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Counseling Services

We offer outpatient behavioral health services for youth ages 4-20 and their families to manage crisis situations and improve overall functioning. Our mental health professionals work with adults to help regain coping skills, find balance and to begin the process of recovery.

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Assessment Services

Assessment and assistance during crisis to decrease risk of harm and maintain consumer in the least restrictive environment.

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Training Services

Available to children and adolescents to teach skills which will allow the individual to direct his or her life at home and in the community.

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Medical Services

Brief description   Performed to establish a diagnosis and formulation of an individual’s problems and to plan their care and treatment.

Full description   A structured way of describing a patient’s current state of mind under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, speech, mood and affect, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight, and judgement.  The purpose is to obtain a comprehensive cross-sectional description of the patient’s mental state.  Data are collected through a combination of direct and indirect means such as;

  • unstructured observation while obtaining biographical and social information
  • focused questions about current symptoms
  • formalized psychological tests

Cultural differences between the examiner and patient must be taken into consideration, as different cultural backgrounds may be associated with different norms of interpersonal behavior and emotional expression.

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Anger Management

Anger is a natural emotion that we all experience. Mild forms of anger may include displeasure, irritation or dislike. When we react to criticism, threat or frustration we may become angry – and usually this is a healthy response. Anger may be a secondary response to feeling sad, lonely or frightened.

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Crisis Intervention (Healthy Louisiana Members Only)

Assessment and assistance during crisis to decrease risk of harm and maintain consumer in the least restrictive environment.

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Individual

Individual counseling is often used to help people resolve internal conflicts, identify and address personal blind spots, improve self-confidence, grow spiritually and/or emotionally, and cope with the stressors of life. The sessions are one on one with specific…

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Group

For many mental health, emotional and relationship issues that people face, group counseling is the best treatment choice. It provides individuals with the unique opportunity of utilizing peer interaction to work toward improving themselves. At Positive Choices, we offer a wide array of groups to address the needs of diverse groups of people. Although many are initially hesitant to join a group, participants consistently find group therapy to be a very beneficial and positive experience.

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Court Mandated

Court ordered therapy is a way for individuals in the legal system to facilitate positive solutions for legal dilemmas under the supervision of a mental health professional. Since court ordered therapy will most likely play an important role in an individual’s legal situation, it is vital to choose a clinician with profound knowledge and experience in your specific situation as well as the legal system.

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Couples

Most relationships at some point get stuck in negative patterns of communication. We find ourselves repeating the same arguments with no resolution, and we start to feel hopeless. We feel like we’re on a merry go round going in circles, getting more dizzy by the minute. Eventually, we just want to jump off or avoid it all together.

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Community Psychiatric Support Treatment(Healthy Louisiana Members Only)

These services are goal-directed supports and solution-focused to help eliminate social and behavioral barriers that interfere with everyday functioning and are intended to achieve identified goals or objectives as set forth in the client/member’s individualized treatment plan. CPST is a face-to-face service with the individual present; however, family or others involved in the client/member’s life may also participate. Most services are conveniently provided where the client/member lives, works, attends school or socializes.

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Psychosocial

A psychosocial assessment is an evaluation of an individual’s mental health and social well-being. It assesses an individual’s perception of self and their ability to function within their community.

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Behavioral

Behavioral assessment is used to observe, describe, explain and predict behavior.

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Crisis

A crisis assessment evaluates any immediate need for emergency services and, as time permits, the person’s:

● current life situation;

● sources of stress and acuity level;

● mental health problems and symptoms;

● strengths;

● cultural considerations;

● identifiable and realistic support network;

● drug and alcohol use;

● current medication use;

● vulnerabilities; and

● current functioning

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Mental Status/Psychiatric

Brief description   Performed to establish a diagnosis and formulation of an individual’s problems and to plan their care and treatment.

Full description   A structured way of describing a patient’s current state of mind under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, speech, mood and affect, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight, and judgement.  The purpose is to obtain a comprehensive cross-sectional description of the patient’s mental state.  Data are collected through a combination of direct and indirect means such as;

  • unstructured observation while obtaining biographical and social information
  • focused questions about current symptoms
  • formalized psychological tests

Cultural differences between the examiner and patient must be taken into consideration, as different cultural backgrounds may be associated with different norms of interpersonal behavior and emotional expression.

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Independent Living Skills

Independent Living Skills are skills needed to perform daily tasks and designed to assist individuals with achieving their best to being self-sufficient.

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Psychosocial Rehabilitation Skills (PSR)

Psychosocial Rehabilitation services are designed to assist the individual with compensation for or eliminating functional deficits and interpersonal and/or environmental barriers associated with their emotional or mental illness. The services are intended to help restore individuals to a more productive quality of life in their natural environment (home, school, community). These services are unique and although PSR share some similarity to CPST, PSR is distinct, more specifically, PSR services can be provided in an individual or group format.

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Prescription Fulfillment

An instruction written by a medical practitioner that authorizes a patient to be provided a medicine or treatment.

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Prescription Monitoring

This is a tool used by states to address prescription drug abuse, addiction, and diversion.

 

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