In response to the Coronavirus crisis, Orchard has instituted Tele-Mental Health Services. Sounds confusing, right? But it is a simple solution to protect you from exposure while going to appointments.
We have a special form that you can read and sign to give permission to be seen over telephone or internet connection.
Here is the form: Online Telemental Health Permission Form
Or click here for a downloadable PDF Telemental Health Permission Form
Existing clients can complete this form and email or fax back to us to get started.
Forms@OrchardHumanServices.org FAX #877-660-8884
If you or your loved one will be a new client, please go to our “About” then “Forms” page to find the rest of the forms that must be completed for services.
Currently, we are using the Zoom platform for telemental health appointments. Zoom is HIPAA compliant and very easy to use. We will send you a link to access Zoom for our meeting. Then we will give you a password to help protect your confidentiality.
We are so grateful to have the Zoom platform so we can continue to serve our clients. Of course, not all things are exactly the same when the appointment is at a distance. We can’t offer you a cup of tea, give your child crayons to color, or give you a hug.
But, with open discussion and careful planning, we feel confident that we can provide high quality services that can address your most important needs. As part of our care planning, we do share some resources with all clients including:
Remember to call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is in a crisis, is unsafe due to suicidal or self-harming behaviors or thoughts, or having thoughts or ideas about harming someone else.
Georgia Crisis and Access Line
If you or a loved one is in crisis, self-harming, suicidal, or a threat to self or others, you can call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line around the clock and speak to a licensed mental health professional. If necessary, a team of professionals will be sent to your home to evaluate the individual in crisis. The team will try to stabilize the individual and set up care within 24 hours with a local provider. If the individual cannot be stabilized or is deemed unsafe or unstable, the team will help transport to the hospital for further evaluation and care.
“Self-Care Guide” is a downloadable book available right here … by clicking right here. This free book provides some ideas, strategies, and referrals for you or a loved one in crisis. Everyone sometimes needs a little support … and this book can help you through a tough spot until you can get to your support. In addition to dialing 9-1-1 and calling the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, the Self-Care Guide provides some additional ways of accessing help.
Other therapeutic books are available through this website or at Amazon, such as a guide to support children and youth who self-harm. Read more about the Self-Harm guide here.
We at Orchard Human Services, Inc. send our deepest wishes for the health and well-being of all our clients, staff, and community members … globally. In the meantime, we are happy to provide supportive services via Tele-Mental health. If a special situation arises that requires face-to-face care, we can discuss meeting in an outdoor public space under appropriate social distancing guidelines.
Orchard Human Services, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit …
Uplifting lives by counseling, educating, and caring.
Orchard services fragile populations including children with Autism, who are involved in foster placement and adoption, and who have attachment disorder including RAD and DSED. We work with adults, children, youth, and families. Services range from Clinical Mental Health Counseling to Developmental and Educational Interventions, including consultation and advocacy for Special Education Services, IEP Planning and Implementation under IDEA, and Section 504 Planning under the Americans with Disabilities Education Act [ADA].
Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, QPPE, PhD, LPC, NCC
A Clinical Mental Health Counselor with Board Certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Darleen Claire holds credentials as a Special Educator and Qualified Professional Parent Educator. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler College of Education and Criminal Justice. With a long history of working with children and families as Pastoral Counselor and Holistic Practitioner, she combines her Masters degrees in Exceptional Student Education and Clinical Mental Health Counseling with her Doctoral studies in Health Sciences with her PhD in Psychology to delivery high quality, comprehensive, and integrated services that focus on the needs of the individual.
Visit our Board Members and Staff page to learn more about Dr. Darleen Claire and the other dedicated and talented individuals who work together to make the dream of Orchard Human Services, Inc. a reality.
Services are generally available around the Metro Atlanta and Columbus areas, including Marietta, College Park, Alpharetta, and the Cumberland area near Galleria Mall. Once the Coronavirus no longer poses a threat to our community, services will generally be reinstated at these locations.
Call to schedule services at 770-686-0894.