Hamilton Center Awarded LCC Grant for Addictions Counseling Materials

Partnering with Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force

Hamilton Center, Inc., has been awarded a grant from the Hendricks County Local Coordinating Council (LCC) to purchase updated evidence based substance abuse workbooks and videos for consumer education. The project is aimed at reducing substance abuse among Hendricks County community members by addressing community factors that increase the risk and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Hamilton Center, a member of the Hendricks County Substance Abuse Task Force, expects to serve 50 consumers with the new materials and is committed to providing the highest quality care to those seeking assistance with behavioral health and substance abuse needs. These new materials ensure consumers have the most up-to-date information to help them navigate their recovery journey.

“Hamilton Center will continue to raise awareness of treatment and recovery services, as well as prevention efforts, in the community, targeting those who are impacted by substance use disorders,” added Sara Chambers, Program Manager, Hamilton Center, Inc., Hendricks County. “Educational materials like these funded by the grant act to empower and support those struggling with substance abuse disorder.”

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center Receives Greene County LCC Grant

Hamilton Center, Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Local Coordinating Council (LCC) of Greene County and the Greene County Substance Abuse Taskforce. The grant will fund addictions services for individuals without a third-party payer. This project is aimed at providing consumers in Greene County access to outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse services by removing the financial barrier some people experience in seeking services.

Through certification of The Matrix Model, Hamilton Center provides an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) which runs three times a week. Often, consumers may not qualify for Medicaid or are unable to obtain private insurance. Recovery Works, which is an Indiana forensic treatment program, provides funds to cover some addictions services, however recent funding changes have reduced the availability of these funds for some people. The Local Coordinating Council’s grant funds will be the payment of last resort so that a consumer may join and/or continue services in the event they that they cannot afford and/or lose their insurance coverage.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

 

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center Inc. Announces New Therapist for CAS

Hamilton Center welcomes therapist Melissa Burns, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, at the Child & Adolescent Services building located at 500 8th Ave. in Terre Haute, IN.

Ms. Burns graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Science in Agency Counseling. She has worked in the Terre Haute area as a therapist and social worker for 30 years serving families, children, and adults. As a program coordinator she oversaw programs that served victims of domestic violence, implemented safety and treatment plans, and managed federal grants. Her clinical interests are in working with chronic mental illnesses, children and adolescents, and victims of domestic violence.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center Inc. Announces New Therapist to Hendricks County

Hamilton Center welcomes therapist Bri Thompson, MA, LMHCA at the Hendricks satellite office located at 900 Southfield Dr., Plainfield, IN 46168.

Ms. Thompson graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2011 and later went on to University of Indianapolis to complete a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2017. As a social worker Ms. Thompson worked one-on-one with families involved with the Department of Child Services, performed needs assessments, and provided skills training. Once she completed her graduate degree, she facilitated group counseling inside Indiana prisons to people who have committed sexual offenses with the intent to prevent and decrease recidivism. Her clinical interests are mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. She is currently seeking licensure to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LHMC).

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces New Therapist for VCOP

Hamilton Center welcomes therapist Larry Seybold, M.S., APSW, CADC IV at the corporate office located at 620 8th Ave. in Terre Haute.

Mr. Seybold acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1985 and a Master of Science in Family Therapy in 1996 from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has experienced the field from many perspectives including as a leader, a therapist, and a social worker. As a therapist he served families, children, and adults in group therapy, individual therapy, and addictions services. He has also worked in couples’ therapy, case management, and transitional living. As a services manager he served families by working with governmental organizations like Child Protective Service, juvenile court, and drug court helping families. Mr. Seybold is a published author, receiving prestigious awards for works including Transitional Recovery and Couples Treatment for Domestic Violence. His clinical interests are in working with the family as a unit in addictions treatment.

 

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces Telehealth Provider

Hamilton Center welcomes Dr. Delthea J Hill, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW at the Indianapolis satellite office located at 2160 N. Illinois St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. Dr. Hill will provide telehealth therapy services from the Indianapolis location to Hamilton Center’s rural service areas.

