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Mental & Behavioral Health Services and Substance Use Counseling
For Children, Adolescents, Adults & Families
United Citizens Foundation (UCF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy social, emotional, and behavioral skills for children, adolescents, adults and families. UCF improves the quality of life of individuals by compassionately serving their mental health, addiction and community support needs.
UCF Services are available regardless of your economic status, with little to no out-of-pocket expense for the underinsured or uninsured. UCF is credentialed with Medicaid and private insurances including Teachers Health Trust.
Mission and Vision
United Citizens Foundation’s (UCF) mission is to support, educate, and provide mental health, behavioral health, and substance use services for students, families, and the community, regardless of economic status.
UCF’s vision is to improve behavioral and mental health and end the stigma associated with it by providing compassionate care for the people and community we serve.
Specializing in Mental & Behavioral Health Services and Substance Use Therapy
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy—unlike anxiety medication—treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy. This form of therapy modifies thought patterns in order to change moods and behaviors. It’s based on the idea that negative actions or feelings are the result of current distorted beliefs or thoughts, not unconscious forces from the past.
Couples desperately want to repair their relationship, both for their sake and their children’s, but they do not understand their partner’s point of view and rarely understand how their own actions contribute to conflicts.The therapist’s goal is to teach a method of communicating that allows couples to resolve their own issues during and after therapy.
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Psychotherapy is the most effective form of treatment for healing from the effects of trauma. Therapy or counseling can help people who have experienced trauma and those diagnosed with PTSD make sense of their experiences and feelings, develop plans to stay safe, learn healthy coping skills, and connect with other resources and support. A qualified therapist can help people heal from trauma even long after the traumatic event took place, and unresolved trauma is one of the most common reasons people seek counseling or therapy.
CBT has emerged as a well-established treatment for depression in children and adolescents but treatment trials for adolescents with suicidality are few in number, and their efficacy to date is rather limited. Although a definitive treatment for adolescent suicide attempters has yet to be established, the limited literature suggests that suicidal thoughts and behavior should be directly addressed for optimal treatment outcome.