Providing counseling tailored to the unique needs of people with disabilities.
Envision is the only community provider in Greater Cincinnati that is dually-certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Assessment, therapy and care coordination services are provided by clinicians and mental health specialists who are trained to identify and treat mental health and behavioral issues that occur alongside developmental disabilities. This support is available to private payers and those who are eligible for services through county boards of developmental disabilities or funded through Medicaid.
Serving Warren, Hamilton, Clermont and Butler
Counties in Southwest Ohio
Sophie describes the experience of having autism this way: “My brain sometimes just doesn’t work right.” Nevertheless, she does a pretty good job of holding down a part-time job; living in her own apartment; caring for her beloved dog, Cleo; riding horses occasionally; and playing her favorite video game, Star Stable.
Juggling a variety of roles, responsibilities and activities can be stressful for anyone, but having autism heightens the feelings of anxiety and frustration. That’s why counseling sessions at Envision have been beneficial to Sophie. Counselor Carissa Blatz has been helping her express her emotions in appropriate ways. Sophie’s mom, Elaine, has noticed a difference. “There’s been a big change in Sophie’s ability to avoid extreme swings in behaviors and that has improved her relationships with others,” she said.