The Counseling Center has provided counseling services for over 50 years in Otero County. We offer an array of services to include Individual, Group, and Family Counseling, PTSD, Grief, Depression, Anxiety Support Services, Anger Management Screenings and Services, Crisis Intervention, Comprehensive Assessments, and Tele-Med and Medication Management services for the severely mentally ill (SMI). LGBTQIA+
TCC- Substance Abuse-Canyon Light Programing
The focus of this program is to teach clients of their power and educate them on their ability to change behaviors should their behaviors continue to place sanctions and limits on their life, and their freedom. Individual and group therapy, drug and alcohol screenings, 12-hour education class, 90-day outpatient program, 6-month extensive program, and customized programming is available, all using an evidence-based curriculum.
Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS)
CCSS is a behavioral health service that surrounds individuals /families (children and SMI adults) with the services and resources to promote recovery, rehabilitation, and resiliency, Community support activities address goals specifically in the following functional domains: independent living, learning, working, socializing and recreation. CCSS consists of a variety of interventions primarily face-to-face and in community locations that address barriers that impede the development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community.
Otero County Overdose Prevention Program (PDOPS)
We offer information and educational resources for opioid overdose in our community. We provided free Narcan/Naloxone training, distribution, and refills. Free Deterra Prescription Drug Deactivation Bags, Educational materials, and resources for the community are available.
Community Alternative Placement Program (CAPP)
CAPP services provide a balance of responsibility, accountability, and intensive supervision to pre-adjudicated, adjudicated offenders and struggling youth who have risk factors that may lead to dropping out of school. The program provides a positive rehabilitative environment. Transportation is provided for the structured, supervised Day Program Monday-Friday. Individualized goals are set for juveniles in the Day Program, some of the areas address are, Educational supports services, Life Skills, Job Development, and Personal Development.
CAPP Educational supports and tutoring are free services that are meant to assist in filling in the gap for students that are struggling and at risk of failing one or more academic subjects and or maybe on extended out-of-school suspension. Tutoring can be provided in person or online.
Online students must have access to a laptop, tablet, PC, or cell phone. Students and parents must provide an active email address and have access to Wi-Fi or internet access for the student to participate in individual online tutoring sessions.
Referrals may come from JPO, Parents, School staff, or students may self-refer. Students must be 10-17 years of age to participate in educational support services/tutoring and tutoring slots are assigned on a first-come basis.
Girls Circle &The Boys Council
The Counseling Center provides Girls Circle and Boys Council free to youth within the community. Girls Circle is an evidence-based program, a structured support group for girls from 10-17 years which integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training. Girls Circle is designed to increase positive connections, strengths, and competence in girls. Girls experience a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community that offers caring, support, healthy connections, and skills to navigate relational and social-emotional challenges. With these strengths, girls are empowered to grow and develop beyond imposed cultural limitations as connected, active, engaged, and authentic young women. Thirteen Topics: Address a wide range of topics such as friendships, body image, relationships, setting boundaries, coping skills, alcohol, marijuana, family substance use, communication, assertiveness, goals, dreams, self-care, and more.
Boys Council is a strengths-based group approach to promote boys and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years. In this structured environment, boys and young men gain the vital opportunity to address masculine definitions and behaviors and build capacities to find their innate value and create good lives -individually and collectively 10-17 years of age. There are six topics relevant to male youth development, such as school, power, and status, teamwork, bullying, masculinity beliefs, emotional expression, competition, standing up as allies, respecting boundaries, conflicts, diversity, substance use, relationships with girls, homophobia, and more.
One Circle Foundation's circle models are evidence-based and have been very successful in helping youth to find connections, build assets, improve self-confidence, and lead meaningful, purposeful lives!
TCC-Community Based Prevention Intervention and Reunification Services (CBPIR)
Prevention Awareness (primary services): a community-based prevention service that is designed to increase the community’s general knowledge about child abuse and neglect and awareness of child abuse prevention services
Family Connections/ CBPIR Family Prevention Support Services: a multifaceted, community-based program that works with families in their homes and in the context of their neighborhoods to help them meet the basic needs of their children such as food and shelter and prevent child maltreatment.
Family Support Services (secondary services): a community-based program that provides services to primary/secondary caregivers of children 0-5 years of age to prevent child abuse and neglect before abuse has occurred. Family Support Services is a multifaceted, short-term, community-based service program that works with families (including adoptive, foster, and extended) in their homes and in the context of their neighborhoods to help them meet the basic needs of their children and prevent child maltreatment.
Intensive Family Intervention Support Services: a community-based program providing a higher level of support to families whose children are at risk of being placed in an out-of-home placement. The goal is to keep children safe by working with their families within their homes and communities.
Intensive Family Support Services are provided to families (including adoptive, foster, and extended) who are in crisis, and intensive, wraparound support is needed to prevent child abuse/neglect and maintain the child(ren) safely with their family of origin
Family Reunification Services: a community-based program that provides support to families and children reunifying from foster care or other out-of-home placement.
Time-Limited Reunification: a time-limited, community-based program that supports family reunification. Time-Limited Reunification (TLR) services are intensive home-based programs that support families in reunifying with their children in CYFD Protective Services (PS) custody. This includes assisting parents in complying with their treatment plan, to assist in reunifying families in an expedited timeframe. The goal is to have the family reunified within twelve months of the child’s most recent removal date.