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  • Abuse Counseling (36)
    RP-1400.8000-020

    Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020

    Programs that provide individual, conjoint, family or group treatment for people who are experiencing physical, sexual, emotional and/or other forms of abuse in the context a marital, parental, sibling or other family relationship or, in some instances, outside the family. Included are programs that provide therapeutic interventions for perpetrators and/or for individuals who have been victimized.
  • Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Units (6)
    RM-3300.6600-050

    Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Units

    RM-3300.6600-050

    Programs offered in special units of general acute care hospitals that provide diagnostic and treatment services for adolescents, usually age 12 or 13 through 17 who have acute psychiatric disorders, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who may be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge.
  • Adolescent/Youth Counseling (61)
    RP-1400.8000-050

    Adolescent/Youth Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-050

    Programs that specialize in the treatment of adolescents, usually age 12 or 13 through 17, who have adjustment problems, behavior problems, emotional disturbance, a personality disorder or incipient mental illness. The programs may help youth troubled by low self-esteem, social isolation, peer pressure, bullying, school performance issues, truancy, anger management issues, family problems, grief and loss, sexual promiscuity, sexually transmitted disease, alcohol or drug addiction, eating disorders, oppositional and defiant behaviors, depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other difficult issues.
  • Adult Child Sexual Abuse Counseling (6)
    RP-1400.8000-020.05

    Adult Child Sexual Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020.05

    Programs that provide therapeutic interventions for adults who, as children, were subjected to sexual abuse or exploitation that took place within the family by a parent, guardian, step-parent, sibling or other relative or outside the home by a friend, neighbor, child care provider teacher or stranger and who dealing with the trauma of that experience in their adult lives. Child sexual abuse includes sexual kissing, touching, fondling a child's genitals, oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and incest (sexual intercourse between an adult family member and a child or between siblings) as well as behaviors that don’t involve contact such as genital exposure ("flashing"), intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child, verbal pressure for sex, and sexual exploitation for purposes of prostitution or pornography. Counseling is offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions.
  • Adult Psychiatric Hospitals (5)
    RM-3300.6500-050

    Adult Psychiatric Hospitals

    RM-3300.6500-050

    Institutions whose primary function is to provide diagnostic and long or short-term treatment services for adults, including older adults, who have acute psychiatric disorders, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who may be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies, as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge.
  • Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Units (7)
    RM-3300.6600-080

    Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Units

    RM-3300.6600-080

    Programs offered in special units of general acute care hospitals that provide diagnostic and treatment services for adults who have acute psychiatric disorders, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who may be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge.
  • Adult Residential Treatment Facilities (5)
    RM-7000.0500

    Adult Residential Treatment Facilities

    RM-7000.0500

    Programs that provide a treatment-oriented living experience in a community-based facility for adults who have emotional disturbances and who, because of their disabilities, are unable to succeed in other placements, but who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. The service is geared to the specific needs of individual residents and their eventual return to the community as soon as their personal and social adjustment and development permit.
  • Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (27)
    PN-8100.0500-070

    Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-070

    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants overcome their disorder; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups, and groups for anesthetists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians or other health care professionals who are recovering from an alcohol use disorder.
  • Anger Management (14)
    RP-1400.8000-070

    Anger Management

    RP-1400.8000-070

    Programs that provide educational and/or therapeutic opportunities for people who are interested in or who need to learn how to deal with their anger in a positive, functional way. Participants may include people who internalize their anger as well as those who act it out verbally or in behavior toward friends, family, children, employers or other people in their lives. Included are court-ordered and voluntary programs for people who are involved in domestic violence or child abuse as well as general workshops for people who are uncomfortable with the way they express their anger.
  • Anxiety Disorders Screening (1)
    RP-5000.5000-050

    Anxiety Disorders Screening

    RP-5000.5000-050

    Programs that offer simple tests for people who have feelings of fear, chronic worrying, obsessive ritualistic behaviors or a feeling that something is wrong, and who want to learn more about anxiety disorders and ways of coping with their symptoms. Individuals generally have an opportunity to see a film and/or hear a talk about the causes, symptoms and treatment of anxiety disorders; complete a screening questionnaire; and talk with a mental health professional about the results. People who test positively are encouraged to seek further evaluation and, potentially, treatment. Anxiety disorders covered by the screenings include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Most anxiety disorder screenings are confidential and available at no cost. Anxiety disorders screenings may also be available by telephone or online.
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (1)
    YF-5000.1700-050

    Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    YF-5000.1700-050

    A neurobiological disorder that arises in early childhood, typically before age seven, and is characterized by developmentally inappropriate behavior including poor attention skills, poor impulse control and hyperactivity. Children with AD/HD have difficulty focusing (picking something on which to pay attention), sustaining focus (paying attention for as long as is needed), and shifting focus (moving attention from one thing to another); tend to fidget, talk incessantly or be constantly "on the move"; and speak and act on impulse rather than waiting their turn. Symptoms typically worsen in situations like the classroom that require sustained focus and self-application, and may be absent when the child is in a new or one-to-one situation. In the adult form of AD/HD, the symptoms associated with hyperactivity may diminish while those related to inattention and impulsiveness persist. Adult symptoms may include lack of attention to detail, inability to maintain focus, poor listening skills, disorganization, forgetfulness, misplacing or losing things, being overwhelmed by tasks of daily living, difficulty sustaining friendships or intimate relationships, impulsive spending habits, restlessness, irritability, low tolerance for frustration, emotional outbursts and poor self esteem.
  • Bereavement Counseling (8)
    RP-1400.8000-100

