Safety Net Counseling Inc.

Safety Net Counseling Inc., located at 100 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, specializes in the treatment of children’s mental health and behavioral health disorders. Pictured, from left, are Kimberly Heitzman, program director; Julie Smith, MHW; Patrycia Pietrzak, MHW; Dr. Rocco Manfredi, medical director; Anne Artley, MHP; Keira Ruiz-Ruiz, PT; and Scott Young, RN.

MOUNT CARMEL — Safety Net Counseling (SNC) Inc. specializes in the treatment of children’s mental health and behavioral health disorders. Safety Net has provided the community with these much-needed services for more than 15 years.

The company, located at 100 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, and 129 Columbia Ave., Atlas, offers help through two primary services — behavioral health rehabilitation service (BHRS) and a partial hospitalization program (PHP).

BHRS consists of an array of therapeutic services for families with children who display severe behavior disorders or serious emotional disturbance issues. Services are designed to support the family by providing individual therapeutic and family-based interventions to the child in the home, school or community setting. Referrals for services are accepted from families, physicians, other service providers and county agencies.

PHP provides therapeutic activities for children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 18 who have been experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. These difficulties may arise at home, in the community or in school settings. During the school year, children receive educational services on site from a Mount Carmel Area teacher. Referrals for services are accepted from school districts, parents and other service providers.

Although children and adolescents ages 4 through 18 are the primary recipients, services may be extended beyond the age of 18 depending on the diagnosis and educational placement. SNC’s staff participates in trainings throughout the year in order to provide the best therapeutic treatment for those they serve.

SNC employs more than 50 people.

As the company moves forward, its goals are to continue building a strong working relationship with the local and surrounding communities, including educational projects that will be announced so Safety Net Counseling may continue to assess the needs of children and adolescents and adapt services accordingly. Safety Net Counseling continues to work closely with oversight agencies to ensure the continuity of care for those it serves.

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