High Expectations cares about our community and assisting those in need. As a way to give back we seek to connect by providing services to veterans, their families and many who are transitioning back into the workforce. We provide a wide range of counseling services.
Life isn't easy after deployment. That's where High Expectations Counseling can help. We aim to guide Veterans and their families once a Veteran returns from combat. This is a time of major adjustment that goes unnoticed by most people. The goal is to guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include, individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals.
A peer support specialist is considered a person that has "lived experience" and who has training to support clients that are struggling with mental health, psychological trauma, or behavioral/substance use and abuse issues. Through their personal experiences of these challenges they are able to provide peer support with expertise that many other professional trained therapists cannot.
Some of the roles that are filled by a peer support specialist include the following:
Many men face the issue of feeling embarrassed or ashamed for showing their emotions and that they have a vulnerable side. When need to process emotions the most and during very stressful times notions of what it means to have to “be strong” and “never let them see you weak” hold men back from seeking the support they need. It’s so important especially in times of unrest that men have a safe place they feel they can go to process and get things off their chest.
This is where a male support group comes in. Many men will find that in the group setting they can express themselves. Men feel they can open up around other men that they feel safe around and that can relate to what they are going through. In a very competitive and macho society, men often find it very hard to connect with others in a deep, emotional, and non-judgmental way. One of the many benefits of a support group for men is that each individual is able to drop the masks and talk about real struggles, fears, challenges and much more. They soon see they are not alone in their feelings. There are others that relate to how they feel and can share their strength and how they made it through.
Call us today or email to get in contact with our peer specialist and male group facilitator.