Resources for Patients and Families
River City’s mission is to provide patient-centered and highly effective programs and services that change people’s lives for the better. We aim break the cycle of addiction and poor mental health, poor school and employment, stress, and criminal justice contacts. Our goal is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities.
Individuals can participate in individual, group, and family therapy designed to help challenge the thinking patterns that have led to poor behaviors such as using drugs and alcohol, driving under the influence, domestic and juvenile issues, gang affiliation, larceny, and other psychosocial issues. River City provides an array of treatment strategies that assist patients to explore and correct these thoughts and bring about more positive long-lasting behaviors.
Our professional clinicians utilize an array of evidenced-based strategies and curriculums that are as diverse as the individuals we serve. They include, but are not limited to: A New Direction, Moving On, Living in Balance, Illness Management and Recovery, The Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Settings, and A New Freedom. Treatment strategies and competencies include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness therapies, Ego Psychology, and other strategies that address addictions, mental health, trauma, stress, anger, and a plethora of psychosocial conditions.
Program of Care
When patients and families are admitted into River City’s programs and services, they will receive the following services:
Clinical Assessment: We perform a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment with each patient, so that we can evaluate their current functioning and needs. We utilize many assessment tools such as the SASSI, PTSD Screening tool, etc. Many of our Clinicians are experienced and certified in ASAM and other treatment protocols.
Psychiatric Evaluation: We have strong relationships and contracts with many psychiatrists, addictionologists, nurse practitioners, and many other allied health professionals. They collaborate with us to provide patients with a full psychiatric and medication evaluation.
Patient-Centered Individualized Treatment Plan: This plan takes into account the patient’s medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial needs. Our Clinicians identify each patient's treatment needs and designs a treatment plan that takes into account the whole person. This includes making referrals to the appropriate community professionals, providing ongoing monitoring of the treatment plan elements, and supporting the patient throughout the lifecycle of the treatment plan.
Counseling: Our Clinicians provide intensive counseling and therapy for the patient and/or their family depending on their needs. Depending on a patient's payment method and the assessed level of care, we can provide counseling in the patient’s home, school, place of employment, in our comfortable offices, and in their community. The goal is to develop improved cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning that can improve each patient's quality of life.
Care Coordination (Case Management): We assist each patient and engage other professionals in identifying, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating other resources to be included in the overall care of the patient. As the lead agency, River City ensures that the patient receives the right treatment at the right time with the right professional. This includes identifying recreational and leisure activities that promote growth and wellness for the patient.
With just a telephone call, River City can help you and your loved ones reduce and/or eliminate troubling thinking and behaviors that have caused problems. We can help you obtain the knowledge and skills to function more independently and improve your quality of life.