APDC’s Behavioral Health Clinic provides a variety of services to clients who represent a wide range of mental health issues from brief, transitory conditions to the more acute and chronic psychiatric symptoms and disorders. Services are tailored to address the needs of immigrant and refugee status clients. Issues involving cultural adjustment, such as language, values, customs and behavioral differences, are often intimately associated with the client’s chief complaint. Our current enrolled clients are primarily, but not limited to, Asian persons from Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. As a specialty clinic, APDC has behavioral health care services that are typically provided in the clients’ native language with bilingual staff who share the same cultural background as that of the client.
Staff are embedded in their respective communities and many are considered community leaders. They are trained and experienced with both mainstream systems, and the cultural adaptations that must be made, i.e. they are “cultural brokers”. The agency takes the role of “bridge” between various systems and the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
APDC provides culturally competent, community based, and consumer driven services to adults, children, adolescents and seniors that include:
- Psychological/Psychiatric Screening and Referral
- Psychological Evaluation and Service Planning
- Psychiatric Medication Evaluation and Management
- Counseling Services: Individual/Couples/Family Therapy
- Psychosocial/Psychoeducational Groups
- Community Outreach and Navigation Services
- Mental Health/Cultural Competency Consultation and Education
Licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a Community Mental Health Clinic, our clinic accepts Medicaid and Medicare, various third party insurance, and private payment on a sliding scale.