Improving your quality of life is the ultimate goal. In many cases we can help you do that through our outpatient services. Outpatient therapy is provided to address a wide array of behavioral and emotional concerns that individuals experience. Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance use disorders, and attention deficit disorder are just a few of the many issues we treat on an outpatient basis. We offer a broad range of programming, and specialized clinical staff to meet the needs of our clients. Individual, family and group therapies are provided at Horizon’s Wellness Centers.
- Blue Ridge Medical Center
- Lynchburg Family Medicine
- Neurodevelopment Clinic
- Richeson Drive Pediatrics
- Village Family Practice
- Centra Newborn Intensive Care Unit
- Forest Women’s Clinic
Criteria for Admission: Individuals must meet criteria based on the need for substance use disorder or mental health treatment. Guidelines are defined by Medicaid and private insurance companies.
Chemical dependency/ use groups are provided to individuals who can benefit from working through their recovery in a group setting. We have Certified Substance Abuse Counselors and Licensed Counselors who help create a treatment plan.
Project Link is a specialized substance use group for pregnant and post-partum women or women with small children. The program lasts for 12 weeks. Transportation and child care assistance are available on an individual basis.
Criteria for Admission: Individuals must have a mental illness that has been diagnosed by a professional, and meet the criteria defined by Medicaid or other private insurance companies.
Criteria for Admission: Clients must be referred for service by the Juvenile Justice System.
Criteria for Admission: The court must order an evaluation and education for a youth that has been charged with a crime.
Criteria for Admission: The youth must be adjudicated of a sexual offense and ordered to treatment by the court system.
Criteria for Admission: Must be 21 or over and meet the criteria as determined by Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. An assessment must be done before a person can be considered for this service.
Our programs are effective. They have been thoroughly researched and tested and we see their impact every day. Youth in our programs make better life choices and encourage their friends and family to do so as well.
Horizon Prevention programs are offered across the region in a variety of settings in and out of the school environment. Community-based programs provide education to parents, teachers, coaches, and anyone else who works with youth. This helps to create a community that is well informed about the challenges our youth are facing.
Criteria for Admission: Programs are provided in the community and in specific schools based on school partnerships.
Criteria for Admission: The child must be assessed using Early Periodic, Diagnostic, Screening and Treatment criteria and be pre-approved for service based on medical need.
When the detoxification process is complete, clients are referred to an appropriate level of chemical dependency treatment and are assisted with access to that treatment. Clients are referred to and assisted with access to other community services as needed to support the ongoing rehabilitation process.
Criteria for Admission: Clients must have a primary substance abuse/dependency diagnosis. They must be intoxicated, displaying signs/symptoms of withdrawal or have a substance use history which indicates that withdrawal is imminent.
Criteria for Admission: All clients must be 18 or older and demonstrate a clinical need for crisis stabilization services due to an acute psychiatric crisis that places them at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. A client must have a diagnosed primary mental health disorder, which may be accompanied by a substance-use disorder.
Independence and stability are the main goals of mental health skill building supports. Through this program, people living with a severe mental illness learn skills to maintain their health and safety in the community. Horizon’s experts provide information on community resources and assistance with medication management so that each client can enjoy independence in the least restrictive environment.
Criteria for Admission: The individual must be 21 or over and meet the criteria as determined by Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. An assessment must be done before a person can be considered for this service.
Specially trained “professional parents” take our clients into their homes for six to nine months. The goal is to eventually reunite each client with his family or guardian. Horizon’s program combines the work of the professional parent with a team of clinicians to identify and teach new skills to each child. The goal is for them to be more cooperative and successful in the home.
Family therapy is also a focus of treatment. Each case has an assigned family therapist who works to teach the family how they can better support and encourage the client’s positive behavior.
Criteria for Admission: When a clinician determines that a child’s behavior can no longer be maintained in the home, this service can be recommend. It can also be used as a step-down placement from a residential psychiatric facility in order to ensure family reunification and stability.
The reasons leading to out of home placement are many, but might include:
- School problems
- Substance use
- Legal involvement
- Challenges related to significant anxiety or depression
Clients are referred to PACT by Horizon’s Access team or a case manager. Other clients join PACT while transitioning from state hospitals or jails.
The PACT program provides an array of intensive services that are highly individualized. The Horizon team works in collaboration with medical providers to ensure each client gets the physical and mental care they need to live a healthy and productive life. Services provided include:
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Medication management
- Linkage to community resources
Criteria for Admission: The person must be 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 PACT 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 abuse) and is resistant to seeking out and utilizing appropriate treatment options.