Child & Family Services

Therapy Services
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School-Based Services

Our clinicians are available in elementary, middle, and high schools within Buncombe, Burke, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties to provide individual, group, and family therapy. 

Individual, Family, School-Based, Integrated Care & Group Therapy 

Help is available for those with behavioral health diagnoses, including individual, group, and family therapy. We offer office-based services, school-based services, and primary care offices. Our Integrated Care efforts include Mountain View Pediatrics and High Country Community Health.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) helps youth experiencing posttraumatic stress return to a healthy state of functioning after a traumatic event. A trained clinician works with the youth and caregiver to decrease the negative behavior patterns and emotional responses resulting from sexual abuse, physical abuse, or other trauma. 

 

Substance Use Disorder Services is a relationship-based treatment for groups and individuals. A team of licensed therapists works together with individuals and their guardians, if appropriate, to develop a plan of action to address goals related to their substance use. Ask about our gender-specific groups.

 

Psychiatric Care and Medication Management assessments are available for individuals dealing with behavioral health challenges stemming from symptoms caused by their behavioral health diagnosis. Individuals must be involved in therapeutic services to obtain psychiatric care and medication management services. 

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Hospital Discharge Planning

Children who are discharging from an inpatient psychiatric facility, facility-based crisis, or detox need care coordination and/or continued behavioral health services.

Assertive Engagement

Assertive Engagement (AE) is a community-based resource to assist children and adolescents in consistently accessing and navigating supportive services. The goal is to receive timely outreach and engagement into the most appropriate treatment.

Intensive In-Home (IIH) teams are available to serve children and adolescents at risk of out-of-home placement and/or need to be stabilized within the home.

Day Treatment Services

Day Treatment is an intensive behavioral health service that allows children and adolescents to access clinical treatment while enrolled in the local county school system. Day Treatment services focus on helping the child or adolescent meet goals and return to a traditional academic setting. A Caring Alternative works with the school system to optimize academic performance and meet the behavioral health needs of each student referred to the program. Children and adolescents in the program receive treatment to increase emotional regulation, frustration tolerance, and resilience so that they can successfully access academics in a mainstream school setting. Our Day Treatment Services partners with Buncombe, Mitchell, and Yancey County School Systems. Our licensed treatment offices are available within those school systems.

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Therapeutic Foster Care

For children who need a safe and nurturing environment, Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) can help. The goal for TFC is for each child to return to their natural home or an environment best suited for their needs after making positive behavioral changes.

Interested in learning how you can become a licensed therapeutic foster care parent? Click here to learn more!

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"Opening our home has been a blessing not only for the children but also for us. We can build a unique relationship with each child and watch them grow in every way possible. Seeing the love, guidance, and structure that you put into a child change their life is extraordinary and powerful."

Dorian & Harmony Palmer, Foster Parents

Interested in learning how you can become a licensed therapeutic foster care parent?

 

Learn more about how you can

make a difference to a child.

 

Click here to complete an online inquiry form for more information,

or contact us directly at:

Phone (828) 437-3000 ext 269

Fax (828)437-4999

Email: tfc@caringalternative.com