Mental Health Services
- Individual (Adult and Child), couples, group, family therapy
- Domestic Violence counseling and support group
- Anger Management
- Batterer’s Intervention Program (Groups)
- Parenting class (Groups)
- Substance Abuse Education and Counseling (English, Arabic, Vietnamese)
- Medication Management/Consultation with Psychiatrist (available for MHS's active clients)
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Farsi, Vietnamese
Fees: Self-Pay, Sliding Scale, Insurance
Intake and Referral: call 571.748.2800.
Referring professionals or agencies, please download the MHS Referral Form
Higher rates of mental illness have been incontrovertibly linked with poverty and lower socio-economic status. It is widely accepted among mental health professionals that poverty, trauma, isolation produced by cultural and language barriers and other such stressors often compromise mental health and stability. Low-income refugees and immigrants are disproportionately affected by these stressors and vulnerable to their mental health consequences.
Although the need for mental health services among low-income newcomers is likely to be greater than that of the general population, affordable services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate in short supply.
In 1999, the US Surgeon General warned that, even more than other areas of health and medicine, the US mental health system is unequipped to meet the needs of racial and ethnic minority populations who are generally considered to be underserved:
“Without culturally competent services, the failure to serve racial and ethnic minority groups adequately is expected to worsen, given the huge demographic growth in these populations predicted over the next decades.” -- David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D
MHS's multicultural mental health services address the mental health needs of low-income, English-limited immigrants and refugees for whom existing services are inaccessible due to language and cultural barriers. Clients include individuals from all cultural and ethnic groups whose mental health and stability is compromised as a result of trauma, poverty, chronic stress, and other tremendous challenges posed by the process of cultural adjustment. Services address such issues as depression, anxiety, loss and trauma, and are offered in variety of modalities, such as individual, couples, group and family therapy.