Children, Youth & Families and People with Disabilities
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Mental Health
Culturally affirmative mental health services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mental Health services provide culturally and linguistically affirming counseling and therapy for children and youth who experience hearing loss, and for their families. Services are also provided to children of deaf adults (CODA). Services may also be provided via telehealth.
Build a hopeful path forward
Everyone needs help sometimes and seeking help is a sign of resilience and strength. Children and teens struggling with mental health issues can find the culturally and linguistically sensitive care they need to move forward. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mental Health services can support young people with a wide range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, acting-out behaviors, school adjustments problems, bullying, isolation, difficulty dealing with loss or change, traumatic events, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors. We all struggle sometimes and finding the right mix of supports and skills can be a life changer.
Our team is made up of dedicated, highly trained professionals who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), familiar with deaf culture, and committed to helping families through challenging times. Our therapists have a deep understanding of the physical and mental health needs of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing children and how these needs influence school and family life.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Mental Health offers intensive therapy, skill building, and rehabilitative services to help improve school performance, increase school attendance, and foster healthy relationships. Counseling focuses on building a young person’s strengths and gaining skills to be successful in school, at home, and in the community.
Every child and family are unique, which is why we never use a one-size-fits-all approach. A compassionate therapist works with each family to establish a care plan that is adapted to fit the needs of the child and family, teaming with them to build a hopeful path forward.
Support may include: