Welcome to the Behavioral Health Department. It is our hope that we can be of service to you by providing quality care for your emotional and mental well-being. We are an outpatient facility that operates during regular clinic hours.

Assessment and Evaluation

Initial sessions range from 45 to 90 minutes in length that consist of a comprehensive interview by a therapist and may include other assessment questionnaires used to determine the severity of a problem.

Follow-up Sessions and Ongoing Treatment

Are scheduled to review assessments and determine what therapy services will be offered to address any potential problems. Discussions will include the initial diagnostic impression, available treatment options, recommended therapeutic interventions, frequency of services, limits to confidentiality, and your participation in developing a comprehensive treatment plan. On-going treatment will consist of follow-up sessions with you and your therapist or psychiatrist working towards the completion of your treatment plan.

Therapeutic Interventions

  • Assessment/evaluation pertaining to mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Individual/couples/family therapy appointments are scheduled for 45 to 90-minute sessions.
  • Group therapy for addiction treatment (alcohol/drug, including nicotine) and coping skills therapy. Sessions range from one to two hours depending on the group. Addiction and recovery group meets at 10 a.m. on Mondays, 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. on Fridays.
  • Smoking cessation classes are offered several times throughout the year. This class is led by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Medication management
  • A staff psychiatrist visit is for medication, and on certain occasions, brief psychotherapy. Psychiatric care is limited to a 30 to 45-minute initial visit and regularly scheduled 30-minute follow-up visits.

Confidential Records

Hard copies/paper charts are kept locked in a safe place for your right to privacy. Electronic behavioral health records are kept secure and only behavioral health staff members, CPNHS medical doctors and nurse practitioners who provide you with health care services and billing staff have electronic access to your behavioral health records, if applicable and necessary. Therapy sessions are held in the department and protected by locked entrances.

Consent for Release of Information

Consent is required to send substance abuse and mental health evaluation reports/records to other agencies and can be completed in Medical Records. Disability, parental fitness, child custody, inability to work determinations, and other legal or medical conclusions are not provided.

For parents of patients who are age 17 and younger, we ask that you stay in the department during their session for safety purposes.