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Outpatient

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At Families, Inc., we believe that to provide the most effective treatment we must first fully understand the unique and individualized needs of the client.  Our Mental Health Evaluation Process includes receiving a Psychiatric Evaluation by our medical staff, once the Intake Assessment has been completed by a licensed Mental Health Professional. This will provide the most comprehensive evaluation of each individual’s mental health needs at the time services begin.

Benefits of our Mental Health Evaluation process:

  1. Improve the quality of care and set each individual up for a better outcome.
  2. Psychiatric Evaluations will be used to:
    1. Further substantiate the diagnosis,
    2. Potentially identify a new diagnosis,
    3. Evaluate for medical conditions that will impact care or may lead to a referral to the PCP for Out of Scope concerns,
    4. When indicated, develop an individualized evidence-based medication regimen or determine if a pre-existing medication regimen is appropriate.

Individual Therapy

Mental health problems are real. They affect one's thoughts, body, feelings and behavior. They can be severe, seriously interfere with a person's life and even cause a person to become disabled. Individual therapy is tailored for a patient/client and administered one-on-one whether it be in the home, office or school. Goals for therapy may be specific (e.g. change in behavior, improved relations with family or friends) or more general (e.g. less anxiety, better self-esteem, etc.).

Family Therapy

Family therapy is facilitated by a therapist, sometimes with the entire family group and sometimes with individuals. Family therapy helps family members improve their understanding of and the ways in which they respond to one another. This type of therapy can resolve patterns of behavior that might lead to more severe mental illness. It can also help educate individuals about the nature of mental disorders and teach them skills to better cope with the effects of having a family member with a mental illness (e.g. dealing with feelings of anger or guilt).

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling involves discussion and problem solving sessions facilitated by a therapist. At times, it may include both partners or sometimes be administered individually. This type of therapy can help couples improve their understanding of each other and the ways in which they respond to one another. It may also resolve patterns of behavior that might lead to more severe mental illness.

Examples of an appropriate referral for couples counseling include a 25-year old woman who was sexually abused as a child and has intimacy issues with her husband, and a couple contemplating divorce agree to explore issues in their marriage in depth in an effort to make a more informed decision.

Group Therapy

Group therapy involves groups of usually 4 to 12 people, typically of similar age, who have similar problems and who meet regularly with a therapist. The therapist uses the emotional interactions of the group's members to help them obtain relief from distress and possibly modify their behavior.

Play Therapy

Play therapy is geared toward young children (as young as 2) and uses a variety of activities, such as painting, puppets and dioramas (a re-creation of a natural setting which shows a specific moment in time) to establish communication with the therapist and resolve problems. Play allows the child to express emotions and problems that would be too difficult to discuss with another person.

An example of a play therapist referral might be a 5-year old who is having trouble separating from mom and attending kindergarten. There are many more examples of more intense needs such as sexual or parental abuse.

Qualified Behavioral Health Services

Qualified Behavioral Health Services work with the client and family on behavioral issues that occur in the home, school and community. The QBHP serves on the treatment team and assists professional staff with the execution of the treatment plan. They also assist with securing community services that might be available to the client and the client's family.

Psychiatric Services

A psychiatrist is a member of the treatment team who has completed both medical school and training in psychiatry and is a specialist in diagnosing and treating mental illness. The psychiatrist will meet with the patient/client to evaluate his or her mental health and/or prescribe or maintain medication when appropriate.

Psychological Evaluation

Psychological evaluations utilize standardized psychological and psycho-educational test instruments to assist in the diagnostic process, which leads to subsequent treatment recommendations. They are conducted by licensed psychologists and psychological examiners. This service may be requested by schools, courts, other mental health agencies, primary care physicians and treatment team members.

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