In order to offer the most effective mental health services possible, it is critical to provide counseling when and where the patient can access the treatment — like when they see their primary care provider. This model of health providers working together to serve the needs of the patient is called Collaborative Care.
McAuley Health Center received a grant from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in 2017 ito implement Collaborative Care, specifically mental health services.
As a result of the grant, I was hired as a full-time Licensed Professional Counselor with the McAuley Health Center. I am on site during clinic hours if patients wish to meet immediately or schedule a future appointment. Most patients want to talk right away, and it’s great that we are usually able to accommodate them.
Being healthy is about physical health and positive mental and spiritual well-being. It’s about feeling comfortable with yourself and the way things are in your life at the moment. It’s not about perfection, but progress. Sometimes it takes one conversation with a therapist or it may take a few. Either way, talking about and expressing issues that may have been affecting you negatively and building up inside can lead to a happier and healthier you.
Come see us. Come see me. I’d like to talk.
Ann M. Dadah, MA. LPC