Peninsula Behavioral Health provides a range of innovative services to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients. Our multi-disciplinary staff of mental health and chemical dependency licensed psychiatric professionals include MDs, nurse practitioners (ARNPs), social workers, counselors, nurses, case managers and other professionals.
Everyone who comes to into mental health services at Peninsula Behavioral Health starts with an Access Appointment to collaboratively determine your needs and connect you to the best resources.
To access Mental Health Services as a new client call the PBH reception desk (360)457-0431.
During the Access Appointment, you will have a discussion with an Access Specialist who will complete a screening form and will listen to concerns, ask questions about your symptoms, experiences, and offer resources. During your Access Intake, you are welcome to request mental health providers with specific identities, backgrounds, or training for the services they select during the Access Appointment. After your Access Intake, you will be assigned to a clinician and scheduled an appointment.
- WISe (Wraparound with Intensive Services)
- Family therapy
- Community support services for children and adolescents
- Professional counseling and therapy for children and adolescents
- Assessment, education and referral resources for families regarding child/adolescent issues
- Parent and adolescent groups
- Summer experiential social skills program
- Individual, group and family counseling services
- Services for developmentally delayed and older adults
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) program for veterans and families
- Outpatient counseling for individuals dually diagnosed with mental health and chemical dependency disorders
- Stabilization and treatment to prevent hospitalization
- Day programs to support recovery and integration into community living
- Clinical case management, advocacy and vocational services
- Assists mentally ill persons integrate into the community with practical, independent living skills.
- Arlene Engel House is a licensed facility with 24-hour staff providing psychiatric rehabilitation and respite care during critical periods of recovery.
- Adult transition homes with supported living arrangements.
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a 8 hour training certification course that trains community members to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Participants are taught a five step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions, provide referrals, and secure appropriate care for an individual. Studies prove that the CPR-like program is effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma, and increasing the amount of help provided to others.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour certified course designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
For more information or to be added to the waitlist, call Kathy Hansen at: (360) 457-0431, ext. 139