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    Group therapy

    About Us

    Licensed social workers and psychologists offer families, couples, and individual in-depth assessment and therapy designed for the specific needs of each client. Substance abuse assessment and treatment are also available. When appropriate, the program provides on-site psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring.

    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911.

    CSSW Behavioral Health Services is an inclusive, welcoming, and safe space for individuals of all walks of life to seek treatment for your mental health concerns, regardless of gender, race, religious association, etc.

    Mental Health Services We Provide

    Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County offers a safe space for Washtenaw County residents seeking mental health services. We offer the following:

    • Individual outpatient therapy. Limited family and couples therapy available.
    • Adult, adolescent, and (limited) child therapy. If a child has experienced sexual abuse, the family is referred to the Washtenaw County Child Advocacy Center: (734) 544-2925.
    • In-person and telehealth (zoom or phone call) sessions available
    • Short term, solution focused, goal-oriented therapy (estimated 6 months – 1 year)
    • Psychiatry and medication management* for stabilization. Only available to individuals who are attending regular therapy appointments. Please note: Not intended for the long term. Discontinuation of therapy services results in the discontinuation of psychiatric services. Psychiatry will not exceed 12 months. Psychiatry will not prescribe the following medication (as of late 2021): Suboxone, Injection medication (Risperdal, Abilify, etc.)

    Services We Do Not Offer

    • Case management
    • Crisis intervention/emergency services
    • Mobile/in-house therapy
    • Long term medication management
    • Psychological/diagnostic testing for ADD/ADHD, cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorder, etc.
    • Pre-surgery evaluations - requested at time of surgery consultation; i.e for bariatric surgery, breast reductions, gender reassignment, etc
    • One-time psychiatric evaluations for court, forensic or court competency evaluations such as competency to stand trial
    • Psychiatry/medication management without therapy

    Please see our list of Mental Health Resources for other organizations who may be able to provide these services.

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    When We're Available

    Currently, our social work therapists and interns work varying and flexible hours. Liz is available in the office Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30pm, while most therapists are unit of service staff members with no set work hours. Due to COVID 19, some of our therapists are working on a hybrid model, while some are working entirely remotely. While limited, weekend appointments are available for some therapists.

    During the intake triage you will be asked your preferences as to how sessions are held, and please note that due to preferences, expected waiting periods may be longer.

    If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911.

    BHS Administrative Team

    Liz Borener, LMSW
    Senior Clinical Operations Director
    [email protected]
    734.971.9781, ext 342

    Jodie Swan
    Intake Scheduler and Coordinator
    [email protected]
    734.971-9781, ext 655

    Telemed therapy

    How to Schedule an Appointment

    • Interested clients may call 734-926-0155 to set up a 15-20 minute intake triage to assess level of care and complete paperwork verbally.
    • Intake triages are conducted with either the intake scheduler and coordinator or with a university of Michigan Master of Social Work intern.
    • Consent to treatment forms are sent to the client's email.
    • The client will either be scheduled or added to the wait list.
    • If the prospective client needs a higher level of care, they will be referred appropriately.
    • The intake scheduler and coordinator works to match the client with a therapist most suitable for their needs and preferences.

    Insurances We Accept

    Fees are assessed on a sliding scale. CSSW is an authorized provider for most insurance and managed care plans. Clients are encouraged to check whether their policy covers mental health services. A prior authorization may be required.

    For clients who do not have insurance, we offer reduced rates on a self-pay method starting at $40 per session.

    NOTE: We understand how difficult it can be as Medicaid clients to find agencies and providers who participate with your insurance. Due to these limitations, we are prioritizing scheduling clients with all forms of Medicaid and straight Medicare, as private insurances are more widely accepted.

    • AARP
    • Aetna Commercial
    • Aetna Medicaid
    • BCBS Federal
    • BCBS of Michigan
    • BCBS Out of State
    • Blue Cross Complete Medicaid (BCComplete)
    • Blue Care network (BCN)
    • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage
    • HAP
    • Humana
    • McLaren
    • Medicaid Primary
    • Medicaid Secondary
    • Medicare
    • Medicare Secondary
    • Meridian
    • Meridian Medicare Advantage
    • Molina Medicaid
    • Molina Marketplace
    • Molina Medicare Advantage
    • Tricare (Humana military)
    • UBH Commercial
    • United Healthcare
    • Medicare United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule
    • United Medicaid
    • Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP)
    • Wellcare Medicare