Valliere & Counseling Associates
At Valliere & Counseling Associates, our team of experienced therapists takes a personalized approach to help you achieve your mental health goals, with the overarching mission of achieving freedom, peace, and responsibility. We work collaboratively with you to create a plan that focuses on your individual needs, strengths, and challenges. Our therapeutic approach is grounded in evidence-based practices. Our expertise is in trauma and interpersonal violence. We provide therapy, as well as education to our clients in these complex arenas.
Therapy and counseling are more than just what a friend can offer. Therapists and counselors are specially trained not only to listen, but to help identify issues contributing to the problems, barriers to change, or sources of trauma, pain, or problem thinking that keep people stuck in the things that hurt them.
Parenting is complicated, as is protecting children. Often, the risks to children and challenges to parenting safely and appropriately are multi-faceted. In order to combat maltreatment of children in a comprehensive way, Valliere & Counseling Associates has developed the “Parenting at Risk” program. This program is designed to address any issue presented by a parent that may place the child or children in question at risk for abuse, maltreatment, or neglect.
There are many factors that can cause or contribute to a parent’s risk to their child. Personality factors, problematic beliefs about children and parenting, drug or alcohol addiction, deviance and criminality, trauma, cognitive limitations, and skill deficits can be present, alone or in combination, to make parenting dangerous, inadequate, or damaging to the children who rely on the adult.
These issues may include a parent’s risk for –
Neglect (physical, medical, or psychological)
Abuse (physical or emotional/psychological)
Failure to protect
Limited or compromised parenting skills or functioning
This program aims to evaluate, identify, and address all the arenas involved for the parent and child to provide the best, most complete way to improve the quality of the relationship and caregiving for the parent to the children.
The links provide program descriptions, costs, and goals. Clients can be self-referred or referred through attorneys, the Court, or other agencies.
Therapeutic Readiness and Reunification
At Valliere & Counseling Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to overcome the aftermath of abuse and work towards reunification. It requires transparency, accountability, remediation of boundaries, and ability to face the destructive impact of the abuse. We offer expertise in providing help so our clients can process their experiences and find the strength to move forward. We believe in empowering our clients to take responsibility for their healing, while providing them with the resources and guidance they need to make positive changes in their lives.
Readiness for Reunification
Prior to reunification, it is important to determine if all parties are ready, willing, and able to undergo the process of reunification. Is the offender prepared to take responsibility and bring changes to the family? Is the victim sufficiently healed and empowered to undergo the process? Is reunification the true goal of the family?
Through a therapeutic process, the victim and perpetrator engage in therapy to address the impact of the abuse, prevention planning, and reparative work. Issues of injury, boundaries, loss, and fear will be addressed, with the perpetrator's mission being full accountability. The victim's best interests and ability to tolerate the process without being harmed is our top priority.
Safety Planning, Education
for Return Home
All members of a family have been impacted by any abuse that has occurred. Prior to full reunification, all children must be engaged in being educated and aware of the issues involved, have an opportunity to share their voice, and be part of establishing a safety plan. If the parents are married or in a partnership, their relationship will be addressed.
The process requires the entire family, not just the victim and offender. We will provide treatment and support throughout the process for whatever direction the family proceeds in, including processing the grief and adjustment required if reunification does not succeed.
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726 Church St., Fogelsville, PA. 18051
728 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA. 18102
Mailing address: PO Box 864,
Fogelsville, PA. 18051
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