Behavioral support, like crisis management, is a unique branch of therapy that is specialized for certain individuals. Behavioral support helps provide children, adolescents, teenagers, and even adults, with emotional expression. The therapeutic practice of behavioral support is most often focused on those with physical and/or mental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, autism, or physical handicaps. Therapists who specialize in behavioral support provide a wide array of services to their patients that help them manage their behavior.
Individuals who have physical or mental disabilities often do not have the capability to express themselves in the way they want to. This often leads to behavioral outbursts that put themselves and others in risk of harm. Counselors who provide behavioral support to those in need work with the patient to help them learn to cope with their emotions in healthy and safe ways.
There are a wide variety of approaches to behavioral support and how to treat individuals who struggle with controlling and correctly channeling emotions. Some of the most common ways include:
- establishing emotional interventions that are specialized to the individual
- learning to replace or modify the disruptive and often destructive behavior
- developing a behavioral support plan for those involved in the individual’s life (i.e. parents, siblings, teachers, etc.)
Some individuals only need one solution in order to complete behavioral support therapy and continue to live their lives. Others need multiple solutions, or a unique mixture of different solutions, to achieve normalcy. Every individual is different and the therapists at True North Counseling are trained to develop individual plans for each of their patients.
In order for those with developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities to live their best lives, they often need additional support. More times than not, this comes in the form of behavioral support and a caring support group. True North Counseling is committed to helping those who need behavioral support get the help they need and helping support groups for those individuals establish a plan for the future.
If you have a family member, sibling, or child who is struggling with conveying their emotions in a healthy manner, reach out to True North Counseling today. We offer a wide variety of therapeutic services and will work with you to establish the best therapy plan for your situation. We can be reached by calling 502-777-7525 or you can visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.