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Therapeutic Services

With centrally located campuses in Center City and Northeast Philadelphia, we offer a multitude of services for adults, children and families in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Therapeutic Services please click here.

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy is one-to-one counseling provided by a Master’s-Level or Doctoral level Clinician and is available to a child or adolescents in treatment or their immediate family member.

At PMHC, we view behavioral health as a family matter and try to engage family members in supportive therapeutic sessions whenever possible. We also offer family therapy and couples therapy.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Individual Therapy please click here.

 

After School Autism Program

This unique program is for children ages 5-20 who are on the higher-functioning level of the Autism Spectrum. By using a mix of individual interaction and group modalities, we strive to improve communication, self-regulation and life-skills development.

The children gain social skills through therapeutic play, as they use our program rooms, gymnasium, swimming pool and outdoor playground at the Northeast Philadelphia Jewish Community Center where we are housed.

This program runs year-round, from 3:30-6:30 PM during the school year and 9-3 PM during school breaks and summer vacation.

If you are interested in more information please fill out
our Request for Services form, or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to After School Autism Program please click here.

Behavior Health Rehabilitation Services

200x200Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS),  is a service that focuses on the behavioral health needs of a child in his/her everyday environment.

The treatment goals of BHRS are client-centered yet family-focused, identifying the needs of the child in the home, school and community and developing a program, which “wraps around” the child. When families are involved with BHRS they will have weekly scheduled sessions with clinical team members in all settings relevant to their child.

BHRS is funded through Pennsylvania State Medical Assistance (PAMA), regardless of family income. Children from birth to 21 years of age can be evaluated for eligibility. BHRS is not exclusive, and can often be prescribed in conjunction with other behavioral health and intellectual disability services.

Clinicians involved in BHRS meet all educational, training and supervision requirements as outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare (DPW). They also maintain current Child Abuse and Criminal Record Check clearances while working with PMHC. When you start BHRS at PMHC, you will be assigned a Service Specialist who will be your primary in-house contact. Your child’s clinical treatment will be overseen by your psychologist, while your child’s clinical team will be led by a Master’s Level Clinician, either a Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC) or a Mobile Therapist (MT). You may also be assigned a therapeutic support staff (TSS) clinician to provide support in the school, community or in your home.

To request our evaluation services, you can contact us by phone or click here to use our on-line “intake” form. Office visits will be required to assess both the initial and ongoing needs of the child. These office visits average four times per year. When involved with BHRS through PMHC, families also have the support of the BHRS Department and Quality Assurance Department to manage their case, address concerns and provide linkage to other clinical and community resources. PMHC also offers psychiatric consultation and medication management for some children involved with BHRS at our Pine Street location in Center City, Philadelphia.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Behavior Health Rehabilitation Services please click here.

School Therapeutic Services

School Therapeutic Services (STS) is a school-based program that provides behavioral support to children in both individual and group formats. STS allows children to receive support from clinicians and therapists within the classroom, as well as in individual and group therapy sessions throughout the school day.

The STS program consists of Lead Clinicians, Group Mobile Therapists and Behavioral Health Workers who are available to support each child throughout the day, based upon the child’s needs. The STS team provides advice, guidance and support to children and educational teams, and helps children develop needed skills, such as social, emotional, problem solving, conflict resolution and anger management.

By basing treatment on the individual needs of each child and working with educational teams, families and children, STS decreases barriers to learning and helps children succeed in their academic environment.

STS is designed to be a two-year program that helps children develop needed skills to increase their independence.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to School Therapeutic Services please click here.

Adult Autism Services

Adult Autism Services is a specialized program that provides support to adults on the Autism Spectrum. The services PMHC are approved to provide at this time are: Behavior Specialist, Family Training and Community Inclusion.

  • Behavior Specialist
    This service provides specialized behavioral support for individuals who demonstrate behavioral challenges because of limited social skills, limited communication skills or impaired sensory systems.
  • Community Inclusion
    Community Inclusion is designed to assist participants in acquiring, retaining and improving communication, socialization, self-direction, self-help, and adaptive skills necessary to reside in the community. Community Inclusion facilitates participation in education and volunteer activities.
  • Family Training
    Family Training develops specific expertise in the participant’s family and his/her informal care network so that caregivers can help the participant acquire, retain or improve skills that directly improve his/her ability to live independently.

An individual can begin the process of applying for an Adult Autism Waiver within three months of his/her 21st birthday. The number to call to begin the process with the state is 1-866-539-7689. It is an automated system that walks you through the process of leaving information prior to receiving a return phone call. We can only provide services to those who have gone through this process and are subsequently referred to us by the case management agency after an assessment is performed.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Adult Autism Services please click here.

Mobile Mental Health Services

Mobile Mental Health Services is individual therapy that is provided in the home. This service is available to an adult who has a medical condition or disability that limits his/her ability to come into the office for regular sessions. As with Individual Therapy, Mobile Mental Health is performed by a qualified Master’s-Level or Doctoral Level clinician.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Mobile Mental Health Services please click here.

Psychiatric Services

PMHC has  Board Certified licensed child psychiatrists who perform Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations and Comprehensive Autism Assessments. Our team of qualified psychiatrists has experience in treating infants through adults. Our doctors can also provide ongoing medication management. Our child psychiatrists have expertise in treating children with Autism. Psychiatric services are available to any client as an adjunct to ongoing treatment in one of our other service departments.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Psychiatric Services please click here.

Social Skills Therapy

Specialty cutting-edge group sessions are designed to work with children, adolescents and adults on the Spectrum. These groups are organized according to age and developmental ability and range from toddler groups to teen groups, adult social skills, and parent support groups. Social interactions are one of the most prevalent challenges to those with high-functioning Autism. In therapeutic groups individuals can hone social skills, find support, make friends and gain self-esteem–which translates into success in many community-based settings, such as school and work.

If you are interested in more information please fill out our Request for Services form,
or give us a call at (215) 735-9379.

To donate to Social Skills Therapy please click here.
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