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Counseling Services

Gulf Bend Center’s Counseling services are available in Port Lavaca and through a collaboration with DeTar Healthcare System and Methodist Healthcare Ministry. This is a service provided by highly trained Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) that help individuals, couples, and families that are experiencing emotional, social, behavioral, or relationship difficulties.  Counseling can be helpful in many ways.  It can help you better understand your own thoughts and emotions, increase positive communication between couples and family members, learn skills to deal with traumatic events, and how to handle stressful situations.  All aspects of your counseling are kept private and confidential as outlined by federal and state law.  This includes the scheduling of appointments, record keeping, and any issues discussed in sessions. Some issues treated include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family issues, stress management, communication needs, and career issues.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Provide quality mental health care in the primary care setting
  • Reduce co-occurring medical and mental health conditions
  • Provide counseling services to individuals who may not be able to afford counseling otherwise

PROGRAM SERVICES

  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Marriage and couples counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Telemedicine services

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES:

Services are offered to all residents age 5 and older who live within Gulf Bend’s seven county service area: Refugio, Lavaca, Dewitt, Goliad, Victoria, Jackson, and Calhoun. A referral from your doctor will be required. *Individuals will not be denied access to services based on current address or ability to pay.

Mental Health, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Substance Use Issues

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422