Dr. Hill graduated from Indiana University with a Philosophy of Social Work after completing a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Kent State University. She has experienced the field from many perspectives including as a leader, an educator, an entrepreneur, and a social worker. As a social worker she completed discharge plans, worked with referral sources, and coordinated interdisciplinary care plans for geriatric populations. As a director she administered staff training, monitored consumer outcomes, and reviewed federal Medicaid policies. After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Hill worked as Director of County Operations at a local community health center offering crisis management, developing treatment plans, and performing needs assessments for children and adults.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN. Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety disorders, and other serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center Developing Addictions Workforce

Awarded $20,000 from State Opioid Response Grant

 

Hamilton Center, Inc. has received a grant from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHA) that will allow the organization to offer four paid summer internships to graduate level students in the field of behavioral health. In 2018, DMHA was awarded the State Opioid Response Grant (SOR), a federal relief grant, to address needs related to the opioid epidemic. One of the primary areas of need identified is a shortage of qualified addictions providers within the state. As such, Indiana is dedicating SOR funds to assist Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) with adding or expanding their addiction workforce through stipends for addiction interns. As summer semester interns, students will learn valuable clinical skills and gain experience in addictions services and programs. At the completion of the internship the students will be awarded a $5,000 stipend, which can cover tuition, housing, and basic living expenses.

 

Internship locations are targeted for Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (MHPSA), as identified by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Hamilton Center currently serves 10 counties in west central Indiana and seven of the ten counties are classified as MHPSA including Greene, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Hendricks Counties. The overall purpose of this State initiative is to increase the number of licensed clinicians in our state by 10% over the next year with the addition of 50 individuals enrolling in an addiction internships.

 

Hamilton Center was the first certified site for The Matrix Model in the State of Indiana in early 2018, one of only 17 sites in the United States. This certification assures Hamilton Center referral sources, and the State, that the Matrix treatment program is delivered with fidelity.  The Matrix Model is a style of treatment designed to aid in recovery from stimulant substances like methamphetamine and cocaine. The method was created in the 1980s and has seen widespread success. The ability of the Matrix Model to bring together the most effective facets from the most effective styles makes it a successful treatment type for people new to recovery, as well as those who have not found success previously.

 

Hamilton Center is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

 

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces New Therapist

Hamilton Center, Inc. welcomes therapist Rhonda Earl, LMHC, LAC, to the West Terre Haute satellite office located at 805 W National Ave, West Terre Haute, IN.

Ms. Earl completed a double major for Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2002, and went on to complete a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Indiana State University in 2006. She has spent time in private practice, as an educator, and as an addictions counselor. Ms. Earl has worked with a variety of individuals struggling with disabilities and mental illness, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Her clinical interest is in working with adults, adolescents, families and children.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces New Clinical Supervisor

Hamilton Center, Inc. welcomes clinical supervisor Tyler Oswald, MA, LMHC, to the Indianapolis and Hendricks satellite offices.

Mr. Oswald completed a Bachelor of Arts at Indiana University in 2012 and went on to Ball State University to complete a Master of Arts in 2015. Mr. Oswald has experienced the mental health field from many perspectives. He spent time as a research assistant at the IU Family and Children Mediation Lab, where he played an integral part in participant briefing, data collection, and data analysis. While at Ball State he co-lead outreach that offered education to students on stress management and mindfulness. Mr. Oswald has significant experience in group therapy leading sessions on mind body medicine, understanding self and others, and grief and loss. Mr. Oswald’s clinical experiences with mental illnesses include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, as well as substance abuse and will focus on those struggling with trauma, psychosis, and anxiety.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.

Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces New Therapist

Hamilton Center, Inc. welcomes therapist Zachary Litherland, LSW, to the Hendricks County satellite office located at 900 Southfield Dr., Plainfield, IN 46168.

Mr. Litherland completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, in 2015, and a Master of Social Work, in 2017, both from the University of Southern Indiana.  As a therapist he has worked with several populations. Mr. Litherland has lead group therapy sessions on depression and anxiety, served in crisis management, as well as served adults with chronic severe mental illness. Currently he is seeking licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana with corporate offices located in Terre Haute, IN.  Services are provided to children, youth and adults, with specialized programs for expectant mothers, infants, and people who may be struggling with stress, life changes, or relationship issues as well as more serious problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, and serious mental illnesses.

For information on Hamilton Center Services call (800) 742-0787.