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Mental Health &
Behavioral Health Treatment

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Our programs and services use innovative intervention methods to treat children, youth, adults and families experiencing mental health concerns. Assessments determine how to approach treatment based on individual needs. Adults and adolescents who heal at an Life Solutions South program may benefit from a variety of treatment services that are provided at several levels. Some individuals may need to start with round-the-clock care in an intensive treatment environment, and slowly progress through a series of step-down levels of care before they transition into community-based support services. Others may need a brief residential experience, or may be best served by care at the outpatient level. At Life Solutions South, no one is ever placed into a “one size fits all” treatment environment. Depending upon the results of a thorough assessment, an individual’s personalized care at an Life Solutions South program may feature one or several of the following elements.

Programs & Specialty Services


Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes a diverse array of programming. All person served enrolled in this service are asked to invite their chosen family to attend group therapy. Person served are also required to participate in Individual Therapy at a mutually agreed upon time. IOP is primarily accomplished through individual, groups, and peer support. This programming is tailored both to the needs of the individual and to larger groups in order to provide insight into the disease of addiction, the process of recovery, and the skills necessary to manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that impede recovery. We want to collaborate, encourage, and support a changed lifestyle, fully independent from substance use.

The Intensive Outpatient program offers at least nine direct contact hours per week to adult person served and at least six contact hours per week to children/adolescents during which assessments and diagnostic services and active behavioral health treatment are provided to persons served through his/her recovery process. IOP services provide two or more of the following services:

  1. Individual counseling and support

  2. Group counseling and support

  3. Family counseling, training and support

  4. Biochemical assays to identify recent drug use (e.g., urine drug screens)

  5. Strategies for relapse prevention to include community and social support systems in treatment

  6. Life skills

  7. Crisis contingency planning

  8. Disease management

  9. Treatment support activities that have been adapted or specifically designed for persons with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance use or dependence, or mental retardation or developmental disabilities and substance use or dependence.

The intensive outpatient program consists of a scheduled series of sessions appropriate to the person-centered plans of the persons served. Services are provided directly to eligible adults with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance use or dependence; and to eligible children and adolescents with substance use or dependence. Services are provided without discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, prior treatment or criminal record. Every effort will be made to make accommodations for those persons served with special needs. Internal accommodations and or referrals to an external agency are mechanisms to address persons with special needs. In addition to the above, services will be sensitive and relevant to the diversity of the persons served. Development of cultural competency training is a priority.

The program offers education on the following in group, individual or other settings:

  1. Wellness

  2. Recovery

  3. Resiliency

Our Outpatient Treatment (OT) is designed to assist Adults, Children and Adolescents and Families with beginning their substance abuse and mental health recovery and learning skills for recovery maintenance. The program offers structured individual and group addiction activities and services. Outpatient Program provide two or more of the following services:

  1. Individual counseling and support

  2. Group counseling and support

  3. Family counseling, training and support

  4. Life skills

  5. Treatment support activities that have been adapted or specifically designed for persons with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance use or dependence.

Outpatient Treatment services are provided directly to eligible persons with substance abuse diagnosis, co-occurring disorders of substance use or dependence mental illness and without limitation or discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, prior treatment or criminal record. Every effort will be made to make accommodations for those persons served with special needs. Internal accommodations and or referrals to an external agency are mechanisms to address persons with special needs. In addition to the above, services will be sensitive and relevant to the diversity of the persons served. Development of cultural competency training is a priority.

