Author Archives: Tori Tarter

Employee of the Month – May

Loretta Pechtel, Case Manager for the Rehab Team in Yakima, leads her team with a direct, honest approach and continues to set the bar high for team performance. She continues to work diligently in advocating for client needs. She doesn’t give up when clients become challenging and continues to communicate with them to build insight.She […]

Comprehensive Healthcare Awarded CCBHC Expansion Grant

Today, Comprehensive Healthcare announced that they have been awarded the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant in the amount of $1.99 million. Within the parameters of the grant and with the use of allocated funds, Comprehensive Healthcare will be able to increase access to services for individuals with serious mental illness and substance […]

Coping With Stress During a Time of Crisis

Social distancing can take a toll (after all, most of us are social creatures). Find alternative ways to take care of you and your family. 1. Unplug. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be overwhelming. 2. Take care of your body. Take […]

Providing Behavioral Health Services To Rural Counties

Jodi Daly, Ph.D. Comprehensive Healthcare President & CEO Comprehensive Healthcare serves many rural counties in Washington State. Providing behavioral health services to rural communities involves unique challenges. Comprehensive Healthcare, CEO, Jodi Daly, Ph.D., elaborates on the unique challenges and the opportunities that are part of delivering behavioral healthcare to rural communities. How are the Disparities […]

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 […]