By Lizette Smith, PhD and Jennifer Evans, PsyD There are many different types of psychologists in the U.S. Over 15 types or specialties within psychology include proficiencies such as neuropsychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, forensic and public service psychology, and health psychology–to name a few. Many times, when the public hears the term “psychologist”, they… Read more »
Category: Our Little Haven Stories
What is Psychotherapy?
By Lizette J. Smith, PhD. Psychotherapy is a form of treatment for persons experiencing difficulties in daily living. Licensed mental health practitioners, such as psychologists and clinical social workers have been trained to utilize scientifically and research-based procedures to manage these problems. Although many persons think of psychotherapy as “talk therapy”, there are many types… Read more »
What is a Clinical Social Worker?
At Keystone, our Clinical Social Workers are all fully licensed mental health care practitioners who seek to improve the mental health and well-being of our clients. We meet with children, adults, and families to assess and treat many types of difficulties such as depression, trauma reaction, anxiety, school problems, attention problems, disruptive behaviors, family and relationship problems, loss and grief, and parenting needs.
Statistics on Mental Health Care
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Seeking professional help when self-help efforts to improve your mental health aren’t working is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Welcome to May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
By: Lizette Smith, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist – Director of Clinical Programs; Keystone Program Manager This month, we want to focus on the importance of mental health to our overall health. Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Add to that the impact of the COVID pandemic. Many people who had never… Read more »
Always In Your Heart Finds A Place at Our Little Haven
In early 2019, Ginny and her family lost John to a neurological disease. Her family’s loss was shared by all of us at Our Little Haven. John Seiler was a long time board member and friend of the organization. John shared his passions and his time with Our Little Haven, always bringing his humor and wit to events and gatherings.
The Happiest of Holidays
2020 was tough for many of our children and families, but because of the support of our community, together we were able to finish out the year with a lot of hope, joy, and smiles from our children and families.
Coats, Hats, and Scarves, Oh My!
Our Little Haven works to protect the privacy and rights of the children and families we serve. This story has specific changes to protect his/her and his/her family’s privacy and all identifiable information has been removed. Photos used in this article are stock images and are not of children or families served by Our Little… Read more »
Our Little Haven’s Statement in Response to the Ongoing Civil Unrest and Injustices
At Our Little Haven, providing mental and behavioral health services through an early-intervention model remains at the forefront of our efforts. Since our inception in 1993, we continue to serving the most vulnerable children and families in our community. Our role is to simply help each other. In doing so, acknowledge the harm to those… Read more »
From Client to Superhero
Anthony advises leadership as a Board of Trustee Member Anthony was one of the first children we welcomed into our care. Together, we watched him grow into a teenager, graduate from high school, continue onto college, and now, start his career. Anthony’s beginning started off a lot like Thomas’s (Read Thomas’s Story here). Anthony was… Read more »