    Bereavement Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-100

    Programs that provide emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance for people who have recently lost a loved one. Included are counseling programs for widows and widowers, children who have lost a parent, parents who have lost a child and people who are in other similar situations.
  • Bereavement Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.1000

    Bereavement Support Groups

    PN-8100.1000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and focus on helping participants accept their loss, express their grief, move through the bereavement process and put their lives back together.
  • Case/Care Management (432)
    PH-1000

    Case/Care Management

    PH-1000

    Programs that develop plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, need assistance in planning and arranging for services; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a beneficial impact on the individual. Case management is a collaborative process characterized by communication, advocacy and resource management to promote high quality, cost-effective interventions and outcomes.
  • Central Intake/Assessment for Mental Health Services (1)
    RP-5000.1400

    Central Intake/Assessment for Mental Health Services

    RP-5000.1400

    Programs that coordinate access to outpatient mental health services and/or psychiatric hospitalization and residential treatment facilities in a community by evaluating the nature and severity of an individual's mental health problem, determining which service response would best meet the needs of the patient, doing an eligibility assessment, and providing a referral to (or facilitating placement in) an appropriate program or facility. Mental health triage services may be located in an emergency department, community mental health service, call center or co-located with other specialized mental health services.
  • Child Abuse Counseling (34)
    RP-1400.8000-020.15

    Child Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020.15

    Programs that provide therapeutic interventions for individuals and/or families who are experiencing child abuse including abandonment, neglect, or emotional, physical or sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, or other family or extended family member whom the child trusts and who is in a position of power over the child. Counseling is offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions for the child, the abusing or non-abusing parent(s) and siblings. Separate sessions may be available for young children who have been victimized and for older children in their teens.
  • Child Care Mental Health Consultation Programs (1)
    PH-2360.1500

    Child Care Mental Health Consultation Programs

    PH-2360.1500

    Programs that provide problem-solving consultation and advice for parents and child care providers to support children who are experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges in their child care setting that put them at risk for losing access to their child care. The program aims to ensure the success of all children in child care and increase the number of families and child care providers who effectively nurture the social and emotional development of young children in licensed child care programs. Services include observation and assessment, home visits, child care site visits, behavior management strategies for the child care setting and the home, adaptations in the child care environment, team planning and community referrals, and staff training. The programs differ from community to community in a number of ways including the type of services provided (behavioral-oriented versus therapy-oriented), the credentials of professionals providing the service (licensed therapists, behaviorists, early childhood specialists/educators), and the degree to which they work individually with children and families. They are generally implemented within a collaborative relationship between local community mental health agencies and local/regional child care resource and referral association offices, though other organizations may also be involved.
  • Child Sexual Abuse Counseling (2)
    RP-1400.8000-020.18

    Child Sexual Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020.18

    Programs that specialize in the treatment of children and youth who are coping with the trauma of child sexual abuse which occurs when an adult, older adolescent or another child threatens, forces or manipulates a child into sexual activity abusing the relationship of power and authority that adults have over children. Sexual abuse includes sexual kissing, touching, fondling a child’s genitals, oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and incest (sexual intercourse between an adult family member and a child or between siblings) as well as behaviors that don’t involve contact such as genital exposure ("flashing"), intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child, verbal pressure for sex, and sexual exploitation for purposes of prostitution or pornography. Child sexual abuse can take place within the family by a parent, step-parent, sibling or other relative; or outside the home by a friend, neighbor, child care provider, teacher or stranger. Separate counseling sessions may be structured for young children who have been victimized and for older children in their teens.
  • Children's/Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals (5)
    RM-3300.6500-150

    Children's/Adolescent Psychiatric Hospitals

    RM-3300.6500-150

    Institutions whose primary function is to provide diagnostic and long or short-term treatment services for children and adolescents from infancy through age 17 who have acute psychiatric disorders, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who may be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies, as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge.
  • Children's/Adolescent Residential Treatment Facilities (16)
    RM-7000.1500

    Children's/Adolescent Residential Treatment Facilities

    RM-7000.1500

    Programs that provide a therapeutic living environment in a community-based facility for emotionally disturbed, severely learning disabled, delinquent, pre-delinquent and/or abused children and youth who, because of the severity of their problems, are unable to adjust to other placements but do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Services include crisis stabilization, initial and continuing bio-psychosocial assessment, care management, medication management, therapy and mobilization of family support and community resources in the context of a comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment plan. Residents often attend on-grounds schools or public special education classes and receive services that are geared to their individual needs and the goal of returning to their own or their foster families.
  • Clinical Psychiatric Evaluation (8)
    RP-5000.1500

    Clinical Psychiatric Evaluation

    RP-5000.1500

    Programs that utilize a variety of means to evaluate the mental or emotional status or functioning of people who may be experiencing acute or chronic disturbances. Diagnostic techniques may include observation of the person's behavior, interviews with the individual and significant others, psychological testing as indicated, medical examination, assessment for psychotropic or other medication, and the formulation of an appropriate, ongoing treatment plan which may include voluntary or involuntary hospitalization.
  • Codependents (21)
    YJ-1550

