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- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Behavior Solutions
- Health EOS
- Health Net
- Medicare / Medicaid (Dr. Gerald Bannasch only)
- Network Health Plan
- Network Health Plan Prevea
- PacifiCare Behavioral Health
- Tricare/Health Net Federal Services
- WEA Trust
Occasionally, unresolvable difficulties have occurred while attempting to obtain these necessary referrals due to the many intricacies of the Tricare insurance procedures.
Medication can only be prescribed by a medical doctor (MD), physician’s assistant (PA) or by a nurse practitioner (NP). Dr. Gerald Bannasch provides medication management for psychiatric and neurological patients.
- Depression & Alcohol
- Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
- Leadership Enhancement & Values Clarification
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
The Gottman Institute applies leading-edge research on marriage in a practical, down-to-earth therapy and trains therapists committed to helping couples. No other approach to couple’s education and therapy has relied on such intensive, detailed, and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail.
Gloria and Tania often team up to help couples resolve sexual and intimacy issues. Tania also works with couples alone and so does Kathleen.
Clients are asked about religious or spiritual practices during their initial evaluations, or soon afterward. The reason this information is asked is because support systems are of vital importance and people who have a spiritual practice of any type can often tap into a strength that is seemingly greater than their own. If a client is uncomfortable sharing this information, they are entitled to decline answering questions about spiritually and religion.
- When they will drink
- When they will not drink
- How much they will consume once they start drinking
- And what is going to happen to them, once they start drinking
Then the drinking may be out of control. If drinking is out of control, then, there is often alcoholism present. The same goes for any other “recreational” drugs, gambling, over-spending, excessive internet usage or food struggles; loss of control is an indicator of addiction, powerlessness and unmanageability.
If a person is “trying to control” their drinking, then the drinking is out of control. Saying to others, or to oneself, that alcohol consumption will be decreased, or only consumed under certain conditions, is a sign that drinking is controlling the person and the person has lost control of the alcohol. The battle is over, and alcohol has won.
After all, when was the last time anyone said to themselves, “Oh my goodness, I’ve just got to cut back on the amount of green beans that I’m eating”? There have not been any clients who have come in for help in reducing the amount of green beans that they are consuming (yet).
Intervention can, and does, occur in different ways and not just as a “formal intervention”. Many clients have come to realize the extent and degree of their difficulties with regular sessions and family support. They have been able to interrupt the system that has allowed them to stay “sick” and begin a program of recovery. Intervention saves lives.
For many people, this is their first experience with counseling; they are fearful and don’t know what to expect. For other clients who have had counseling in the past, there may have been negative experiences. Most people wouldn’t be here at all if they knew of anything else that would work to solve the problem.
It’s like going to the dentist: nobody is looking forward to going to see a dentist, but pain will go away or decrease if we go. Sometimes pain can be avoided if we go regularly. So, almost everyone goes to the dentist, but nobody is happy about going.
There will be a time when the part of the journey that we have been honored to take with each client, will be over. Sometimes clients know the journey has ended and tell us; sometimes we may know. Sometimes everyone knows at the same time (which happens with high frequency).
- A couple learns to accept, forgive, and appreciate each other as well as learning to fight fairly and effectively. Or they decide to separate or divorce and have learned how to co-parent effectively.
- A client stops using alcohol or other drugs, begins a 12-Step Group and finds a sponsor, and doesn’t have complications that will interfere with the first year of living clean and/or sober.
- A client receives guidance with a career, and values are reassessed, strengths and aptitudes for changes are explored; decisions are made, and a plan is launched.
- A client is seeking help for depression and he/she learns to implement better self-care, exercises, sleeps and eats well and no longer feels overwhelmed.