Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral Health At Caring Health Center, we believe that your unique medical, behavioral health and recovery needs and deserves the most effective treatment we can provide. We believe that providing comprehensive, integrated care in a respectful, non-judgmental environment allows you to choose your healing journey and progress at your own pace. We accomplish this through trauma-informed, strengths-based interventions tailored to your needs as you seek healing and support in recreating your life. Services & Programs CHC’s Integrated Behavioral Health/Recovery Services include bilingual, bi-cultural clinicians and Community Health Workers dedicated to providing immediate brief crisis assessment and stabilization interventions for walk-in clients as well as ongoing individual and group therapies appropriate for each client’s needs. • Friend Zone Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., in Room 139 • Kim’s Crocheting to Relax Tuesdays 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., in Room 139 • Life College with interpreter options Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 p.m., in Room 139 • Anger Management Thursdays - Spanish: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Room 139 - English: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Room 139 • Writing Circle Fridays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., in Room 139 • Advanced Crocheting Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., in Room 139 • Emotional Release Group with interpreter options Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the Wellness Center Individual therapy appointments Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with Spanish, Arabic, Somali, English speaking clinicians. Walk-ins seen if possible by a Licensed Clinician or Community Support Worker. Psychiatric Medication evaluations, by appointment only, after individual is initially evaluated by a clinician are scheduled Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at 1049 Main St. Our Primary Care doctors and Nurse Practitioners also prescribe basic Psychiatric medications. Medication Assisted Treatment for Recovery clients: Mondays 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for initial consultations with our Chief Medical Officer,Dr. Grund at 1049 Main Street in Springfield. Vivitrol shots are scheduled after the initial consult Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 1049 Main St., Springfield, Massachusetts. All individuals receiving Medication Assisted Treatment are required to attend at least 2 therapies per week, group and individual to achieve optimum support for their healing journey toward creating a new life. We have a passion for putting patients first.
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“Our providers and staff are passionate in their mission to alleviate suffering, discomfort, isolation and the many challenges our patients experience. It is an honor for me to be part of the CHC team that melds compassion with selfless dedication.” says Jane K. Desmarais, LICSW Director Behavioral Health /Recovery Dept. Kathryn Proulx, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner MAT waivered Nircia del Rosario-Melendez, LCSW Clinician (Spanish, English) Debbi Strauss, RN Medication Assisted Treatment Nurse Care Manager (English) Kenia Gonzalez Associate in Social Services Registration and Authorization Specialist Luz Palermo Community Health Worker (Spanish, English) Vince Carter Peer Recovery Specialist Community Health Worker Ashley Adamski, LMHC Clinician Ismael Cintron, MSW Clinician
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LOCATIONS 1049 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01108 532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108 860 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119 WIC OFFICES 413.693.1029 816 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105 532 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108 1771 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01129
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