Making an Appointment
Once you contact CBHC, we will ask a few simple questions to make sure your needs are best met by our services. If not, we will refer you to an appropriate provider.
Once we confirm your information, we can schedule your first appointment usually within two weeks.
First Appointment: Diagnostic Assessment
This process consists of gathering detailed information to assess an individual's behavioral health needs to determine the best service mix of mental health and rehabilitation services for improvement and recovery.
The evaluation is designed to: diagnose mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, postnatal depression, eating disorders and psychotic illnesses and to differentiate between mental and physical health problems.
Second Appointment: Psychiatric Evaluation
This process will include:
- Reason(s) for your appointment
- Psychiatric and social history
- Medical history
- Information about other services being received
Individualized Service/Treatment Plan
Once the psychiatric evaluation and diagnostic assessment have been completed, a CBHC counselor will work with you to create your Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
Your ISP will include:
Setting goals helps Clients:
CBHC providers follow a problem-solving approach to therapy and treatment, which includes comprehensive evaluation, collaborative development of goals, and psychiatric assessment as well as medication when appropriate.
Treatment and therapy for older adults may focus on the transitions of aging including coping with bereavement or loss, family support, memory loss or dealing with health issues and independent living skills.
A Qualified Mental Health Specialist (Case Manager) may be assigned to help individuals on a regular basis to access needed services and to improve daily living skills with respect to work, family and integration within the community.