Family-Focused Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health Center

1929 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

717-947-6535

Toll Free: 844-837-9285

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Within the picturesque-settings and small towns that dot the County, a silent issue threatens the current well-being and the future success of Lancaster County’s children.  Increasing levels of stress, anxiety and other behavioral and mental health conditions are negatively impacting children throughout the Community.  Children of every age, from pre-K through post-high school training and education programs, are impacted directly and/or indirectly by mental and behavioral health challenges.

At CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health we believe that improving the mental health and well-being of children in our community requires a shift in the traditional dynamic and approach to children’s behavioral health. The current model too often fails the children it wishes to help. The behaviors, attitudes, responses and emotions of children and adolescents are greatly influenced by both their environment and genetic factors. Two factors which are often absent from traditional behavioral health treatment and care models.

The CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Family-Focused Approach* incorporates family functioning and as well as the health and well-being of parents and care-givers into the child’s treatment strategy. Together the team of providers and the family unit work to make modifications and changes within the systems and structures of daily life to improve the health and well-being of the child and of the entire family.

* The CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health model has been adapted from and inspired by the Vermont Family Based Approach developed by the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families at The University of Vermont – Larner College of Medicine.

Services Provided

Family Wellness Services including: Assessments, Coaching, Counseling and Support.
Psychiatric Services including: Evaluations, Assessments, and Medication Management.
Behavioral Health Counseling including: Individual and Family Counseling.

Many insurance plans accepted. No insurance necessary.

No insurance is required to receive service, but all CHIP, Medicaid and many private insurance plans are accepted. The St. Joseph Access Plan is also available to Behavioral Health patients and provides uninsured patients with discounts based on household income.

Our Behavioral Health Team

Thomas Foley, MD
Psychiatrist

Dr. Thomas Foley joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as the Psychiatrist for our new Behavioral Health Program. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado. From there he went on to attend medical school at St. George’s University. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at Temple University Hospital and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Foley has been providing psychiatric care for families in Central Pennsylvania for the past 7 years. He currently lives in the Lancaster area with his wife and 2 young children. During his free time he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, running, reading, and swimming.

Mary Jo Hanley, CRNP
Psychiatric Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Mary Jo joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as our Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner for our new Behavioral Health program. Mary Jo graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with her MSN. She obtained her BSN from Minnesota State University-Moorehead and her RN Diploma from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing. Mary Jo is Board Certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health CRNP. She has experience in treating children and adolescents, alongside their families, in an outpatient setting. She has experience in day hospital settings and school-based psychiatric services. When she has time to spare, she enjoys boating and reading.

Lindsey Baker, MA
Therapist

Lindsey has been working in the mental health field for the past 5 years. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology from Penn State University and has completed a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Counseling from Messiah College. Her prior experience includes individual outpatient therapy with children, adolescents, and adults, including family and play therapy. Additionally, Lindsey has spent the last 2 years providing psychological assessments in order for children and adolescents to receive more intensive mental health treatment through Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS). Professional interests include trauma across the lifespan, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and working with children and families. Lindsey was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania but spent 12 years between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, reading, painting, and watching sports.

Kim Myer, LSW
Therapist

Kim joined CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health in August 2017 as a psychotherapist for our Behavioral Health program. Kim obtained her Bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior / applied psychology at Albright College. From there, she went on to study clinical psychology and social work at Millersville University, where she obtained her Master of Social Work degree. Kim is a Licensed Social Worker with experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. As a strength-based therapist, Kim’s practice theory emphasizes self-determination and empowerment. Kim views each individual as possessing unique strengths and abilities, inspiring growth and healing. As a mother of six children, Kim has a passion for working with families on issues of parenting, trauma, mental illness and emotional interactions within the family unit. In any spare time, Kim enjoys hiking, biking, beach going and exploring new places with her husband and family.

Our Behavioral Health team is supported by family wellness counselors Jillian Black and Rebecca Edwards and case manager Kerri Schaaf.

Appointments & Information

For appointments and more information please call 717-947-6535 or 1-844-837-9285.

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