​behavioral therapy

Target Audience


Our target audience is children and young adults up to 21 years of age and their family members who want to make a difference in their lives.  The children and young adults experience challenges with neuro-biological disorders, emotional issues or mental illnesses.

Our expertise lies in our innovative approach to diagnosing and treating young people who are challenged with anxiety, depression, addictions, ADD / ADHD,ODD, Asperger’s, Bi-Polar, and other emotional and mental disorders.

What Is SFCC?


We are experts in providing mental health services that included child psychiatrist, child counseling , behavior therapy and CBT.  Helping (ages 02-21) children, young adults and their families improve their quality of life. With more than 10 years of experience providing comprehensive mental health services, Stepping Forward Counseling Center, LLC (SFCC) is distinguished by its use of a holistic treatment strategy that engages clients in individually tailored programs that address wellness of mind, body, and spirit. SFCC's goal for its client-partners is recovery and sustained wellness as evidenced by permanent, positive changes in behaviors and lifestyles.

Core Beliefs

Minimal use of Pharmacological Intervention-Based Therapies


SFCC opts to use alternatives to the pharmacological treatment approaches as a first treatment option.   After the completion of a treatment cycle (every 2-3 months), SFCC, in collaboration with treatment providers, conducts re-evaluation sessions with the client and their family to assess the success and level of control of their life without pharmacological intervention.  


Joint Commission Accreditation of Health Organization

provides external validation of our clients' safety, clinical quality improvement process, and valuable ideas for improving our mission critical processes. JCAHO improves health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.   We at SFCC chose to be accredited because it gives us the edge in the quality of care we provide.


Survey client Comments -


The comments and suggestions are addressed to make our program stronger.  We Thank you for your time and commitment to making SFCC a world renowned program.

9/2/2017

SFCC has made a great difference in my child's behavior and confidence level. However, I wish they would have parent classes that are more practical and more convenient for parent's schedules.
9/1/2017
My son was at SFCC for four weeks this summer, and my only criticism is that I wish the counselors would have shown me his goal sheet at the end of each day so I could see what he was working on at camp, along with some advice on things to continue at home - ie, positive affirmations, anxiety management, and self-care techniques, etc.
8/30/2017
I would like a little more flexibility on the schedule. 6 hours a week is hard enough to commit to - but having to definitely have it on MW or TTh is hard for all other scheduling that needs to take place.
8/28/2017
The staff has been instrumental is helping us work through our issues and develop real solutions to help our child succeed. We owe them so much and are very grateful!
8/26/2017
Thank you to the SFCC staff who made a huge difference in our daily family life! We are finally at a point where we don't need to be mad at each other all the time and can live peacefully and lovingly!
8/25/2017
Admin's inflexible policies around payment for weeks were not all days are used (2-3 days/mon-wed) is likely a deal-breaker for us coming back.
8/24/2017
We love your summer program! Staff is wonderful, too. It would be nice to have a little more communication as far as how the child is doing on goals or specifics on how issues/goals are being addressed.
SFCC has been transforming for my child and our family. It is a very professional and warm environment.
8/24/2017
When I had concerns about my child or the program they were heard, but I wish I would have received more direction of how to help at home. I still feel a little lost if I am handling situations correctly. I wish parent training were actually training of how to handle difficult situations. I also wish that the counselors would say more than "your child had a good day". Good is so subjective that it's hard to really know what that means. My child would say I got 7/7 but I know through the day they probably earned more, so it would be helpful to know overall how many points they had earned for the day. I also didn't understand if they had a good day why did they only earn the first shelf. To me a good day in my mind would equal a higher shelf. But overall an outstanding program.
8/23/2017
SFCC is a lifesaver for the families of kids with special needs. The ability to attend a camp setting with a therapy focus is unique and nearly impossible to find elsewhere. I will continue to send my daughter to SFCC during the school year and the summer, for as long as she requires the support. Thank you for everything you've done for us this summer.
8/23/2017
My child loves your program. We definitely have noticed improvements in his behaviors since he started the program.
8/22/2017
Great staff and excellent customer service. Love that they care and very responsive.
8/21/2017
Great program. Younger staff need to feel empowered to share details about child's progress or at least facilitate getting a status report to parents. Parents are still confused on how to approach for info at end of day. I know to ask and set up my 1:1, but many parents don't and feel lost. Be transparent about how you want to communicate. They are also super tentative about how to interact with kids which give kids mixed signals. Office staff (BREE!!!!) and tenured counselors are fabulous. Cost is phenomenal for services received if insurance covers. Incredibly positive, beneficial environment with very unique approach. Love your program.
8/20/217
We have been very happy at SFCC! There is not a lot of place or program where my boy fits in but you guys are awesome with him! Thank you!
 

