Optimum Mental Health
|Monday – Thursday||9:00AM – 4:00PM|
Olmeja Advocacy Services is located in Central Virginia. Established to provide comprehensive community-based services for individuals with behavior health issues as we provide an array of therapeutic services. This can include psychiatric problems related to mood disorders, thought disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders as well as disruptive behaviors. The focus of our services will be centered on the development of self-concept that will become positive enough to allow our clients to explore their world in a healthier way.
“Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself, the storm will pass.”
Intensive In Home Counseling
Intensive in-home services consist of family-focused, strength-based family therapy in the home and community for children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, several behavioral disorders, or substance abuse problems and their families. A therapist works closely with all involved systems (social services, schools, court services, health care providers, etc.) to provide the appropriate assistance.
Children under the age of 18 who are:
- At risk of being removed from the home or community.
- Transitioning back into the community from an out of home placement.
- Exhibiting significant difficulties in daily life due to emotional, mental or behavioral conditions.
- Not helped by less intensive services such as out-patient counseling or therapy.
- Ages 4-18 that are at-risk of an out-of-home placement
- Youth who are transitioning back into the home from an out-of-home placement
- Families who are willing to cooperate with IIH counselor and commit to at least 5 hours per week in the home to support the therapeutic process
Mental Health Skill Building
Mental Health Skill-building services are defined as individualized training to enable individuals to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.
Anyone that seems to suffer from:
Isolation or Poor Hygene
Can’t Hold A Job
Has Repeated Encounters With Police
Individuals must demonstrate a clinical need for this service, which arises from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness and results in significant impairments to major life activities.
To be eligible for services, the individual must:
- Have a serious mental illness;
- Require individualized training to acquire basic living skills, which could include symptom management, adherence to medication regimen, development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system, personal hygiene, food preparation, or money management;
- Have a history including psychiatric hospitalization, residential crisis stabilization, Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) or Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), placement in a psychiatric residential facility or Temporary Detention Order; and
- Have a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or antidepressant medications within the 12 months prior to assessment.
Individuals eligible for this service may have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and developmental disability or mental illness and substance use disorder. If an individual has co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, integrated treatment for the substance use condition will be used to positively impact the mental health condition.