We will assist consumers in achieving and sustaining the highest level of independence in their homes and communities, with service options founded upon evidence-based practices and recovery principles.
We will maintain our consumer-oriented philosophy, which has established PMHC as not just a provider of services, but also as an advocate for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and co-occurring disorders.
We acknowledge the link between addiction and mental illness and will utilize best-practice models in treating individuals in a coordinated and unified manner that supports recovery from their co-occurring disorders. We will work in collaboration with consumers, families, and with other community agencies and organizations.
We strive to empower consumers in their progress toward recovery.
We will maintain our commitment to continuous quality improvement for our agency and for the field of Human Services.
We will recruit quality professionals and promote professional development and personal growth for all PMHC employees.
We will embrace the principles of Trauma Informed Care and will help to create an emotionally and physically safe and supportive environment by realizing the prevalence of trauma.
“Bob” is a middle-aged man who has been coming to PMHC for several years. He has seen at least three therapists, and finally found “the right fit” with “Steve,” and they have been working together, consistently, for the past year.
At the beginning of building their therapeutic relationship, Bob was very closed off, quiet, and resistant to share his thoughts. Steve used many therapeutic techniques with Bob like Self-talk, Motivational Interviewing and CBT, and over time, despite Bob’s resistance, he became more vulnerable in expressing his thoughts.
Bob eventually began to share his struggles with chronic pain and addiction struggles associated to his pain. He opened up about his previous volatile relationship, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. At his lowest point in therapy, he wanted to quit, however, with Steve’s patience, compassion, and dedication with this client, he continued to guide him in a positive direction.
The turning point in Bob’s therapy was his ability to trust Steve enough to show emotion during a session. “This is the first time I’ve cried in a long time” Bob said and he was able to express his thoughts of being able to forgive himself for previous mistakes and set clear goals for the future. “I broke away from the old Bob and I’m now excited to know the new Bob.”
Since that time, Bob has reconnected with his faith, learned forgiveness, worked through his grief from his D&A use and emotional detriment caused in his previous relationship. He has learned self-care, has changed his self-talk, and utilizes de-escalation techniques. He has also found support in his sobriety.
Bob feels he prepared to fill his personal schedule with more daily activities/self-care and feels that soon he will be able to live his life without his ongoing therapy sessions. He is grateful for the support he received from PMHC.
“B”: A Forensic Service Program (FSP) Success Story
I started providing therapy services for “B” in April 2022, right after he successfully completed probation. I noticed that he was always upbeat and easily engaged in therapy. As I continued to work with him, I also learned that “B” was a positive presence both at home and at work.
“B” works five days a week. He recently received a five-year service award from his employer. Due to his strong work ethic and excellent customer service skills, he also earned a large merit raise this year. “B” is a valued employee who maintains good rapport with customers, coworkers and management.
“B” has created healthy balance in his life through employment, going to the gym several times each week, and spending quality time with family and friends. A sports enthusiast, he enjoys watching football and baseball and sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of sports with others.
“B” is a shining FSP success story because not only is he a productive member of society, but also a positive presence in the lives of all who know him.
Please contact us at:
Main Center/ Intake: 215.752.1541
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Intellectual Disabilities: 215.750.9898
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Blended Case Management: 267.587.2345
Administrative Offices: 267-587-2300
If this is an emergency, please contact Lenape Valley Crisis at 215-785-9765.