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ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS IN HILLSBORO, OREGON

HILLSBORO, OR REHAB CENTERS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT
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Michelle M. Pliske
Michelle M. Pliske
Hillsboro, OR 97123

What types of services do you offer?

Firefly Counseling Services provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I offer a variety of services for individuals, families, schools and the greater community. I am committed to providing high quality mental health treatment and education utilizing evidenced based practices to serve a range of emotional and behavioral issues. I have specialized training and expertise for providing expressive therapies for children including art and play therapy.

What issues do you specify treatment for?

Specialty areas include acute and chronic illness in the family system, grief/loss, abuse/trauma, PTSD, mood imbalances, behavior disturbances, anxiety, substance abuse and difficult life transitions or change.

What therapy modalities do you use in your practice?

I provide a prescriptive or an integrative approach to care, meaning I tailor and focus my approach or modality to meet my client’s need. I will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative or Psychodynamic or Family Systems depending upon the client and/or presenting issue. Play and art therapies move theory into practice and I utilize this approach for child populations as it is most effective for creating change.

When should one seek treatment?

One should seek treatment when they are ready to explore their life and relationships and tackle difficult problems.

Why should someone choose to come to your practice?

I am invested in my work and passionate about the field. Clients are not numbers but people. I look forward to helping individuals and families discover their strengths.

What relationship exists between mental health and substance abuse? What services do you provide for someone suffering with either and/or both?

Often mental health and substance abuse are co-occurring, meaning they go hand in hand. Uses of substances are often a coping mechanism to deal with difficult life changes, depression, anxiety or trauma. Treating the substance abuse alone without tackling the underlining issue will often set individuals up for failure. My role is to work with individuals struggling with substance abuse to determine if there is an underlining diagnosis so that accurate treatment planning can occur. Both individual and family counseling are good options for treatment with substance abuse.

Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an independent mental health practice, Firefly Counseling Services, in Hillsboro, Oregon. For more information on her services, please contact her at (503) 560-5822 or by fax at (888) 503-2864.

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