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Gino’s Story – “We are human; we are made to fall and get back up”

All stories of recovery are unique. For Gino Lister, recovery has been a journey of falling (falling a lot and falling hard) but finding the courage to get back up. When Gino was a child, he, his step-father (Gino’s primary father figure) and mother moved from the Yakama Nation to Boston. When he was young, […]

Comprehensive Healthcare Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

omprehensive Healthcare today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe, high quality and effective care. “Comprehensive Healthcare decisively seeks the input of outside agencies […]

I Ask

by: Debbie Brockman, Program Manager, ASPEN Victim Advocacy Services April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about sexual violence, the impact it has on our communities, and to educate the community about how to prevent it. This year Sexual Assault Awareness Month is celebrating its 18th anniversary with the theme […]

Change Your Feelings by Changing Your Behavior

Get Up and Get Moving One of the most effective treatments for depression is behavioral activation.  Behavioral activation has its roots in Behavioral Therapy but now is regularly used as a component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).   Depressive symptoms include lack of motivation, tiredness, social withdrawal and worrying which can all contribute to a decrease […]

Do’s for Divorced Parents

Navigating the challenges of parenting is difficult enough when everyone lives in the same house. When parents separate or divorce, those challenges multiply. There are a few things parents can do to ensure that children and teens cope with the stress of a changing family structure and maintain healthy bonds with both parents. Do love […]

The Right Fit: 10 Questions to Ask a Counselor

Ron Gengler, Chief Clnical Officer As a counselor in Yakima for 23 years, I get calls from folks asking who I think would be a good counselor for them. I learned a long time ago to only give the names of counselors I would trust with my own children.  There are counselors that make me a […]

“Behavioral Healthcare” – What The Heck Does That Mean?

“Behavioral healthcare” is becoming a commonly used term in the realm of healthcare.  But what is behavioral healthcare, really?  I discovered that the answer depends on when the question was asked.  “Behavioral health” in the 70’s and 80’s referred primarily to behaviors that prevented illness and promoted health.  Like the things your mom taught you […]