Adult Outpatient Services

Therapy – Based upon the individual and clinical needs, individuals are assigned to a therapist that will best match the needs of the individual. Our staff offers specialized evidenced based treatment in areas such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Treatment, and Brief Therapy.

Group Therapy Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing concerns and making positive changes in ones life. Groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem.

DBT Skills GroupDBT is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD) or for individuals who may be struggling with issues related to emotion dysregulation and quality of life instability. The treatment includes a weekly skills group, weekly individual counseling and phone coaching. Participants are asked to sign a contract agreeing to stay in the treatment program for a select amount of time to be determined between the individual and their clinician.

Modified DBT Skills Group – This group teaches the 4 modules from the DBT program but unlike DBT skills group, the Modified group is only a weekly 1.5 hour group and the individual is not required to have an individual DBT clinician. Participants are not required to sign a contract.

Case Management – Short-term case management can be available to adults, 18 years or older, who are either already engaged in outpatient services or those in the process of connecting with outpatient services.  Services are focused on supporting clients to address immediate needs that might be causing a barrier to treatment.

Psychiatric Services The Adult Outpatient Program offers psychiatric services, which includes psychiatric assessment, medication prescribing, review and follow along, for individuals that are consistently engaged in therapeutic services in the program. Our psychiatrist also utilizes a consultation model in which our psychiatrist provides an evaluation, will stabilize the individuals medications and refer the individual back to their primary care provider for follow along care.

Eldercare ServicesClara Martin Center is part of the Tri Care Area that Washington County Mental Health serves, along with Lamoille County Mental Health, for Eldercare Services. The program provides in home counseling services and referrals to home bound elderly individuals living in the community.

The Vermont Blueprint for Health A state-led, nationally-recognized initiative that helps health care providers meet the medical and social needs of people in their communities. All Blueprint work is closely integrated with health and human service organizations through Community Collaboratives that guide care delivery and payment reforms at the local level . The Blueprint’s aim is constant: better care, better health, and better control over health care costs

Support and Services At Home (SASH) – SASH is a Blueprint for Health initiative targeted at helping elderly/disabled people stay in their homes longer at optimal wellness. The program is staffed by SASH Coordinators and wellness nurses in many locations throughout the State.