Your initial visit at Believe will be with a licensed member of our team who will complete a full diagnostic evaluation that includes current problems, recent stressors, functional difficulties, and strengths. During this initial visit we will also review biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to your unique challenges. Based upon these initial assessments our clinicians may recommend targeted case-management, rehabilitative skills training, psychotherapy, and/or link you to other helpful resources such as psychiatric care.
If targeted case-management and rehabilitative skills training is recommended from this initial assessment, a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) will be assigned to work with you and will use an evidenced based tool to specifically address your needs and strengths. Using the data gleaned from these tools and the initial assessment, you will partner with the QMHP to develop a individualized care plan.
If psychotherapy is recommended from this initial assessment, you and your therapist will begin to develop initial therapy goals and plans to reach them with a care plan. While care plans may seem as if they are simply another step in treatment process, the act of doing so enables us to be heard, assemble and deepen emotions, clarify hopes and dreams, and be known by another.