Mental Health Evolution Program
The Mental Health Evolution Program (MHEP), CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited and DATP (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program) Licensed, provides an outpatient multidisciplinary team approach in providing mental health and drug addiction services to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community, specializing in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Transgender communities, by trained licensed professionals. Many of our clients typically deal with trauma suffered at the hands of abuse, violence, during their childhood and as an adult causing isolation from the general public as they continue their attempt to survive within the perils of their life’s struggles alone. Frequently our consumers are in need of emergency/ psychiatric hospital admissions. It is normal for our population to struggle with issues related to criminal arrests, homelessness, drug addiction and untreated medical conditions which lead to premature deaths. Although many in the communities listed above are bright, created and talented individuals, many are faced with struggling with major drug addiction, mental illnesses or dual diagnoses. Statistically our clients that are challenged with drug addiction and mental health issues do not responded well to the traditional office based mental health programs available, The MHEP uses cultural competent treatment providers that employ modified cognitive behavioral therapy in conjunction with person centered techniques in an attempt to help our clients cope with daily stressors and work on resolving their issues. The MHEP Program is a program that has been established to help this high-risk demographic lower their risk of exposure to hazardous, irresponsible sexual behaviors that often lead to high rates of HIV/STD infections. The program is designed to help its clients modify their behavior through prevention/intervention.
Someone Cares ASAM Service Levels
ASAM Level 0.5
Early Intervention for Adults and Adolescents, this level of care constitutes a service for individuals who, for a known reason, are at risk of developing substance-related problems, or a service for those for whom there is not yet sufficient information to document a diagnosable substance use disorder. A detailed description of the services typically offered in this level of care, the care setting and how to identify what patients would benefit best from these services based on an ASAM dimensional needs assessment.
ASAM Level 1
Outpatient Services for adolescents and adults, this level of care typically consists of less than 9 hours of service/week for adults, or less than 6 hours a week for adolescents for recovery or motivational enhancement therapies and strategies. Level 1 encompasses organized services that may be delivered in a wide variety of settings. A detailed description of the services typically offered in this level of care, the care setting and how to identify what patients would benefit best from these services based on an ASAM dimensional needs assessment.
Treating our clients Holistically
Holistic therapy is treatment which aims to treat a client as a whole, rather than as a being separated into different parts which do not interconnect. Holistic therapy treats the individual’s body, spirit, and mind.
Massage, Meditation, Yoga
Mental Health Clinical Staff
Mental Health Clinical Director – Esther Williams, LCSW
Psychiatrist – Hassan Rahman, MD
Psychologist – Eversley Pemberton, PhD, MS
Case Manager – Briana Foster, MSW
Data Manager / Evaluator – Naomi Busler, LSW
Addiction Counselor – Lewis Hicks, MA, LBSW, MAC, VSP
Mediation Counselor – Ronnie Bass, MSCM
Medical Director – Earl Joyner, MD