Child & Family Services

Outpatient Counseling

Meridian provides outpatient counseling for children and families that can take place in their school (Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Transylvania counties) or at one of our office locations.  Each client and family will receive a comprehensive assessment at intake to help identify and understand the issues impacting their functioning.  Outpatient counseling may consist of individual, family and/or group psychotherapy and your therapist will be able to utilize evidence-based interventions to help each client and family achieve their goals.

Intensive In-Home

Intensive In-Home is a time-limited, intensive family preservation intervention intended to stabilize the living arrangement, promote reunification or prevent the utilization of out-of-home therapeutic resources (i.e., psychiatric hospital, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment facility).

This intervention uses a team approach designed to address the identified needs of children and adolescents who are transitioning from out of home placements or are at risk of out-of-home placement and need intensive interventions to remain stable in the community. This population has access to a variety of interventions twenty four hours a day, seven days per week by staff that will maintain contact and intervene as one organizational unit.

Team services are individually designed for each family, in full partnership with the family, to minimize intrusion, and maximize independence. Services are generally more intensive at the beginning of treatment and decrease over time as the youth and family's coping skills develop.

The team services are structured and delivered face-to-face to provide support and guidance in all areas of functional domains; adaptive, communication, psychosocial, problem solving, behavior management, etc.

For more information about Intensive In-Home please call our office at 828-631-3973.