Mental Health at Women Alive
Dedicated to providing free counseling services to individuals who are HIV infected and their immediate family, Women Alive's Mental Health Programs offer individuals a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss issues that arise in their daily life. Many of our clients struggle with concerns around disclosure, initiating and maintaining relationships, isolation and decreased sense of self worth. Counseling services include individual, family, couples, and a woman's therapy group.
Based on a Needs Assessment survey conducted in the winter of 2002 by Rachel Pearson, M.P.H. candidate, 82% of members at Women Alive feel that their second most important need for assistance in planning for a longer life is "Emotional Support and Support Groups." In an effort to expand the accessibility of our Mental Health Services to our community in need, Women Alive is proud to announce our new hire, Mattie Davis, L.C.S.W. Along with Renee Mosley and Elsa Garcia, Mattie has dedicated her time to helping those individuals utilizing our Mental Health services to improve their quality of life.
To enroll in services, contact Women Alive and notify a staff person of your interest in receiving counseling services. A counselor will contact you to schedule your initial session. Remember, support is available.
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