We believe that families are the best supports for their children. We believe that parents or guardians want what is best for their children. And we believe that within each of us there is an internal drive to grow and improve as well as the ability to recover from any challenge or trial. There are times in our lives that we need some help and support to meet the challenges and trials of life. Here at Comprehensive our focus is on helping children and families use their strengths to build resiliency and to develop the skills needed for the healing process.
Comprehensive offers both family and individual therapy for children and families. It is important to understand that individual therapy for children really means we will work with the child or teen to learn skills to cope with the challenges and/or trials they are facing, while still connecting and collaborating with their parent /caregiver. We know the brain of a child does not fully develop until well into the 20s, so we really need and value the parents /caregivers participating with their child or teen throughout the services we will provide. We think of it services as working “WITH” the parent or caregiver who really are the main support throughout their child’s life.
The Washington State Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) Program is designed to provide comprehensive behavioral health services and supports for Medicaid eligible children, adolescents, and transition aged youth with complex behavioral health needs and their families, so that these youth can live and thrive in their homes and communities.
Psychiatric services are provided at all Comprehensive offices by board certified or board eligible psychiatrists, advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Comprehensive medical staff include specialists who work with children and families.
During follow-up visits, practitioners evaluate treatment progress, and monitor symptoms and prescribed medications. Comprehensive psychiatrists maintain privileges at several local hospitals and can arrange for and provide inpatient care or consultation if needed.
If you or a loved one are hearing or seeing things that others don’t, it can be a very scary experience. These symptoms are part of a condition known as psychosis and it affects many people in several different walks of life. New Journeys wants to help you through this challenging time and assure you that psychosis is both manageable and treatable. New Journeys will help you identify a diagnosis as well as provide support, skills, resources and hope to those who live with this challenge.