Outpatient Mental Health Services

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Lighthouse client

Therapy Services

Lighthouse provides services tailored to meet the specific needs of families and individuals. This includes diagnostic assessments; medication management; and individual and family therapy.

A diagnostic assessment is a written evaluation conducted by a mental health professional to determine whether a child or youth has a mental health disorder.

Families often seek assistance because of concerns they have about children’s behaviors, moods or other symptoms. Sometimes others involved with children may observe signs of possible mental health needs and recommend that parents pursue a diagnostic assessment. Other times, mental health or developmental screenings may identify early potential mental health problems. This usually results in referring these children to a mental health professional for further evaluation.

Family Outreach Services: short term intensive home-based therapy designed to prevent out of home placement for youth referred by the Hamilton County Juvenile Court.

Intensive Home Based Treatment(IHBT): individual and family therapy; support services for families who are at high risk for separation; support services for youth and families when youth are moving from a residential facility/group home to foster care, their own home or independent living.

Lighthouse Trauma Treatment Services: therapists trained and certified in SITCAP (Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents) provide in home individual and family therapy. Age/gender specific LITE (Learning to Integrate Trauma with Expression) group therapy for ages 7-18 years old is also provided.

Group Therapy: a variety of outpatient/community services for the specific needs of teenagers. Girls Circle Therapy and Boys Council Groups are offered four times a year.