CounselingThe Oasis Center’s Counseling Program provides a safe, confidential and worry-free environment that meets women where they are in life. These one-on-one sessions allow personal connection with a trained counselor who is there to listen and help, guided by our strengths-based philosophy. Individual counseling is offered on a sliding-fee scale, based on personal ability to pay, regardless of insurance status.
About our Strengths-Based Approach to Counseling
Our counseling philosophy is a strengths-based approach which is a collaborative helping relationship that is formed between our team members and the women we serve. This relationship may involve direct work with individuals, families, groups, and communities as well as advocacy with the purpose of empowerment and the promotion of social and economic justice. Our strengths-based approach focuses on women's inherent strengths, resources, and coping skills. In our program, the women we serve are viewed as capable of change, and are partners and active participants in the change process. Our team members are not problem solvers; the women we serve are the problem-solvers. Our team members help women to recognize, marshal, and enhance their inherent strengths and abilities, empowering them and establishing a collaborative working relationship. Our strengths-based philosophy seeks to discover the resources and abilities that the women we serve currently have, and work with them to change their futures. The past cannot be dismissed, as it provides a context for the present, but our focus is on the present and how we can help to positively affect the future.
If you would like to learn more about the Counseling Program, inquire about our sliding scale fee rates or schedule an appointment today, please call us at 850-222--2747.
There is no cost to participate in our Single Moms Support Group, on site babysitting is available at no charge for children 12 years and younger and dinner is provided during meetings.
For more information, please call us at 850-222-2747.
The Girls Circle encourages girls to share experiences that are helpful to one another. To participate, girls need only have the desire, make a commitment to attend the meetings, and agree to follow the circle guidelines, i.e. respect, no put-downs or interruptions, offer experiences - not advice, keep the focus on oneself, and keep what's said in the group private. Girls are free to share at their own pace.
We are facilitating or have facilitated Girls Circles at Buck Lake Elementary , Boys & Girls Club, Capitol City Youth Services, Godby High School, Ghazvinni Learning Center, Life Skills, HOPE Community, Rickards High School, Leon High School, Fairview Middle School, Griffin Middle School, Nims Middle School, Stars Middle School, Cornerstone Learning Community, Palmer Monroe Teen Center, and Girls Can Do Anything Summer Camps. The circles are funded several different ways - thanks to a grant from the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Community Human Service Partnership (Leon County & the City of Tallahassee), private donations and by parents and schools.
If you are interested in bringing a Girls Circle to a school or community group, please contact Liovani Nazario by email or call 850-222-2747.
This program is sponsored by The Oasis Center for Women & Girls, Inc. and the State of Florida.