Misfit Treatment Style
Every client interaction, counseling session, or evaluation is a reflection of MAC's commitment to our central values of Empathy and Positive Engagement. What do we mean by this?
Empathy on an organizational level is the recognition that individuals possess a diverse narrative and are not defined by behaviors or singular events. In all affairs we strive to recognize a client's humanity before the legal and social labels they carry.
Positive engagement or Intervention is an approach based on recognizing and celebrating clients in their process. Treatment is not regarded as an instrument of compliance but instead as a means to build community, alleviate isolation, and share victories. MAC's role is to redefine mandated treatment as an opportunity for clients to grow, change, and live better lives.
Frameworks and Practices That We Use For Success
We listen. The Counselor is congruent with the client, provides the client with unconditional positive regard, and shows an empathetic understanding to the client.
We understand how trauma can impact every area of a person's life including their behavior, mental health, and ability to engage in treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, and actions are interconnected. CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts.
Mindfulness is a process that encourages being present and connected to one's body. Highly functional for coping strategies and stress mitigation
M.I. is counseling approach designed to help people find the motivation to make a behavior change. This approach is particularly effective for people who have mixed feelings about changing their behavior
Positive Behavioral Intervention
Originally based in education and classroom management, PBI is focused on recognizing and celebrating the behavior that is pro-social and congruent with the norms of the setting.