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Youth Behavioral Health – Adolescent Therapy Group

Youth Behavioral Health – Adolescent Therapy Group

Is your child suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, difficulties in behavior at home or school?

Our Adolescent Therapy Group provides a place for middle school/junior high teens, ages 13 through 16, to discuss topics youth-groupimportant to them such as …

  • family relationships
  • friendships
  • peer pressure
  • self-esteem
  • their future goals
  • adjusting to higher demands at school
  • drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
  • feelings

This is a therapy group facilitated by therapists trained in group and individual psychotherapy.

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Off Drugs… Without Drugs!

At dohi Center for Well-being, we are a Drug-Free facility. This means we help you without the use of drugs. We use Evidence-based Practices and cutting edge Psychotherapy, Coaching, and Counseling techniques that are very effective, reliable, and valid. We know a person can overcome drug addiction without the use of drugs like methadone and suboxone that, while helping to address withdrawal*, do nothing to address the underlying mental health of addiction. So why become dependent on another drug? Be drug-free… the choice is yours.

*  https://drcharlottetest.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/vitamin-c-the-brain-and-behavior/


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May is Mental Health Month Addressing Mental Health #B4Stage4

May is Mental Health Month Addressing Mental Health #B4Stage4 Contact: dohi Center for Well-being, 717-473-4080, dohiWellbeing@gmail.com, Waynesboro, PA (May 11, 2015)—Addressing mental health before Stage 4—this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month—calls attention to the importance addressing mental health symptoms early, identifying potential underlying diseases, and planning an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health. Mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process—before Stage 4.

“When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them,” said Charlotte Test, Chief Executive Director of dohi Center for Well-being. “We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness?

“This Mental Health Month, we are encouraging everyone to learn the signs, ask for help if needed, address symptoms early, and plan an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health.”

One of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition is to take a mental health screening. Mental Health America has online screening tools for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder at mhascreening.org. MHA’s goal is to get every American screened and aware of their mental health, so they can address it #B4Stage4.

MHA has also developed a series of fact sheets available on its website (www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may) on realizing the critical importance of addressing mental health early, recognizing the risk factors and signs of mental illness and how and where to get help when needed.

May is Mental Health Month was started 66 years ago by Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.

“When feelings and emotions get overwhelming, it’s hard to know what to do,” Charlotte Test said. “Sometimes, these early symptoms might not ever become serious. Like a cough, they often go away on their own, and are nothing to fear. But sometimes, they are a sign of something more severe and shouldn’t be ignored. Taking a screening is the first step to protect your mental health, and addressing mental illness before Stage 4.”

Research shows that by ignoring symptoms, we lose ten years in which we could intervene in order to change people’s lives for the better. During most of these years most people still have supports that allow them to succeed—home, family, friends, school, and work. Intervening effectively during early stages of mental illness can save lives and change the trajectories of people living with mental illnesses.

“Prevention, early identification and intervention, and integrated services work,” concluded Charlotte Test. “When you address symptoms before Stage 4, people can often recover quickly, and live full and productive lives.”

For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit Mental Health America’s website at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.


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Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2)

Short Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2)

Answering these two short questions could make a significant difference in your life…

Over the past two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

Little interest or pleasure in doing things?   0 = Not at all

1 = Several days

2 = More than half the days

3 = Nearly every day

Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless.   0 = Not at all

1 = Several days

2 = More than half the days

3 = Nearly every day

Total point score: ______

Score interpretation:

PHQ-2 score Probability of major depressive disorder (%) Probability of any depressive disorder (%)
1 15.4 36.9
2 21.1 48.3
3 38.4 75.0
4 45.5 81.2
5 56.4 84.6
6 78.6 92.9

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At dohi Center for Well-being, we treat the whole person.  If there is a potential for any depressive disorder affecting your life, please contact us!


