COVID-19 Operations Update
To our current clients, those individuals in need of services, and our community partners:
The River City Counseling Group (River City Comprehensive Counseling Services and River City Integrative Counseling) remains committed to the health, safety, and welfare of our clients, our staff, and our community partners.
As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, we are fully aware that this time is sensitive for many and will require increases in service frequency and an ongoing dedication to onboarding new clients as our population manages the stress, anxiety, panic, isolation, depression, and other self-destructive behaviors as a result of COVID-19.
River City has made modifications to our programs and services to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while still providing our clients and the community with the same quality mental health and substance use services which we have been known for since 2009. Currently, these changes are as follows, but are subject to change at any time:
Community Based Programs (Mental Health Skill Building Services, Intensive In-Home): We are recommending telehealth appointments to all clients, however our Mental Health Counselors will continue to meet Face to Face with clients as necessary or as the client prefers.
Outpatient Therapy and Counseling: Our offices at 5511 Staples Mill Road are open to the public, however we still recommend and encourage virtual therapy and telehealth sessions to our clients. Our clinicians have done a wonderful job in assisting our clients with feeling comfortable in receiving their sessions virtually and are well-versed and familiar with our telehealth platform. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) groups do meet at the physical location throughout the week and observe CDC guidelines for social distancing. All clients, visitors, and staff are screened upon entry and masks are required. In effort to minimize the transmission of COVID-19, anyone who is experiencing or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may not enter the office space.
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program: These groups have been transitioned fully into telehealth and virtual therapy sessions. Clients are attending more meetings due to their increased availability and are meeting the requirements of their court orders faster than ever before!
Referrals and New Appointments: River City believes that mental health and/or substance use services should be accessible for all, especially during this critical time. If you or someone you love are seeking mental health and/or substance use services, please give us a call at 804.681.2525. If we are unable to answer your call immediately, please leave a detailed message and we will return it as soon as possible.
Our Office (5511 Staples Mill Road, Suite 300): Our office is now open to the public. In the event that you are experiencing any issues associated with COVID-19, we ask that you do not visit our physical location.
Please give us a call at 804.681.2525 for more information or additional updates.
Paying For This Service
This service is paid for by a participant’s Medicaid insurance. Self- pay is also an option; please call our office at 804.230.0999 for more information.
Guidelines For Admission
Individuals must be experiencing a crisis of psychiatric nature. This can include:
1. Emotional, mental, and behavioral conditions have worsened to the point that the Client may require more intensive services to be maintained in the community, there is a marked reduction in the individual’s psychiatric, adaptive or behavioral functioning or an extreme increase in personal distress, i.e., suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, homelessness, death of a loved one, increased verbal and/or physical aggression/assault, sexual aggression/assault, reports of increased anxiety, running away, reckless and dangerous behaviors, auditory and/or visual hallucinations, relapse, etc.
2. Discharge from a psychiatric unit/hospital; yet continues to require a more intensive level of care to be maintained in the community.
3. Demonstrate that they are not capable of caring for themselves and/or recognize personal danger, there is a marked reduction in the individual’s adaptive and behavioral functioning, i.e., eviction, victim of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse; physically and/or verbally aggressive/assaultive, not capable of age appropriate ADLs and ILSs, not taking prescribed medications, increased alcohol and drug use, etc.
Goals For Treatment
The goal of Crisis Stabilization is to intervene in a crisis situation, provide a stable environment, and avoid hospitalization.