    Codependents

    YJ-1550

    People whose own self-concepts, ways of coping and ability to maintain functional relationships have been significantly influenced by being in relationships as children and as adults with individuals who are involved in addictive or other dysfunctional behavior.
  • Community Mental Health Agencies (5)
    RM-6500.1500

    Community Mental Health Agencies

    RM-6500.1500

    Community-based outpatient facilities that offer individual, group, conjoint and family counseling, therapy groups, medication and other mental health services for community residents, especially those who are indigent, who have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders or who may be experiencing difficulty resolving personal or interpersonal conflicts or making personal adjustments to stressful life situations such as separation, divorce, loss of a spouse or a child, poor health, unemployment, family violence, delinquency or substance abuse. Included may be city and county-operated and nonprofit facilities.
  • Conjoint Counseling (5)
    RF-1500

    Conjoint Counseling

    RF-1500

    Programs that offer therapeutic sessions to help two individuals who are having a problem with their interpersonal relationship identify and resolve their differences and improve their communication. The therapist focuses primarily on their interaction with one another rather than on each person as an individual. Included are couple counseling, sibling counseling, parent/child counseling and other similar groupings.
  • Counseling Approaches (3)
    RD

    Counseling Approaches

    RD

    Programs that specialize in providing treatment services which represent a particular theoretical orientation or incorporate specialized techniques, methods or practices for people who have mental, emotional or social problems.
  • Counseling Settings (4)
    RF

    Counseling Settings

    RF

    Programs that modify the way their therapeutic sessions are structured in order to best meet the individual needs of people who have mental, emotional or social problems or are having difficulty coping with a particular life situation. Included are programs that offer individual, group, family or conjoint counseling, peer counseling, helpline counseling or counseling via the Internet; or which provide self-help materials that are intended to be used in lieu of in-person counseling or other forms of treatment.
  • Crime Victim/Witness Counseling (6)
    RP-1400.8000-160

    Crime Victim/Witness Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-160

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals and families who are attempting to deal with their fears, their feelings of being violated and other negative aftereffects of being burglarized, robbed, assaulted or otherwise victimized. Also included are programs that provide counseling for people who have been traumatized by witnessing an act of violence.
  • Depression Screening (1)
    RP-5000.5000-180

    Depression Screening

    RP-5000.5000-180

    Programs that offer simple tests for people who have feelings of sadness, hopelessness, restlessness and irritability; trouble sleeping; loss of energy; changes in appetite; or thoughts of suicide, and who want to learn more about clinical depression and ways of coping with their symptoms. Individuals generally have an opportunity to see a film and/or hear a talk about the causes, symptoms and treatment of depression; complete a screening questionnaire; and talk with a mental health professional about the results. People who test positively are encouraged to seek further evaluation and, potentially, treatment. Most depression screenings are confidential and available at no cost. Depression screenings may also be available by telephone or online.
  • Divorce Counseling (15)
    RP-1400.8000-175

    Divorce Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-175

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals who are divorced or have decided to divorce or separate, and for their families.
  • Dual Diagnosis (18)
    YF-5000.2100

    Dual Diagnosis

    YF-5000.2100

    A condition in which individuals have a diagnosed mental illness which interferes with their functioning in a substantial way in combination with a chemical dependency problem which aggravates their ability to become stabilized or recover.
  • Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups (1)
    PN-8100.0500-230

    Families/Friends of Individuals With an Alcohol Use Disorder Support Groups

    PN-8100.0500-230

    Mutual support groups whose members are the spouses/partners of people who have or are at risk of an alcohol use disorder; children of all ages whose parents, guardians or other parent figures are involved in excessive alcohol use; and/or friends of those individuals. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and allow participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes to solve the problems they have in common and support the recovery of their loved one.
  • Family Counseling (117)
    RF-2000

    Family Counseling

    RF-2000

    Programs that offer therapeutic sessions that focus on the system of relationships and communication patterns among family members and which attempt to modify those relationships and patterns to achieve greater harmony. The therapist focuses on the family as a unit rather than concentrating on one of the members who is singled out as the person in need of treatment.
  • Family Counseling Agencies (7)
    RM-6500.2000

    Family Counseling Agencies

    RM-6500.2000

    Outpatient facilities that offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, couples, families and extended family groups who may be experiencing difficulty resolving personal or interpersonal conflicts or making personal adjustments to stressful life situations such as separation, divorce, widowhood, loss of a child, poor health, unemployment, family violence, delinquency or substance abuse.
  • Forensic Mental Health Evaluation (4)
    RP-5000.2000

    Forensic Mental Health Evaluation

    RP-5000.2000

    Programs that provide an assessment of the mental health status of individuals who are involved in criminal or civil law cases at the request of the court or an attorney who is attempting to evaluate the situation. Forensic evaluations are completed by mental health personnel (generally psychiatrists or psychologists) who have additional training in the law; and may address any of a wide range of issues such as an individual's fitness to stand trial (i.e., their ability to assist in their own defense), the competency of the accused at the time of a crime, waiver of Miranda rights, the validity of an insanity plea, the legitimacy of a stress-related illness claim arising from an individual's employment, the extent of brain damage that may have occurred in a head injury case, a child's ability to testify or a person's competency to manage his or her own affairs. Forensic evaluations may also be done in situations involving juvenile justice issues, child abuse, child custody disputes, termination of parental rights and other cases that are being heard in juvenile court or family law court.
  • Geriatric Counseling (5)
    RP-1400.8000-270

