-After you complete our initial screening, we will recommend treatment services through the following programs:
All intakes and initial/crisis screenings of clients/families occurs in the clinic. The team provides an array of treatment services, as well as referral information, clinical consultation, and crisis intervention for clients, non-clients, and numerous community agencies including schools, courts, emergency rooms, and community physicians. The team facilitates crisis referrals to inpatient hospitals, and temporary de-escalation care facilities for clients and non-clients of Lexington County.
Clinicians provide services to children and their families who have open DSS cases. Clinicians also work with children in foster care, therapeutic foster care, and in pre-adoptive homes when are experiencing difficulty in that placement. Clinicians complete assessments and provide individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy. Clinicians may also be called upon to testify in family court.
A specialized diversion program designed to assess and treat adolescents with charges (status or criminal offenses), or who are otherwise involved in the legal system. The JJP team focuses treatment on helping children and adolescents to get the treatment that the need to prevent future legal issues and improve their quality of life through individual, family, and group therapy.
Lexington County provides intensive in-home services utilizing a Family Preservation model for adolescents and families that are high risk and whose needs/preferences cannot be accommodated through other CAF clinical services. Clinicians work with the youth and family in their home environment to establish goals to assist the family in de-escalating the crisis and increasing their support system.
LCCMHC has therapists in schools in all five school districts in Lexington County. Each School-Based clinician functions as a mobile Care Team in that they provide crisis assessments for all students, whether they are a client of the mental health center or not. All services are on a voluntary basis with parental permission.
This team delivers service to families with children who have been placed in an out-of-home placement or are in need of out-of-home placements. The team also provides case coordination for families with children who have been committed to Department of Juvenile Justice facilities and are in need of comprehensive mental health services
Clinicians collaborate with our child psychiatrists and develop individualized treatment plans on each of our clients. Although only about a third of our clients are placed on medication, our child psychiatrists are consulted on each case.