ages 2 through 21 with a DSM V diagnosis, who are medically stable and have families committed to treatment.
As advocates we provide classroom support, attend Individual Education Plan meetings and work with professionals in the school to promote consistency. FACS also coordinates with Glenwood’s Outpatient Services to provide multiple resources for care. This program is proud to partner with Children’s Trust Fund to receive funding for these services. Learn more about Children’s Trust Fund at https://ctf.alabama.gov/.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a psychotherapy useful for treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors, as well as improving emotional regulation. DBT teaches skills such as staying focused in the moment, developing healthy ways to cope with stress, regulation of emotions, and methods for improving relationships with others.
Parent Training (RUBI)
RUBI is an eleven-week research-based program designed for caregivers of children 3 to 12 with a diagnosis of autism. The program consists of 11 core weekly sessions including functional assessment of target behaviors, antecedent and preventative strategies, functional communication training, reinforcement strategies, and instruction in teaching of daily living skills.
Eligibility and Payment
Outpatient Services is for children and adolescents ages 18 months up to 19 years of age with neurodevelopmental disorders or other emotional and behavioral concerns (e.g., impulsivity, aggression, excessive sadness, or anxiety). Glenwood accepts many insurances, Medicaid, and private pay. Every insurance plan is unique, and benefits vary. We will be happy to verify coverage on your policy once your information is processed. No one will be denied access to services due to their inability to pay. A discounted sliding fee schedule is available, view document here. No diagnosis or referral is required.