What Makes Civitas Different?
"We are committed to our Customer Service and our Community!"
- Lemar Bowers, Chairman and CEO
Since our inception, it has been our goal to provide more than just a good service to the community; we aim to deploy standards that change families and move the culture. Of course our slogan is Where Change Is Possible! and here’s why:
Our twofold approach of providing mental health services and community training/workshops has taken the industry by storm. Simply put, individuals and families need more than just a worker assigned to them or their family; they need skills and resources to help guide them to a more successful outcome. We are so passionate about this model that we refuse to charge our clients to attend any of our workshops or training opportunities.
Our “Where Change Is Possible!” slogan is undergirded by our mission statement: to change the culture of behavioral health through a higher standard of service delivery. This literally means we have a vested interest in affecting the way our culture perceives mental health services; ultimately improving access to services for millions who need it.
Our goal is to effectuate this change through the following community constituents:
Behavioral health clients need more than a counselor or therapist assigned to them to provide treatment.
They certainly need more than a companion service approach. Though rapport building is a part of the therapeutic process, our clinicians, counselors, and therapists are trained in the latest modalities; such as Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, Mapping, Genograms; we also deploy a range of therapy techniques such as play therapy, art therapy, and music therapy to name a few. We subscribe to a client-centered wraparound service delivery approach, which is why we believe our groups and training are essential to the healing process of our clientele.
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Our belief is that mental health treatment entails an “all-sectors” approach. This means all sectors of the community need to be adept to the healing process of individuals in need of counseling and therapy. We must all embody best practices, and our attention must resolve to what we have in common (saving and enriching lives) and not what divides us. This requires government agencies, public service organizations, the faith-based community, non-profits, the private sectors, and concerned citizens to have a voice in the needs of the community before policy changes and regulations regarding the provision of services are handed down.