Because the path to healing can be a challenging one, DePaul provides personalized support through our Outpatient Counseling program.
As a more traditional means of therapy, we offer outpatient counseling to children, adolescents, and adults who are engaged in the child welfare system. The frequency and duration of therapy sessions are individualized, based upon the needs of the person receiving therapy as well as the availability of funding. Outpatient counseling is provided by one of our licensed clinical social workers or licensed professional counselors.
Intensive In-Home Services
To lessen the burden on families, our Intensive In-Home program allows our qualified clinicians to provide therapeutic intervention services to families in their own home environments.
Intensive In-Home Services are mental health services delivered in the home to children with mental health issues that put them at risk of inpatient or out-of-home placement. Families participating in this program receive family counseling, individual counseling, and service coordination provided by one of our licensed staff members. Our staff consists of qualified mental health professionals who work with children and their families to provide comprehensive services.
To remove barriers to treatment and allow children to receive needed psychiatric care from afar, DePaul offers a unique service known as telepsychiatry.
Because there are often long waiting lists for child psychiatrists, and those living in rural areas have difficulty getting to appointments, telepsychiatry allows doctors to connect with patients remotely via video conferencing. Provided in partnership with Centra Health, this service delivers the same psychiatric care, face-to-face interaction, and support of a traditional office setting. Children participate in these sessions at their local DePaul office, seated alongside a DePaul staff member who can offer support when needed, clarify questions or information, and help to fulfill the doctor’s recommendations after the session is over.