What does a Treatment Consultant do?

Mental illness can be a severe condition with long term ramifications and navigating its care is complex. If the condition itself wasn't difficult enough there's grappling with insurance companies over coverage and negotiating with facilities over private pay and out of pocket rates. Having a guide who knows where to go and what to do serving as an advocate along the way can make all the difference in how the journey goes. Treatment Consultants are experts in therapeutic treatment for those faced with mental health and co-occurring substance use conditions. A good consultant will have many years of experience working with programs and have connections with facilities across the country in order help families find the best care possible for their loved one. The consultant works along side the family to provide resources and information for making informed decisions aimed at sustainable recovery.

​The Weatherly & Associates team has the credentials and experience necessary for specializing in working with those challenged by severe and persistent Primary Mental Health Conditions and Co-Occurring Disorders. We serve as Treatment Consultants for clients in recovery from Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorder, Major Depression & Anxiety, Suicidality, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Substance Use Disorder (SUD), and other serious behavioral and emotional health conditions.

Those suffering from these conditions often find themselves in crisis before they are willing to get help. In the case of those experiencing thought disorder, mania, major depression, paranoia or psychosis they may not accept that they need help or be willing to receive guidance on where to best get it. This is where Psychiatric Intervention comes into play. An intervention engages the family in a support role while helping the struggling family member come to terms with needing treatment and hearing sound advice about getting it. In the best cases, people agree to treatment and go voluntarily. In other cases, the person is in the throws of their illness and may have to be involuntarily committed using hospitalization as a bridge to getting the residential care they need.

This is an emotional and even heartbreaking process for the family. However, with professional help, a Treatment Consultant can facilitate steps that lead to positive outcomes. If you have a family member who has been hospitalized or is in need of residential care, the recovery process will take a full year to complete followed by a second year of supported independence to assure stabilization. After two years of appropriate treatment, transitional care, and supported independent living the chances of long term sustainable recovery go up dramatically. Using a Treatment Consultant to chart the waters of this journey and advise decisions for the turns along the way increases your family's chances for success exponentially.

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Weatherly & Associates, LLC
190 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801