Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
Welcome to Care Resource’s Behavioral Health department. We provide individual, couple, group, and family therapy. Services are provided to those who do not have insurance on a sliding-fee scale (which means we discount our fees based upon your income) and some client services are supported by grant funding and may be free of charge.
Risk Reduction Counseling:
Risk reduction counseling is available regardless of HIV status to help people avoid or reduce their risk of acquiring HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Through patient-centered risk reduction planning and counseling, we can help you take back control of your life. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these services are available now at no cost to most participants.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Services:
All of our services for persons who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender are available from therapists who are well trained and highly experienced in the issues that are unique to our communities.
Communities of Color:
All of our services are available from therapists who are well trained and highly experienced in the issues that are unique to our communities of color in either English, Spanish or Creole.
HIV Specialty Care:
Whether you are newly or previously diagnosed with HIV, we offer treatment plans that address your individual needs. Our goal is to enhance the lives of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS by addressing quality of life issues.
Our Mental Health Counseling program provides individual, couples, and group therapy for persons living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and coping with or adjusting to their diagnosis. This program also addresses issues related to improving the quality of relationships in relation to HIV/AIDS. This programming is available without cost to participants in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties’ Ryan White Part A program.
Our Substance Abuse counseling program provides intensive counseling for both substance abuse and HIV-related problems. Clients are taught how the use of substances such as alcohol and drugs places them at a greater risk, and interferes with the effectiveness of HIV treatment. Most patients may benefit from both mental health and substance abuse counseling, which are woven together in a seamless care delivery program. This programming is available without cost to participants in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties’ Ryan White Part A program.
Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a program that helps individuals who are in care with Behavioral Health – acquire the necessary skills to integrate into the job market to find employment. IPS utilizes a team approach as IPS specialists meet with Behavioral Health providers and clients to develop an individualized plan that supports employment. IPS Specialists interact with employers and create opportunities that match the individual to the employer. This model increases the likelihood of success for both the individual and the employer.
Our therapists are licensed and trained to work with the sensitive issues faced by our diverse communities. Issues of privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance and are discussed with each client. Our clinicians come from different approaches including clinical social work, marriage and family counseling, and mental health. Styles range from client-centered supportive psychotherapy for addictions, and cognitive behavioral counseling for depression, to assisted relaxation training and guided imagery for pain management or social anxiety. Our therapists come from a variety of different backgrounds and orientations just like our community.