Outpatient Services

The Helen Ross McNabb Center provides outpatient mental health services at clinics located throughout East Tennessee. Outpatient mental health services are provided to children ages 2 to 21 who have a significant impairment in functioning related to a mental health diagnosis. Services include psychosocial assessments, therapy and medication services. The goal is to improve the client's overall functioning and to help identify any barriers that compromise the client's emotional stability.

Services
Therapy/Counseling

Therapy services are an integral part of the integrated services provided by the Center's outpatient clinics. Clients are identified for therapy services after a psychosocial assessment is conducted at an intake appointment or at any other time during their treatment process. Therapy clients demonstrate a need to work out their life problems in a one-on-one relationship with a helping professional. Each therapy session is tailored to the needs of each client.

Psychiatric Medication Services

Psychiatric medication services provide an initial psychiatric evaluation and ongoing pharmacotherapy. Clients are seen at least once every one to two months by their prescriber, in coordination with a nurse and a social worker. During these appointments, the clients' current mental health needs and symptoms are addressed, medications are reviewed for efficacy vs. side effects, and various community resources are reviewed. In between scheduled appointments, clients can access a nurse and doctor through the Center's medication concern call system. The nurses, therapists and psychiatrists provide ongoing psycho-education, support and guidance to clients taking psychotropic medications.  

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