Harvey Crowder,Interim Director
Vision… Through intervention and support we strive to promote recovery, instill hope and empower those suffering from mental illness with the intent they become empowered and supported to lead healthy, productive and satisfactory lives within their community.
The Adult & Elder Unit…is comprised of six master level therapists, two peer counselors, one rehabilitative case manager and three residential case aides, and two master’s level student interns. Clinician’s caseloads may vary anywhere between 35 and 40 clients.
Services and programs are available to those who meet Access to Care standards include brief or intensive therapy, group therapy, case management, peer counseling, transitional housing, medication management and medication monitoring.
Individuals will develop, along side their clinician, a treatment plan uniquely tailored to them based on both their strengths and needs. The clinician will ask permission to also include those people involved in your life who play a central role in providing you with emotional supports.
Frequently Asked Questions…
Question: Am I eligible for mental health services?
Question: How do I access services?
Answer: Contact us at 509-524-2920 and request to speak with an intake specialist.
Question: What are Peer Counselors?
Answer: Peer Counseling is an important recovery-based strategy with documented success in furthering recovery for people living with mental illness. Peer Counselors are individuals who themselves have personal experience with mental illness and who use their recovery experience to support, encourage and model recovery in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual. By demonstrating competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills Peer Counselors are able to act as role models for their peers in the areas of personal responsibility for recovery, resiliency, socialization, self-advocacy, the development of natural supports and community living. As individuals who have successfully rebuilt their lives and are living well within their chosen communities Peer Counselors can act as beacons of hope and encouragement to those who live with mental illness because they are the proof that people can and do recover. By choosing to utilize Peer Counselors as recovery agents, in partnership with clinical care the Walla Walla County Department of Human Services, demonstrate dedication to providing client-focused services that fully embrace the recovery model.
Question: What happens and how long will I receive services?
Answer: A treatment plan will be developed with you and as long as you are making progress toward your goals you will remain in services.
There are several decisions to help transition you back into the community which includes: If you have successfully completed your treatment goals, if it is clinically indicated, as determined by our medical director, and/or if you yourself, request to leave services.