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Press Release 11/11/2014

dohi Center for Well-being is now accepting new clients in Waynesboro, PA

Waynesboro, PA, November 11, 2014:  dohi Center for Well-being, LLC, owned and operated by Timothy R. Test, Sr., Ph.D., N.D., MCA, CSC, CCDS, CRC and Charlotte M. Test, N.D., B.A., CLC, RAS, is now accepting new clients for substance use disorders (SUD), co-occurring disorders, and mental health counseling for drug-free treatment in Franklin County.  Located at 1663 East Main Street in Waynesboro, dohi Center for Well-being is a facility that specializes in health and wellness services for children through adults, and Veterans and families.  Our services include:

  • Mental Health Counseling
    • substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
    • trauma, grief, and crisis
    • anger management
  • Health Psychology
    • nutrition and lifestyle management
    • health and illness management
    • meditation, relaxation, wellness seminars and workshops
  • Employee Assistance Program service provider
  • Life Care Planning
    • disabilities dispute
    • end of life planning
  • Holistic therapies in Rehabilitation Counseling and Wellness Coaching

The dohi Center team of therapists holds degrees and certifications in Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders, Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, and Naturopathy.  The dohi facility is licensed by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide outpatient drug-free treatment for Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders, and Dr. Test is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

The peaceful atmosphere of dohi Center and the skill of the therapists offer the opportunity for clients to receive treatment discreetly while they engage in health transformation activities that everyone can benefit from regardless of their healing needs.

ABOUT OUR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

THE WELLNESS PLAN

The skills and knowledge of our team of specialists are at the cutting edge in holistic therapies with the understanding of the link between the mind, body, and spirit.  Our therapists work to meet the individual on his or her initial level, and then design a personalized plan for a journey toward total life transformation. Our approach to addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders is based on decades of clinical and scientific research and time-tested methodologies while we utilize the caring person-center approach to counseling.  We pride ourselves in the support and services we offer to those who struggle with addiction by providing a structure in which they can be successful in recovering and improving their overall well-being.

THE dohi CURRICULUM

Mindfullness-based cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and the stages of change model have been developed from evidence-based practices.  These models provide us with an engaging, fresh, and interactive approach to improving well-being.  To offer a truly holistic program of an integration of treatments, we incorporate the best practices we find for addiction and mental health with the vital fundamentals of body, mind and spirit wellness.

ASSESSMENTS

Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care while maintaining a comfortable and soothing environment, putting emphasis on the individual rather than the disease label.  We tailor our approach to each client by identifying his or her particular needs from which we create specific individualized plans.

MEETINGS AND PARTICIPATION

Clients are encouraged to attend support group meetings several times a week and weekly community meetings, in addition to the individual therapy sessions and group sessions at dohi Center as the primary focus.  This ensures each client attains the most therapeutic benefits possible.  Each client is empowered to be well.

GROUPS/CLASSES

Several psycho-educational classes are offered, emphasizing the evidenced-based treatment modalities of Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Stages of Change, Community Therapy Model, and Systems Thinking.

These classes offer clients the opportunity to assess their current situations, clearly define goals and develop necessary coping skills and strategies.  In addition to these classes, clients may participate in life skills classes, wellness groups, guidance in nutrition, anger management, and meditation.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Clients receive at least 1 individual therapy session per week with their primary therapist.

GROUP THERAPY

Facilitated by our staff, clients have the opportunity to explore issues and process their efforts in recovering and improving well-being in a safe, peer-supported atmosphere.

FAMILY THERAPY

One or more family therapy sessions are offered during a client’s treatment. The purpose is to include important people in the treatment process, such as a significant other, child, parent, sibling, friend or employer. This program is educational and therapeutic with respect to helping loved ones understand the process of chemical dependency and how to implement healthy coping strategies — especially when there are feelings of anxiety or fear, or a crisis arises.

Chances for improving well-being and recovery are increased by family participation, and because of this, we ask all clients to encourage family members and/or loved ones to take part. In addition, most of the activities our clients participate in are beneficial to everyone’s health and well-being.  Insights in the working aspects of relationships are discussed, as well as areas where changes may occur.

CONTINUED CARE

Recovering from addictions and improving well-being involves a lifelong way of living; each client’s works with their primary therapist in developing a continuing care plan.  Upon leaving the services at dohi Center for Well-being, clients are empowered with the appropriate contacts and referrals which help in continuing along the road to healing and enjoying better well-being.

Call us at 717-473-4980

dohi Center for Well-being

Timothy R. Test, Sr., Ph.D., N.D., LPC, MCA, CSC, CCDS, CRC, Chief Clinical Director

Charlotte M. Test, N.D., B.A., CLC, RAS, D&A Project Director