Caring Health Center’s Behavioral Health Department Staff is dedicated to providing confidential, empathetic and effective brief therapy to all CHC patients. Our services include immediate brief stabilization interventions to our patients during medical visits. We then offer short term individual therapy to patients identified by their PCPs as in need of counseling support services. All of our patients can attend an 8 week ongoing Relaxation Group where they will learn how to improve their mood, decrease anxiety and cope with daily stressors effectively. Our Community Support Staff provides case management services to clients requiring assistance in accessing community resources. Services are provided in multiple languages, Spanish, English, Arabic, Somali, Nepali and Vietnamese or with an interpreter as needed. Our interpreters have all been trained to conduct both Medical and Behavioral Health interpreting. Many of our patients require more long term therapy and are referred to local collaborating Mental Health agencies.
• Jane Desmarias, LICSW,Director of Behavioral Health Dept. (English)