Our Mental Health Team consists of therapists who work together with clients to build awareness in the areas that each client would like to focus, teaching and learning new skills and ways of managing symptoms. Case Managers who help clients to learn and access community resources, including assistance with accessing benefits, care-giving, budgeting, housing and transportation. Peer Support specialists provide opportunities to collaborate and share feelings and experiences with someone who has been there.
Our outpatient teams uses a variety of modalities in order to best meet the needs of those they serve. Services occur primarily at our 4 main clinics where individuals, families and couples are helped to work through whatever their struggle might be.
Community Support Team (CST)
CST is a unique community-based team that is built around providing the services that best fit each client’s current needs. The CST offers several different services that are available in a variety of locations; the clinic, the community; the home. Individualized services are client-centered and designed to meet each client’s needs and goals.
Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
Psychodynamic and attachment based therapy to assist clients in their ability to mentalize themselves and others-the capacity to imagine into, connect with the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, mental states of themselves and others. Clients who have borderline personality traits will benefit by improving interpersonal relationships, emotion modulation, and holding multiple perspectives.
Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
This is an intensive mental health outreach program serving adults with a severe and persistent mental illness (such as Schizophrenia) that are not well served by traditional mental health services. Using an intensive case management model, PACT utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to promote the individual’s independence, rehabilitation and recovery. PACT aims to help individuals manage their illness by providing housing support, symptom management, maintenance of a substance-free lifestyle, and by minimizing involvement with local law enforcement.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is an intensive, evidenced-based treatment designed to help those who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder—the inability to regulate emotional distress without resulting to extreme or self-destructive behaviors. The central aim of DBT is to help clients replace unhelpful coping strategies with more effective alternatives. DBT’s effectiveness lies in it sound, behavioral-focused approach and its comprehensive format, which includes a weekly skills-training group/class, and weekly individual therapy.
Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)
IMR helps individuals with psychiatric disorders struggle to understand their mental illness, manage their symptoms, and achieve meaningful personal goals. Through client advocacy and skill building, IMR helps consumers grow beyond their mental illness, find their sense of “self”, and improve their total wellness.