About

Counseling

Individual psychotherapy

"Psychotherapy" is a practice of a trained professional counselor using clinical techniques and principles of psychology in order to help members adjust to situations in their lives, manage or change how they think and feel, alter certain behaviors, or bring about positive change in other areas of their lives. At Priestley Mental Health, our counseling interventions are built to enhance and develop members' strengths, address their identified needs, and improve their ability to function in daily life. 

Our counselors are all uniquely qualified to provide services and employ a variety of counseling methods and approaches, all of them individualized to the member and his or her needs and preferences. 

In-person as well as telehealth services are currently available.

Family Psychotherapy

Family psychotherapy is a form of counseling that focuses on improvement of interfamilial relationships and behavioral patterns of the family unit as a whole as well as among individual family members or groups. Our interventions are tailored to each family and are designed to build upon each family's strengths while also addressing identifiable needs. Family psychotherapy may be delivered in our office, in the member's home, or in the community--depending on the needs of the family.

In-person as well as telehealth services are currently available.

Crisis Services

Our clinic offers crisis counseling services, which are provided when a member is experiencing an acute and immediate crisis, is not an imminent risk to themselves or others, and psychotherapy for crisis is appropriate for providing rapid and time-limited assessment and stabilization. Depending on the circumstances, crisis services may be offered in person or via telephone. An array of crisis services are offered by our counselors as well as other staff (peer & family support specialists, community-based rehabilitation specialists, or case managers) who are specifically certified in crisis response and intervention. 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911 or visit an emergency room immediately. 

Assessments

Qualified professionals are available to provide comprehensive assessments and diagnostic services. At Priestley Mental Health, the following mental health assessments can be completed: 

 

  • The Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment (called a "CDA"), which is typically completed by a counselor at the first appointment and is used to identify specific concerns or provide mental health diagnoses.

  • Functional Deficit Assessments, which are assessments designed to identify specific areas for which a member may benefit from direct skills building or intervention.

    • Two Functional Deficit Assessments are available: the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) for those under the age of 18, and the WHODAS 2.0 (World Health Organization Disability Assessment) for adults.

At the time of the first appointment, a counselor will complete a CDA and the appropriate functional assessment to identify a member's strengths and needs. Our providers will utilize the CDA and functional assessment to guide individualized treatment planning and to make recommendations for other services based on the level of care needed.

NOTE: As a mental health clinic, we provide assessments related to mental health. At this time, our clinic does not provide assessments for neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or for concerns related to neurological functioning or dyslexia.