Behavioral Health & Social Services

Behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse are among the most common and disabling health conditions worldwide, collectively robbing millions of their chance to lead healthy and productive lives.

Patients interested in behavioral health counseling and/or social services are referred to the Behavioral Health & Social Services Department. The department consists of behavioral and substance use disorder counselors, and substance use disorder peer support, as well as a consulting psychiatrist for identified ELFHCC patients.


Counseling & Therapy

John W. Uber, PhD
Psychologist
Provides counseling services for children, adolescents and adults at our Lincoln-Lemington office.

Teresa Otoya-McAdams, LPC
Behavioral Health Therapist
Provides behavioral health counseling (in English and Spanish) to adults, children, and families at our East Liberty office.

Jennifer Reiterman
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Provides behavioral health counseling to adults, adolescents, and families at our East Liberty office.


Drug & Alcohol Support

Michelle Chisholm, MA
Program Director of Behavioral Health, Social Services, & Clinical Counseling
Provides drug & alcohol screenings, assessments, and substance use counseling. Manages the Medication Assisted Treatment (Vivitrol) program and the Social Determinants of Health program.

Gordon Jenkins, Certified Recovery Specialist
Community Social Service Coordinator
Provides assistance to ELFHCC patients with social service needs, including referrals to community agencies. Coordinates and offers support—including support groups—to ELFHCC patients who have drug and alcohol issues.


Social Services

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the conditions (hunger, abuse, homelessness, addiction) in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. These determinants are mostly responsible for health inequities—the unfair and avoidable differences in health status.

In addition, ELFHCC offers patients yearly screenings to identify social service needs. When necessary, referrals are provided to community resources for issues affecting patient health, safety, and quality of life.

Stephanie Esdaile
Social Services Counselor
Assists ELFHCC patients with breaking the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) barriers to improve their health and well-being. Works with patients to identify and achieve short and long term goals. Connects patients to appropriate community resources, education and healthcare.

John. W. Smith
Employment Coordinator
Provides employment assistance with job search activities, including resume building.


Spiritual Guidance

Rev. Dr. Mary Lovett
Director of Chaplaincy & Community Outreach
Provides spiritual care and short-term counseling, as well as emotional, religious, and spiritual support.

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