    Geriatric Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-270

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for older adults who are having mental, emotional or social adjustment problems that have arisen as a result of the process of aging. Geriatric counseling services are provided primarily by social services professionals including licensed social workers rather that psychiatrists or other medical personnel.
  • Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Units (1)
    RM-3300.6600-250

    Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Units

    RM-3300.6600-250

    Programs offered in special units of general acute care hospitals that provide diagnostic and treatment services for older adults who have acute psychiatric disorders which may be complicated by medical or neurological problems and who require hospitalization for maximum benefit. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; activities compatible with their current abilities; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge. Locked facilities may be available for patients with serious behavior management problems.
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (2)
    RP-6400.2700

    Geriatric Psychiatry

    RP-6400.2700

    Programs that specialize in providing multidisciplinary care including preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for older adults with anxiety disorders, depression, cognitive impairments, psychoses or other mental health conditions in their homes, in long term care facilities or in hospital or nursing facility settings. The objectives of geriatric psychiatry are to improve the quality of life for older individuals who may have a combination of psychological, physical and social needs; and to support their ability to live independently in the community for as long as possible.
  • Group Counseling (68)
    RF-2500

    Group Counseling

    RF-2500

    Programs that offer therapist-facilitated collective treatment sessions in which unrelated groups of individuals, couples or families discuss their attitudes, feelings and problems and, with input from other members of the group, attempt to achieve greater self and interpersonal understanding and adjustment and explore solutions to their problems.
  • Guidance and Counseling (15)
    HL-2500

    Guidance and Counseling

    HL-2500

    Programs that provide advice and guidance for students who need assistance in choosing courses or areas for major study, preparing for a vocation or further education, or coping with learning problems, or who, because of lack of familiarity with the U.S. or other circumstances, require specialized support.
  • Health/Disability Related Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-300

    Health/Disability Related Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-300

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals who have a disability; who are concerned about or have any of a variety of illnesses, including those that may ultimately be fatal; or who have experienced the disabling or disfiguring effects of an illness, injury or surgery. The counseling may deal with the realities of having a disability or being ill, coping with their illness/disability, life adjustments required by their situation, and helping them evaluate their alternatives and make personal choices that will maximize their ability to function independently. Included are programs that provide counseling for individuals who have a family history of a particular health condition or disability and need assistance in coping with the emotional problems that are associated with having or being at risk for developing the condition.
  • Home Based Mental Health Services (2)
    RP-6400.8000-300

    Home Based Mental Health Services

    RP-6400.8000-300

    Programs that provide clinical therapeutic services, medication, daily living skills assistance and other mental health services for people who are unable to leave their homes because of the severity of their mental or emotional disturbance or the disabling effects of complicating medical conditions; for families with children experiencing a crisis that is so severe that the child is at imminent risk for hospitalization or placement in a residential treatment facility; or for people for whom home-based services are the most appropriate option.
  • Individual Counseling (164)
    RF-3300

    Individual Counseling

    RF-3300

    Programs that offer personal therapeutic sessions in which the therapist works on a one-to-one basis with clients to help them resolve their mental, emotional or social problems.
  • Inpatient Mental Health Facilities (90)
    RM-3300

    Inpatient Mental Health Facilities

    RM-3300

    Hospital-based programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have acute psychiatric disorders, who require hospitalization on a voluntary or involuntary basis for maximum benefit, and who might be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. The objective of inpatient mental health programs is to stabilize and then return the individual to the community for ongoing treatment as quickly as possible, and to facilitate the transition by preparing the individual's family to cope with the limitations imposed by the illness and by arranging for other supportive services as required. Included are psychiatric hospitals, health care hospitals that have psychiatric units and state hospitals for people who are mentally disordered.
  • Involuntary Psychiatric Intervention (2)
    RP-1500.3400

    Involuntary Psychiatric Intervention

    RP-1500.3400

    Programs that provide a mechanism for mobile emergency response in situations where an individual's mental or emotional condition results in behavior which constitutes an imminent danger to him or herself or to another and the person is unwilling to seek voluntary treatment. The program conducts an immediate assessment of the psychological condition and functioning of the individual and can issue an order which authorizes involuntary hospitalization for a specified period of time for the purposes of observation and treatment. A request for intervention can be made by family members, community residents and/or community agencies.
  • Juvenile Delinquency Diversion Counseling (20)
    RP-1400.8000-370

    Juvenile Delinquency Diversion Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-370

    Programs that provide individual, conjoint, family and group counseling for people younger than age 18 who are at risk for or have committed delinquent acts and who are directed to participate in counseling for a period of time as an alternative to arrest, a hearing in a juvenile delinquency or youth court, or, in some cases, another court-ordered disposition. These programs are often provided by agencies which also offer other types of counseling for young people and their families, which coordinate with the referring agency concerning the client's responsible use of services and which involve the client's family in the counseling process as needed.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Referrals (1)
    RR-8500.4700

    Licensed Professional Counselor Referrals

    RR-8500.4700

    Programs that link people who are in need of counseling services with individuals who have the education and experience required for licensed professional counselors, who have obtained their licenses and who are qualified in the desired area of specialization.
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Referrals (1)
    RR-8500.5000

