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Let Life’s Journey be your trusted partner for comprehensive life improvement services. As a trusted behavioral health provider, you can be confident knowing that your choices lead in receiving personalized mental health services. Whether you are seeking individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, substance abuse treatment, or other mental health or wellness services, we are committed to helping you achieve all that you aspire to be on your road towards emotional health and wellness. We service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, and the greater Hampton Roads and Tidewater regions. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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Mental Health Skill Building

Life’s Journey offers mental health skill building services, which provide training and support to enable individuals with significant functional limitations to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate and least restrictive environment. Individual sessions are offered to address deficits in skills that are preventing the individual from functioning independently in society, as well as family education to help strengthen communication, interactions, and skills. Services are recommended for individuals aged 18 and older.

Mental health skill building services provide:

  • Monitoring and education regarding mental health, nutrition and physical condition
  • Increased connection with community resources
  • Activities of daily living
  • Employment skills
  • Money management
  • Use of community resources
  • Organization and Routine
  • Anger management skills
  • Management of psychiatric symptoms
  • Enhancement of social and interpersonal skills
  • Increased independent living skills

Mental Health Skill Building Services are Medicaid eligible.

Outpatient Therapy Services

Life’s Journey offers specialized outpatient and group therapy services to communities in the Hampton Roads area. We are dedicated to providing professional therapy services, while utilizing proven treatment tools for individuals and families. Our therapists are experienced, credentialed, and maintain a high standard of care while providing a friendly and nurturing environment.

Outpatient care can involve one or more mental health services that don’t require a prolonged stay in a facility. Treatment provided in outpatient care helps patients learn to cope with stressors and manage their mental health. Treatment can be anywhere from short-term counseling, to long-term care plans including therapy and/or medication.

Outpatient care is the most common treatment for many mental health problems due to its lower cost, better flexibility to patients’ needs and schedules, and a larger selection of providers. Outpatient care should only be applied when constant support is unnecessary and it is healthier for the patient to remain in their environment to experience stressors and learn to cope with professional guidance. This approach is often the best course of action for individuals with problems like eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.

Areas of treatment include:

  • Stress Related Concerns
  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Caregiver Training and Support
  • Marriage Issues
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Autism and other Developmental Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Grief Issues
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Chronic Mental Health
  • Military Lifestyle

Specialty services include:

  • Family Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Substance Abuse Groups
  • Group Therapy
  • Peer Support Services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Life Coaching

Psychiatric Services

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.

People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing “voices.” Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.

Life’s Journey offers specialized psychiatric and medication management services to communities in the Hampton Roads area. We are dedicated to providing professional medical treatment. Our physicians are experienced, credentialed, and dedicated to providing quality care to our clients.

Comprehensive Crisis Services

  • Mobile Crisis Response provides rapid response, assessment and early intervention to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. This service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The purpose of this service includes prevention of acute exacerbation of symptoms, prevention of harm to the individual or others, provision of quality intervention in the least restrictive setting, and development of an immediate plan to maintain safety in order to prevent the need for a higher level of care.
  • Community Stabilization services are short-term and designed to support an individual and their natural support system following contact with an initial crisis response service or as a diversion to a higher level of care. Providers deliver community stabilization services in an individual’s natural environment and provide referral and linkage to other community-based services at the appropriate level of care. Interventions may include brief therapeutic and skill building interventions, engagement of natural supports, interventions to integrate natural supports in the de-escalation and stabilization of the crisis, and coordination of follow-up services. Coordination of specialized services to address the needs of co-occurring intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance use are also available through this service. Services should involve advocacy and networking to provide linkages and referrals to appropriate community-based services and assisting the individual and their family or caregiver in accessing other benefits or assistance programs for which they may be eligible.
  • 23-Hour Crisis Stabilization provides assessment and stabilization interventions to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis for a period of up to 23 hours in a community-based crisis stabilization clinic. This service must be accessible 24/7 and is indicated for those situations wherein an individual is in an acute crisis and requires a safe environment for observation and assessment prior to determination of whether admission to an inpatient or residential crisis stabilization unit setting is necessary. This service allows for an opportunity for thorough assessment of crisis and psychosocial needs and supports throughout the full 23 hours of service to determine the best resources available for the individual to prevent unnecessary hospitalization.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment supports individuals with overcoming the abuse and addiction of drugs and alcohol. We offer individual sessions, substance abuse groups, and substance abuse education classes for those dealing with addiction and for families and loved ones impacted by substance use and abuse.

Substance Use Case Management – Substance use case management services assist members and their family members in accessing needed medical, psychiatric, psychological, social, educational, vocational, recovery, and other supports essential to meeting the member’s basic needs. Substance use case management services are to be person-centered, individualized, culturally and linguistically appropriate to meet the member’s and family member’s needs.

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) – Intensive outpatient services are structured program of skilled treatment services for adults, children and adolescents delivering a minimum of 3 service hours per service day to achieve an average of 9 to 19 hours of services per week for adults. IOP offers group therapy, individual therapy, and life skills classes for those with substance abuse issues.

Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment a is team-based, client-centered, intensive mental health service that adheres to evidence-based practice designed to serve individuals with severe mental illness. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) provides long term needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified individuals with severe and persistent mental illness especially those who have severe symptoms that are not effectively remedied by available treatments or who because of reasons related to their mental illness resist or avoid involvement with mental health services in the community. ACT services are offered outside of clinic, hospital, or program office settings for individuals who are best served in the community. ACT services include psychiatric assessment, counseling, medication management, and care coordination activities through a designated multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Looking for a way out of Opioid Addiction? Life’s Journey Services provides medication assisted treatment to support you. In our Medication Assisted Treatment program, an expert licensed physician will perform an assessment and prescribe Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) if appropriate. This will help you with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Over time, our physicians will help you get off Suboxone by slowly tapering it down. In addition, we have licensed substance abuse and mental health providers to partner with you in your recovery journey.

Our treatment process includes:

  • Multi-dimensional assessment
  • Person centered treatment planning
  • Individual and Group Counseling Services
  • Peer Support Services
  • Care Coordination
  • Support from an Interdisciplinary Team

Contact us today to begin your journey to recovery!