DIRECTION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES
Direction is a diverse team of clinicians dedicated to bringing excellent, innovative mental health care to children and their families. Over the past 13 years, we have served over 3000 clients and have won over a lot of skeptical kids who thought that mental health care has to be really boring.
At the heart of Direction is our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), both of which offer daily psychiatric services including group therapy, work with parents, and medication management. The IOP runs 3 hours per day, the PHP runs 5 hours per day. They are designed for clients dealing with all forms of mental health and substance abuse crises which demand more attention than standard outpatient treatment can provide. The programs last for several weeks and is covered by the vast majority of insurances. Clients finishing the PHP often step down to the IOP. The programs are offered for kids between the age of 12 and 21.
In addition to these programs, Direction is stepping up efforts to offer other help to families searching for mental health resources in a state which simply does not have enough. Aided by the young folks here who know a lot more about technology than us, we are working to create online content in the form of blogs, e-books, videos, and online parenting groups open to the public.
UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2022
FIRST PODCAST VIDEO!
Check it out here!
Duncan and Victoria have started a podcast called "Is There a Med for That" and the first several episodes are available for listening! We are super-excited about this project, and you can check it out under our Podcast Menu, or just click here.
THE RETURN OF RICK AND KYLE
Boy are we lucky to have these guys back. For anyone who knows them, stop by and visit -- they would love to see you. For anyone who doesn't, check them out on our staff page here.
THE RETURN OF SCOTT
One of our favorite clinicians returns to us and is in it for the long haul. Scott Schilling is a great guy and great clinician, and we are very happy to have him back. He will lead the PHP groups early in the day. You can view Scott's bio here.