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All patients who are new to the Outpatient Center receive a diagnostic evaluation by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, a Psychologist, or a Clinical Social Worker or Counselor, all of whom are licensed and trained to complete such evaluations. The face-to-face screening assesses the individual’s strengths, available resources and treatment needs.
Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management
If indicated medication services i.e. prescription, monitoring, and education regarding medication are provided.
Provide Court Ordered Assessment
Diagnostic, psychiatric and psychological evaluations can be provided per the court order.
Individual, Family and Group Therapy
These services can be provided in the home or clinic by licensed professionals such as Clinical Therapists and Social Workers. Therapy generally occurs weekly until sufficient progress has occurred to decrease the frequency of sessions. Anger and stress management, coping and problem-solving skills, social skills, improved self-esteem and self-control, improved familial relationships, and behavior management are among some of the common treatment goals worked on within the therapy sessions. Case management and community resources are provided as needed.
Individual Treatment Plan (ITP)
A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the individual and parent/and or guardian. ITP includes the individual’s diagnosis, presenting problems, needs, strengths, treatment expectations and responsibilities. Long term and short term goals in measurable terms and target dates for each goal. Criteria for successful completion of treatment and reasons for continuing treatment. A crisis response plan and baseline/progress on objectives.
School Based Therapeutic Services
Diagnostic Evaluation/Psycho-Social: An evaluation is conducted with the student and input from parent/and or guardian of the individual by a mental health professional. The face-to-face screening assesses the individual’s strengths, available resources and treatment needs.
Psychiatric Assessment and Diagnosis: A psychiatric diagnosis is formulated and includes a description of the presenting problem, any relevant history, mental status examination and rationale for diagnosis.
Individual Treatment Plan (ITP): A treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the individual and parent/and or guardian. ITP includes the individual’s diagnosis, presenting problems, needs, strengths, treatment expectations and responsibilities. Long term and short term goals in measurable terms and target dates for each goal. Criteria for successful completion of treatment and reasons for continuing treatment.
Medication Services: If indicated medication services i.e. prescription, monitoring, and education regarding medication are provided.
Crisis Services: Crisis services are available on site during school hours when a HLF staff is on duty or in the school. When appropriate, crisis response plan is developed and documented in the medical records.
In School Services: Training of clinical services and clinical intervention relating to children with mental health needs by HLF Staff to school teachers and staff. Consultation regarding clinical interventions to children with mental health needs. Classrooms consultation i.e. classroom observation and feedback; as well as teacher consult.
Discharge Planning/ After Care services: A discharge plan is prepared when the treatment team i.e. Therapist, Psychiatrist and Clinical director, determines that discharge is appropriate. The plan is developed in collaboration with the client and parent/guardian and assesses individual’s current clinical status; services needs and progress on agreed goals.
Referral Services: Appropriate recommendations for referral are provided if applicable.
Substance Abuse Counseling >>>program pending
Substance abuse counselors provide screening, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and counseling. Which includes education, group and individual counseling related to substance use and abuse.
Transportation to and from appointments (offered to families who need this service).
We welcome your questions and referrals regarding our services at Healthcare Living for Families. If you would like more information about referring yourself, your child, family or friend to be seen at Healthcare Living for Families, or would like to speak to someone by phone, please contact our office at: 410-701-7384.
Referral staff members are available from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Monday through Friday, and will gladly answer your questions. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message and a staff member will promptly return your call.
Executive Park West
3100 Lord Baltimore Dr.
Phone #: 410-701-7384
Fax #: 410-521-7005
5602 Baltimore National Pike
Phone #: 410-701-7926
Fax #: 443-636-5746
M-F: 10AM - 6PM
SAT: 9AM - 6PM