The mental health crisis is far-reaching and it’s impacting facilities locally. Come April, San Luis Obispo County will open the doors to a new facility that will help people suffering from a mental crisis. It’s a $1.2 million building called the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) that sits behind the Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) in San […]
As the Agency continues to assist people in need, we are gearing up to do even more! On Tuesday, February 6th the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Board of Supervisors approved a contract with SMWG to staff and manage a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) for the County. Although fundamentally similar to the CSU in Nevada County, […]
In light of this terrible event, Sierra Mental Wellness Group is reaching out to help our community. There is no cost for this service. We simply want to do the right thing. We are offering Trauma Informed group support for those in our community who were directly impacted by this tragedy. Participants will be […]
We are pleased to announce we have added capacity in order to assist both Anthem Blue Cross Medi-Cal and California Health and Wellness Medi-Cal participants seeking services. Feel free to call our offices for scheduling.
You might have heard May is Mental Health Month, at least I hope you have. Historically, during most awareness months, efforts are made to increase the level of understanding, capture attention and highlight new information important to the topic. Mental Health Month does a great job in efforts to reduce misunderstanding and the stigma associated […]
Stats for April 2017. We are so pleased to have been able to place a clinician with someone in need of help 521 times in March. Our Auburn facility will now be seeing clients three days per week to meet community needs. Our Tahoe office will be adding a Case Manager position very soon to work […]
Sierra Mental Wellness Group is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. The Agency is excited to be a Continuing Education Provider for our colleagues in the Mental Health field. Three full day training events in Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk have been […]
Sierra Mental Wellness Group is excited to announce that the agency’s trainer, David Rogers, LMFT has undergone certification as a trainer in Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk (AMSR); an evidenced based protocol for assessing suicidal risk developed by The Suicide Prevention Resource Center and The American Association of Suicideology. AMSR teaches a cutting edge, evidence […]
SMWG is very happy to welcome our new Clinical Director. Suzanne Garafolo, LCSW is bringing her talents to the Agency. We are pleased to have her join the team of professionals that provide care to those in need. Read more in the “Our Staff” section by clicking here.
SMWG is excited to announce a critical addition to the structure of our Crisis Services team! In order to continue providing essential crisis response services and effectively fulfill our contract requirements with Placer County, we have introduced a new supervisory role to our already incredible Crisis Services team. David Rogers will fill the position of Placer […]