MDC’s approach to treating co-occurring disorder is Two Diagnoses, One Team. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that clients maintain control of their treatment and goals.
Our objective at MDC is to assist individuals to return to their daily routine as soon as possible, and to recover the hopes and dreams they may have given up on.
The MDC Behavioral Health and Recovery program offers services to individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues. This program focuses specifically on individuals in need of care for a combination of mental health and substance use concerns who currently reside in the city of Tacoma and have had no success accessing these specialized services elsewhere in our community.
Treatment begins with a strength based assessment that becomes the foundation for an individual’s personal treatment plan. Licensed and Peer Counselors assist in identifying the goals of each client individually. Where needed, a psychiatric medication prescriber is available to prescribe medications that can make recovery more accessible.
Treatment for the Individual
We tailor our services to individual client needs, and the treatment components may include:
- Evaluation and assessment intervention
- Individual and group counseling
- Case Management (to assist with housing, education, employment, financial benefits, etc.)
- Medication management
- Illness education
- Processing feelings of anger, guilt, fear, etc.
- Free, confidential screening
- Trauma resolution
- Relapse prevention
- Skill-building to help individuals reach their full potential through recovery
To qualify: Each participant has to be a city of Tacoma resident, or be homeless in the city of Tacoma, and have a past or present mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis. Both insured and uninsured patients are welcome. Services are also provided on site at the Nativity House Shelter at 1323 S. Yakima Ave. in Tacoma.