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ADULT THERAPY

Adult Therapy provides individual, couples’, and family counseling for those affected by trauma, mental illness, or substance misuse, using evidence-based practices and the latest research-supported interventions to restore and improve the quality of life for each individual served.

To make an appointment, call (727) 524-4464.

ADULT CASE MANAGEMENT

Adult behavioral health case management assists adults with serious and persistent mental illness in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, and other necessary services.

CHILDREN'S THERAPY

Children’s Therapy provides services that are designed for children who have experienced trauma, including loss and grief, depression, anxiety, abuse histories and addictions. These services can be provided in office, in the community, or via telehealth. Therapy for our littlest clients can be individual or the whole family, and assists in managing mild to moderate behavioral or emotional needs which can stem from trauma, including school behavior difficulties, adoption related issues, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, abuse histories, and addictions. We teach kids problem solving skills, behavior strategies, and anger management skills, among other therapeutic skills.

Eligibility requirements: Ages 0-17 years old

To make an appointment, call (727) 524-4464.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

In partnership with the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network and the Juvenile Welfare Board
This is a service provided to children or adults seeking testing for a variety of psychological, cognitive, and / or behavioral disorders, from IQ to emotional functioning to autism spectrum tests and more.

Eligibility requirements: Ages 4 and up

ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (AOT)

The Assisted Outpatient Program provides court-ordered comprehensive outpatient mental health treatment to Pinellas County Residents that have been baker acted and need added support to engage in and maintain needed services on his/her own. This program is for individuals that are in need of ongoing mental health treatment and behavioral health case management services. The intent of the program is to minimize repeat hospitalizations, increase access to and engagement in treatment and supportive services, and provide an opportunity for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness to maintain stability within the community treatment program.

TRACE (Telehealth Remote Access to Crisis Evaluation)

T.R.A.C.E. is a pilot program that allows Law Enforcement Officers to have immediate access to DFL Counselors while in the field responding to our community’s emergency calls.  TRACE is one of the few cutting edge new programs rolling out nationwide to support law enforcement when responding to mental health crisis with on-demand telehealth from local behavioral health experts.

TREATMENT WORKS

The Treatment Works program provides an intensive wraparound approach to engaging and working with youth who have been identified as displaying violence or are identified as at risk of violence. The goal of services is to ensure that youth and families are stabilized and prepared to remain in or reenter their educational environment. Services will be provided in the home, school, and community by a counselor and behavioral health case manager who will be working intensively to address the behaviors that resulted in the referral to the Treatment Works program. Services will be provided to the youth and family, and caregiver involvement is required in order for successful treatment outcomes.

Treatment Works is in partnership with the Pinellas County Social Board and its District Threat Assessment Team.

ADULT PSYCHIATRY

In partnership with Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
Adult Psychiatry evaluates and treats those with acute, mild to severe, and / or chronic emotional or mental illness through medication therapy and monitoring.

To make an appointment, call (727) 524-4464.

CHILDREN'S PSYCHIATRY

In partnership with Juvenile Welfare Board and Central Florida Behavioral Health Network
Children’s Psychiatry evaluates and treats children with acute, mild to severe, and / or chronic emotional or mental illness through medication therapy and monitoring, including the treatment of commonly diagnosed childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Eligibility requirements: Ages 5-17 years old

To make an appointment, call (727) 524-4464.

GROUP THERAPY

Facilitated by Recovery Peer Specialists or Counselors, our groups for teens and adults allow clients to share and relate to each other while learning new coping skills, life skills training, addiction supports, and more.

PHARMACY SERVICES

Directions for Living is proud to partner with Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, to host a full service in-house pharmacy for the convenience of our clients to fill any or all of their medications. Click here for more information on the pharmacy.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADULT COUNSELING SERVICES & CASE MANAGEMENT

In partnership with Pinellas County
We provide individual counseling services and linkage to case management and psychiatric services as needed at selected Pinellas County Department of Health locations.

We are currently at the following Health Departments: Clearwater, Tarpon Spring, Mid County, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, and Bayside/MMU Locations. Contact the Health Department regarding the referral or Directions for Living at 727-524-4464.

CERTIFIED RECOVERY PEER SPECIALIST SERVICES

We employ Certified Recovery Peer Specialists, staff with their own lived experience of having severe mental illness, who assist clients through mentoring, advocacy, and other supports.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CONSULTATION (ECC)

In partnership with the Juvenile Welfare Board
ECC provides community and parent-specific trainings on behavior, discipline practices, and social and emotional development for parents of children ages 0-5. ECC provides group parenting classes and intensive parenting sessions to clients in the community.

CABHI

Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals
We provide individual, family, and couples counseling services to individuals living homeless. We provide linkage to care coordination and psychiatric services as needed.  

MENTAL HEALTH COURT

The Mental Health Court Treatment Services Program provides comprehensive outpatient mental health treatment to Pinellas County Residents. The intent of the program is to reduce the number of persons with mental illness who repeatedly enter the criminal justice system by diverting them to appropriate, effective mental health and supportive services, and provide an opportunity for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness to maintain stability within the community treatment program.

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