Social Work
Professional Services, LLC

Social Work
Professional Services, LLC

Taking Back Our Profession

Behavioral Wellness and Recovery

At Social Work Professional Services, LLC in Shreveport, Louisiana, we provide behavioral health services to children, teenagers, and adults ages 5 to 90. All our treatment programs are performed by experts, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one’s recovery is in good hands.

Performed by an Agency Psychiatrist

Conducted by a Board-Certified Physician-Psychiatrist on Staff

  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Medication Management 
  • Intensive Evaluation of Clients’ Needs for Medication Treatment and Services
  • Monitor Clients’ Status in Relation to Treatment With Medication
  • Medication Education for Client and Caregivers
  • Uses
  • Frequency
  • Duration
  • Contraindications

  • Dosage
  • Expected Effects
  • Side Effects
  • Importance of Compliance of Therapeutic Doses of Medication

Performed by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Mental Health Assessment

Conducted by a Licensed Mental Health Professional Within 24 Hours of Referral Date

  • Intensive Clinical and Psychosocial Evaluation of a Client's Mental Condition

Psychotherapy

Conducted by a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor
This treatment is normally performed in 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute weekly sessions over a period of 1-12 months.

  • Exploration of Feelings, Thoughts, and Behavior for the Purpose of Solving Problems or Achieving Higher Levels of Functioning
  • Range of Techniques Based on Experiential Relationship-Building, Dialogue, Communication, and Behavior Change

Trauma Focus Therapy 

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy or counseling. Research has shown that this treatment is effective in treating -traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among children and adults. This treatment aims to:

  • Provide Psychoeducation to Both the Child and the Caregivers 
  • Help Clients to Identify and Cope With Emotions, Thoughts, and Behaviors

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR helps adult survivors who are emotionally, physically, or sexually abused as children. This treatment aims to reduce the long-term effects of distressing memories by engaging the brain's normal adaptive information processing mechanisms, which relieves present symptoms.

It uses an eight-phase approach that includes having the patient recall distressing images while receiving one of the several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements. 

This therapy treats PTSD due to:

  • Rape
  • Psychological Abuse or Neglect
  • Abandonment Experience
  • Marital Betrayal
  • Divorce
  • Excessive Anger

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attack
  • Phobia (Including Agoraphobia)
  • Stress 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) 

This therapy is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients to:

  • Understand the Thoughts and Feelings That Influence Behaviors
  • Learn to Identify Negative Patterns of Thought, Assess Their Validity, and Replace Them With Better Ways of Thinking 
  • Change Patterns of Behavior That Come From Dysfunctional Thinking

Grief Counseling 

This form of psychotherapy aims to help people cope with grief and mourning due to death of loved ones or major life changes, such as divorce or job loss. Grief counseling helps patients to:

  • Understand Grief, What to Expect When Grieving, and the Stages of Grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance)
  • Build New Relationships
  • Establish a Support System 
  • Develop a New Identity 
  • Recognize Normal Aspects of the Grieving or Mourning Process 
  • Cope With the Pain and Work Through the Feelings Associated With the Loss 
  • Feel Supported Through the Anxiety Surrounding Life Changes That May Follow the Loss 
  • Develop Strategies for Seeking Support and Self-Care 
  • Work Through the Feelings Associated With the Loss of Another
  • Accept the Loss
  • Determine How Life Can Go on Without the Person 
  • Consolidate Memories to Be Able to Move Forward

Performed by a Master Level Counselor 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation 

Ranges From 2.5 Hours to 5 Hours per Week, Depending on the Client's Level of Treatment

This treatment aids patients to: 

  • Develop Social and Interpersonal Skills
  • Develop Self-Management of the Negative Effects of Psychiatric or Emotional Symptoms That Interfere With a Person's Daily Living 
  • Increase Community Tenure
  • Enhance Personal Relationships
  • Establish Support Networks
  • Increase Community Awareness
  • Improve Coping Strategies and Effective Functioning in their Social Environment 
  • Implement Learned Skills for Them to Remain in a Natural Community Location 
  • Achieve Developmentally Appropriate Functioning
  • Effectively Respond to or Avoid Identified Precursors or Triggers That Result in Functional Impairments

