Outside of the office, we operate low- to no-cost community-based behavioral health programs to help meet the needs of the growing county population who were struggling to make traditional office-based appointments due to financial, cultural, and language barriers.
- Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
- Positive Aging
“Maria* had a horrific history of trauma in her native country. She’d watched her own mother run screaming through her village carrying her dead baby (Maria’s brother) in her arms. When Maria had her own baby, she was so terrified the baby would die that she stayed up holding him, night after night, too afraid to fall asleep or put him down. She rocked back and forth, weeping. Depression set in and she felt hopeless and relentless guilt about being a bad mother. The baby, responding to Maria’s depression, was listless and withdrawn. With home-based therapy through our Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program, Maria became calmer. She could sleep. Her depression lifted. She was no longer gripped by fear. She nursed, talked to, and played with, the baby. Her baby began to babble and laugh.”