Child Behavioral Health Services

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Intensive in Home Services

The program is more intensive than traditional outpatient therapy services. Intensive in Home attempts to reduce out of home placement for children and teens.

How does the program work?

Services are provided usually about five hours per week and limited to 26 weeks per year. Parent or guardian must be willing to take part in the services in order for IIH to be effective.

Who may benefit from these services?

The child or teen must meet at least two of the following:

  • Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to the point that they are at risk of hospitalization or out of home placement because of conflicts with the family or community.
  •  Exhibit behavior that repeated interventions by mental health, social services, or judicial systems are necessary.
  • Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize inappropriate behavior 
What services are provided through Intensive in Home Services? 
  • Crisis intervention
  • Short term counseling
  • Communication skills training
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling

Group Therapy services

Group therapy can augment individual treatment plans, and sometimes it even replaces the one-on-one sessions completely. Group therapy provides a safe setting for real-life interaction with others. In this environment, group members can discuss their problems honestly and give each other feedback and positive reinforcement.


Groups provide a setting in which members can learn to identify, understand and express their feelings accurately to others. Led by a therapist, members are encouraged to share their thoughts openly, but at their own pace. Group therapy can provide a sense of community that greatly enhances the psychological healing process.                   
The price of group therapy is significantly less compared to individual psychotherapy. However, group therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your therapist to find out if group therapy is right for you.

Outpatient Therapy services

Outpatient Therapy specializes in a variety of mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, family

conflicts, and behavioral challenges. The service is provided by a Licensed Mental Health Professional.

What therapeutic approaches are provided through outpatient therapy services? 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution- Focused Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy

The Mobile Crisis Service Unit

The Mobile Crisis Service Unit (MCU) is an emergency mental health program that provides on-scene evaluation, treatment, and crisis intervention in the community. 

The MCU specializes in providing these services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health emergency.

In many of these situations there is concern that, as a result of a psychiatric condition, the person may be a danger to self or others or may not be caring for self.

While the goal of the MCU is to enlist the individual’s cooperation and develop the least restrictive treatment options, the MCU is authorized to recommend and facilitate involuntary hospitalization and treatment when necessary.