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Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center Opens New Beaufort Office

4a0529a6-1a2f-40ea-821f-e86683cd4cc7Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center has been rapidly expanding over the past year — since opening their second location in Bluffton last spring, the Center has also opened facilities on Hilton Head Island … and has recently opened a new Beaufort office.  The new office is located at 14 Savannah HWY #23 Beaufort SC 29906.

In addition to providing residents throughout the Beaufort community with access to important, and affordable, mental health services, the new Beaufort office also works closely with Beaufort schools to provide students with important services.  Through a contract with the Beaufort School District, Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center has programs in place to help children, adolescents and teens manage a variety of behavioral health and mental health issues to enhance their lives both at school, and at home.

In working with the Beaufort School District,  Jamison Consultants works to triage, screen, refer or treat children enrolled in Beaufort County Schools who meet criteria and medical necessity for RBHS services.  Jamison Consultants also provides an orientation to appropriate school staff, and provides an opportunity for parents and teachers to visit the afterschool program if applicable.  Jamison Consultants also appoints representatives to work collaboratively on development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or 504 plans for students with disabilities, and assists the district in providing access to services for  children with IEPs receiving RBHS services.

Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center’s partnership with the Beaufort School District, which started October 1st of this year. initially began in the district last November 2013 with one student.  The success rate was 100% compliance and progress made after 6 months.  The results gave Jamison the opportunity to prove that the services work — and the district realized that an outside agency with experience in specific mental illnesses and conduct disorders would aid in keeping children healthy and successful in school and life.

Through this partnership, Jamison Consultants works on individual goals with each child or family that is referred by the school social worker or guidance counselor.  The family receives a full diagnostic assessment by a Licensed Professional Counselor and then recommendation for services will start. Based on the diagnosis such as conduct disorder, HR will hire, train and send a qualified professional out to the school to work one-on-one to redirect any negative behaviors with the student and encourage the positive behaviors.  Jamison Consultants also provides home and family support to the parent/guardian based on their individual needs as well.

We are excited about the launch of our new Beaufort office and the opportunity to serve local residents through this new facility, and pleased to be working closely with Beaufort schools to help students and families in need of our services improve their quality of life.  For more information about our new Beaufort office and services available at this and all of our four locations, visit www.jamisonconsultants.com or call us at 843-379-2688.

December 20th, 2014|Tags: |

A Parent’s Guide to Spotting the Signs of Teen Substance Abuse

How can you tell if your child is using drugs: it is difficult because changes in mood or attitudes, unusual temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits , changes in hobbies or other interests are common in teens.

What Should You Look For / Warning Signs?

  • Negative changes in schoolwork; missing school or declining grades
  • Increased secrecy about possessions or activities
  • Use of incense, room deodorant or perfume to hide smoke or chemical odors
  • Subtle changes in conversations with friends, e.g. more secretive, using coded language
  • New Friends
  • Change in clothing choices / new fascination with clothes that highlight drug use
  • Increase in borrowing money
  • Evidence of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, rolling papers
  • Evidence of inhaling products and accessories, such as airplane glue, hairspray, nail polish. Correction fluid, paper bags and rags, common household products
  • Bottles of eye drops, which may be used to mask bloodshot eyes or dilated pupils
  • New or frequent use of mouthwash or breath mints to cover up the smell of alcohol
  • Missing prescription drugs-especially narcotics and mood stabilizers

Your Teen is at a Crossroads
Parents are sometimes afraid that they will push their children away by talking to them about drug use. You may be worried that your child will get in trouble with the law and that may affect his or her ability to get a job or qualify for scholarships. But kids who make a choice -one or more times- to use drugs or alcohol are at a crossroads and need your help. Overcoming your own fears is an important step in getting help for your child.

Family members- even parents- sometimes introduce kids to alcohol and drugs. Parents need to acknowledge their own problem if they are going to help their children with theirs.

The most important thing to remember is that it is never too late to take action regarding your kid’s substance abuse. Parents are the most important part of a kid’s life; your actions on their behalf can make a difference.

What Do You Do When?
When you have a suspicion, what do you do? First, learn as much as you can. Check out www.DrugFree.org for information on drug and alcohol use by teens. Or you can call the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NACDI) for free pamphlets and fact sheets. They’ll even send the information in a plan envelope, if you wish. They can be reached at 1-800-788-2800.

December 6th, 2014|Tags: |

Important News For Medicaid Patients: Medicaid Targeted Case Management (MTCM) Services Available Through Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center

Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center can play an important role for patients with Medicaid – and offers new hope for Medicaid patients to get the help they need.

