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Mental Health/Peer Support

Mental Health Care and Substance Abuse Counseling promotes public health approaches to prevent mental disorder, address substance abuse conditions, health behaviors (including their contribution to chronic medical illnesses), life stressors and crises, stress-related physical systems, and ineffective patterns of health care utilization. Our program aims to provide guidance and preventive measures to help troubled individuals cope with life’s challenges and improve one’s emotional intelligence.

Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA)

One of the main roles of a therapist in our agency is to conduct clinical assessments to determine whether a client is suffering from a psychological or behavioral disorder. During the clinical interview, the therapist will gather information regarding a client’s family history, social life, employment, financial situation, previous experience in mental health treatment, and other factors that can impact their mental health and well-being. The assessment provides the therapist with a comprehensive picture of the client’s life, which helps in determining the diagnosis and course of treatment.

Therapists are trained for Diagnostic Assessment

A Diagnostic Assessment is a thorough face-to-face evaluation conducted on a consumer of any age, which assesses their mental health, intellectual and developmental disability history, or substance use condition. The Diagnostic Assessment is completed by a licensed professional and includes clinical considerations of the client’s physical, developmental, family, social, psychiatric, psychological history, and presenting concerns.

The assessment notes strengths, vulnerabilities, and needed mental health services, while assigning a diagnosis from the DSM V. This provides a complete picture of an individual’s emotional state and how well they are able to think, reason, and remember (cognitive functioning).

For more information, contact James Stroud @ (919) 241-4718.

Peer Support Flyer with participants in a group session

YES Program Criteria

This is a grant funded opportunity; therefore we will not bill against their insurance. Ideal members could still include Medicaid or Medicare patients.

We are extending this level of care to children, adolescent and adult members.

  • Service delivery may include PSS for approx. 3-hours per week by an
    assigned peer support specialist for up to 3-months.

PSS provides structured, scheduled services that promote recovery, self-determination, self-advocacy, engagement in self-care and wellness and enhancement of community living skills. Peer mentoring or coaching (one-on-one) – to encourage, motivate, and support beneficiary moving forward in recovery.

The beneficiary has documented identified needs, in at least ONE or more of the following areas (related to their diagnosis):

1. Acquisition of skills needed to manage symptoms and utilize community resources.
2. Assistance needed to develop self-advocacy skills to achieve decreased dependency on the mental health system.
3. Assistance and support needed to prepare for a successful work experience.
4. Peer modeling needed to take increased responsibilities for his or her own recovery; or
5. Peer supports needed to develop or maintain daily living skills