Keystone Mental Health Services
Keystone Mental Health Services
Monday, May 29, 2023
For Memorial Day
Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!!
This year, Mental Health America’s theme “Look Around, Look Within” encourages us to consider the factors that can impact our mental health. Within, there are biological and genetic influences on our health. The “around”, or our environment, includes housing stability and home environment, community, and being around nature. All play a significant role in how healthy we are.
A safe, stable and healthy “home base” to return to each day is not only a significant foundation for good mental health, but it allows us to develop routines and connections to our local community: which is also beneficial for mental health. A sense of community within neighborhoods protects mental health through shared support, resources, and joy. Spending time in nature has been found to be linked to many positive mental health outcomes, including improved focus, lower stress, better mood, reduced risk of developing mental health conditions and a sense of purpose.
You may feel challenged with your present “home” conditions, and would like increased feelings of comfort, support and calm. Or you may find that in your community, residents lack important resources. Or some may think that the only way to enjoy nature is to hike in a forest or sit on a lake. But there are many other ways to connect with nature. For strategies and suggestions to these challenges, we encourage you to go to the Mental Health America website at https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month. You can also brainstorm with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers; or talk with your psychotherapist or counselor.
Here are a few resources from the website to prompt some ideas:
Opening Your Mind to the Outdoors
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No one will be denied access to Our Little Haven's Keystone Mental Health Services due to inability to pay. Keystone offers several resources to cover the costs of services, including a discount, sliding fee schedule available.
Keystone Mental Health Services is an outpatient mental health practice that provides mental and behavioral health care: assessment/evaluation, treatment, and community consultation.
The Keystone Mission: We seek to improve the mental health & well-being of clients, many who traditionally have limited access to mental health care, by decreasing symptoms and increasing functioning through early intervention.
What can we help with? We treat many types of difficulties faced by children, parents, and families, such as depression, trauma reaction, anxiety, school problems, attention problems, disruptive behaviors, family and relationship problems, loss and grief, and parenting needs. Our assessments and comprehensive psychological evaluations can provide diagnostic clarification, answers to questions about level of functioning, identification of problems, recommendation for services, and many others.
Areas of Specialization We offer a comprehensive range of mental health services for many types of problems. Additionally, Keystone specializes in treatment of the very young child, comprehensive psychological evaluations, Play Therapy, and treating complex conditions.
Our "clients" are the recipients of our mental health care. These are persons referred because of mental, emotional, and behavioral concerns. We assess, screen, & evaluate the functioning of adults, teens, children, and toddlers as young as 18 months old. We treat adults and we treat families with children 12 years and under. We offer community education and professional training for agencies and practitioners who have similar treatment clients and missions to ours; this service is available upon request.
Advancing the Quality of Care for Clients
We advance quality of care through our philosophy, values, and approaches to client care:
- Our professional activities are driven by client well-being.
- Clinical actions are based on the therapeutic benefit to a client's mental health.
- Keystone practices adhere to researched findings of the disciplines of clinical psychology, clinical social work, and psychiatry.
- Recognition of the whole individual and family system in treatment.
- Utilization of bio-psycho-social approach to assessment and treatment.
- Formalized coordination of care with external health care practitioners.
- Our identity is that of mental health care practitioners.
- Care by experienced and fully licensed psychologists and clinical social workers.
- Care delivered in a safe, private, and comfortable setting, ensuring the dignity and respect of each client.
- We take seriously and maintain cultural competence in our work with clients and community providers.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services please call
(314) 533-2229 x223
Questions? Please call our Director of Clinical Programs, Dr. Lizette Smith, (314) 533-2229 x200