Integrated Behavioral Health Services

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Why choose TriState?

Our Integrated Behavioral Health Services work cohesively with the primary care clinic at TriState Family Practice, Clearwater. The seamless integration provides an open, supportive, and confidential environment to address behavioral health concerns. You do not have to be a patient at TriState Family Practice, Clearwater, to see our behavioral health provider, Judy Rooney, LCSW and Certified Mindset & Habit Coach. 

What is Integrated Behavioral Health Services?

Integrated behavioral health care blends medical conditions and related behavioral health factors affecting health and well-being in one setting. It is part of a whole-person care where behavioral health and medical providers work together. When you schedule an appointment with Judy Rooney, LCSW, she can help you work through the following challenges: 

  • Health behaviors and lifestyle changes (including how they effect chronic medical illnesses)
  • Mental health and substance abuse conditions
  • Life stressors and crises
  • Stress-related physical symptoms
  • Ineffective patterns of health care utilization
Frequently, physical and mental health issues occur together. For example, someone with diabetes or cardiac conditions often develop depression as well. Providers who practice integrated behavioral health care recognize that both medical and behavioral health factors are important parts of their patient’s overall health. Our primary care providers work collaboratively with Judy, and you, to create personalized care plans to work towards your overall health goals. 

Receiving behavioral health and primary care treatment in one integrated setting helps our patients continue to work, attend school, engage with their families, participate in their communities, and thrive! Ultimately, the goal of behavioral health interventions are similar to those of other primary care treatment – helping our patients lead healthier, fuller lives.

The first appointment involves an intake assessment. This appointment is the time for you to explain your problem, concern, or issue. You may be asked about the history of this problem, significant others in your life, and other lifestyle components to determine and clarify how the therapist may help you and to determine treatment needs. Consider your therapist as a resource. After this assessment process, an individualized treatment plan is developed establishing goals for treatment and strategies and interventions to achieve them. 

Behavioral Health appointments generally are approximately 45-55 minute sessions. The counseling office is designed to be comfortable and quiet, to offer a safe and relaxed environment. You and your therapist with determine the frequency of these sessions, which may be weekly, every two weeks, etc., based on your individualized treatment needs, progress, and goals. All services are provided in strict confidence. The personal information that you share with your therapist is confidential and not shared outside the program, unless you sign a release of information or if law requires disclosure.

In counseling sessions, a variety of evidence-based therapy practices are used to meet your needs and build upon your strengths. Individual counseling offers you a chance to express your thoughts, feelings, and concerns, and will provide you the opportunity to better understand your behavior and situation. It will also teach you new ways to approach and solve problems. We do our best to provide an accurate and fair assessment that will help guide our treatment planning.  

Download Integrated Behavioral Health Patient Instructions Here.

  • Counseling/Psychotherapy, individual services (for patients 16 years and older)
  • Specialized programs (please call us for more information)

During sessions, we may help you: 

  • Clarify a problem (assess and evaluate complex situations)
  • Adjust to illness or health concerns
  • Develop an action plan (identify steps to resolve a situation)
  • Handle a crisis
  • Sort through a patient’s options
  • Resolve complex issues with a focused, extended treatment process
  • Lewiston-Clarkston Crisis Hotline
  • National Suicide Hotline
  • National Institute of Mental Health

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