Outpatient

Our services are geared toward adults with severe disabilities like schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, major depression, borderline personality disorder, severe anxiety disorders, individuals with developmental disability and individuals in crisis.

Adult Therapy Services
Adult counseling focuses on improving psychological functioning, reducing maladaptive behaviors that help to function better in interpersonal and social relationships.
Therapy is available for individuals with a serious mental illness, developmental disability, or who have insurance coverage through the adult benefit waiver.

Community-Based Adult
Supports Coordinator/ Primary Care Coordinator
The Supports Coordinator/ Primary Care Coordinator uses the person-centered process to assist in identifying and implementing support strategies. Supports and service incorporate principle of empowerment, community inclusion, health and safety assurance and natural supports.

  • Advocating
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Service Planning
  • Follow-up
  • Linking to other services at Community Mental Health and other Agencies
  • Monitoring
  • Community Living Supports- CLS Worker assists in daily living skills and household activities in facilitating participation in community activities.

OMNIBUS RECONCILIATION ACT OF 1987-OBRA
Community Mental Health works with area hospitals and nursing homes to look at the mental health needs of patients and residents in their facilities. Included is an evaluation of required specialized services.

PEER DELIVERED SUPPORTS SERVICES
These services provide individuals with developmental disabilities or severe mental illnesses the opportunity to learn coping skills and strategies that build and/or enhance self esteem and self confidence. The goal is to achieve community inclusion, participation, recovery, and productivity.

CO-OCCURRING TREATMENT
The Agency subscribes to the principle of integrated treatment. Individuals with co-occurring disorders (mental illness and or developmental disabilities with substance use disorder) are best served by a treatment team versed in providing assistance in recovering from both disorders simultaneously. GCCMH offers a co-occurring group that meets weekly.

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT PROGRAM
Intensive clinical, medical and psychosocial services are provided 24 hours a day by a multi disciplinary team The services are based on the principles of recovery and person centered practice. Services are provided in the beneficiaries residence or in other community locations by members of the ACT team. ACT services may be used as an alternative to hospitalization.

JAIL DIVERSION SERVICES

Jail Diversion Services is a collaborative program using community resources. This service diverts those with serious mental illness, emotional disturbance or developmental disability that have committed criminal acts. This referral to Community Mental Health is an alternative (or an addition) to being charged and placed in a county jail or municipal detention center.

Eligibility for the program initiates an assessment and a person-centered plan of service.

This plan aims to integrate the needs of the individual, the community, court and other providers. Law enforcement, the prosecutor, courts and Community Mental Health work together toward diversion as a sentence, or a condition of bond. Diversion is also used in lieu of prosecution, or as a condition of reduction in charges or probation.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

Unscheduled activities conducted for the purpose of resolving a crisis situation requiring immediate attention. Activities include crisis response, crisis line (1-800-348-0032), assessment, referral and direct therapy. Crisis workers will assess individuals at the office, the emergency room at the hospital and at local law enforcement sites.

INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATION
Community Mental Health is responsible to evaluate individuals for inpatient psychiatric treatment. This is done to assure appropriate placement and coordination of care. Community Mental Health will assist in assessing and arranging for voluntary psychiatric hospitalizations.

Diagnostic referrals for evaluation are accepted from all sources.

A recommendation will be made to either an inpatient setting or alternative service.

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