What does this mean for Medicaid patients, and how can Jamison Consultants help?  Through this program, Jamison Consultants assigns each Medicaid-eligible individual an MTCM Case Manager, who can then help Medicaid patients gain access to doctors, social services, educational resources, jobs and other services.

With Medicaid Targeted Case Management, Jamison Consultants can assist you with many of the issues where help is needed, including:

  • Seeing a doctor
  • Getting disability
  • Getting food/applying for food stamps
  • Making appointments
  • Getting a ride to see a doctor
  • Getting clothing
  • Finding a place to live
  • Paying bills
  • Finding a job
  • Quitting a drug habit
  • Learning to read
  • Sadness, loss and grief
  • … and much more.

As one of only a few private facilities in the state offering this program to Medicaid-eligible patients, the MTCM program at Jamison Consultants is an important option for many people – and one that we are thrilled to be able to offer to the public here in South Carolina.

To apply, fill out our web form, or contact our office by phone in Holly Hill at 843-496-9000, or in Bluffton at 843-757-7500.  You can also apply for MTCM at any participating state agency, through your primary care physician(s), with the help of a community health worker or hospital discharge worker, or by visiting https://phoenix.scdhhs.gov/cltc_referrals/new and starting a new referral.

November 6th, 2014|Tags: |

Senator Tom Davis Tours Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center

9385cbf8-0bbb-4f0e-984e-0f50c32383f0On October 9th, Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center was excited to welcome Senator Tom Davis, state senator for South Carolina Senate District 46 (Beaufort and Jasper Counties), for a visit and tour of our facilities. Senator Davis met with Stephanie Jamison-Void to discuss the programs/services at Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center, some of today’s most important issues in mental health/substance abuse — and how Jamison is helping to meet the needs of local residents throughout the region. Senator Davis, a Republican who was elected to the state senate in 2008, resides in Beaufort and has long been involved in local and state government. Prior to his election to the state senate, Senator Davis served as chief of staff for the Governor of South Carolina, and also served as co-chair on both of his successful statewide campaigns. We were thrilled to welcome Senator Davis for a tour and overview of Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center and appreciated the opportunity to let him know how we are helping those with mental illness and substance abuse problems here in the Lowcountry!

October 10th, 2014|Tags: |

Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center Featured in CARE Magazine

9c465b8d-8372-4223-b217-8117932d7c07Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center was recently featured in CARE Magazine, in a piece noting “New Help, and Hope, for People with Mental Health Issues.” The piece, which appears in the October issue of the popular magazine, highlights important information about treating children with ADHD – and how Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center can help children with this increasingly common condition affecting many children and adolescents throughout the Lowcountry.

The piece gives important exposure to the services and programs Jamison Consultants offers to treat a wide range of behavioral health problems in children/adolescents, and how families today can get the help they need for their children.  In light of the new school year, and with many behavioral health problems and issues often coming to light during the first few months of school, it’s hoped that families who may be struggling with children in need of mental health/behavioral health services will know that there is help out there for them to get the services they need for their children.  In addition, the piece also stresses that by accepting Medicaid as well as most other insurances, Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center provides access to these mental health services that previously might not have been available to many families – and that help is now available to them no matter what their insurance is.

CARE Magazine, which has been serving the coastal South Carolina and Georgia region since 1999, is designed to provide health-conscious consumers with information about health and lifestyle topics, and is available at many locations throughout the Lowcountry.  To read a copy of the article, CLICK HERE.

October 1st, 2014|Tags: |

Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center Celebrates New Holly Hill Location With September 10th Open House

10615633_743194969077576_1265511146004627651_nJamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center recently moved into a great new location in Holly Hill at 7575 Old State Road in Holly Hill – and celebrated with an Open House for the community on September 10th at the new Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center Holly Hill facility.  This new location is the latest indication of the continued growth of Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center, as the facility continues to grow and offer important mental health services for Holly Hill residents, particularly Medicaid patients who now have a way to get the mental health services they need.

The Open House was a success and attended by many local political and business leaders, including Mayor Johnson and representatives of the Orangeburg Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, the event was attended by 72 of Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center employees from our three different locations, as well as Holly Hill community members.

September 12th, 2014|Tags: |

Stephanie Jamison on WHHI-TV Talk of the Town

Stephanie Jamison speaks to Sandy Benson of Talk of the Town about how Jamison Consultants helps children, adults and families enhance their lives through effective mental health and substance abuse services.

