Our Behavioral Health division provides intensive mental health services, in-home support for children with developmental disabilities, and substance use treatment programs to those in need. Our experienced team of professionals are trained to assist your loved one in developing necessary life skills using a strength-based approach.
We hire highly qualified staff to provide services in the client’s home, as well as approved community settings. Our team of clinicians and supervisors work with you to complete a comprehensive assessment of your loved one’s needs to build an individualized treatment plan. Our goal-oriented, individualized plans are built on your family’s needs and your loved one’s strengths.
Home and Community-Based Treatment (HCT)
Our caring, compassionate clinical team empathizes with the difficult behaviors that you are dealing with at home. We understand that families are hectic, schedules are full, and when you add in a child with behavioral concerns, everything gets more challenging. We work collaboratively with your family and team to help improve your lives, decrease behavioral outbursts and provide more stability for long-term success.
When you enlist the help of HCT, one of our highly-trained clinicians will come to your home to gather information. During this assessment period, you will have the opportunity to discuss your current situation and how you’d like to see services move forward. Your designated Behavioral Health Professional will work on the outlined goals that are established by your family to teach new strategies and coping skills. This service runs over the course of 6 months, with the goal to help you transition to Outpatient Counseling or another less intensive support program.
Problem Sexual Behaviors (HCT-PSB)
Our HCT-PSB program is unique to SequelCare of Maine. This program focuses on adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 who are displaying problematic sexual behaviors. Written by Dr. Lee Underwood, our program is designed to specifically meet the needs of Maine families. If you are concerned about your child’s sexualized behaviors, give us a call to see if this program is a good fit for you.
Rehabilitative and Community Support Services (RCS)
RCS is an in-home support program for children with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments. This 1-on-1 program works with children in areas of communication, socialization, daily living and safety awareness. Our skilled Behavioral Health Professionals work with your child in your home and local community to help improve their abilities so that they can be as independent as possible.
Behavioral Health Homes (BHH)
Our energetic team of care managers love connecting families with resources in their communities. It is truly a passion of theirs! They meet with you to help establish your child’s needs and begin brainstorming and gathering information. As they come across available programs or supports, they will coordinate with you to send in a referral or an application. The goal of our Behavioral Health Home is to ensure that your child has access to the available resources in the community and that you as a parent or caregiver know how to get them.
While in our Behavioral Health Home program, your family has a comprehensive team made up of: a care manager, program manager, peer support specialist, clinical supervisor, psychologist, nurse, and doctor. The team meets regularly to review cases and brainstorm additional resources available.
Our caring, compassionate clinical team empathizes with the difficulties we all face on a daily basis. We understand that schedules are hectic, relationships get strained and our mental wellness can take a backburner in life. We work with you to individualize your goals and find a treatment approach that works best for you, your family or your loved one. We can work in your home, one of our main offices or our locations in Augusta or Rockland. We are available in select school districts as well.
We offer a wide variety of outpatient services, including but not limited to:
- Mental health counseling
- Substance use counseling
- Supporting Options for Addiction Recovery (SOAR) – is a program for adolescents between the ages of 12-24 who have substance use concerns. SOAR follows the federally accredited substance use model called the Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) to produce positive outcomes for youth.The goals of the SOAR team are to teach skills and increase pro-social skills and access to social, familial and educational/vocational resources. SOAR helps teens and youth to achieve and sustain recovery from substance use. Free programming is available, just call and ask how.
- Play therapy
- Family counseling
- Diagnostic assessments
- Vineland assessment
Our day treatment program collaborates with schools while working with children that have behavioral, academic and/or developmental disabilities. Our clinical team, which consists of a clinical supervisor, a licensed clinician and behavioral health professionals, works with the educational staff to customize individualized treatment plans in accordance to each student’s needs.
