DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT
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Diagnostic Assessment

This occurs as consumers are in the process of making meaning of new content and of integrating it into what they already know. Feedback to the consumer is immediate (or nearly so), to enable them to change.

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Treatment Plan

A treatment plan refers to a written document that outlines the progression of therapy. It will be used by you and your therapist to direct the steps to take in treating whatever you're working on.  It is also a tool used by doctors, counselors/therapists, and clients to shape the focus of mental health therapy. A mental health care plan helps therapists and clients make positive change happen through purpose, focus, and direction.

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Referral Services

PGBHS understands the value of the full package therefore we do not stop at Behaviaroal Health services we help to support you by providing services that connect you with community based services and supports in an effort to help you meet your needs.

 

MEDICATION SOMATIC TREATMENT

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Medical Interventions

Medication/Somatic Treatment services are medical interventions including physical examinations; prescription, supervision or administration of mental- health related medications; monitoring and interpreting results of laboratory diagnostic procedures related to mental health-related medications; and medical interventions needed for effective mental health treatment provided as either an individual or group intervention.

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Monitoring

Medication/Somatic Treatment services include monitoring the side effects and interactions of medication and the adverse reactions which a consumer may experience, and providing education and direction for symptom and medication self-management.

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Psychoeducation

Consumers receiving Medication/Somatic Treatment shall participate in a psychoeducational session to discuss medication side effects, adverse reactions to medications, and medication self-monitoring and management 

 

COUNSELING

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Individual Therapy

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, work through challenging or influential memories, 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.

How do I get started?
Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment.  You will be asked to provide some initial information over the telephone to help us evaluate if our clinic is your best treatment option.  You may then be scheduled for an initial two-hour evaluation session which provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the therapist and provide him/her with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking counseling.  In addition, the intake therapist will be able to answer your questions regarding services, fees, confidentiality and what to expect in therapy.

We are interested in developing a collaborative relationship with you in which we try to decide together what kind of treatment would be best for you. However, not everyone will be referred for continuing therapy at the clinic. We make decisions on what we believe will be best for the client.

At the end of that first session, if we decide that it is in your best interest to move forward working with the assigned therapist, you will decide on a mutually-agreeable time slot for your therapy sessions (typically, the client and therapist will meet once a week, and each session will last approximately one hour). At your second appointment, you will begin working with your therapist to set goals for your therapy experience and then begin working together toward achieving them.

Call (202) 717-9428 Ext. 01 to schedule your appointment today!

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Family Therapy

Family and Couples counseling is a process through which a couple (who may be engaged, dating, married, partnered—or sometimes even parent and child or other pairings and/or family members) works with a trained therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, and then develops a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment.

Working with a therapist in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The therapist may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship.

How do I get started?Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment.  You will be asked to provide some initial information over the telephone to help us evaluate if our clinic is your best treatment option.  You may then be scheduled for an initial two-hour evaluation session which provides an opportunity for you to build rapport with the therapist and provide him/her with some background about yourself and the reasons you are seeking counseling.  In addition, the intake therapist will be able to answer your questions regarding services, fees, confidentiality and what to expect in therapy.

Call (202) 717-9428 Ext. 01 to schedule your Family Therapy Session today!

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Group Therapy

Group therapy is a process through which a small group of people (generally six to ten) meet face-to-face with a trained group therapist to talk about a particular issue with which all of them is struggling—such as grief/bereavement, anger management, eating disorders, living with chronic depression or anxiety, recovering from childhood sexual abuse, etc.

 

Under the direction of the group therapist, members share and explore their feelings and behaviors, hear different points of view and coping strategies, and receive encouragement from others facing similar issues. Group therapy provides participants a powerful opportunity to share and learn from others in a safe and supportive environment while working toward healing and change.

How do I get started?
Your first step is to call us to schedule your initial appointment and learn what Group Therapy Sessions we have available.

We are interested in developing a collaborative relationship with you in which we try to decide together what kind of treatment would be best for you.

Call (202) 717-9428 Ext. 01 to schedule your Group Therapy Session today!

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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Effective Life Skills

PGBHS Community Support Workers provide individual mental health intervention for the development of interpersonal and community coping skills, including adapting to home, school, and work environments;

Assisting the consumer in symptom self-monitoring and self-management for the identification and minimization of the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms, which interfere with the consumer's daily living, financial management, personal development, or school or work performance;

Assistance to the consumer in increasing social support skills and networks that ameliorate life stresses resulting from the consumer's mental illness or emotional disturbance and are necessary to enable and maintain the consumer's independent living.

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Execution of Treatment Plan

PGBHS Community Support Workers participate in the development and implementation of consumer’s IRP/IPC.

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Education

PGBHS Community Support Workers provide Mental health education, support and consultation to consumers' families and their support system, which is directed exclusively to the well-being and benefit of the consumer.