Individuals referred for outpatient services (either by self-referral or a community referral) receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation by a trained qualified mental health professional in consultation with the medical director to determine appropriateness for outpatient services and to plan an initial course of action.
The evaluation may entail discussion of both short- and long-term medication treatment options; preferred therapy modalities; family interventions; transitional care planning; educational recommendations; and preferences for care. When resources become limited we may prioritize service delivery to those who do not have active professional services in the community.
A multidisciplinary team of licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, medical assistants, psychiatrists, and counselors-in-training (interns) staff our counseling centers. Following the initial consultation, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and clinical support staff work collaboratively with clients to develop treatment plans which focus on increasing client functioning supporting recovery, reducing symptoms, and building resilience. Client strengths are identified within the first session and continuously reinforced throughout treatment. It is RCS’s belief that all clients can make improvements in functioning and experience an improved quality of life.
When a client can be safely and adequately treated on an outpatient basis, evaluation and treatment is individualized based on the client’s needs, phase of care, preference, and level of functioning. The treatment modality, frequency, and length of treatment will vary accordingly. The treatment approaches available at RCS include individual, group, and family therapy as well as medication management. With over 60 clinicians, RCS is able to treat a wide range of mental health illnesses and issues. Our clinicians have diverse backgrounds in terms of training, experience, and interests. No one approach works for all people. Therefore, we have clinicians who have varied therapeutic styles and who specialize in using different treatment modalities. Treatment modalities may include CBT, Trauma Focused, Family systems, Interpersonal, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Client Centered therapy, and Holistic therapy among others.