Outpatient Treatment is a planned program, which consist of a clinical evaluation that results in a diagnostic impression with recommendations for treatment. Mental health assessments (intakes) involve a face-to-face or videoconference clinical interview with a qualified mental health professional (independent license or those supervised by a clinician with an independent license). All intake assessments for children include an interview with parents or guardians. This service is available to all population groups. Priority is given to adults with chronic or severe mental illness and children at risk for out-of-home placement. The program offers education on the following in group, individual or other settings:

  1. Wellness

  2. Recovery

  3. Resilienc

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) provides an array of services delivered by community based, mobile individuals or multidisciplinary teams of professionals and trained others. Services address the individualized mental health needs of the client. They are directed towards adults, children, adolescents and families and will vary with respect to hours, type and intensity of services, depending on the changing needs of each individual. The purpose/intent of CPST services is to provide specific, measurable, and individualized services to each person served. CPST services should be focused on the individual’s ability to succeed in the community; to identify and access needed services; and to show improvement in school, work and family and integration and contributions within the community.

Activities of the CPST service shall consist of one or more of the following:

  1. Ongoing assessment of needs

  2. Assistance in achieving personal independence in managing basic needs as identified by the individual and/or parent or guardian

  3. Facilitation of further development of daily living skills, if identified by the individual and/or parent or guardian

  4. Coordination of the ISP, including:

      • Services identified in the ISP

      • Assistance with accessing natural support systems in the community

      • Linkages to formal community service/systems

      • Symptom monitoring


  5. Coordination and/or assistance in crisis management and stabilization as needed; (7) Advocacy and outreach

  6. As appropriate to the care provided to individuals, and when appropriate, to the family, education and training specific to the individual’s assessed needs, abilities and readiness to learn

  7. Mental health interventions that address symptoms, behaviors, thought processes, etc., that assist an individual in eliminating barriers to seeking or maintaining education and employment

  8. Activities that increase the individual’s capacity to positively impact his/her own environment.

The methods of CPST service delivery shall consist of:

  1. Service delivery to the person served and/or any other individual who will assist in the person’s mental health treatment.

    • Service delivery may be face-to-face, by telephone, and/or by video conferencing

    • Service delivery may be to individuals or groups.


  2. CPST services are not site specific. However, they must be provided in locations that meet the needs of the persons.

CPST is a case management program for Medicaid-eligible children and adults. CPST provides services in the home, community and school. CPST serves as a supportive to outpatient counseling and medication management services. The goal is to assist our clients in becoming as independent as possible.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) services are an array of activities intended to provide individualized supports or care coordination of healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and non-healthcare services. TBS and PSR may involve collateral contacts and may be delivered in all settings that meet the needs of the individual.

TBS activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Consultation with a licensed practitioner or an eligible provider to assist with the individual's needs and service planning for individualized supports or care coordination of healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and non-healthcare services and development of a treatment plan

  • Referral and linkage to other healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and non- healthcare services to avoid more restrictive levels of treatment

  • Interventions using evidence-based techniques

  • Identification of strategies or treatment options

  • Restoration of social skills and daily functioning

  • Crisis prevention and amelioration

PSR service activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Restoration, rehabilitation and support of daily functioning to improve self- management of the negative effects of psychiatric or emotional symptoms that interfere with a person's daily functioning

  • Restoration and implementation of daily functioning and daily routines critical to remaining successfully in home, school, work, and community

  • Rehabilitation and support to restore skills to function in a natural community environment

Case Management is designed to provide services to clients and families who require more intense utilization of community resources. Case managers provide coordination of services, advocacy, skill building, monitoring, and education to improve functioning.

Medication Management is lead by our Medical team of Nurse Practitoners and Psychiatrists. Complete Psychiatric Evaluations are done to determine if the client has any biological irregularities causing symptoms of a mental health disorder, which may require psychiatric intervention. Once the need is determined, the psychiatric team may then provide medication management by prescribing and supervising psychiatric medication.

Telemental therapy as a complement to our in-person counseling services. Teletherapy increases access to care by overcoming barriers to services, such as access to reliable transportation, scheduling conflicts, needing to take time off work, etc. Teletherapy services use online videoconferencing technology (e.g., Zoom) to connect individuals to the help they need—anytime, anywhere. Life Solutions South utilizes a HIPAA-compliant hardware and software platform that meets all state and federal laws and regulations for confidentiality and privacy.