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment 

Ranges From 1 Hour to 3 Hours per Week, Depending on the Client's Level of Treatment

This treatment helps clients by:

  • Conducting Various Programs, Such as:
    • Individual Supportive Counseling
    • Solution-Focused Intervention
    • Emotional and Behavioral Management 
    • Problem Behavior Analysis 
  • Participating in and Utilizing Strengths-Based Planning and Treatments (Includes Identifying Strengths, Needs, Resources, and Natural Supports)
  • Developing Goals and Objectives to Address Functional Deficits Associated With the Mental Illness
  • Providing Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Support Skills to Locate, Rent, and Keep a Home
  • Helping With Accessing Community Resources and Benefits, Such As: 
    • Social Security
    • Food Banks
    • Housing
    • Transportation Services
    • Pro-Social Activities 
    • Government Agencies
  • Assisting in Finding Medical, Social, Educational, Spiritual, and Other Services Needed
  • Providing Behavioral and Emotional Support for Managing Mental Health Symptoms and Parenting Support for Those With Children Experiencing Emotional Difficulties
  • Linking With Courts, Government Meetings, and Specialist Appointments

Performed by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Master Level Counselor 

  • Individual Counseling

Family Counseling 

  • Works With Families and Couples in Initiating Relationships to Nurture Change and Development 
  • Assists the Family to Focus Less on the Member Who Has Been Identified as Ill and to Pay Attention on their Family as a Whole 
  • Strengthens Each Family Member so They Can Work on Their Problems Together 
  • Helps Family Members Understand on How Families Function in General and How Their Own Functions 
  • Teaches Ways to Handle Conflicts and Changes Within the Family Differently 
  • Aids in Identifying Conflicts and Anxieties and Assists the Family to Develop Strategies to Resolve Them

24-Hour Crisis Intervention 

Crisis refers to any situation in which people perceive sudden loss of their abilities to use effective problem-solving and coping skills due to:

  • Natural Disasters 
  • Criminal Victimizations 
  • Illnesses (Medical and Mental) 

  • Suicidal or Homicidal Thoughts 
  • Changes in Relationships 
  • Deaths of Loved Ones

Our crisis intervention services aid in:

  • Symptom Reduction, Stabilization, and Restoration
  • Crisis Assessment
  • Safety Plan and Crisis Plan Creation (No Suicide and/or No Homicide Contract)
  • Immediate Crisis Resolution 
  • De-Escalation Techniques and Coping Skills Development 
  • Referral and Linkage to Appropriate Community Services

Crisis intervention services normally last 2 hours or more per day for 14 days, depending on the client’s level treatment. This service is also available 24/7.

About Mental Health Care Services

This pertains to outpatient services provided to persons diagnosed with a mental illness or emotional disturbance and an impaired level of functioning based on a mental health assessment. Services are designed to restore, manage, and rehabilitate an individual’s mental condition. 

Moreover, the health care treatment program is focused on helping the patient recover and assisting him or her to participate fully in their home, school, and community settings. Services are conducted weekly in the patient’s home and/or community for a period of six to nine months depending on the level of need.

Criteria for Qualification on Our Mental Health Program

  • A Louisiana Medicaid Recipient
  • Children, Adolescents, and Adults From Age 5 to 90
  • Diagnosable Mental, Behavioral, or Emotional Disorder of Sufficient Duration From the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) or the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition 
    • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
    • Bipolar I and II
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Impulsive Disorder 
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
    • Schizophrenia
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder
  • Disability Effects Functioning in Recipient’s Home, School/Vocation, and Community
  • Psychiatric Disability Is Expected to Persist for at Least a Year