Everyone needs a guide or a map on a journey.
Family Innovations is your guide through life’s challenges.
Certain people on Medical Assistance are eligible for home-based counseling with Family Innovations.
If you wish to be considered for Home-Based Counseling Services, we must receive a referral for you (from a doctor, social worker or case worker on your behalf, or you can refer yourself).
When a referral is received on your behalf, our intake coordinator will receive a phone call and/or a referral form.
If a phone call- Our intake team will inform your doctor, case worker, or social worker about the services provided and will gather general information (address, phone number, DOB, etc.) and insurance information. They will also find out more about what services are needed.
If a referral form- Our intake team will call the referring worker to confirm the referral that was submitted and verify all information. Then we call the client to gather the same information as above (general and insurance information).
At this point, clients are put on a waiting list and will be contacted when an opening is available to set up their first session.
A Supervisor/Clinical Trainee will schedule the first session with you in your home.
We spend this first session getting to know you. We'll ask a lot of questions. We'll ask to hear your story. We'll set expectations for the journey ahead and we'll set a path and clear direction for next steps.
This is a non-judgmental time in your home where you are safe to talk about what brought you to Family Innovations.
At this time we are also letting you know who your mental health practitioner will be and letting you know when you should expect a call from them.
You might feel frustrated after this session, as though we didn't get anywhere. But we did! One step at a time, we're moving you toward something better.
This is where you will meet your new mental health practitioner and create goals, set up additional sessions, and make a plan for what's next.
Most of these sessions are guided by you. Your mental health practitioner will explore different stories and memories that you share. You're doing most of the talking while we are getting to know you on a different level.
You will meet with your mental health practitioner 1-2 times per week for extended sessions and do more "hands on" services- teaching, practicing and modeling new skills that will be the beginning of something better for you!
Many people in this process begin to feel momentum picking up and find themselves with a greater understanding of purpose and self.
Exactly how long you should plan on having counseling as a part of your life depends on a lot of factors. Progress in counseling is measured on different scales depending on your story, where you've come from, and what goals you have set. On one hand, you are complex and there is no limit to your possibilities. On the other hand, counseling may only be something you need for a season.
Whatever the case, know that Family Innovations is here to be the beginning of something better in your life.