Our psychiatrists and clinicians specialize in working with children and adults who have a dual diagnosis of a mental health challenge and a developmental disability. Creative therapeutic approaches and recovery focused treatment are provided in a trauma informed setting. Available services include Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy and Medication Management.
Initial assessment for the program includes a full bio psychosocial assessment. Other available assessments include comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, psychological evaluation and IQ testing. The comprehensive assessments are performed by licensed clinicians, who are trained in the unique needs of children and adults, who have a dual diagnosis.
Creative methods such as play therapy, role playing, stress reduction methods, empowerment models and trauma informed treatment modalities are used to meet the unique needs of dually diagnosed individuals.
Family therapy helps to define goals for both the individual and the family as they work toward a better state of mental health. Family therapy sessions may require one or more family members to be present.
Psycho-education programs are used to teach skills such as children’s social skills groups, anger management,how to recognize safe and appropriate boundaries or how to get along with housemates. Psycho-education programs are typically time limited.
Groups evolve throughout sessions to meet the changing needs of individuals served. Examples of group therapies include Happy, Healthy Life, an adapted illness management and recovery class, Women’s Trauma Support Group and Aging and Loving it!
Our psychiatrist carefully works with the individual’s team of caretakers to ensure full communication around the need for medication and the ongoing impact of prescribed medications.
Behavior Support for Adults (age 18 and older)
Behavior planning is available for adults with an intellectual or developmental disability with an emphasis on Recovery and the individual’s mental health needs.
Peer Support Services for Adults (age 18 and older)
A certified peer specialist is available to provide recovery coaching, self help education and peer support activities. Peer support is provided at the center, by phone or in the community. Peer support serves as an essential part of learning to live and cope with a mental illness
A variety of payment options are available for these services including private pay, private insurance and Pennsylvania Health Choices.
For more information, contact Outpatient Intake at 267-203-1500 ext. 182.