WHHI-TV airs on Time Warner Cable Channel 3, Hargray Cable Channel 8; Channel 418 in HD and over the air on digital Channel 30.

August 27th, 2014|Tags: |

Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center Opens on Hilton Head

Jamison Consultants, a South Carolina licensed provider for Rehabilitative Behavioral Health Services (RBHS) therapy, has opened a new facility on Hilton Head Island Island, South Carolina. The center offers behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families and accepts a wide variety of insurances, including Medicaid, making it an important new option for all those who need behavioral health services to get the help they need to enhance their lives.

The new Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center is located at 61 Arrow Road on Hilton Head Island. The center includes areas for playroom therapy and group therapy sessions as well as private areas for individual therapy and case management. The new facility is a third location for Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center, which first opened its Holly Hill, South Carolina center in 2010 and currently has offices in both Holly Hill and Bluffton in addition to its new Hilton Head Island location. Since its launch, Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center has helped more than 100 individuals through its rehabilitative behavioral health services and programs.

“Our new Hilton Head Island location will allow us to provide local residents with a convenient new option in receiving a broad range of behavioral health services which can dramatically enhance their lives,” says Stephanie Jamison-Void, CEO and Executive Director of Jamison Consultants. “In particular, by offering Medicaid funded behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults throughout Bluffton and the surrounding areas, we are able to provide so many people with access to the mental health services that they may previously not have been able to receive and which can have a tremendous positive impact.”

August 12th, 2014|Tags: |

Jamison Consultants mentioned in Bluffton Today: Bluffton business briefs

As seen in Business Briefs, click here to view the full article

Jamison Consultants opens Bluffton location

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 10.43.08 AMJamison Consultants, a South Carolina licensed provider for rehabilitative behavioral health services, has opened a new facility in Bluffton.

The center at 167 Bluffton Road offers behavioral health services for children, adolescents, adults and families. At 2,400 square feet, the center includes areas for playroom therapy and group therapy sessions as well as private areas for individual therapy and case management.

The facility is a second location for Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center, which opened its Holly Hill center in 2010.

July 2nd, 2014|Tags: |

Jamison Consultants Bluffton Open House featured in the Island Packet

As seen in the Island Packet, June 25, 2014

Behavioral health center opens in Bluffton

61UPx.AuSt.9Stephanie Jamison thinks most people struggling with substance abuse, mental-health and behavioral problems want help.

They just don’t always know where to look, she says.

Jamison is trying to make things a little simpler.

The CEO has opened a center in Bluffton that offers a range of services under one roof. Jamison Consultants Behavioral Health Center, which opened at 167 Bluffton Road in April, specializes in the care of children, adolescents and families, including mentoring students in school and at home.

The company held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. The center provides psychotherapy, substance-abuse treatment and behavior modification. It accepts most types of insurance and Medicaid, Jamison said.

The center also provides treatment to those in pre-trial intervention programs, which target behaviors and addictions that likely contributed to criminal actions, Jamison said. Many of the people referred by the courts can’t afford treatment programs, she said.

“There is a place here you can get help now,” she said. “Hopefully, it will cut down on crime, it will cut down on negative behaviors in the community, maybe it will cut down on homelessness.”

The Bluffton center is the second Jamison facility in the state. The first launched in 2010 in Holly Hill, where about 100 patients have completed rehabilitative programs, according to a news release.

Jamison expects the Bluffton center to serve about the same number of people, though she has prepared for different demographics.

Holly Hill is a rural town in Orangeburg County with less than 1,300 people, she noted.

To accommodate Beaufort County’s growing Hispanic community, Jamison hired several Spanish-speaking counselors and staff members.

The center also caters to children and adolescents whose behavioral problems hinder their education, Jamison said. A few families have already signed on as clients, and their children meet with staff in the center and at school, she said.Another company, Wright Directions Family Services, offers similar support to Beaufort County families.

About 50 students receive mental health counseling and therapy from the Ridgeland-based service provider, which also works with students in their homes to tackle the source of stress, according to the district’s student services officer, Gregory McCord.

Since mid-October, the district has referred families in need to Wright Directions, McCord said. While the district has not done the same for Jamison Consultants, McCord said, families that have chosen to work with the company have been pleased.

“They’ve been great to work with,” McCord said. “And I don’t know if you can ever have enough agencies working together, if you’re talking about putting kids and families in better environments and better situations.”

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/06/25/3182537/behavioral-health-center-opens.html?sp=/99/257/#storylink=cpy
June 26th, 2014|Tags: |