While enrolled in our day treatment program we will work with you on mastering your goals and focus on treatment as outlined in the individualized education and treatment plans. These may include:
- 1-on-1 support in the self-contained classroom
- Behavior modification
- Behavior management
- Increase the child’s academic performance
- Customized team approach
- Attend IEP meetings and provide feedback to the team to help customize the approach to working with the child
- The ultimate goal will be to get the child back into the mainstream classroom!
Behavioral Health Homes (BHH)
Our energetic team of care manager’s love connecting people with resources in their community. It is truly a passion of theirs! They meet with you to help establish your needs and begin brainstorming and gathering information. As they come across available programs or supports, they will coordinate with you to send in a referral or application. The goal of our Behavioral Health Home is to ensure that you have access to the available resources in the community and that you know how to get them.
While in our Behavioral Health Home you have a comprehensive team made up of a care manager, program manager, peer support specialist, clinical supervisor, psychologist, nurse, and doctor. The team meets regularly to review cases and brainstorm additional resources available.
Daily Living Skills (DLS)
Our DLS program provides 1-on-1 in-home care to adults living with chronic mental illness that are able to remain at home with support. The goal of this program is to allow adults living with mental illness to live a fulfilling life and be able to access their local community successfully. Our team will work with you to establish your goals and what it means for you to be successful. We will support you with activities and tasks including, but not limited to budgeting, organizing, and running errands.
Opioid Health Home (New program)
The Opioid Health Home is a collaborative and integrative way of receiving comprehensive substance use treatment on an outpatient level, including medication assisted treatment. While in our OHH you will receive counseling, medication, recovery coach support and generalized case management services*. Once in our OHH the client’s will meet with their assigned nurse and doctor to identify and create a medication assisted treatment recovery plan. After that is established they will meet with the doctor on a monthly basis, as well as receive regular counseling and peer support from trained recovery coaches (based on their individualized treatment needs). The level of intensity of the treatment will depend on each individual client and where they are in their sobriety.
This service is being offered throughout Maine at any of our office locations, by appointment. It is a MaineCare based program with free programming for those that qualify. Do not hesitate to contact us to see if you qualify.
*While in the OHH program client’s have access to a patient navigator and nurse case manager to assist in their treatment, many members in the OHH also receive outside care management in programs such as Behavioral Health Homes (see above)
Our caring, compassionate clinical team empathizes with the difficulties we all face on a daily basis. We understand that schedules are hectic, relationships get strained and our mental wellness can take a back-burner in life. We work with you to individualize your goals and find a treatment approach that works best for you, your family or your loved one. We can work in your home, one of our main offices or our locations in Augusta or Rockland.
We offer a wide variety of outpatient services, including but not limited to:
- Mental Health Counseling
- Substance Use Counseling
- Couple’s Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Diagnostic Assessment
Intensive Outpatient Therapy
Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) help patients learn early recovery skills and relapse prevention skills. Commonly used treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy. IOP offers the structure and skills needed for our clients to begin to rebuild their lives free from addiction. The goal of IOP is intensive treatment approaches and supports to help wrap around clients and give them the opportunity to learn skills in a treatment program that supports and engages them.
IOP utilizes group, individual and family treatment and is available four days a week at least four hours per day. This intensive schedule still allows clients to work and spend time with family while focusing on learning skills. This program is an excellent alternative to inpatient or residential treatment and has the advantage of giving its clients the opportunity to continue to meet responsibilities.
Residential Housing (Section 21) –NEW PROGRAM–
The Winthrop House opened in July 2019 to support adults living with developmental disabilities. The house has two adults living in it with the plan to expand to 5 or more in the future. We work closely with the client’s team members to ensure that they are thriving, and living a fulfilling life. Our hope for our clients is that they establish meaningful community relationships and to assist them in maintaining them. We plan to support the exploration of their interests and passions, and help them find new ones. The Winthrop House has a 2:1 client to staff ratio, with lower ratios during busier times of day. The adults living in this home qualify for housing through MaineCare Section 21 waiver.