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Behavior Health

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES?

In todayís world, the amount of stress a person is under can seem overwhelming. Economic hardships, health concerns, family difficulties, marital issues, and relationship problems abound. Behavioral health services can benefit anyone who feels depressed, sad or anxious, has difficulty coping, is experiencing issues related to pregnancy and/or coping with a newborn or a difficult to soothe baby. It can be difficult to know how to discipline a child that has difficulty concentrating and/or canít sit still. Another major stressor is coping with grief due to the loss of a loved one. The grieving process can be a long a complicated one. All of these issues can tax a personís ability to cope with life and may eventually affect your personal and work life.

WHAT WE DO

We provide an array of services including an initial evaluation to identify treatment areas and develop an individualized treatment plan with you. We provide follow-up therapy to address these issues and medication management if needed. We provide a variety of services at convenient times with a caring staff.

WHO WE ARE          

Clinical Director of Behavioral Health:  Dr. Maria Zayas-Bazan, Lic. Mental Health Counselor and Lic. Psychologist
Psychiatrist:  Dr. Samuel Mowerman
Psychotherapist:  Felicita Ortiz, Lic. Clinical Social Worker

*Services are provided in English and Spanish.

DOES IT MEAN IíM CRAZY IF I SEE A THERAPIST OR A PSYCHIATRIST?

No, this is a common misconception. It actually takes a brave person to realize that they need assistance in coping with what is happening in their lives. Sometimes people realize that they are too timid, have poor communication skills which causes work and/or relationship problems, have lost the ability to enjoy activities, sleep too much and feel sad or depressed, feel anxious or have noticed that they have become emotionally sensitive. Sometimes a family member or friend expresses concern and recommends therapy.

WHAT IS THERAPY?

We are asked this question often. Therapy consists of talking about factors having a negative impact on your life with a caring, objective person who can assist you in tapping into your inner strengths, and developing new resources and coping skills.

HOW DO YOU DO THERAPY WITH CHILDREN?

We use a variety of techniques when working with children depending on what issues the child or family is having with the child. Often used techniques are play therapy, drawings, talking, and playing therapeutic games to name a few. Incorporating the family in child therapy is also essential. For example, we teach parents how to properly use the time out technique, for how long, and usual pitfalls if done incorrectly. Each child is unique and is treated as such.

Services Provided Include:

  • Supportive Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation/Medication Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Managing Issues of Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Coping with Relationship Issues
  • Coping with Family Issues
  • Coping with Illness
  • Childhood Behavior Management Problems
  • Stress Management
  • Relaxation Training
  • Client Education
  • Group Therapy

Ryan White clients served by referral
Services are funded by Ryan White Part C, Title III