MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING
Welcome to Care Resource’s psychosocial counseling department. We provide individual, couples, group and family therapy. Services are provided to those who do not have insurance on a sliding fee scale (which means we discount our fees based upon your income) and some client services are supported by grant funding so they may be seen free of charge.
Risk Reduction Counseling:
Risk Reduction Counseling is available regardless of HIV status to help people avoid new HIV or Sexually Transmitted Infections and reduce their risk of acquiring these conditions. Through patient-centered risk reduction planning and counseling we can help you take back control of your life. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these services are available now at no cost to any participant.
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered Issues:
All of our services for persons who are Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, or Transgendered are available from therapists who are well trained and highly experienced in the issues that are unique to our communities.
Communities of Color:
All of our services are available from therapists who are well trained and highly experienced in the issues that are unique to our communities of color in either English or Spanish.
HIV Specialty Care:
Whether you are newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor we offer treatment plans that address your individual needs. Our goal is to enhance the lives of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS by addressing issues related to improving the quality of life.
Our Mental Health Counseling program provides individual, couples and group therapy for persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and coping with or adjusting to the diagnosis. This program also addresses issues related to improving the quality of relationships in relation to HIV/AIDS. This programming is available without cost to participants inMiami-DadeCounty’s Ryan White Part A program.
The Substance Abuse counseling program provides intensive counseling for both substance abuse and HIV-related problems. Clients are taught how the use of substances such as alcohol and drugs placed them at greater risk and interfere with effectiveness of HIV treatment. Most people we see may benefit from both mental health and substance abuse counseling which are woven together in a seamless care delivery program that meets our clients’ needs. This programming is available without cost to participants inMiami-DadeCounty’s Ryan White Part A program.
Healthy Relationships Groups are available for persons with HIV who want to learn techniques that help in disclosing HIV status to loved ones, partners and friends. Funded by the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention, these services are available now at no cost to any participant.
Education and Support Services are available for participants in the State ofFlorida’s Medicaid PAC Waiver program. This service can provide in-home information and support to keep participants in their own homes and increase their social support systems.
Our therapists are licensed and trained to work with the sensitive issues faced by our diverse communities. Issues of privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance and discussed with each client. Our clinicians come from different approaches including clinical social work, marriage and family counseling, and mental health. Styles range from client centered supportive psychotherapy for addictions, cognitive behavioral counseling for depression, to assisted relaxation training and guided imagery for pain management or social anxiety. Our therapists come from a variety of different backgrounds and orientations just like our community.