    Marriage and Family Therapist Referrals

    RR-8500.5000

    Programs that link people who are in need of counseling services with individuals who have the education and experience required for marriage and family therapists, who have obtained their licenses and who are qualified in the desired area of specialization.
  • Marriage Counseling (7)
    RP-1400.8000-500

    Marriage Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-500

    Programs that provide emotional support, problem solving assistance, and guidance for one or both married or cohabiting partners who are having problems with their relationship and need assistance to identify the root of their difficulty and explore alternative resolutions with the objective of enhancing the relationship for both partners. Counseling may be available in a variety of settings and may include individual or group counseling for one or both of the partners, conjoint counseling and encounter-type experiences for groups of couples who are experiencing marital problems and/or who want to enhance their marriages.
  • Mental Health Assessment and Treatment (512)
    RP

    Mental Health Assessment and Treatment

    RP

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services for individuals whose psychiatric problems or other emotional difficulties are not severe enough to require 24-hour care but who can benefit from regular consultation and therapy with a mental health professional.
  • Mental Health Care Facilities (2)
    RM

    Mental Health Care Facilities

    RM

    Long or short-term care inpatient facilities, counseling agencies and therapists in private practice that offer diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents and/or adults who have an identifiable mental disorder such as depression or anxiety or for people who are experiencing difficult life transitions or are having problems coping with daily living.
  • Mental Health Counselors (3)
    YO-5000.5200

    Mental Health Counselors

    YO-5000.5200

    Individuals who provide evaluations, referrals and short-term counseling services to help people prevent or remediate personal problems, conflicts and emotional crises. They help people deal with any of a wide variety of issues including addictions and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self-esteem, issues associated with aging, job and career concerns, educational decisions, issues related to mental and emotional health, and family, parenting and marital problems. They work closely with other mental health specialists including psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses and school counselors.
  • Mental Health Drop In Centers (2)
    RM-6500.5000

    Mental Health Drop In Centers

    RM-6500.5000

    Programs that provide an alternative, nonresidential environment for people who have mental, emotional or social problems and which may offer recreational activities, socialization, individual or group counseling, mutual support group meetings, information and referral or other similar services. Included are centers that are staffed by consumers of psychiatric services as well as centers that are managed by professional staff.
  • Mental Health Evaluation (178)
    RP-5000

    Mental Health Evaluation

    RP-5000

    Programs that provide screening, diagnostic and treatment planning services for people who are experiencing acute or chronic psychiatric problems. Included is a continuum of assessment services ranging from a comprehensive psychiatric or psychological evaluation to the administration of one or a combination of psychological tests to examine a particular personality variable. Services may be provided in a variety of settings including hospitals and community-based clinics.
  • Mental Health Hotlines (8)
    RP-1500.1400-500

    Mental Health Hotlines

    RP-1500.1400-500

    Programs that provide immediate assistance for people whose emotional distress may range in severity from difficulty in coping with daily pressures to the crisis of a psychotic episode with the objective of defusing the crisis and helping the person develop a plan for establishing linkage with resources for ongoing assistance, if required. Hotline staff are generally available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).
  • Mental Health Information/Education (1)
    RR-5150

    Mental Health Information/Education

    RR-5150

    Programs that provide information through a variety of channels that improves the public's understanding of mental health and mental illness; the nature, etiology, diagnosis and treatment or management of specific mental disorders; and strategies for reducing the incidence of problems where possible. Mental health education programs help people make informed decisions about matters that affect their personal mental health and that of others. They inform the public of the risk factors and signs of mental health problems, encourage people to take advantage of early detection programs, help people modify behaviors that compromise their own mental health and provide support for family members and friends who are coping with mental illness or other mental health issues that have affected a loved one.
  • Mental Health Related Support Groups (12)
    PN-8100.5000

    Mental Health Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.5000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.
  • Mental Health Screening (1)
    RP-5000.5000

    Mental Health Screening

    RP-5000.5000

    Programs that offer simple tests that people who are concerned about their emotional health can take to learn more about their symptoms and ways of coping with them. Individuals generally have an opportunity to see a film and/or hear a talk about the causes, symptoms and treatment of specific mental health problems; complete a screening questionnaire; and talk about the results with a mental health professional. People who test positively are encouraged to seek further evaluation and, potentially, treatment. Most mental health screenings are confidential and available at no cost. Mental health screenings may also be available by telephone or online.
  • Mental Health Support Services (15)
    RR

    Mental Health Support Services

    RR

    Programs that offer early intervention, transitional care or other services that supplement and facilitate primary and adjunctive therapies; which offer community mental health education programs; or which link people who are in need of treatment with appropriate private providers.
  • Military Transition Assistance Programs (3)
    TM-5200

    Military Transition Assistance Programs

    TM-5200

    Programs that provide guidance and information regarding benefits, services and outplacement assistance for active duty separtees and retirees and their family members returning to civilian life with the objective of making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. Services may include benefits counseling, employment search and placement assistance, relocation services, financial planning assistance, eligibility information regarding medical and dental insurance coverage and other forms of assistance to facilitate adjustment to civilian life. Special employment transition assistance includes certification of job skills and experience; information about applying active duty job skills and experience to private sector employment; information about geographic areas of relocation including the labor market and cost of living; identification and location of employment and training opportunities; instruction in resume preparation, job analysis and interview techniques; and information about loans and grants to facilitate acquisition of employment. Also included are programs that help National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated for deployment resolve issues pertaining to duty requirements and employment benefits.
  • Outpatient Mental Health Facilities (355)
    RM-6500

