APNH Behavioral Health Services address all levels of the person; Body, Mind and Spirit. Fostering the healing, growth and wellness of the whole individual is our goal. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed, or if you’re dealing with issues that feel beyond your control, you’ve got a safe and welcoming place to turn to for help. Our doctor, nurse and counselors are highly qualified in many aspects of the emotional and behavioral concerns facing members of our community. We specialize in culturally competent care provided by a diverse team of professionals, representative of the community we serve. We understand your needs because we have been there, and have been providing services to our community for over 35 years!
Address All Levels of the Person: Body. Mind. Spirit.
Behavioral Health Services we provide:
Assessment and Plan of Care
Using a structured interview, your clinician will work with you to develop a clear understanding of your unique needs and develop a Plan of Care to meet those needs. From the start, you are welcomed into the process and are given a road map for healing and recovery. Your Plan of Care will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. This Plan of Care will include one or more of the services and modalities listed below.
Working one on one with a counselor, in a supportive and validating environment, you will be given the opportunity to gain insight and develop coping skills. Management of difficult emotions, development of proactive thought patterns and the practice of healthy behaviors bring about dynamic growth.
When family problems become overwhelming you can feel stuck in a pattern of behaviors and emotions that make problem solving difficult. Help and support, in an environment that understands non-traditional family systems, are available to identify the patterns that are contributing to your problems and learn skills and techniques to add flexibility, trust, and positive emotional attachment to your relationships.
When couples feel they can't solve their problems, they can feel stuck in a pattern of behaviors and emotions. Effective communication and problem solving skills are taught and practiced with couples to assist them in enhancing the value that their relationships add in their lives. LGBTQ couples are given the opportunity to explore their relationships in a safe environment with professionals who understand and live in the complexities of our community. Couples will learn how to identify the individual and couple patterns that contribute to their discomfort, and shift those patterns to add flexibility, trust, and positive emotional attachment to your relationship.
Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management
APNH has licensed physicians and APRNs that provide psychiatric assessment and when beneficial can prescribe medications that can be a part of the Plan of Care to decrease symptoms and increase the effectiveness of your work in our Behavioral Health Program. Talk with your counselor today about how to schedule an evaluation.
Group Counseling provides benefits to participants that individual counseling does not, including the giving and receiving of mutual support and insight. APNH provides a variety of groups designed to address the needs of our community. These include:
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group
DBT teaches skills to help people manage distressing emotions and avoid engaging in self-destructive behaviors. The skills taught and practiced in this group are useful for people looking for positive ways of managing difficult emotions and avoid problems such as addiction, self-harm, eating disorders or risky sexual behavior. DBT teaches four sets of skills that focus on developing capacities to both accept reality as it is, and also effectively change what one can change.
50+ Groups (Living with HIV)
50 + focuses on the concerns of men and women, over 50 years old, living with HIV. Group topics include: trauma recovery, healthy living, relationships and sexual health, cognitive fitness, and mentoring the younger generations. Sharing our stories with others is an important part of empowering ourselves in sharing the legacy of our journey.
Anger Management and Relationship Skills
Relationships play a vital role in our lives and are often areas for work and development. Group members use experiential exercises and role plays to help skills and topics come to life. Anger is the most common emotion that is identified as causing difficulties in relationships and the effective management of this most important emotion is weaved throughout the group.
This group is designed to provide group members with auricular acupuncture in a non-verbal group setting. This evidence-based protocol is proven to provide stress reduction, enhance physical health and healing, foster trauma recovery, and assist those in their recovery from addiction.
Using the evidence-based curriculum of Seeking Safety, group members learn effective techniques for identification of triggers leading to PTSD symptoms, and effective strategies for coping such as grounding techniques and effective communication. Group will not focus on the re-telling of the trauma but focus on recovery skills and life enhancement.
Skills of Recovery
This group provides an overview and introduction of the disease concept of addiction and the “tools of recovery,” that are important in the development of a sober lifestyle. Understanding resources in the LGBTQ community that support your efforts are identified and explored.
Understanding the urges to return to substance use and developing strategies for avoiding relapse are the focus of this group. Group members bring the challenges and celebrations of their recovery and provide support and assistance in the development of a strong program of recovery.