Northeast Family Services offers comfort and support when your family needs assistance. Our company’s purpose is to provide our families with the absolute best service possible so that your family can succeed. You can be confident that Northeast Family Services will provide you with the excellent care that you deserve.
To be eligible for any of the programs listed below patient must be 6-75 years of age, be a resident of the state of Florida, be a member of Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care, and have a moderate to severe psychiatric condition.
These services include evaluation of the need for medication; evaluation of clinical effectiveness and side effects of medication; prescribing, dispensing, and administering of psychiatric medications; medication education and facilitating informed consent; and evaluating the status of the recipient’s community functioning. Services are provided by licensed clinicians.
Behavioral Health Therapy Services
Our clinic provides a range of diagnostic and treatment services on an outpatient basis. Outpatient therapy is provided to children, youth, and families for a variety of presenting concerns. Our staff is highly trained and skilled to help you learn new strategies to deal effectively with challenging behaviors and emotions.
Individual Therapy with youth uses a variety of activities to establish communication with the therapist and resolve problems. Therapists work with the patient to minimize symptoms related to mental health issues. Services can be provided in office on in your home.
Family therapy is facilitated by a therapist, sometimes with the entire family group and sometimes with individuals. Family therapy helps family members improve their understanding of and the ways in which they respond to one another. This type of therapy can resolve patterns of behavior that might lead to more severe mental illness. It can also help educate individuals about the nature of mental disorders and teach them skills to better cope with the effects of having a family member with a mental illness (e.g. dealing with feelings of anger or guilt). Services can be provided in office on in your home.
Group therapy services use cognitive behavioral or supportive therapy interventions to assist the patient in feeling connected to others in the community with similar presenting issues by participating in therapy in a group setting up to 15 people.
Child Therapy (ages 6-17):
Child therapy services assist children through a variety of engaging activities to establish communication with the therapist and resolve problems. Therapists work with the child to express emotions and problems that would be too difficult to discuss without assistance. Services can be offered in office or at your home.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
Psychosocial rehabilitation services (PSR) are intended to restore the patient’s skills and abilities essential for independent living. Activities include: development and maintenance of necessary daily living skills; food planning and preparation; money management; maintenance of the living environment; and training in appropriate use of community services. This service combines daily medication use, independent living and social skills training, housing services, prevocational and transitional employment rehabilitation training, social support, and network enhancement to recipients and their families.
Services assist with implementing interventions on a treatment plan to compensate for, or eliminate, functional deficits and interpersonal and/or behavioral health barriers associated with the patient’s behavioral health needs. Activities are “hands on” and task oriented, intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the patient’s individualized treatment plan. These services must include assisting the patient to develop and apply skills in natural settings. The patient must have a diagnosis to receive this service. Psychosocial rehabilitation services may be provided in a facility, home, or community setting and can also be completed in a group setting up to 12 people or individually.
Therapeutic Behavioral On-Site Services (6-20 years old)
Therapeutic behavioral on-site services (TBOS) are intended to prevent recipients who have complex needs from requiring placement in a more intensive, restrictive behavioral health setting. These services are coordinated through individualized treatment teams and are designed to assist recipients and their families. Therapeutic behavioral on-site services are intended to maintain the recipient in the home. Services are limited to recipients under the age of 21 years meeting specific eligibility criteria.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Northeast Family Services provides the option of telehealth services when appropriate. Telehealth allows patients to connect with mental health professionals remotely using HIPPA compliant video platforms. Telehealth/telemedicine is the use of computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. to allow patients to connect remotely with their providers. Telehealth is beneficial for a variety of reasons including: social distancing, no commuting to office, and less time off from work. Telehealth is not best practice for patients experiencing suicidal/homicidal ideation.
Mariana Knight, our Program Director, received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and holds a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. Mariana has worked in behavioral health field for 6 years, first as a clinician for children/adolescents and their families as a community counselor, then as a Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor, and then to a Director of Behavioral Health Services.
Mariana joined Northeast Family Services in 2021 as Program Director of Behavioral Health Services Florida and is excited to offer quality care for youth and families through outpatient services.
Greg Onderko, DO
1101 N. Lake Destiny Rd.
Maitland, FL 32751
Office Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Main office: Coming soon!