Our Clinical Services provide intensive, in-home support based on Structural Family Therapy and Family Systems Theory to assist families who are facing serious emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. Two-person teams, comprised of one Master’s and one Bachelor’s-level clinician, deliver services an average of twice per week. Services are voluntary and require at least one willing parent
or guardian to participate in treatment.
Family Based Mental Health
Family Based Mental Health (FBMH) is our most intensive service, comprised of two to three in-home sessions per week for 32 weeks. Services are offered to families with children who have significant behavioral problems, who have not shown progress in less intensive environments, and who are at risk of or are returning from an out-of-home placement. Our FBMH clinicians receive additional training in order to serve families with multiple mental health needs.
In order to be eligible for FBMH, the primary recipient must be a child or young adult, ages 5 to 21 years, who has an existing DSM-5 diagnosis. A recommendation for FBMH must be provided by a psychiatrist, psychologist, or primary care physician. Eligibility is dependent on the Medical Assistance eligibility of the person being referred.
Family Focused Solution Based
Family Focused Solution Based (FFSB) is a six-month service consisting of approximately two sessions per week. The recipient of the service can be a child residing with a parent or guardian or who has an intention of reunification or adoption, or the recipient can be a parent who has children in his/her care. The primary recipient must have a suspected mental health diagnosis. Our FFSB clinicians receive additional training in order to serve families with multiple mental health needs. FFSB is offered to Allegheny County residents only at this time.
FFSB can be recommended by a physician, but this is not required. Referrals are accepted from outside providers as well as from families directly. Eligibility is dependent on the Medical Assistance eligibility of the person being referred. FFSB is offered to Allegheny County residents.
Trauma & attachment
Our staff employs Trauma-Related Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address the needs of children with trauma and stressor-related disorders including PTSD, reactive attachment disorder, acute stress disorder, and adjustment disorders.
Our staff is SOGIE trained. This is an enhanced training that builds competence in addressing
questions and issues around sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression in the youth and families we serve.
aUTISM & RELATED DISORDERS
Our staff serves children and
families that experience autism spectrum and related disorders. Additional training in Applied Behavioral Analysis, allows them to provide education and support to children and families grappling with these diagnoses.
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Our staff utilizes Exposure and Responsive Prevention interventions. We currently are the only local in-home therapy provider to offer this level of treatment.
Perinatal Behavioral health support
Our staff engages parents with a perinatal mental health diagnosis and their families to address the behavioral health needs of the parents while assisting the family structure to support the needs of the children residing in the home.
*Offered only with FFSB