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As one of Monroe’s area up and coming resources for quality mental healthcare, Guidance for Behavioral Health/First Choice Counseling, LLC specializes in Outpatient Mental Health Services to get members feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer Person Centered Treatment Plans that guide you to a happier and mentally healthier life, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer.

• Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST)

Community Psychiatric Support Treatment is the foundation of the recovery-oriented ISRP and is essential to all members. Its goal is to increase and maintain competence in normal life activities and gain the skills necessary to allow them to remain in or return to their own natural environment. It provides the necessary services to assist the member in achieving and maintaining rehabilitative, resiliency and recovery goals related to education, work, housing, mental health treatment, financial and social supports and other support needs. Community support includes crisis intervention, coordination of MHR and non-MHR services, and individual skills training.

We provide services in community locations where the member lives, works, attends school and/or socializes in  addition to or instead of at the licensed entity;

• Psychosocial Skills Rehabilitation (PSR)

Group (Youth) is a face-to-face therapeutic, rehabilitative, skill building service for children/youth to increase and maintain competence in normal life activities and gain the skills necessary to allow them to remain in or return to their communities. It is an organized service based on models incorporating psychosocial interventions. The goals of the service include: To achieve the restoration, reinforcement, and enhancement of skills and/or knowledge necessary for the member to achieve maximum reduction of his/her psychiatric symptoms.

We provide services in community locations where the member lives, works, attends school and/or socializes in addition to or instead of at the licensed entity;

• Individual & Family Therapy

Parent/Family Intervention (Counseling) is a face-to-face therapeutic intervention involving the member and one or more family members. The primary goal is to help the member and family improve their overall functioning in the home, school, work and community settings. This goal is accomplished by helping the member and family increase effective coping mechanisms, healthy communication strategies, constructive problem-solving skills and increased insight into the nature of the member’s difficulties and the impact on the family. This service utilizes specific interventions, which must be documented in the member’s ISRP. Evidenced based strategies should be used when applicable and tailored to address the member’s and family’s needs. These services are intended to be time limited with services reduced and discontinued as the family functions more effectively.

• Crisis Intervention

Emergency response to mental health crisis is available 24 hours a day, 7 days weekly. Staff utilizes an on-call system and procedures that ensure all situations requiring specialized crisis intervention are responded to in a timely and effective manner.