The Family Learning Program at FIT
FLP’s outpatient treatment teams include our sexual abuse treatment program, one of only 14 Department of Health-sponsored sexual abuse treatment programs in Florida. We treat child sexual abuse victims between 3 and 17 years of age and their families.
We are completely grant funded and provide all services at absolutely no cost to victims and families.
We provide targeted therapy every Tuesday evening, using evidence-based and evidence-supported interventions including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Due to the nature of our funding and the design of our program, we specifically address only issues surrounding sexual abuse and encourage our families to maintain services with you as their primary provider. Our program is designed to supplement the services they continue to receive from you, and we actively collaborate with community partners throughout treatment.
We can be reached at the Scott Center at FIT, at 321 604 5898
The Renfrew Center – for Eating Disorders
The Renfrew Center has been the pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders since 1985. As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 18 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues move towards recovery.
The Renfrew Center
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services
La Amistad Behavioral Health Services is a treatment center outside of Orlando, FL that provides the kind of health care that residents recommend to family and friends, physicians prefer for their patients and in which our employees take great pride. We are one of the top mental health facilities in the Orlando region and have patients come to us from all over FL and throughout the US.
Taking Good Care – Facilitated by E. Kay Nowak, M.A. RMHCI
For loved ones of individuals that have been diagnosed with mental illness.
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Fertility Circle – Facilitated by Ashleigh Grooms, LMHC
A support group for women who are having difficulties trying to conceive.
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Seminars and Groups
Surviving a Loved One’s Eating Disorder- Facilitated by Lucy Lauer, LMHC
- Does someone you love struggle with an eating, weight, or body image?
- Are you worried about this person, but don’t know how to help?
- Do these problems affect your relationship with this person?
If so, please join us.
Topics discussed at this seminar will include:
- Signs and symptoms of disordered eating
- Feelings and reactions of loved ones
- Do’s and don’ts of healthy support
- Separating myths from facts
- Tips for setting healthy boundaries
- Open Q & A session
Date: Thursday, 9/20/18 or Thursday, 11/8/18 Cost: $20 per individual or $30 per family. For more details, or to register, call 321-327-3793 or email us via our Contact Page.
Everyday Tools and Techniques for Parents of children with ADHD— Facilitated by Elana Breiner, LMFT
This FREE seminar is for parents, healthcare providers and other family members of children ages 7-14 with ADHD
This seminar will include:
- Educational information on ADHD and the affect it has on the individual and those who surround them
- Study techniques
- Skill-building and coping techniques.
- Handouts to take home for future reference.
- Open Q & A.
Join us to discover how to use tools you already have at home to foster emotional and behavioral growth.
When: 6:00 PM Dates: Wednesday August 8, 2018 Cost: FREE
Social Skills Group for Adolescents – Facilitated by Rachel Russell, Psy.D.
Adolescents with ASD and other social challenges can benefit tremendously from learning social skills in a group setting. This 7 week course will include the following:
- Ways to make and keep appropriate friends
- How to enter and exit conversations
- How to change a bad reputation
- How to handle conflict
- Weekly socialization homework
- Parent resources are also provided
Dr. Russell is a licensed psychologist who has nearly 10 years experience evaluating and treating adolescents. She specializes in LD/ADHD/ASD assessment and intervention in adolescents and adults. Call today to schedule a brief group consultation for you and your teen to determine if this group is a good fit.
Time: 5:00—6:00 PM Date: Wednesday, August 21—Wednesday, October 2nd, 2018 Cost: $75 pre group assessment/$55 per group
Eating Disorder Therapy Group – Facilitated by Lucy Lauer, LMHC & Caroline Witek M.S. Practicum Student
A Therapy Support Group for Adults with Disordered Eating
This 8-week group employs the principles of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to foster positive changes in your relationship with food and your body. Mindfulness, reflection, self-compassion, expressive therapies and open discussion enable participants to:
- Manage the inevitable stresses of modern life without destructive eating patterns
- Refocus attention and energy toward personal values that create meaning, purpose and joy
- Develop the competence to live the life you truly value
Open to adults who struggle with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating and related Disorders.
When: Mondays, beginning September 10, 2018 5:30-7:00pm Cost: $35 per session or $125 per month
Please RSVP (Pre-group assessment required): 321-327-3793
# Me Too Free Therapy on Fridays
In support of the # Me Too Movement, Dr. Louise Peters, licensed clinical psychologist, will be providing pro bono Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) on Fridays. For any adolescent or adult who is a survivor of sexual assault, you will be offered a 2-hour session to clear core aspects of sexual trauma. Participants report significant relief and a sense of empowerment. In RRT you do not need to talk about the abuse nor do you feel the negative emotions. RRT accesses deep brain processing and clears trauma at the subconscious level through hypnotic communication. Call The Women’s Center to schedule 321 242-3110
A Checklist for Parents with Children with Mental Health Problems
For Teachers: Children’s Mental Health Disorder Fact Sheet for the Classroom
Healthy Eating and Depression: How Diet May Help Protect Your Mental Health
Drug Abuse and Addiction: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction
Anger Management and Addiction: How to Take Charge of Anger Issues in Sobriety
Elderly Mental Health: How to Help Your Senior
Coping with the Loss of a Loved One