Assessment and Treatment Planning: During a psychosocial assessment, we will explore what is happening with you now in terms of the concerns you have, the symptoms you are experiencing (including frequency, duration, and intensity), and how those symptoms have changed over time. We will ask about what has happened to get you to where you are now, and what things you feel have contributed to your current situation (this may include life experiences, traumas, achievements, major transitions, etc.). We will also get information about any previous services you’ve had, any medication you take or have taken in the past, and if there are any medical issues to consider. We will ask for some details about your home, school, and social situations, determining areas of concern to address as well as areas of strength or resources to draw upon. Finally, we will use the information we gather during the assessment to complete any required prior authorization documentation for the insurance company and complete a treatment plan with you. The treatment plan gives us an idea of the goals you have for how you’d like things to look different, our objectives for reaching those goals, and how we plan to get there. This information is confidential and will only be released with your consent.
Counseling, skills building, and psychoeducation (CPST/PSR): Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST) is time-limited goal-directed supports and solution-focused intervention , which focuses on reducing the disability resulting from mental illness, restoring functional skills of daily living, building natural supports, and solution-oriented interventions intended to achieve identified person-centered goals or objectives as set forth in the individualized treatment plan. Psychosocial rehabilitation (also termed psychiatric rehabilitation or PSR) promotes personal recovery, successful community integration and satisfactory quality of life for persons who have a mental illness or mental health concern.
In-office medication management (including Suboxone): With this service, you meet with the licensed prescriber (either the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner) who will assess your situation and make recommendations of what medication, if any, they’d recommend to assist you. Medication is optional, you are not required to use it to participate in our program. If you wish to receive medication however, you do need to participate in another ongoing counseling type service as well. Please be aware that Medicaid often doesn’t approve medication for children under the age of 6.
In-office individual and group therapy: Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. The purpose of group therapy is to help individuals better understand themselves in the context of their relationships so that they can make more informed, healthy, and adaptive choices based on a deeper awareness of their feelings, interpersonal behaviors, reactions and patterns.
In-office individual and group substance abuse counseling, IOP groups: An addiction counselor’s role is to: Provide unbiased emotional support for individuals going through a treatment program. Conduct one-on-one therapy sessions to get to the root of the addiction. An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate substance abuse problem areas. It’s designed for clients who are want to continue working and attending to their daily lives but need a degree of supportive treatment.
Crisis Intervention: The purpose of crisis interview is to reduce the intensity of an individual’s emotional, mental, physical and behavioral reactions to a crisis, then to help the individual return to their level of functioning before the crisis.