    Outpatient Mental Health Facilities

    RM-6500

    Programs that provide walk-in, walk-out diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents and/or adults who have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders but do not need 24-hour care; and/or provide counseling services for individuals, couples, families and extended family groups who may be experiencing difficulty resolving personal or interpersonal conflicts or making personal adjustments to stressful life situations such as separation, divorce, widowhood, loss of a child, poor health, unemployment, family violence, delinquency or substance abuse.
  • Panic Disorders (1)
    YF-5000.0500-600

    Panic Disorders

    YF-5000.0500-600

    Disorders that are marked by recurrent anxiety attacks which involve the sudden and uncontrollable onset of apprehension, fear or terror, often coupled with feelings of impending doom. Physical symptoms may include chest pain or discomfort, choking or smothering sensations, dizziness, vertigo, hot and cold flashes, sweating, faintness, trembling or shaking, difficulty in breathing and feelings of unreality. Panic attacks occur unpredictably, but they may consistently arise and become associated with a particular situation, e.g., driving a car.
  • Parent Counseling (5)
    RP-1400.8000-650

    Parent Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-650

    Programs that provide a wide variety of therapeutic interventions for parents who are experiencing emotional difficulties or conflicts concerning their role as parents. Included are individual or group counseling for one or both parents or conjoint parent counseling which focuses on and explores the mental, emotional or social problems of the individual(s) which contribute to their parenting problems.
  • Pastoral Counseling/Chaplaincy Services (3)
    RD-6200

    Pastoral Counseling/Chaplaincy Services

    RD-6200

    Programs that specialize in providing therapeutic interventions which focus on helping people relate to and resolve their problems and concerns in the context of their religious/spiritual beliefs.
  • Peer Counseling (13)
    RF-6500

    Peer Counseling

    RF-6500

    Programs that offer individual therapeutic sessions which are facilitated or guided by an individual who is the same age as the client (an age-peer) or who has experienced and resolved the same type of problem as the client.
  • Perinatal/Postpartum Depression Counseling (2)
    RP-1400.8000-655

    Perinatal/Postpartum Depression Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-655

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for women who have symptoms of depression following delivery of a child which may include feelings of sadness and inadequacy, lack of feeling for the baby, overconcern for the baby, crying for no reason, inability to concentrate, changes in sleeping patterns, numbness, anger, anxiety, exaggerated highs and lows and thoughts of suicide.
  • Play Therapy (1)
    RP-8000.6600

    Play Therapy

    RP-8000.6600

    Programs that utilize play as a form of catharsis to enable children to express feelings and emotions which, if allowed to build up, could cause or further maladjustment. Play therapy is also used as a tool for diagnosing the source of a child's difficulty.
  • Post Disaster Mental Health Services (11)
    TH-2600.6500

    Post Disaster Mental Health Services

    TH-2600.6500

    Programs that provide a variety of services following a major disaster or large-scale emergency which help individuals cope with their own psychological reactions to the incident and/or prepare them to provide emotional support for family members, friends and neighbors who are feeling frightened, confused and no longer in control of their lives because of the event.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (15)
    YF-5000.0500-650

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    YF-5000.0500-650

    A disorder affecting individuals who have experienced a psychologically traumatizing event which is characterized by reexperiencing the event through recurrent and intrusive recollections or dreams of the event, or the sudden feeling that the event was recurring; numbing of responsiveness or reduced involvement with the external world beginning sometime after the trauma; and/or one or a combination of other symptoms including hyperalertness or exaggerated startle response, sleep disturbance, guilt about surviving if others have not, memory or concentration impairment, avoidance of memories that recall the trauma and intensification of symptoms when exposed to events that symbolize or resemble the trauma.
  • Postabortion Counseling (2)
    RP-1400.8000-660

    Postabortion Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-660

    Programs that provide individual, conjoint or group counseling for women who have terminated their pregnancies and, if appropriate, for their significant others, which focuses on their feelings about the abortion and its effect on their lives.
  • Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups (4)
    PN-8100.6500-680

    Pregnancy/Childbirth Support Groups

    PN-8100.6500-680

    Mutual support groups whose members are pregnant women or women who have had difficulties in areas relating to family planning, pregnancy and childbirth. Included are groups for individuals who are pregnant for the first time, women who are contemplating a home birth, breastfeeding women, families making decisions relating to birth control, women who have had a cesarean birth, women who are at high risk for a problem pregnancy and parents of premature or high-risk infants. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experience, strengths and hopes, understand their relationships and work through related emotions.
  • Psychiatric Case Management (51)
    RP-6400.8000-600

    Psychiatric Case Management

    RP-6400.8000-600

    Programs that develop case plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who have mental, emotional or social problems and need assistance in arranging for services; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a beneficial impact on the problem.
  • Psychiatric Day Treatment (53)
    RP-6400.8000-620

