Common Questions

How can supportive services help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in supportive services. Our professional staff can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that professional help can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Some of the benefits available includes:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence


What is a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment?

A comprehensive clinical assessment is a face-to-face evaluation of an individual's presenting mental health, developmental disability, and/or substance abuse condition that results in a written report.  This document provides the clinical basis for the development of the Person Centered Plan (PCP) which directs the course of treatment.  There is not an exact format for a comprehensive clinical assessment however it should include the following elements:

  • Presenting Problem
  • General Health & Behavioral Health History
  • Current Medications
  • Biological, psychological, familial, social, developmental and environmental dimensions
  • Diagnosis
  • Recommendations for additional assessments & services

What is Respite?

Respite services provide periodic support and aid to the primary caregiver(s) of children ages 3 to 21. The service allows for the primary caregiver(s) to secure relief from the responsibility and stress of being a caretaker. Respite may be utilized as a planned event, emergency care, to include in and out-of-home services, inclusive of overnight, during school hours for sickness or injury, and weekend care. The goal is to give primary caregiver(s) the opportunity to participate in planned or emergency events, and to have planned breaks in caregiving.     

What is Peer Support?

Peer support service is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy process. These services emphasize personal safety, self worth, confidence, growth, connection to the community, boundary setting, planning, self advocacy, personal fulfillment, and development of social supports, and effective communication skills.  

Peer specialists...

  1. Model Recovery
  2. Teach Skills
  3. Offer Support
  4. Promote Recovery
  5. Enhance Hope


What is Individual Support?  

Individual support services are "hands-on" individualized assistance with everyday activities that are required by an individual with severe and persistent mental illness in order to live independently in the community.  The services are intended to support adults ages eighteen (18) and older living in a private home, a licensed group home, an adult care home or a hospital that have a documented plan to transition to independent or shared housing.  Specifically, this service provides assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL).  The goal is to provide coaching to the individual in areas of need and fade this support over time.