FOCUSING ON ADOLESCENTS WITH CO-OCCURRING MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS AND SUBSTANCE USE
AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN ADULTS
Essential Touchstones, LLC, is an organization that provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment services to adolescents (ages 13 to 18) and adults who meet the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder or other addictive disorder. Adolescents and adults with a co-occurring mental illness (addiction and mood disorder) may also benefit from these services. Our clinical services are provided by doctorate-level, master’s-level licensed or provisionally-licensed clinicians. We are certified by the Department of Mental Health.
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I believe in the benefits of early intervention for mental health conditions through introduction to recovery combined with empirically validated clinical modalities and experiential skills training. Medicine may be necessary for chemical imbalances. This combination can provide the balance necessary to prevent lifelong addiction and mental health conditions.
I was reared by two very creative, generous, and public servant oriented parents who taught me to use the skills I have to help others be the best that they can be. After studying Business Administration at the University of Mississippi for three years, my interest broadened to encompass the study of human behavior and psychology. Determined to help others find meaning and passion in life, I studied psychology and counseling for 10 years. While at Jackson State University I became fascinated with anthropology and culture. I completed an internship in Salt Lake City, Utah, where there were endless opportunities to experience culture and explore new topographical regions.
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