The counseling and psychotherapy program

Fista North Lebanon

“Mental Health can affect how children manage their emotions, behave and learn.”

Fista’s psychological Unit is created to ensure the Mental health and psychological well-being of persons with disabilities and other comorbidities Such as:

Persons and specifically children showing

  • Significant deficits in attention, concentration, learning, memory, executive functions
  • Behavioral problems (aggressiveness, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, defiant behavior, enuresis…)
  • Excessive worry or fear or persistent sadness due to a certain trauma
  • Communication and emotions management problems.
  • Thoughts of self-harm.
  • Other problems faced in their own day to day life like death, parents’ divorce….

A global evaluation, intervention, treatment, prevention is offered by Fista's psychologists to children, youth and adults with disabilities within the purpose of maintaining and improving the beneficiaries overall mental health, help them increase awareness, independence, and effective daily habits; in addition to guide their future vocational, educational, and social opportunities.

FISTA’s psychologists use multi approaches according to each case:

Individual therapy: one to one adopting different types of therapies:

  • Evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, Common Element Treatment Approach CETA
  • ACT: Acceptance and Commitment therapy
  • EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and reprocessing
  • Play and ART therapy
  • Storytelling

Family therapy: (Family Systems Therapy)

We adapt to help our student’s family members build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflicts within the family system. Where we indulge the parents in the therapy process and make them a partner in their child therapy.

Parental guidance:

All beneficiaries benefit from this service where we do Psychoeducation and workshops on different topics or problems faced by their children.

Group therapy:

Groups consist of 8 to 10 people that meet once per week. Group therapy has many benefits and purposes such as providing a safe space and a support network, Developing the communication and socialization skills, and learning from others who have similar struggles.

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