Nov 4, 2021
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Wellness

Mental Health: Optimizing Recovery by the DCHS Team

Client X was brought in to DCHS for services due to substance abuse issues. The client, according to his therapist Abena and housing liaison Maruff, was in a very bad shape. The team at DCHS enrolled Client X in a 28-day program. Today, the client is sober, on medication and is being managed carefully by the DCHS team. The client X is on course to full sobriety due to the consumer-centered quality attention and care provided by the DCHS team. 

The DCHS team uses person-centered treatment plan to set recovery goals for clients.  This approach helps them in identifying barriers as well as strengths to draw on on behalf of clients. They support the client in creating smart objectives that help to overcome barriers and use interventions and activities across a range of evidence-based and emerging best practices. 

DCHS originally started in Virginia and now has multiple locations around the DMV area. The C.E.O, Mr. Thomas Tanue, says there is a huge need to support consumers and persons who suffer mental health challenges and substance abuse disorders. This is why he founded a mental-health outpatient clinic, to meet the overwhelming needs especially for consumers from marginalized communities in the Washington metropolitan area. "Our job is to work hand in hand with the Department of Behavioral Health to support consumers." Mr. Tanue says.

The clinic provides services such as medication management, psychotherapy, community support services. Each consumer receives an initial Diagnostic Assessment performed by a member of the Clinical team made up of qualified practitioners. The  person-centered assessments  incorporates consumer strengths, stages of change and cultural factors that impact treatment. The assessment also includes discharge/transition summary. 


Each consumer receives an initial Diagnostic Assessment performed by a member of the Clinical team made up of qualified practitioners.

Our person-centered assessments also incorporate consumer strengths, stage of change and cultural factors that impact treatment. The assessment also includes discharge/transition summary.

DCHS’ professional team of CSWs seeks to identify and coordinate resources within the community to assist consumers to recover and be rehabilitated to the community. While directly under the supervision of the Clinical director, the CSWs are divided into two teams each led by a team leader supervising the efficient delivery of services and effective documentation of these. Each CSW  manages a caseload of at least 20 consumers.


At Dedicated Care Health Services, medication/somatic treatment services are medical interventions including: physical examinations; prescription, supervision or administration of mental health-related medications; monitoring and interpreting results of laboratory diagnostic procedures related to mental health-related medications; and medical interventions needed for effective mental health treatment provided as either an individual or group intervention.

Counseling services are individual, group or family face-to-face services for symptom and behavior management; development, restoration or enhancement of adaptive behaviors and skills; and enhancement or maintenance of daily living skills. DCHS has a team of therapists who provide counseling services:- individual, group or family face-to-face services for symptom and behavior management; development, restoration or enhancement of adaptive behaviors and skills; and enhancement or maintenance of daily living skills.


To contact DCHS: 

O: (202) 525-1715 | F: (202) 723-1211 | TTY: (202) 525-1715

Email: info@dedicatedcaresupports.com

DePaul Professional Building

1160 Varnum Street NE, Washington, DC 20017