Social Services – Self Referral

Some of what we can help with…

  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Fear
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Emotional Difficulties
  • Crisis support/suicide assessment
  • Coping techiques
  • Self-care techniques
  • Relationship/family problems
  • Parenting concerns
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Chronic pain
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Harmful habits
  • Sleep problems
  • Drug/Alcohol issues
  • Diet Concerns
  • Chronic mental illness management
  • Caregiver stress/support
  • Community referrals
  • Assistance finding resources

What is a social worker/therapist:

  • They can assist when habits, behaviors, stress, worry or emotional concerns about physical or other life problems are interfering with a patient’s daily life and/or overall health. 
  • They work with your primary care provider to evaluate the mind-body behavior connection and provide brief, solution-focused interventions, working towards lifestyle changes. 
  • We all work together to develop behavioral change plans that take into consideration the physical and emotional aspects of your concerns and help to determine a course of action that will work best for you.

Services provided by a social worker/therapist: 

  • Brief or short term counseling
  • Assessments, behavioral treatment planning & recommendations
  • Referrals: other mental health agencies, resources (housing, medication assistance, transportation etc…) 
  • Appointments can vary from about 15 to 60 minutes

Nurses and Medical Assistants: 

  • They play many roles on your primary care team 
  • They could be the first person you talk to when you have health concerns 
  • They work closely with your primary care provider and the social worker/therapist 
  • They can assist with making referrals

How to make referrals to a social worker/therapist:

  • Through your primary care provider 
  • Self-referrals by calling the clinic 
  • Schedule an appointment by calling the front desk at your clinic