Mental Health Treatment
Mental Health Treatment
Therapeutic Mental Health Outpatient Treatment Services are designed to address behavioral and emotional concerns that individuals experience throughout their lifetime which may include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and attention deficit disorder among others. Horizon offers specialized program options for clients across the lifespan and their families.
In addition to the more traditional outpatient therapies, we offer community-based outpatient options to meet the individual needs of our clients. We deliver a broad range of programming with clinical staff who have specialized training to meet the unique needs of their clients.
Horizon's therapeutic team is equipped with a Trauma Informed Care perspective and training in evidence-based treatment modalities to meet the needs of our clients in both a 1:1 and group format. Group therapies are led by specialized clinicians and provide opportunities for in-depth discussions around the complexity of mental illness, its underlying causes, and the essential elements to living and maintaining a healthy life.
Peer Recovery Support Specialists are embedded in our mental health treatment programming. Peers are individuals with lived substance use and/or mental health experience who serve as role models, advocates, and support to those in treatment. Peers encourage pro-social behaviors and activities and assist clients with linkages to recovery resources. Peer support is essential to living with a mental illness, so we offer individual and group counseling sessions facilitated by Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS) who have completed their peer certification.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an evidence-based treatment program for adolescents aged 12-17 and their caregivers. This Intensive Family-Based Services Model focuses on equipping caregivers with the tools and resources to address antisocial/delinquent behavior in youth. These behaviors include but are not limited to stealing, verbal and or physical aggression, property destruction, substance use and truancy. MST is provided in the client home or in the community. The average treatment duration is 3-5 months. MST clinicians are “on call” 24/7 365 days a year for families on their caseload.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program provides long-term needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. This evidence-based service delivery model is designed to help individuals optimize their personal, social, and vocational competency to live successfully and independently in their community. Individuals served through this evidence-based program are primarily those diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, other psychosis, and bipolar I disorder with significant functional impairments, and continuous high service needs.
In this evidence-based service delivery model, an interdisciplinary team provides assessment and evaluation, health literacy counseling, medication management assistance, treatment planning including integrated dual disorders treatment for co-occurring substance use, skills restoration/development to strengthen social skills, wellness self-management and prevention, and symptom management using empirically supported therapeutic interventions & therapies.
Care coordination is also offered to clients by facilitating access to employment and vocational services as well as housing access & supportive services to instill skills learned from experience that are necessary for activities of daily and community living.
Criteria for Admission: The person must be 18 years old or older at high risk for psychiatric hospitalization or for becoming or remaining homeless due to mental illness. The client might also require intervention by the mental health or criminal justice system due to inappropriate social behavior. In addition, a client in need of ACT services will have a history (three months or more) of a need for intensive mental health treatment or treatment for co-occurring disorders (serious mental illness and substance use disorders and is resistant to seeking out and utilizing appropriate treatment options.
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has provided Horizon Behavioral Health the resources to assist individuals in Central Virginia that are living with a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) to secure and maintain affordable, safe and stable housing, to minimize the risk of becoming homeless, while receiving critically needed support. This program offers 30 eligible individuals a rental subsidy based upon thirty percent of the participant’s monthly adjusted income that will go directly to the landlord to pay their rent. Horizon offers participants additional services that address their overall health needs, such as case management, outpatient services, primary care, and psychiatric services.
To inquire more about this program, please call 434-941-0274.
The SAMHSA Grant to Benefit Homeless Individuals (GBHI) provides Horizon with the resources to offer outreach and engagement, screening and same-day assessment, treatment, case management, peer recovery support, and location of permanent housing, among other specialty services to adolescents and their families who are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible for this program, an adolescent must:
Criteria for Admission
- Have a mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, or a co-occurring diagnosis.
- Be homeless or at a high risk of becoming homeless
- Reside in the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, or the City of Lynchburg.
Therapeutic Mental Health Outpatient Treatment Services are designed to address behavioral and emotional concerns that individuals experience throughout their lifetime which may include depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and attention deficit disorder among others. Horizon offers specialized program options for clients across the lifespan and their families. Services may be provided in-person or via telehealth. All Horizon Therapists are equipped to provide care with a Trauma Informed Care perspective and training in evidence-based treatment modalities.