    Psychiatric Day Treatment

    RP-6400.8000-620

    Programs that provide a therapeutic environment for individuals who have acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances, who do not require full-time hospital care but who can benefit from a structured environment for some portion of the day or week. Services may include individual, group and/or family therapy; social and recreational activities; and a range of adjunctive therapies. Psychiatric day treatment programs may be offered by freestanding day treatment facilities, by psychiatric hospitals or by psychiatric units in general acute care hospitals.
  • Psychiatric Disorder Counseling (3)
    RP-1400.8000-675

    Psychiatric Disorder Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-675

    Programs that specialize in the treatment of individuals who have identified mental or emotional disorders with the objective of helping them to eliminate or reduce the severity of their symptoms, to mediate disturbed patterns of behavior, to promote positive personality growth and development and to maximize the individual's ability to function as independently as possible. Treatment may utilize therapeutic techniques derived from one or more theoretical counseling approaches.
  • Psychiatric Emergency Room Care (46)
    RP-1500.6750

    Psychiatric Emergency Room Care

    RP-1500.6750

    Psychiatric and health care facilities that are capable of restraining and treating people who are in acute emotional distress on a 24-hour basis.
  • Psychiatric Hospitals (38)
    RM-3300.6500

    Psychiatric Hospitals

    RM-3300.6500

    Institutions whose primary function is to provide diagnostic and long or short-term treatment services for children, adolescents, adults and/or older adults who have acute psychiatric disorders, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who may be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies, as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge. Psychiatric hospitals may also offer a range of outpatient mental health services.
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Units (11)
    RM-3300.6600

    Psychiatric Inpatient Units

    RM-3300.6600

    Programs offered in special units of general acute care hospitals that provide diagnostic and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults and/or older adults who have acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who might be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge.
  • Psychiatric Medication Services (337)
    RP-6400.8000-650

    Psychiatric Medication Services

    RP-6400.8000-650

    Programs that prescribe antidepressants, antianxiety drugs, antimaniacs, sedatives and antipsychotic/neuroleptic medications to control symptoms such as delusions, extreme agitation, panic attacks, manic or depressive episodes, hallucinations or paranoia that are associated with specific forms of mental illness. Services may include a psychiatric evaluation to determine the need for medication; prescription of an appropriate drug; and periodic follow-up to monitor the effectiveness of the medication in modifying the individual's behavior, ensure that undesirable side effects are minimized and verify that medication is, in fact, being taken as prescribed.
  • Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams (5)
    RP-1500.3400-650

    Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams

    RP-1500.3400-650

    Mobile psychiatric emergency teams composed of designated mental health workers (psychiatrists, RN's, MSW's, psychologists, psychiatric technicians) in any combination which intervene in situations where an individual's mental or emotional condition results in behavior which constitutes an imminent danger to him or herself or to another and is unwilling to seek voluntary treatment. These teams are generally operated by county mental health agencies and have the authority to issue an order which authorizes involuntary inpatient hospitalization for up to 72 hours.
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation (5)
    RP-6400.8000-660

    Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    RP-6400.8000-660

    Programs that integrate treatment strategies associated with psychiatry, occupational therapy and psychiatric case management to help severely mentally ill individuals stabilize their clinical status, increase their ability to function within their environment with as little ongoing professional intervention as possible, and improve their overall quality of life. Services are provided within an intensive case management system and may include medication and supportive psychotherapy to alleviate symptoms; training in interpersonal and independent living skills with a focus on personal care and management, leisure skills, social interaction skills and vocational preferences and aptitudes; cognitive retraining; family psychoeducation; peer support; and assistance in gaining access to the resources and benefits to which they are entitled. The individual is actively involved in developing the treatment plan and selecting the types of training that will be relevant to his or her ongoing roles and relationships.
  • Psychological Assessment (2)
    RP-5000.6400

    Psychological Assessment

    RP-5000.6400

    Programs that utilize a variety of means to evaluate and identify the best mode of treatment for individuals who have developmental deficits, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, loss of memory, behavioral problems, personality disorders or adjustment problems. Diagnostic techniques may include observation of the person's behavior, interviews with the individual and significant others, psychological testing as indicated, and neuropsychological assessment in situations where organic involvement such as brain injury is suspected. Ongoing assessment may be provided as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Psychological Testing (7)
    RP-5000.6500

    Psychological Testing

    RP-5000.6500

    Programs that provide a variety of standardized tests including personality inventories, aptitude tests, intelligence tests, attitude tests, projective measures and affective tests to evaluate the psychosocial functioning of people who may be experiencing mental, emotional or social difficulties. Psychological testing is often a part of a broader psychological assessment, and may be used in differential diagnosis to substantiate that a particular diagnosis is correct.
  • Psychosocial Evaluation (2)
    RP-5000.6600

    Psychosocial Evaluation

    RP-5000.6600

    Programs that assess the emotional and social functioning of an individual or group including a family in the context of all of the factors that combine to affect that functioning and lend meaning to its interpretation, for the purpose of identifying problem areas and developing a plan that will support identified strengths and resolve or minimize identified difficulties. The process may include an evaluation of communication and coping skills on a personal and interpersonal basis; the impact of the environment on functioning; and the deficits in knowledge, support, skills and ability which must be considered to understand current functioning and to develop a treatment program that addresses the person or group in context. This process may be utilized with people who are experiencing minor or time-limited situational problems and as a component of a comprehensive evaluation of someone whose difficulties are severe and/or chronic.
  • Psychosocial Therapy (1)
    RD-3000.6750

