Introducing Mental Health Counseling at Zier Institute
Bravo! Inviting a new person into your family story and reaching out for help takes enormous courage. Through hope, commitment to change, and more strength than you know you have, things will get better.
Help is here. Mental Health Support at Zier Institute
Mental Health Counseling at Zier Institute in Omaha works closely with Occupational Therapy to deliver a multidisciplinary development approach. A collaborative approach supports the child’s mind and body and can help whether an Occupational Therapist is already seeing your child at Zier Institute, you think your child would benefit from Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, or your child would benefit from Mental Health Counseling alone.
Childhood, its joys, and challenges lay the foundation for the rest of our lives. Because this is a critical time, it’s vital to give children and adolescents the support they need before additional problems manifest.
Pediatric and family therapy at Zier Institute allows your child to express themselves in a safe, teen and child-centered space. At Zier Institute, we meet kids at their level and follow their lead. We also work with parents directly to help navigate their responses to challenging parenting moments.
Zier Institute welcomes families and individuals of all race, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
Welcome Faithe Patrick, MA, LMHP
Zier Institute’s Mental Health Counselor, Faithe Patrick, MA, LMHP, specializes in strengthening interpersonal relationships and working through past emotional trauma.. After creating a strong rapport with her clients on their terms, Faithe empowers growth within the self and the family system. As an empathy-driven practitioner, she promotes a calm and safe environment for all clients at all stages of therapy.
Zier Institute Mental Health Counseling values relationships with the families we work with through a lens of cultural sensitivity, acceptance, and a client-centered approach.
Looking at Mental Health Through a Developmental Lens
Mental Health Counseling services at Zier Institute help assist with a wide range of challenges, some of which include:
- Anxiety or excessive worry
- Depression or other mood disorders
- Trauma, including intergenerational trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Low self-esteem/self-confidence
- Conflict in the Home
- Social-related Issues
- Grief, divorce, or loss of a loved one
- Stress or lack of motivation
- Interpersonal relationships
- Difficulty adjusting to life changes
- Perfectionism or high levels of self-criticism
- FOMO – social media’s impact on mental health
- Suicidal thoughts and non-suicidal injury (cutting)
We work with parents to guide them toward a deeper understanding of their child, how they interpret the world, and how best to build a relationship based on that knowledge.
Parenting, like child development is rarely a straight path. Parents often discover vulnerabilities, perhaps from their childhood. Helping parents identify and heal their wounds, empowers them to build the relationships they yearn for within their families.
Strong family relationships support the trajectory of child development at all stages. The inclusive approach at Zier Institute includes parent(s) and other family members in the therapy process when applicable so they can:
• Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges their child is experiencing and how they can best support what happens during their child’s therapy sessions
• Learn that how they respond and interact has a profound impact on their child’s development, especially when social, emotional, or learning vulnerabilities are present
Top 10 Reasons to Work with a Counselor:
Our mental health professionals attune with the child’s emotions to help build stronger, more enriching relationships and align with Zier Institute’s holistic approach. The ability to regulate emotions and form healthy relationships is the foundation that allows children and adults to live to their full potential.
At Zier Institute, we promote a trust-based approach. We focus on helping children and teens develop the tools for success in relationships and personal growth.