 لقد الحقت ابني المصاب بالتوحد و البالغ من العمر 5 سنوات  بالبرنامج الصيفي (الصيف الماضي 2017)، و لقد استفاد و استمتع جدا من هذه التجربة! المركز يشعرك بالدفئ و الحميمية والموظفين وديين و رائعين للغاية. الثقافة المتنوعة بالمركز جعلت ابني وعائلتي كلها تشعر ترحيبا كبيرا.
I enrolled my 5-year-old son with autism in the summer program (last summer 2017) and he absolutely loved it! The environment is very warm and the staff is very friendly. With such diverse culture, my son and my whole family felt most welcomed.

Linking Home, Educational Setting and SFCC After-School Therapy Program, Functional Behavior Assessments, Self-Monitoring Skills, Parent Management and Sibling Support Education and Training, Medication Education and Management, Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention, Training Community about Mental Health, Education & Training Therapeutic After School Program, How to create effective 504 Plans, Co Parenting Training, Job Coaching, School Personnel Training, Peer Mentoring, Life Skills Coaching, Transformational Seminars.

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Recognizing that clients seek more than simply symptom relief, SFCC provides ongoing communication and education to client-partners, their families and the community at large through workshops, seminars and guest speaker programs.  A key goal is to provide necessary information so that the client-partners and their families have the tools to be active participants in their own treatment options. 

Education &
​Participant Resources

SFCC operates on the premise that gaining mastery leads to self-motivation. Therefore, being passionate about equipping our client-partners with the knowledge and tools that give and restore them to levels of functionality enable them to:

  • Confidently use coping strategies for living each day to its fullest and reaching for dreams and living their passion

  • Build upon their existing and newly discovered strengths and using them to make decisions in all aspects of their lives

  • Know himself or herself as someone who is empowered to utilize this knowledge effectively

  • Explore all possibilities with vigor.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to Touch, Move, and Inspire all that we come in contact with, clients, staff, and vendors. We all step forward is our mission. We do this by teaching the mind to think, the hands to work and the heart to love. 

We at SFCC work with our clients in ways that not only help them to resume a normally functioning, successful lifestyle, but to sustain it.


Our Expertise


Our expertise lies in our innovative approach to diagnosing and treating young people who are challenged with anxiety, depression, addictions, ADD/ADHD,ODD, Asperger’s, autism and other emotional and mental disorders.  At the core SFCC offers a unique strategy that helps individuals recognize, learn and take responsibility for embracing tools that empower their lives.


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Objectives


By the end of the program client-partners will be present to: Being Touched, Moved and Inspired to live a successful life.
This will be achieved by:

  • Understanding the behavioral and social skills used to live an extraordinary life. 
  • Recognizing conditions under stress and how to distinguish them.
  • Being aware of social choices that influence and impact life and having access to being extraordinary and having life matter.
  • Life shifts from its approach and the way life is approached.
  • At the end of our program our clients found the experience to be a positive one that is equated to learning to ride a bike and remaining at the core.


​Stepping Forward Counseling Center, LLC