Speaking Engagements and Training on Mental Health topics are available for local and national events, organizations, and groups including:
- Local and National Associations
- Resource Family Approval (RFA) Programs
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Professional Organizations
- and Parent Groups
Fees & Investment
Fees vary depending on audience, organization need, and value provided to your organization. Choosing to partner with Small Town Counseling means you receive highly customized content that typically requires a significant investment in resources from our team and an equally significant investment by your organization. We are confident in the quality and value of service we provide.
In order to evaluate if and how we can meet your need, it’s important to first understand the nature of your request, level of initial assessment and customization required, urgency, and expected outcomes. For this reason, we offer a free 30-minute video consultation with a member of our team.
Additional consult requires a prepaid, non-refundable fee of $375 per hour. Please note, camera must be on through consult. We will not complete a consult via phone or audio only.
There are limited reduced-fee slots available for our long-standing partners and local non-profit and government organizations. However, we are at capacity and are not accepting applications at this time. Apply for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Speaking and Training Events on Mental Health Topics
Using Trauma-Informed Parenting to Support the Emotional Wellbeing of your Child or Teen
Learn what defines trauma, how it shows up in our personal lives and those of our kids, and tools to help you recognize and respond to behaviors. Key topics include:
- What is trauma
- How does trauma manifest in children
- What do I look for and how do I respond
- When do I need to seek professional help
Understanding and Managing Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress in the Helping Professional
This training/workshop is beneficial for any professionals experiencing direct or secondary exposure to trauma as a results of their occupation. It is especially beneficial for high-stress, helping professionals including crisis response, educators and administrators, Human Services Agencies, and more.
Ongoing exposure to traumatic and distressing situations can have a lasting impact on your focus, sleep, work performance, relationships and overall mental health. Learn more about vicarious trauma, how to recognize it, and how to maintain healthy habits while coping with the day to day stress of your work responsibilities.
When to Know and What to do When your Child or Teen is Struggling with Anxiety
Anxiety is a broad topic and affects all ages including young children. Topics on anxiety include:
- Anxiety 101: Kids and Anxiety
- “High Functioning Anxiety”: Sometimes as successful and functioning adults, we assume we do not struggle with mental health issues like anxiety or depression simply because we may be productive, identified as high achievers, or not struggling with meeting our basic needs . However, anxiety shows up in very specific ways for The Professional. It can sometimes look like
- Perfectionist tendencies
- Poor work/life boundaries
- 1 drink turns into 3 – often
- Impaired sleep
- Difficulty “doing nothing”, always feeling like you have to be doing something
- Tendency to overthink
- Anxiety in Foster Youth
- Anxiety in high-stress, helping professions
When to Know and What to do When your Kid is Struggling with Depression
- Recognize signs of child and teen depression
- Understand suicidal and self-harming behaviors
- Know when and how to find resources
- How to support the emotional wellbeing of your child
- Depression in Foster Youth
Understanding the The ABC’s of LGBTqia+
- Understand the growing acronym of of LGBTQIA+
- Learn how to use inclusive language and avoid making assumptions around gender and sexuality
- How to support the emotional wellbeing of your LGBTQ child or teen
Mental Health 101 for Professionals
Finally coming to the decision to start therapy is hard. Now you you have to find a therapist. Learn about where to start, what questions to ask and what to expect in the journey of finding a therapist who is the right fit for you. Key topics include:
- Where do I start and what questions do I need to ask
- Mental Health benefits through your insurance provider
- Mental Health benefits through your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- How to find in-network provider
- What about out-of-network providers? What is a super bill?
- Client – Therapist Confidentiality
- Considerations around confidentiality when using your insurance
Coping with COVID-19: Controlling What you Can When Things Feel Out of Control
Many of us have spent the last several weeks adjusting to changes resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, school closures, working from home, navigating physical distancing and adjusting to being full time parent, employee, spouse, and everything in between. Sometimes adjusting to change and uncertainty can feel overwhelming. Learn practical tools for your group or organizations on how to:
- Manage stress and anxiety
- Incorporate simple evidence-based coping tools into your day
- Navigate conversations with kids on physical distancing and COVID-19
- Cultivate safety for the kids in your home