Adult Services

Adult Outpatient Treatment

Explore Our Adult Outpatient Treatment Programs

For over 40 years, Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center has been offering adult outpatient treatment programs in South Carolina. Whether you need individual treatment or group therapy, we’ve got you covered.

From initial assessment, individual, family, and group therapy, crisis intervention services, service plan development, nursing services, psychiatric medical assessments, medication monitoring, behavioral modification services, injection administration services, peer support services, family outreach, to dual diagnosis support, we offer a vast array of services.

Veterans are welcome! We welcome anyone who has served in the armed forces and will work with you as you move toward your recovery goals. If you are eligible for VA services, we will also assist in your transition to the VA.

Why Choose Us

  • Timely and accurate assessment to offer a necessary framework for treatment
  • Integration with other community services and resources
  • Strategic interventions including education on wellness and recovery, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal and social skills development.
  • Maximize functioning in different life domains based on individualized plan
  • Evidence based treatment modalities, as well as, multiple client supportive services, such as, client employment, supportive housing, case management services, all done in partnership with your integrated clinical team that support client self-goals
Why Choose Us?

Peer Support Services

We offer peer support services to build a solid relationship between our mental health clients and certified peer support specialists (CPSS). Our CPSS’s are focused on the clients perspective, and aim to empower clients as a result of  their “lived experience” through offering hope, advocacy, resiliency and a shared focus on recovery.   Either in individual services or in a group format our CPSS’s will work with you and support your needs and goals, as we partner with you to develop a personalized plan of care (POC).

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ICT Services

Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) is a specialized team  which provides an array of mental health services for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) who need intensive levels of support and services in their natural environment to permit or enhance functioning in the community.  An array of mental health services are offered for these individuals that need more intensive levels of support and service, in their preferred environment to enhance or permit functioning in the community.  ICT has been designed to be provided through a designated multidisciplinary approach where services are “wrapped around”  clients by a team of mental health professionals and shall include medical psychotherapy, psychiatric assessment, medication management, and care coordination activities, offered outside the clinic, hospital or office setting for individuals who are best served in the community. Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center ICT team provide intensive services to patients with a history of treatment non-compliance, multiple hospitalizations, and frequent emergency department visits, with and/or without co-occurring substance disorders.  The patients will receive mental health services primarily in their homes. 

Goals of the program

  • To increase patient’s insight into symptoms management without state hospital admissions, and/or emergency department admissions
  • To increase linkage to the community for identified needs and resources
  • To improve coping skills to manage mental illness symptoms
  • To assist patients with improving and/or maintaining their level of independence/functioning in the community

IPS Program

Individual Placement Support (IPS) Program is a collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The core belief and focus of the model, emphasizes competitive employment opportunities for individuals who are involved in recovery and who are overcoming mental health issues. We staff specialized Job Coaches & Employment Specialists that meet clients where they are, and help them on the path to find employment and vocational opportunities. We work with patients to ensure that their interests, skills, strengths and abilities are properly matched with jobs. Our mental health staff and vocational rehabilitation staff, provide ongoing job support, coaching and skill building which benefit our patients, as well as the many employers we work closely with. This important linkage helps to instill hope, self-esteem, and resiliency on our patients road to recovery.  

Admission Criteria

IPS Core Principles

  1. Zero Exclusion: The core philosophy of the IPS Program is that all persons with disabilities can work and that no one should be excluded from this opportunity.
  2. Integration of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Mental Health Services: Services are provided by an integrated team of staff composed of personnel from Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health all working in close collaboration with patients to help them achieve their vocational goals.
  3. Competitive Employment: Emphasizes helping patients secure and keep competitive employment, paying at least minimum wage.
  4. Rapid Job Search: The process of looking for work begins as soon after a patient expresses an interest or desire to work.
  5. Time-Unlimited Support: Each patient is provided continuing help and support for as long as it is needed on a time-unlimited basis.
  6. Attention to Patient Preferences: Recognizes that careful attention paid to individual preferences and strengths provides the best starting point for creating good employment matches.




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Basic Service Arm

Mobile Crisis Program

Mobile Crisis is a program that is staffed by trained masters’ level clinicians who provide adults and children with clinical screening in person, at the place of the crisis, at the local mental health center, or over the telephone.

The goal is to de-escalate the crisis and provide individuals in crisis and their families, with ongoing mental health treatment, as well as, any needed community resources.  We also strive to support those in crisis and divert those served from unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations, develop safety plans and assist with connecting the individuals to the appropriate level of care.

If you or someone you know needs services, we can be reached at the mobile crisis hotline. Calls will be answered by representatives who will screen the call and route them to one of our locally trained staff.  The Mobile Crisis Hotline number is: 833-364-2274.