    Psychosocial Therapy

    RD-3000.6750

    Programs that specialize in providing therapeutic interventions that are based on the premise that there is a basic interrelationship and interdependence between intrapsychic conflicts and the social environment in which they occur. The task of the therapist is to view the client in the context of his or her social environment and to assist the client to examine and deal with his or her intrapsychic conflicts and the impinging environmental factors as they take priority in the course of treatment. The therapist assists the client to gain insight into his or her conflicts and to manipulate the environmental factors that may be contributing to the problem. The vehicle for treatment is a therapeutic personal relationship in which the client's trust in the therapist, the therapist's observations and feelings about the client, and the interaction between the client and therapist lead to a mutual understanding of the nature of the problem and the appropriate methods to use for resolution.
  • Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis (1)
    RD-6800.6500

    Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis

    RD-6800.6500

    Programs that specialize in providing therapeutic interventions that are based on the theory developed by Freud that the roots of human behavior lie in unconscious motivation and conflict. It takes as its point of departure the concept of the libido (sexual energy), and suggests that the individual's overall development and ability to adjust to life's problems depend on how sexual energy develops in the child, whether it is normal or repressed and distorted into unhealthy channels. Psychoanalysis as a therapy attempts to overcome repressions, often by exploring their origins in childhood in order to release energy for healthy, normal living. Psychoanalysts accomplish this largely by means of free association, dream analysis and working through transference issues over time to overcome resistance and get at the sources of the unconscious impulses. Psychoanalytic psychotherapists accomplish the same objective through utilization of more directive interpretation and a face-to-face therapeutic setting, and focus on the relationship of present behavior to childhood patterns rather than utilize free association.
  • Sex Offender Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-795

    Sex Offender Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-795

    Programs that provide voluntary or court-ordered individual or group counseling for people who have committed or are at risk of committing sexual offenses which may include rape or other sexual assault, nonfamilial child sexual assault, indecent exposure, or voyeurism, with the objective of eliminating violent and/or abusive behavior.
  • Sexual Assault Counseling (11)
    RP-1400.8000-800

    Sexual Assault Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-800

    Programs that provide crisis, short-term and/or ongoing counseling for people who are coping with the emotional trauma of being forced to engage in sexual intercourse or other sexual acts without their consent. Included are military sexual trauma (MST) counseling programs offered by facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, which address the needs of veterans who have been traumatized by having experienced assault or repeated threatening sexual harassment which occurred while serving on active duty in the military. Counseling and support may be offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions for the survivor and/or significant others.
  • Specialized Counseling Services (16)
    RP-1400.8000

    Specialized Counseling Services

    RP-1400.8000

    Programs that provide treatment services which may include emotional support, problem-solving assistance, information and guidance in a variety of counseling settings for individuals who are having difficulty in coping with a traumatic experience or a personal relationship or in making the adjustments that are required by their particular stage in life.
  • Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counseling (32)
    RP-1400.8000-020.80

    Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-020.80

    Programs that provide individual, conjoint, family or group treatment for individuals who are being physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused by their partners, and/or for perpetrators. Included are programs that provide therapeutic interventions for married couples, people who have live-in mates and/or gay and lesbian couples who are experiencing problems with abuse.
  • Substance Use Disorder Issues (5)
    YZ-8400

    Substance Use Disorder Issues

    YZ-8400

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of substance use disorders.
  • Suicide Counseling (1)
    RP-1400.8000-825

    Suicide Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-825

    Programs that provide in-person individual, conjoint, family or group treatment for people who are experiencing an emotional crisis and are attempting to cope by threatening or attempting self-destruction; or for people who have experienced these feelings, made such threats or attempted to fatally harm themselves either on one occasion or repeatedly; and/or for the families and significant others of these people.
  • Therapeutic Foster Homes (2)
    PH-6300.8500

    Therapeutic Foster Homes

    PH-6300.8500

    Agency-supervised private family homes in which foster parents have been trained to provide individualized, structured services in a safe, nurturing family living environment for children and adolescents with significant emotional or behavioral problems who require a higher level of care than is found in a conventional foster home but do not require placement in a more restrictive setting. Therapeutic foster parents receive special training in mental health issues, behavior management and parenting techniques; and implement the in-home portion of the treatment plan with close supervision and support. They serve as integral members of the team of professionals providing services for the child, get the child to therapy and other treatment appointments, write daily notes about interventions and attend treatment team meetings. Therapeutic foster care is considered the least restrictive out-of-home placement for children with severe emotional disorders.
  • Therapy Referrals (1)
    RR-8500

    Therapy Referrals

    RR-8500

    Programs that link people who are in need of counseling services with private therapists who are qualified in the desired area of specialization.
  • Transitional Mental Health Services (8)
    RR-8800

    Transitional Mental Health Services

    RR-8800

    Programs that provide services that facilitate the return to the community of people who have been hospitalized for treatment of acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances.
  • Veteran Reintegration Counseling (9)
    RP-1400.8000-900

    Veteran Reintegration Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-900

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance for veterans who have emotional problems relating to experiences they had while in the service or who have separated from the military and are having difficulty adjusting to their civilian status.
 
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