Mental Health

Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to the community. There is emerging evidence that positive mental health is associated with improved health outcomes. Children, adolescents and adults with emotional disturbances face challenges in many aspects of their daily lives-at home, in work/school, in social situations and in the community. PsychSolutions works to coordinate services and supports as well as natural supports located in their home communities to assist the client to live emotionally health lives. This approach to service delivery recognizes the importance of family, school and community and promotes each person’s full potential by addressing physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and social needs.

Psychiatric evaluation is defined as a systematic evaluation of the causes, the symptoms, the course, and the consequences of a psychiatric disorder in order to formulate a diagnosis and a treatment plan, as well as to answer any questions the client, parent or referring specialist may have.

At PsychSolutions, a psychosocial evaluation (also called a F2F) is an individualized evaluation of a client's mental health, social status, and functional capacity within the community. They are generally conducted by licensed practitioners and provide a DSM-5 diagnosis as well as determine treatment recommendations.

A comprehensive behavioral health assessment (CBHA) is an in-depth and detailed assessment of the recipient’s emotional, social, behavioral, and developmental functioning. For those settings in which the recipient routinely participates, a comprehensive behavioral health assessment must include direct observation of the recipient in the following settings:

  • Home
  • School or Child Care
  • Work Site
  • Community

To receive a comprehensive behavioral health assessment funded by Medicaid, a recipient must be under the age of 21 years and be a victim of abuse or neglect, have been determined by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or their designee to require out-of-home care or be placed in shelter status or have committed acts of juvenile delinquency, be suffering from an emotional disturbance or a serious emotional disturbance and be at risk for placement in a residential setting.

PsychSolutions provides psychosexual evaluations to children and adolescents who are exhibiting moderate sexual behavior problems. These individualized, comprehensive evaluations are instrumental in assessing psychosexual functioning, determining treatment and service needs, assessing risk, determining safety needs, and future needs. PsychSolutions follows a highly effective, evidenced based protocol for the treatment of problematic sexual behavior in children and adolescents in collaboration with the C-Start Program.

Co-parenting counseling assist parents to create an arrangement where both adults share responsibility for raising their child or children in a spirit that promotes cooperation, healing, and growth. Co-parent counseling allows parents an opportunity to talk about the best interests of their children in a neutral environment and, when appropriate, to get input and advice from a professional who is experienced in working with children and families of divorce. Issues ranging from custody schedules to day-to-day parenting can be discussed and parents can be kept 'on track' when their discussion begins to drift from parenting issues to personal/marital issues.

Couples Therapy works to strengthen a current relationship, and to understand more about aspects of stress in a relationship. Couples therapy can also assist the partnership to handle many different issues that occur in interpersonal relationships.

Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that assists family members to improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is often short-term. At PsychSolutions, it may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment will depend on your family's situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you are finished with therapy sessions.

At PsychSolutions, group counseling involves 4-10 clients meeting with 1-2 trained counselor(s), typically once a week for one hour. Group members talk about a variety of issues including exploring relationships, improving self-esteem, and enhancing coping skills. Group members share information about themselves and provide feedback to others while the group counselors facilitate productive communication in the group.

Individual mental health counseling is our most common treatment approach. Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, and work through challenging or influential memories. The Client can identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

The services provided at PsychSolutions are designed to assist people experiencing challenges in their lives ranging from adjustments to minor life stressors, to difficulty in daily functioning, to more significant behavioral and/or emotional concerns.

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various abnormalities that are affective, behavioral, cognitive, and perceptual.

Initial psychiatric assessment of a client typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. The combined treatment of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy/therapy is the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice.

PsychSolutions is most proud of our on-site treatment. Most of our therapists provide services in the community setting such as homes and schools assisting families who may lack transportation. These settings provide those we serve with a more familiar environment that help put them at ease and improve their chances for success. Allow PsychSolutions to come to your family and together we can create emotionally healthy lives.

PsychSolutions provides Case Management services to children, adolescents, and adults with severe mental health and other complex needs. Mental health targeted case management links clients to needed services, such as medical, social, educational, mental health, housing, insurance, employment, financial, and other services, so they can function as independently as possible. Case managers coordinate the provision of quality treatment and support services, advocate for their clients’ needs, and follow up to ensure service effectiveness.