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HISTORY

A Positive Direction, Inc. (APDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency which was incorporated in March of 1994.  It was originally envisioned to provide leadership information and skills to youth and adolescents.  However, has evolved over the years to also serving adults suffering from mental health and substance abuse challenges. 
In 2020, another component; Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC) services were added to our ever-growing array of services.  We are committed to treating the whole person and helping them reach their full potential in life.

MISSION

A Positive Direction, Inc.’s (APDI) mission is to help bring health, stability, and balance to the lives of the individuals and families we serve by utilizing cost-effective, cutting-edge, and high-quality counseling interventions, techniques, and approaches.

AGENCY CORE VALUES

Compassion and Respect for Persons Providing or Receiving Services. Belief in the potential for recovery and the clients’ ability to maximize their potential.

OUR VISION

We offer focused, compassionate treatment supplied by knowledgeable, highly trained, professional staff.  To assist individuals in regaining their non-substance abuse life and mental and emotional health to function successfully is the primary goal of our programs.  We are committed to moving the client toward greater self-sufficiency to reach personal goals and live with purpose.  All clients are treated with dignity and respect.  Their confidentiality and privacy are held in the highest regard.

A uniquely developed treatment plan will determine the services provided.  APDI utilizes a strengths-based approach in all programs.

The agency will deliver Outpatient treatment programs in a non-threatening, non-judgmental manner.  The assigned therapist will be professional and possess proficient skills in the clients' areas of concern.  The environment is warm, inviting, and client-friendly.

Lead Counselor
Trisha W. White

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Batters Intervention Program (BIP) Facilitator, and an Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC) Assessor and Facilitator.  I am certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) to administer drug and alcohol assessments, including those for the Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC) for the courts and the Department of Public Safety (DPS).  I am also a board-approved LPC supervisor who provides supervision for LPC candidates.

My education and training include a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, an Associates of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and an Associates of Applied Science – Computer Specialist for Business Micros (Programming Option). 

My experience working with diverse populations has benefited me in acquiring the therapeutic skills necessary to work effectively with people from all walks of life.  I have been providing individuals, couples, and families services in some capacity for many years.  I have also been providing drug and alcohol assessments, education, and classes.

If most people receive the opportunity, resources, and skills, they are more equipped to change, grow and reach a more balanced and fulfilling life.  I assist clients in identifying, processing, and employing techniques to produce favorable outcomes.  I believe in integrating clients’ values into the therapeutic process.

I use confidential; uniquely; developed; treatment plans; to address a wide range of concerns, including substance abuse challenges, physical trauma, emotional abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, grief and loss, other life situations.

My counseling style is warm and engaging.  Everyone involved in the therapeutic process will experience respect, sensitivity, and compassion.  I am here to support and assist clients in discovering the answers to their life’s challenging questions.

Expectations

We will collaborate with the client, family members, or anyone else selected to discover the etiology of the client’s life’s challenges.  

The interventions used include but are not limited to assertiveness training, problem-solving skills, relaxation skills training, cognitive restructuring, thought-stopping techniques, education about the disorder, relapse prevention, and homework assignments. 

The client can expect to learn the skills necessary to gain control of concerns, improve relationships, enhance personal growth and achieve life’s balance.

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