LLGAMH celebrates Rapid Access Therapy

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by Tim Mack

On May 6, at the beginning of Mental Health Week, we celebrated advancements in clinical practice at Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health [LLGAMH].

This breakthrough approach to counselling offers Rapid Access Counselling, a solution focused narrative therapy, that works directly with the client for a therapeutic counselling session to explore current circumstances and options for change. Each session utilizes proven counselling techniques and although significant changes can result with one session, there is no limit on the number of sessions that can occur. People can attend as many sessions as they require to assist them in their mental health and/or substance use recovery. Currently waiting time for people seeking service is reduced to zero.

Rapid Access Counselling is a new evidence based program initiated at Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health. Mental health services are available to youth 16 years and over, there are no age restrictions for persons with addictions issues. The service is available at the Brockville office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. No appointment necessary. People are asked to call ahead for an appointment at the rural location in Kemptville and Smiths Falls to ensure a Counsellor is available to provide same day service. More details at www.llgamh.ca.

“It is our mission to provide effective and timely addictions and mental health services and programming that promotes recovery, independence, and well-being to individuals and families in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties”, says Laurie Dube, CEO of LLGAMH. “Rapid Access Therapy will allow us to better serve our clients. As we work to promote timely, accessible addictions and mental health services, the Rapid Access Model means we can get people the care they need, when they need it. Research evidence demonstrates helping people sooner through counselling is more effective and results in a great chance of recovery”.

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