About Behavioral Health
Benton County Behavioral Health offers a full array of mental health programs including high quality adult and family counseling delivered by trained behavioral health professionals. Services focus on recovery, independence, and skill building for people with mental health and substance use issues.
We strive for continued excellence in client-centered, strengths-focused, and evidence-based service. Referrals for services come from patients themselves, but also families, court/corrections, social services, outside treatment agencies, and physicians.
Behavioral Health Programs
Benton County Behavioral Health partners with Corvallis Police Department (CPD) to respond to service calls related to mental health crisis. This results in more people getting supportive mental health treatment and resources, and fewer people spending time in the emergency room or jail due to mental health crisis.
Counselor of the Day
Benton County Behavioral Health offers walk-in mental health crisis counseling services for all ages. No appointment is needed. Simply stop at the front desk and ask to see the “Counselor of the Day”.
Mobile Crisis Services
The mobile crisis team responds 24/7/365 when called by various community partners, including law enforcement, to assess individuals out in the community who are experiencing mental health crisis.
Coming Soon: Crisis Center
Benton County Behavioral Health is working to create a voluntary walk-in treatment-centered facility that may serve as an alternative to the emergency room, which provides stabilization for individuals experiencing mental health crisis, along with referrals and support for ongoing behavioral health services.
The Benton County Crisis Center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and serve all ages, regardless of ability to pay, no appointment needed. It is designed to serve anyone who needs a break from stressors to be connected to services and support and will have a “no-wrong-door” approach to support individuals who are having mental health crises for any number of reasons.
Adult Outpatient Mental Health
Benton County provides mental health services using a care team model to provide outpatient care for Benton County Residents. We offer array of services that focus on best practice therapies and treatment.
Once enrolled, services may include:
- Client-Centered Service Planning
- Individual Therapy
- Skills Training
- Group Therapy
- Case Management
- Peer Specialist Support
- Psychiatric Services
- Medication Management
- Care Coordination to higher levels of care
The Peer Specialist Program is designed assist enrolled clients and community members address overall health improvement goals. The program offers office and community-based options.
Peer Specialists self-identify as a current or former consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services. Peers participate as a care team member to provide client centered services within the behavioral health program to improve engagement and participation in services. They provide a safe place to discuss concerns with a non-clinical person about their mental health and/or substance use.
The Housing Services Program consists of Qualified Mental Health Associates and Peer Support Specialists working together to help participants to obtain and maintain independent housing.
Services offered include:
- Case Management
- Skills training
- Home visits
- Systems navigation
- Liaison support to section 8
Assertive Community Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice designed to provide comprehensive treatment and support services. ACT aims to provide intensive, highly integrated, community-based services that are provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals. ACT services are intended for individuals who have a Serious Mental Illness and who often have a co-occurring diagnosis of substance use disorder that impair their capacity to live in the community. These are individuals who do not typically come into a clinic setting for traditional treatment. ACT services are designed to be provided in the most integrated settings as possible to maximize independence and community integration.
The ACT Team takes treatment services to homes, shelters, sidewalks, etc.
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) is a FREE program that serves young people (ages 15-25) who have had a first episode of psychosis within the last 12 months or who are experiencing early at-risk symptoms for psychosis. EASA also works with families, community partners and natural supports.
The goal of EASA is to identify individuals with new psychosis as soon as possible in order to minimize the negative impact on their lives. Members of the EASA team help assess and identify teenagers and young adults who are experiencing the early signs of psychosis.
Children and Family Mental Health
The Children and Family Program is focused on providing trauma-informed, evidence-based mental health services to the youth and families in our community.
Our Children’s Outpatient Program provides therapeutic services for youth under age 18 with a mental health diagnosis and identifiable treatment goals.
We also offer:
- School-Based Mental Health Care
- Wraparound Services
- Intensive Care Coordination
Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Benton County Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program provides a full array of individual and group counseling services for individuals seeking to achieve a drug-free life as well as serving individuals with co-occurring disorders.
The Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment program provides the following services:
- Full assessment
- Drug testing
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
Staff members are highly trained professional Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors and therapies are cognitive and behaviorally based.